St. Jerome Catholic Community,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing professional counseling services onsite at your parish. As Catholic counselors, we bring the gift of faith into every counseling session. We work with individuals, couples, parents, and families—and we look forward to working with you. If you are in need of hope, healing, new strength, or guidance in life, then we are here to journey with you in counseling.

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and families of the parish school, and then contact us. We want to journey with you to joy—to the true joy that comes from our loving God!

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

 

“At St. Jerome we all share the mission of serving God in a spirit of generosity and caring for one another with the compassion of Christ. If you are going through a struggle in life and would like to meet with a counselor, we are here for you. We work closely with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate in order to bring healing, rebuild marriages, and strengthen families throughout our parish.”

– Msgr. Dan Scheel, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Jerome Catholic Community

On-Site Counselors

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC-Intern ; Supervised by Kate Walker, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC-Intern ; Supervised by Kate Walker, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Laura

Laura Aguirre is a licensed professional counselor intern, supervised by Kate Walker, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University.

Laura es una consejera profesional con licencia residente, supervisada por Kate Walker, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Ella logro su bachillerato de ciencia de psicología y su maestría de arte en consejería clínico en salud mental de la universidad de Sam Houston State.

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

St. James the Apostle, Catholic Church, Spring
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Off-Site Counselors available for parishioners

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

President and Founder

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. Chris oversees the counseling services that Rejoice Counseling Apostolate provides to Catholic parishes throughout the Greater Houston area and San Antonio. Read full bio

Locations 

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern; Supervised by Nick Lopez, M.A., LPC-S

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern; Supervised by Nick Lopez, M.A., LPC-S

Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director

Meet Nick

Nick is a Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives off-site supervision by Nick Lopez, MA, LPC-S. He earned a Master of Education in Counseling (2011) from The University of Houston-Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2005) while studying at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, Nick has attended graduate courses in Catholic Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver. Read Nick's full bio

Locations 

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, MA, LPC-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, MA, LPC-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor working towards his full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives off-site counselor supervision from Cheryl Ivory, M.A., LPC-S. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Christianity (2014) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (2016) at Houston Baptist University. Currently, Larry is working towards a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

Onsite Counseling Hours at St. Jerome

  • Thursdays, 11:30am-8:30pm (Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC Intern)

Offsite Counseling (Available Monday-Friday)

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our locations. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday. Contact us for details.

Fee

  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners and families of St. Jerome Catholic Church will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. We are committed to ensuring everyone can receive counseling. Contact us for details.

To request an appointment just complete the form below or call Rejoice Counseling Apostolate toll-free at (844) 295-3167. Mention you are a parishioner at St. Jerome Catholic Church.