St. James the Apostle Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing professional counseling services onsite at St. James and other parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. 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. Whatever your need is, our counselors are ready to journey with you to joy–to the true joy that comes from our loving God!

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and their families, and then contact us for scheduling.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

 

“Rejoice Parish Counseling Services are here to meet the pastoral counseling needs of the parish community. This Apostolate offers individual, marriage and family counseling service onsite at St. James.  I believe that this will provide parishioners with a meaningful service and I support it whole heartedly.  My hope is that those in need will avail themselves to this program.  ”

– Fr. Charles Samperi, Pastor

Special Opportunity: Come find healing at the Grieving with Great Hope 5-Week Support Group – Just in time for the holidays

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five-week grief support workshop in a DVD and small group discussion format that will be led by Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. It offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, friend or other loved one. There are no stages to grief. We all experience loss in our unique way. It is through prayerful reflection, practical learning and personal fellowship that we mourn. In mourning, we begin to build our bridge to a new and different life.

It will be held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church and is FREE for parishioners. The group will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm on November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7. To register or for more information, please contact Diane Nuar, MA, LPC at diane@rejoicecounseling.com.

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church

On-Site Counselor

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Meet Diane

Diane Nuar is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in Education from Abilene Christian University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University. Read Diane’s full bio

Locations

St. Michael Catholic Church (Houston)
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church (Spring)

Off-Site Counselors available to you in Spring and The Woodlands

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Supervisor: Julie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Derlyn

Derlyn is a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern, receiving off-site supervision from Julie Jones PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned both her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2014) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Read Derlyn's full bio

Locations

St. Cyril of Alexandria (Houston)
Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)
Sts. Simon and Jude (The Woodlands)

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

Supervisor: Nick Lopez, MA, LPC-S

 

Meet Nick

Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern receiving 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 

St. Ignatius of Loyola (Spring) - temporarily onsite at Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)

Onsite Counseling Hours at St. James

  • Thursdays, 10:30am-5:00pm (Diane Nuar, MA, LPC)

Offsite Counseling (Available Monday-Friday)

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our parish locations. There are several to choose from, including at nearby parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. 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. James the Apostle 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. James the Apostle Catholic Church.