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 Parish Presentation You Don’t Want to Miss!

Learning to Prayer Together as Spouses: Three Simple Steps
Wednesday, March 7 from 6:15-7:15pm

Saint John Paul II taught that families have a “priestly mission” that includes living a life of prayer together in the home—husband and wife together, parents and children together. Yet, most spouses do not pray outside of the Mass and would likely say they do not know how. In this presentation, Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, will share three simple steps couples can follow to begin or to deepen their prayer life together. Married, engaged, or single – all are welcome!

Dr. Chris earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Catholic University of America, where he focused his research on the spiritual formation of couples and families. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he has had 10,000+ counseling sessions with couples and families, as he worked to help them heal relationships, deepen their love, and thrive in God’s plan for their lives.

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

On-Site Counselor

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Parish Counselor

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 the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Spring

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

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 

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

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.