St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is overjoyed to begin offering professional counseling services to parishioners of St. Michael’s. Through individual, marriage or family counseling we can journey with you through numerous challenges that you want to overcome. And we will always bring the Catholic faith into the work that we do with you.

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and then get in touch with us. We are here to help.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“In response to the need for Catholic Christian counsel, we have partnered with Rejoice Parish Counseling to provide healing and hope to our parishioners who experience suffering in their lives. By enhancing our pastoral care plan with their Parish Counseling Services, I have been privileged to witness a restoration of faith and families as they begin to weave healing into their daily lives–knowing that in this ministry God is truly present as Healer of our every ill.”

– Fr. Wayne Wilkerson, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

On-Site Counselors

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

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern

Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, MA, LPC-S

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. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

Off-Site Counselors

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
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
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

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

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

President and Founder

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 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
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston

Onsite Counseling

  • Mondays: 3:00pm-8:30pm (Diane Nuar, MA, LPC)
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am-2:30pm (Diane Nuar, MA, LPC)
  • Thursdays: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Larry Freeney, 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. Michael the Archangel 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. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.