¡Bienvenidas!
Parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini, learn about
 your Parish Counseling Services

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is delighted to partner with Fr. Nicolas Ramirez and St. Frances Cabrini to offer professional counseling services to parishioners. Through individual, marriage or family counseling we can journey with you through numerous challenges that you may 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 please contact us. We are here to help.

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, se complace en comunicarles que a través de nuestra asociación con el Padre Nicolas Ramirez y St. Frances Cabrini, ofrecemos, a los feligreses, servicios de consejería profesional individual, matrimonial o familiar. Permítanos ayudarle a superar cualquier obstáculo o desafío que tenga. Los invitamos a que conozcan nuestro grupo de consejeros profesionales, nuestros servicios, y que se comúnique con nosotros. Estamos aquí para ayudar.

You can meet with your Parish Counselor in-person or via video, depending on your needs.
Contact us to discuss your scheduling options.

Se ofrecen sesiones de consejeria por video así como reuniones en persona.
Por favor contáctenos para más información y para hacer su cita.

How to Prepare for your First Counseling Session

Prepárese para su conversación con el consejero

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart shall not rest until it rests in thee.” (St. Augustine, Confessions, Book 1, chapter 1, N.1) Our purpose is to come to know, love and serve the Lord in this life, so that we might spend eternity with Him in the life to come. Life is full of the beauty of God’s goodness and yet there are many sufferings in life. Catholic counselors can be of significant service to those who need time to process difficult moments in their life and Rejoice Parish Counseling is working to assist in this endeavor. I hope that for those who are in need of personal or family counseling, you would take the step to seek the help offered here at St. Frances Cabrini.

“Nos hiciste para ti, oh Señor, y nuestro corazón no descansará hasta que descanse en ti.” (Confesiones de San Agustín, Libro 1, capítulo 1, N.1) Nuestro propósito es llegar a conocer, amar y servir al Señor en esta vida, para que podamos pasar la eternidad con Él en la vida por venir. La vida está llena de la belleza de la bondad de Dios y, sin embargo, hay muchos sufrimientos en la vida. Los consejeros católicos pueden ser de gran utilidad para aquellos que necesitan tiempo para procesar los momentos difíciles de su vida y Rejoice Parish Counseling trabajará para ayudar en este esfuerzo. Espero que aquellos que necesiten asesoramiento personal o familiar, den el paso de buscar la ayuda que se ofrece aquí en St. Frances Cabrini.

– Fr Nicolas Ramirez, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church / Consejeros disponibles

On-Site Counselor

Guadalupe Fajardo, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Guadalupe Fajardo, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Guadalupe

Guadalupe is an LPC Associate with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. She counsels adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Guadalupe es LPC Asociada y completó una Maestría en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental en la Universidad de St. Thomas. Ella tiene experiencia aconsejando a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias. Read Guadalupe's full bio

Locations Localizada en:

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble

Maria Chavez; Site Supervisor: Lea Fauster, PhdD(cand), LMFT

Maria Chavez; Site Supervisor: Lea Fauster, PhdD(cand), LMFT

Practicum Student

Meet Maria

Maria is a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Abilene Christian University. She enjoys collaborating with individuals, families, and couples struggling with communication issues, addictions, behavioral problems, grief, anxiety, and depression.

María es una estudiante de posgrado en el programa de Terapia Matrimonial y Familiar de Abilene Christian University. Read full bio

Locations Localizada en:

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Frances Cabrini, Houston

Additional Rejoice Counselors available to you

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Virtual Counselor

Meet Janet

Janet Sturtz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. She has a Masters in Spanish Literature from Kent State University (Ohio) and a Masters is Social Work from the University of South Florida (Tampa). She counsels individuals, couples, and families in both English and Spanish.

Janet Sturtz es una trabajadora social clínica licenciada u supervisora con más de 20 años de experiencia como terapeuta. Tiene una maestría en literatura española de Kent State University (Ohio) y una maestría en trabajo social de University of South Florida (Tampa). Janet ofrece el servicio de consejería a individuos, parejas y familias en dos idiomas, Ingles y Español. 

Read Janet's full bio.

Ashley Hernandez, MS, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Ashley Hernandez, MS, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Virtual Counselor

Meet Ashley

Ashley Frech Hernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. She earned her M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Ashley has experience working as a counselor in catholic schools and at crisis pregnancy centers. She has served both youth and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. She has walked with clients as they navigate through life’s most difficult challenges: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, relational discord, and more. Read full bio.

Onsite Counseling Hours / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

    • Thursdays / Jueves: 10:00am-7:00pm (English & Spanish) 

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Saturday

      • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our locations and still receive the parishioner discount. Appointments are available Monday thru Saturday.
      • Los feligreses también pueden programar citas con cualquiera de nuestros consejeros profesionales en cualquiera de nuestras ubicaciones y seguir recibiendo el descuento de feligreses.

Fee / La Tarifa

  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. Contact us for details.
  • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses podrán utilizar este beneficio. Su tarifa está determinada por el ingreso anual de su hogar y el número de miembros en su familia. Póngase en contacto con nosotros para más detalles.

To request an appointment just complete the form below or call Rejoice Counseling Apostolate toll-free at (844) 295-3167. Por favor comuníquese con nuestra Coordinadora de Clientes para más detalles.