Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is overjoyed to begin offering professional counseling services to parishioners of Christ the Good Shepherd. 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.

Es nuestro agrado poder ofrecer servicios de consejería de salud mental a los feligreses, tanto en las instalaciones de Christ the Good Shepherd como fuera de ellas. A través de asesoría individual, matrimonial o familiar, podemos proveerle con las herramientas necesarias para superar los desafíos de la vida diaria, a través de la fe católica. A continuación, encontrara la información sobre los servicios de asesoramiento católico disponibles para miembros de la Iglesia. Por favor comuníquese con nosotros; nuestro equipo de profesionales católicos está disponible para ayudarle.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“The Vision Statement of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community is to ‘Build a community of love and hope by putting our faith into action.’ One of the ways that I believe we will be able to work toward this vision is by assisting the people of our parish to become more healthy. I am excited about partnering with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate.”

– Fr. James Burkart, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church / Consejeros disponibles

On-Site Counselors

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Laura

Laura Aguirre is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. She counsels individuals, couples, and families in both English and Spanish.

Laura es una Consejera Profesional con Licencia. 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. Laura ofrece el servicio de consejería a individuos, parejas y familias en dos idiomas, Ingles y Español. 

Read Laura's full bio

Locations / Localizada en:

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

 

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Parish Counselor

Meet Linda

Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor. She earned her Masters in Counseling and Personal Development from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Read Linda's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring

Claudia Calero; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Claudia Calero; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Claudia

Claudia Calero is a graduate intern working towards a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Certified School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston-Victoria Katy campus. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.

Claudia Calero es una Consejera Estudiante que trabaja para obtener una Maestría en Educación en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental, Consejería Escolar Certificada y Terapia de Matrimonio y Familia en el campus de la Universidad de Houston-Victoria Katy.

Read Claudia's full bio

Locations: Localizada en:

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring
Christ the Redeemer, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

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

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor who is completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives supervision from Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-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. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

St. James the Apostle, Spring
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Mary Magdalene, Humble
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston
Sts. Simon and Jude, The Woodlands

Onsite Counseling / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (English)
  • Lunes y jueves (en Español)

 

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Saturday

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our other parish locations. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday. Contact us for details.
  • 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 and families of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. We want to ensure everyone can receive counseling. Contact us for details. 
  • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses de Christ the Good Shepherd 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. Mention you are a parishioner at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.