Parish Counseling Services

Through a unique model of collaboration with priests and their pastoral staffs we offer individual, marriage and family counseling services onsite at parishes

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate bridges professional counseling with the Catholic faith.

We launched our Parish Counseling Services as a response to the needs of priests who told us countless parishioners ask them for ongoing support during personal and family crises.

The priests wanted to ensure parishioners were accompanied and given individualized pastoral care, but the demand was too great,

their time was too strained, or their counseling skills were too limited to personally meet the needs of every parishioner.

We worked with these priests to create a solution.

We launched Parish Counseling Services as an extension of their Parish Pastoral Care Plan.

Parish Counseling Services are available for parishioners onsite at the parish.

Our services for individuals, couples, and families bridge professional counseling with our Catholic faith. By working together with pastors and their pastoral staffs, we ensure parishioners can receive individualized pastoral care in their times of greatest need.

We take care of counseling

so that pastors can remain dedicated to exercising the sacred ministries.
What Pastors are Saying
“Rejoice Parish Counseling is a wonderful counseling resource that has healed and brought peace to many who face challenges and difficulties in our fast-paced society. In my previous parish, I witnessed many people who were afforded hope and mercy that is rooted in Catholic faith and respectful of Christian values and morals. All too often parishioners are skeptical of popular psychology and feel that it does not square with their identity as Catholics. By enhancing our pastoral care plan with 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, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

“One of the biggest struggles that I have experienced in ministry is the knowledge that for many of our parishioners the pastoral counseling that I am able to provide is often not nearly enough to meet the challenge of the many struggles that they face throughout the course of life. Knowing that professional counseling is often indicated in many situations, the dilemma has been finding qualified therapists that also reflect a Catholic outlook on life to recommend to my parishioners. I highly recommend Rejoice Parish Counseling Services to any pastor as one of the most worthwhile ministerial supports that I have experienced.”
Fr. Mario Arroyo

Pastor, St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

“Christ came to save the whole human person. Having faith-filled counselors provide support for parishioners who are dealing with individual, family, and marriage issues is a way of saving the whole human person. That is why we are partnering with Rejoice Parish Counseling and their Catholic counselors in our parish. I hope parishioners who need this support will avail themselves of the opportunity.”

Fr. Felix Osasona, M.S.P.

Pastor, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble

“In response to the need for Catholic counseling, our parish has partnered with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate to provide healing and hope to those who experience suffering in their lives. We endeavor to strengthen marriages, individuals and families through this faith-based Catholic counseling ministry. I believe that professional counseling can be a great benefit by addressing a need to be healed and restored while implementing the Catholic faith, teachings and morals into the many complex issues we face today.”
Fr. Christopher Plant

Pastor, St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy

“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, Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Spring

“Just like I believe that every Catholic should have a good spiritual guide or director in their life, I also believe that every Catholic can benefit greatly from the help of a good counselor at certain times in their life, certain points on their journey. It is always helpful to have someone professionally-trained and faith-filled who can give practical and clear help in times of struggle and crisis. I highly recommend that you speak to one of the wonderful counselors of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate.”

Fr. Khoi Le

Pastor, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton

“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called us to be ‘a Church that goes forth toward those who are ‘wounded’, who are in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness and love.’ To help us fulfill this mission of healing, we work with Rejoice Parish Counseling to provide counseling services for our parish community.”
Fr. Pat Garrett

Pastor, Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

“At St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish we are concerned with the wholeness of the person: body, mind and soul. By offering counseling services that are in accord with the teachings of the Church, Rejoice Parish Counseling helps people remove the barriers that stifle human relationships. Thus, I am excited to have this partnership with Rejoice so that our parishioners may afford themselves to become both whole and holy.”
Fr. Norbert Maduzia, Jr., E.V., D.Min.

Pastor, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Parish, Spring

What Parishioners are Saying
“Knowing my counselor is a practicing Catholic, living a life in union with the Church, gives me ease and reduces my stress because I know the advice will be sound.”

“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from seeing a counselor, but I can say with great confidence that our Catholic counselor not only listened to us, but always gave us tools to continue working on our marriage. For that, I will always be thankful.”

“After attending marriage counseling, we were able to work through difficulties that were severing our relationship…[and] come back to the sacramental vows. “

“The counseling I received by Rejoice proved to be extremely fruitful. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for an integrative, faith-based approach to counseling.”

“It was reassuring to have our counselor lead us in prayer. There should be counselors like this available at every parish across the country.”

“Catholic counseling has been a true blessing for me!”

“This service is a great way to extend the ministry of the church to a larger flock in a caring, supportive way.”

Here’s How it Works

Step 1

The pastor meets with the President to discuss the specific pastoral needs of the parish and then identify how Parish Counseling Services will help meet those needs.

Step 2

Counselors are assigned to the parish to provide services onsite each week.

Step 3

The parish pays a nominal monthly fee based on parish size.

Step 4

Parishioners receive individualized pastoral care through professional counseling in their times of greatest need.

We look forward to helping your parish meet pastoral needs!