Parishioners of Holy Rosary,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page

If you are looking for help in counseling or need guidance for your marriage and family, then you are in the right place. Professional counseling services are provided onsite to parishioners by highly skilled Catholic counselors who are part of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. Read below to learn more details about counseling for parishioners. And then contact us at (844) 295-3167 so we can hear what you need and discuss how we can help.

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

“An integral part of the Dominican charism is to proclaim the Truth and to minister to the needs of each person in their body, mind, and soul. The greatest gift of my priestly ministry is to preach on the truth of the human person and journey with you towards healing and joy. Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is at Holy Rosary to assist with this journey, so that whatever you are going through—psychologically, emotionally, or relationally—you can experience the fullness of joy that can only be found in Jesus Christ, the source of our ultimate healing.”

– Fr. Peter Damian Harris, OP 

Photo by Janisse Valenzuela

Counselors serving the parishioners of Holy Rosary /
Consejeros disponibles

On-site Counselors

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Melissa

Melissa Abraham is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Baylor University and receives counseling supervision from Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S. She provides counseling and psychoeducation on topics such as grief, anxiety, addictions, depression, coping skills, women's issues, family relationships and more. She loves integrating Catholic faith with mental health. Read full bio.

Locations 

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Downtown Houston
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Downtown Houston

Off-site Counselors

Cindy Contreras, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Cindy Contreras, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Cindy

Cindy 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.

Cindy 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 her bio here.

Locations Localizada en:

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Cypress
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Theresa Catholic Church, Memorial Park, Houston

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. 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. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Theresa, Memorial Park, Houston

Monica Hildebrand, MS, LPC

Monica Hildebrand, MS, LPC

Virtual Counselor

Meet Monica

Monica Hildebrand is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds an M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University in Sterling, Va. She counsels individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Monica is a trauma-informed counselor with competence in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, group therapy, marriage and relationship distress, play therapy, and spirituality. As a certified Spiritual Director, she easily integrates faith with counseling. Read 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.

Counseling Hours Onsite at Holy Rosary / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: morning, afternoon, and evening options

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Saturday

  • 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.
  • 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 Holy Rosary parishioners will be able to use a sliding scale. Your discount is determined by your annual household income and family size. The pastor is committed to making sure all parishioners can receive counseling even if they are unable to pay. Contact us for details.
  • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses de Holy Rosary 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 contact form below or call Rejoice Counseling Apostolate toll-free at (844) 295-3167. Please mention you are a parishioner at Holy Rosary.