St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing Parish Counseling Services to the parishioners of St. Ignatius of Loyola and other nearby parishes in The Woodlands and Spring. Journeying with individuals, couples, parents, and families in counseling gives us great joy, and we hope we can share in this joyful journey with you! As Catholic counselors, we bring the gift of faith into every counseling session while also drawing upon our education, training, and experience in professional counseling. Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and their families, and then contact us for scheduling. We look forward to hearing from you!

Es nuestro agrado poder ofrecer servicios de consejería de salud mental a los feligreses, tanto en las instalaciones de San Ignacio 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

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.

“As a certified spiritual director, I am often confused with a pastoral counselor. Oftentimes when someone has a deep-seated issue in life, healing the psyche is an important step toward growing in a closer relationship with the Lord Jesus. The author J.T. Byrne distinguishes spiritual direction and counseling in this way: spiritual direction treats spiritual problems and aims at supernatural integration while counseling treats emotional problems and aims at natural integration. 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 Counseling Apostolate 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

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Ignatius / Consejeros disponibles

Onsite Parish Counselors

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

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Theresa, Memorial Park, Houston

Michelle Miller; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Michelle Miller; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Michelle

Michelle is a current Mental Health and Counseling graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.

Michelle es una estudiante de la Universidad de St. Thomas-Houston que esta estudiando para obtener la maestria en Consejeria y Salud Mental. Read Michelle's full bio

Locations

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston

Additional Rejoice Counselors available to you in Spring and The Woodlands

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Matt

Matthew Pici is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. He is also a certified School Counselor in the State of Texas. He has worked as a Catholic school counselor, principal, campus minister, art teacher, and theology teacher in the past. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read full bio.

Locations 

Virtual Only

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:

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

 

Laurel Fauster, PhD(cand), LMFT

Laurel Fauster, PhD(cand), LMFT

Parish Counselor

Meet Lea

Lea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (2013) at Sam Houston State University and an M.S. in Psychology (2016) at Our Lady of the Lake University. Read Lea’s full bio

Locations

Sts. Simon & Jude, The Woodlands

Counseling Hours for St. Ignatius of Loyola / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Saturdays: morning, afternoon, and evening options

 

Additional Offsite Counseling (Available Monday-Saturday)

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at our other parish locations. We have a variety of days our counselors are available at nearby parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. Look at the counselor profiles above or contact us for details. Let us know that you are from St. Ignatius and you will receive the same great service for the same discounted rate.
  • 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 St. Ignatius of Loyola 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.
  • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses de San Ignacio 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 St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church.