Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is delighted to offer professional counseling services to parishioners of Sts. Simon and Jude. Through individual, marriage or family counseling we can journey with you through a variety of challenges that you are confronted with and 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 serve and to share the healing mission of Jesus Christ.

Es nuestro agrado poder ofrecer servicios de consejería de salud mental a los feligreses, tanto en las instalaciones de Sts. Simon and Jude 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.

How to Prepare for your First Counseling Session

Prepárese para su conversación con el consejero

“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. It is my heartfelt prayer that everyone who is wounded will receive Christ’s healing touch, so that we will join together in proclaiming the Gospel of Joy!”

– Fr. Pat Garrett, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church / Consejeros disponibles

On-Site Counselors

Barry Horn, MEd, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Barry Horn, MEd, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Barry

Barry is an LPC Associate with an M.Ed. in Counseling and Development: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Lamar University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Texas Tech University. He enjoys journeying with clients to find alignment with their faith, education, career, family, and marriage.

Read his bio here.


Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Samantha “Sam” Allen | Site Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Barboza, PhD, LMFT-S

Samantha “Sam” Allen | Site Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Barboza, PhD, LMFT-S

Practicum Student

Meet Samantha

Sam is currently a graduate student at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in the Counseling – Marriage, Couples and Family program and is supervised by Dr. Jessica Barboza, PhD, LMFT-S. She has had the honor of working with students, couples, and families through her service as a public-school teacher and Director of Religious Education.

Read her bio here.


Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

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

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD, LPC

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD, LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Dr. Larry

Dr. Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from 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 Dr. Larry’s full bio


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

Onsite Counseling Availability / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings
  • Saturdays


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 Saturday. 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 Sts. Simon and Jude 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 Sts. Simon and Jude 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 Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.