Parishioners of St. Cyril of Alexandria,

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.

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

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.

“One of my parishioners often says, “Life is Tough, Get a Helmet.” While I have always found the advice to be humorous, it is also extremely true. None of us can go through life without the emotional bumps and bruises that our closest relationships entail. Our Catholic faith allows us to find meaning and direction as we cope with the many issues that life presents. Just exactly how to connect the very real situations of life, the teachings of Our Lord, and practical advice is, however, not always extremely clear. 

“That’s where a good counselor can really help. Being able to speak to a trained and faith-filled professional can often be the very heart of the life direction that we are seeking. I know that in my own life, the help of a counselor that I can trust to help me through the many confusing feelings and decisions of life has, on many occasions, been of great value to me. I encourage you not to be embarrassed by the need to look for guidance and advice, but especially from a trusted Catholic professional. I highly recommend to you the counselors of Rejoice Ministries. They are trained and trusted. They WILL help you, not only by knowing when a helmet is needed for the bumps and bruises, but also when its time to allow life to touch you in tenderness and love.”

-Fr. Mario Arroyo, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Cyril of Alexandria /
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 

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Houston
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

Off-site 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

Gary Russell, MA, LPC, LCDC

Gary Russell, MA, LPC, LCDC

Parish Counselor

Meet Gary

Gary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He completed a Master of Arts in Counseling at Houston Baptist University. As a parish counselor, Gary can address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, substance and behavioral addictions, emotional abuse, marital healing and enrichment, divorce distress and recovery, parenting, and authentic masculinity from a Catholic perspective. He works with adults, youth, couples, and families. Read full bio.

Locations 

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Downtown Houston
St. Michael Catholic Church, Houston

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

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

Parish Counselor

Meet Claudia

Claudia Calero-Osborn is an LPC Associate with a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria in Katy. She is a Certified School Counselor and is working to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.

Claudia Ariana Calero-Osborn es LPC Asociada con una Maestría en Educación en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental de la Universidad de Houston-Victoria en Katy. 

Read Claudia's full bio

Locations: Localizada en:

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Janet

Janet Sturtz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. She has a Masters in Spanish Literature from Kent State University (Ohio) and a Masters is Social Work from the University of South Florida (Tampa). She counsels individuals, couples, and families in both English and Spanish.

Janet Sturtz es una trabajadora social clínica licenciada u supervisora con más de 20 años de experiencia como terapeuta. Tiene una maestría en literatura española de Kent State University (Ohio) y una maestría en trabajo social de University of South Florida (Tampa). Janet ofrece el servicio de consejería a individuos, parejas y familias en dos idiomas, Ingles y Español. 

Read Janet's full bio.

Locations / Localizada en:

Virtual only

Counseling Hours Onsite at St. Cyril / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: morning, afternoon, and evening options (English)

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 St. Cyril 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 San Cyril 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 St. Cyril's.