Parishioners of St. Cyril of Alexandria, learn about your Parish Counseling Services

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.

How to Prepare for your First Counseling Session

Prepárese para su conversación con el consejero

“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

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. Ambrose Catholic Church, Houston
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Theresa Catholic Church, Memorial Park, Houston

Off-site Counselors

Tami Ceaser, MA, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Tami Ceaser, MA, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Tami

Tami is an LMFT Associate who earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Houston Christian University. She has worn multiple hats in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and most recently worked in Education within the public school system. Read full bio


Most Holy Trinity, Angleton
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston

Counseling Hours Onsite at St. Cyril / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Mondays: 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 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.