St. Jerome Catholic Community,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing professional counseling services onsite at your parish. As Catholic counselors, we bring the gift of faith into every counseling session. We work with individuals, couples, parents, and families—and we look forward to working with you. If you are in need of hope, healing, new strength, or guidance in life, then we are here to journey with you in counseling. Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and families of the parish school, and then contact us. We want to journey with you to joy—to the true joy that comes from our loving God!

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

“The St. Jerome Catholic Community is made up of many families, large and small, young and old, from Houston, and all around the world. Families are the precious building blocks of our community, and we want each of our families to be the best and happiest they can be. Sometimes, families can need attention, or guidance, or compassion, or healing. Our God calls us to help, and to minister, whenever the need arises. Since 2016, St. Jerome has partnered with Rejoice Parish Counseling to help our families, in times of need, and distress, and pain. Rejoice Parish Counseling has healed damaged relationships, renewed and strengthened marriages, and built families back, better than ever. We are most excited to continue our partnership with these good people. Together, we are better.  And remember, at St Jerome, “Here, We Are An Awesome Family.”

– Fr. Rafael Becerra, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Jerome Catholic Community / Consejeros disponibles

On-Site Counselors

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

 

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

Off-Site Counselors available for parishioners

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

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

Guadalupe Fajardo; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Guadalupe Fajardo; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Guadalupe

Guadalupe Fajardo is a graduate practicum student working towards a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.

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

Locations

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Houston

Onsite Counseling Hours at St. Jerome / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

  • Mondays  afternoon and evening
  • Lunes

Offsite Counseling

    • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our locations and still receive the parishioner discount. 
    • 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 of St. Jerome Catholic Church will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. Contact us for details.
    • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses de San Jerome 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. Jerome Catholic Church.