Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling page!

Our team of Parish Counselors is here to serve Catholic individuals, couples, and families across Alvin. We understand your parish strives to be a community of love through sharing, so we are ready to share our talents as professional counselors to bring healing, hope, and ultimately the joyful love of Christ. On this page you can learn about the counselors who are available to meet with you, see our office hours, and get in touch with us to schedule an appointment. We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

A great part of Jesus’s ministry deals with healing: physical, spiritual and social healing. All of these are still available in the Church through its various ministries and rituals. However, in keeping with the extreme complexity of our lives today more is needed to bring about healing, such as what is provided by professional counselors. Faith-based professional counseling services are sometimes difficult to gain access to, especially for a small town like Alvin.

Here is the good news. Beginning in July, our friends from Rejoice Counseling Apostolate will help us with this particular need. One of their Parish Counselors will be available at our Church office one day per week. I hope and pray that we can take advantage of this new ministry for the sake of our well being.

– Fr. John Taosan, Pastor

Parish Counselor serving the parishioners of St. John the Baptist

On-Site Parish Counselor

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director

Meet Nick

Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and our Parish Services Director. He earned a Master of Education in Counseling (2011) from The University of Houston-Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2005) while studying at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, Nick has attended graduate courses in Catholic Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver. He has also completed Level 2 Gottman training in marriage counseling. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read Nick's full bio


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Lucelly Torres, B.S.

Lucelly Torres, B.S.

Wellness & Family Support Specialist / Especialista en Bienestar y Apoyo Familiar

Meet Lucelly

Lucelly Torres has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNAD de Colombia University and has over ten years of experience in the areas of individual and family counseling. In her home country of Colombia, she has professional training and experience working with clients in the areas of family therapy, couples therapy and relationships, grievance counseling, self-esteem and life planning, individual and group psychotherapy, mental health and crisis interventions.

Lucelly Torres tiene una licenciatura en psicología de la Universidad UNAD de Colombia y cuenta con más de diez años de experiencia en las áreas de asesoramiento psicológico individual y familiar. En su país de origen, Colombia, Lucelly tiene entrenamiento profesional y experiencia trabajando con pacientes en las áreas de terapia familiar, terapia de pareja, afrontamiento de duelo-perdida de ser querido, autoestima y proyecto de la vida, psicoterapia individual y grupal, salud mental e intervenciones en crisis.

Read Lucelly's full bio.

Locations / Localizada en:

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alvin

Counseling Hours Onsite at St. John the Baptist

    • Mondays: morning, afternoon, and evening (English)
    • Saturdays: afternoon and evening (Spanish)


    • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners of St. John the Baptist 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.

To request an appointment just complete the form below or call Rejoice Counseling Apostolate toll-free at (844) 295-3167. Please mention you are a parishioner at St. John the Baptist.