Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services 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!

Es nuestro agrado poder ofrecer servicios de consejería de salud mental a los feligreses, tanto en las instalaciones de St. John the Baptist 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

Meeting with your Parish Counselor remotely is still an option.

Given the importance of current COVD-19 precautions, many counseling sessions are still being offered via video and phone. We are also offering a limited amount of face-to-face counseling sessions as more parishes re-open. Contact us to discuss your scheduling options.

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 / Consejeros disponibles

On-Site Parish Counselor

Robbe Sebesta, MA, LPC

Robbe Sebesta, MA, LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Robbe

Robbe is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned an M.A. in Community Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she enjoys employing Logotherapy, a theory founded on the belief that human nature is motivated by the search for a life purpose. Read full bio.


St. John the Baptist, Alvin

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC-Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC-Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Matt

Matthew Pici is an LPC-Associate with an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. He is under the supervision of Dr. Chris Stavitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S and Judith Ramos Jordan, LPC-S. Matthew is also a certified School Counselor in the State of Texas. He has worked as a Catholic school counselor, principal, campus minister, art teacher, and theology teacher. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read full bio.


Virtual Only

Counseling Hours Onsite at St. John the Baptist / Disponibilidad de Consejeros

    • Tuesdays / Martes: 2:30pm-7:00pm (English) 

Fee / La Tarifa

  • 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.
  • La tarifa por consejería de salud mental se basa en una escala de descuentos. Todos los feligreses de St. John the Baptist 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. Please mention you are a parishioner at St. John the Baptist.