St. James the Apostle Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing professional counseling services onsite at St. James and other parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. 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. Whatever your need is, our counselors are ready to journey with you to joy–to the true joy that comes from our loving God!

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and their families, and then contact us for scheduling.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

 

“Rejoice Parish Counseling Services are here to meet the pastoral counseling needs of the parish community. This Apostolate offers individual, marriage and family counseling service onsite at St. James.  I believe that this will provide parishioners with a meaningful service and I support it whole heartedly.  My hope is that those in need will avail themselves to this program.  ”

– Fr. Charles Samperi, Pastor

Grief Support Group by Rejoice – 5 Sessions

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five-session grief support group in a DVD and small group discussion format that will be led by Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. It offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, friend or other loved one. We all experience loss in a unique way and it is through prayerful reflection, practical learning and personal fellowship that we mourn. In mourning, we begin to build our bridge to a new and different life.

This free grief support group will be held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in the St. James Room. Mondays 10:30AM-12:00PM on July 30, August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24. To register or for more information contact the counselor, Laura Aguirre, at [email protected]

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church

On-Site Counselor

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. 

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.

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
St. James the Apostle, Catholic Church, Spring
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Off-Site Counselors available to you in Spring and The Woodlands

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Parish Counselor

Meet Linda

Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor. She earned her Masters in Counseling and Personal Development from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Read Linda's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring

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 the level 1 Gottman training in marriage counseling. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read Nick's full bio

Locations 

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alvin
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Onsite Counseling Hours at St. James

  • Thursdays, 10:30am-5:00pm (Diane Nuar, MA, LPC)

Offsite Counseling (Available Monday-Friday)

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our parish locations. There are several to choose from, including at nearby parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday. Contact us for details.

Fee

  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners and families of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. We are committed to ensuring everyone can receive counseling. Contact us for details.

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. James the Apostle Catholic Church.