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

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

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor who is completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives supervision from Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Christianity (2014) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (2016) at Houston Baptist University. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

St. James the Apostle, Spring
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Mary Magdalene, Humble
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston
Sts. Simon and Jude, 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

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.