Parishioners of St. Theresa,

Welcome to your Parish Counseling Services page

At Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, we want you to celebrate the gift of life; but we understand that emotional pain and broken relationships can steal your joy. As Catholic counselors, we accompany people in their times of greatest need. So, whether you are broken, feel bound, or fear the breakdown of relationships, we are here to journey with you in a spirit of faith and solidarity.

As we begin our partnership with St. Theresa’s, our onsite Parish Counselor will specifically work with engaged couples, offer parishioner support groups throughout the year, and support Fr. Phil in his pastoral care of his flock. 

We are not currently offering counseling for parishioners onsite at the parish; however, you are welcome to meet with one of our counselors at another location. Fill out our contact form below or call us for details.

“Solidarity in Christ: Let no one walk alone” is challenging. We are not used to the word “solidarity” because it is layered over in our present time with strong political overtones. Our parish community understands “solidarity” as it comes to us in Catholic social doctrine – not as a political position, goal or code. Rather, solidarity is about love, connection, relationship and belonging as grounded in the life, teaching and ministry of Jesus Christ as given to us in the Gospels. Solidarity is a way to reflect the nature of the Holy Trinity and who we are being called to be as disciples of Christ, who chose to live in solidarity with us.

-Rev. Phil Lloyd, Pastor

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.

How to Prepare for your First Counseling Session

Prepárese para su conversación con el consejero

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Theresa

On-site Counselor

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. 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


St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Theresa, Memorial Park, Houston

Cindy Contreras, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Cindy Contreras, MS, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Cindy

Cindy is an LPC Associate with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. She counsels adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Cindy es LPC Asociada y completó una Maestría en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental en la Universidad de St. Thomas. Ella tiene experiencia aconsejando a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias.  Read her bio here.

Locations Localizada en:

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Cypress
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Theresa Catholic Church, Memorial Park, Houston

Off-site Counselors who are nearby

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Melissa

Melissa Abraham is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Baylor University and receives counseling supervision from Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S. She provides counseling and psychoeducation on topics such as grief, anxiety, addictions, depression, coping skills, women's issues, family relationships and more. She loves integrating Catholic faith with mental health. Read full bio.


Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Downtown Houston
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Downtown Houston

Monica Hildebrand, MS, LPC

Monica Hildebrand, MS, LPC

Virtual Counselor

Meet Monica

Monica Hildebrand is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds an M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University in Sterling, Va. She counsels individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Monica is a trauma-informed counselor with competence in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, group therapy, marriage and relationship distress, play therapy, and spirituality. As a certified Spiritual Director, she easily integrates faith with counseling. Read full bio.

Counseling Hours Onsite at St. Theresa

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: morning, afternoon, and evening options

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Saturday

  • If you need individual, marriage, or family counseling, you can schedule an appointment with any of our professional counselors at our other parish locations or virtually. Appointments are available Monday thru Saturday. Contact us for details.


  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners will be able to use a sliding scale. Your discount is determined by your annual household income and family size.

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