St. Michael Catholic Community,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is overjoyed to begin offering professional counseling services to parishioners of St. Michael’s. Through individual, marriage or family counseling we can journey with you through numerous challenges that you want to overcome. And we will always bring the Catholic faith into the work that we do with you.

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and then get in touch with us. We are here to help.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“In response to the need for Catholic Christian counsel, we have partnered with Rejoice Parish Counseling to provide healing and hope to our parishioners who experience suffering in their lives. By enhancing our pastoral care plan with their Parish Counseling Services, I have been privileged to witness a restoration of faith and families as they begin to weave healing into their daily lives–knowing that in this ministry God is truly present as Healer of our every ill.”

– Fr. Wayne Wilkerson, Pastor

Special Opportunity: Come find healing at the Grieving with Great Hope 5-Week Support Group

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five week grief support workshop 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. There are no stages to grief. We all experience loss in our unique way. 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.

We are leading a Grieving with Great Hope series at St. Michael Catholic Church.  It will be held in Activity Building 1 and runs from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28. $20 covers the entire program and all materials. To register or for more information contact Diane Nuar, MA, LPC at diane@rejoicecounseling.com

Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Community

On-Site Counselor

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Meet Diane

Diane Nuar is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in Education from Abilene Christian University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University. Read Diane’s full bio

Locations

St. Michael Catholic Church (Houston)
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church (Houston)

Off-Site Counselors

Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC, LMFT

Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC, LMFT

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. Dr. Chris oversees the counseling services that Rejoice Counseling Apostolate provides to Catholic parishes throughout the Greater Houston area and San Antonio. Read full bio

Locations 

St. Cyril of Alexandria (Houston)
St. Bartholomew the Apostle (Katy)
St. Francis de Sales (Sharpstown)
St. Jerome (west Houston)

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Meet Nick

Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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. Read Nick’s full bio

Locations 

St. Bartholomew the Apostle (Katy)
St. Jerome (Houston)

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Supervisor: Julie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Derlyn

Derlyn is a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern, receiving off-site supervision from Julie Jones PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned both her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2014) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Read Derlyn’s full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)
St. Cyril of Alexandria (Houston)

Onsite Counseling with Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

  • Mondays: 3:00pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am-2:30pm

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Friday

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our locations. 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. Michael 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. Michael Catholic Church.

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