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Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

HOUSTON Texas 77042


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Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S
President and Founder
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St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church - 10503 Westheimer Road
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church - located in KATY, Texas
HOUSTON, Texas, 77042
United States
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Our Catholic counselors who are part of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate integrate scientific research, psychology, Catholic theology and Christian spirituality into the counseling process. We offer counseling for a wide variety of issues to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families.

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate offers counseling at different locations across the greater Houston area, extending as far north as Spring and The Woodlands, west to Katy, and south to Alvin and Angleton.

Please contact us for more information about our services, professional counselors, and office locations.

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Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. 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. While studying at Texas A&M University he earned a B.A. in Psychology. He has had a particular interest in the spiritual formation of couples and families.

Dr. Chris oversees the counseling services that Rejoice Counseling Apostolate provides to Catholic parishes and the general public throughout the Greater Houston area and San Antonio. He offers Parish Counseling Services onsite at multiple parishes, where he works with individuals, couples and families. He also serves as the Staff Counselor for St. Mary's Seminary in Houston.

Aside from counseling, Dr. Chris serves as Cofounder and a director on the Board for the St. John Paul II Foundation, a national Catholic apostolate dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of life and forming families as intimate communities of love. He is as an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska, where he at times teaches in the Spiritual Formation for Diocesan Seminarians summer program. From 2006-2014 he served on the Formation Faculty of Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, where he was Director of Collegians, a Formation Advisor, and facilitated priestly formation groups on the virtues, Lectio Divina, and St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Dr. Chris has been involved with ongoing clergy formation efforts that have included giving in-services to priests and deacons, speaking at presbyteral convocations and deacon formation days in various dioceses, cofounding the Shepherd’s Heart initiative for clergy formation, and leading retreats for deacons and their wives. Pastoral topics he has covered at these events have included ministry to couples, spouses, and families; ministering to persons addicted to pornography; spousal prayer; and Ignatian spirituality.

Dr. Chris regularly speaks and publishes on the topics of marriage, family, and spirituality. His articles have been featured in Lay Witness, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, New Oxford Review, Saint Austin Review, Life News, Life Site News, the USCCB’s marriage apostolate website For Your Marriage, The Cord: A Franciscan Spiritual Review, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Truth and Charity Forum, Chicago Studies, diocesan newspapers, and more.

Dr. Chris and his family are parishioners at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas.
Accepted Forms of Payments
Credit, check, or cash
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor
Doctor of Ministry (The Catholic University of America)
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (St. Mary's University, San Antonio)
M.A. Pastoral Ministry (St. Mary's University, San Antonio)
B.A. Psychology (Texas A&M University)
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Are you in private practice?:
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
If you do provide supervision, what are your qualifications, as required by your country, state or discipline?:
I'm licensed in the State of Texas as an LPC-S and LMFT-S. I am available to supervise interns serving as Parish Counselors within Rejoice Counseling Apostolate.
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
Telephone/Video counseling:
In certain circumstances
Please list all languages that you speak:
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Children Adolescents Families Geriatrics Chemically Dependent/Mentally Ill Addictions Adult Children of Alcoholics Sexual Abuse Victims Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Child Bearing Loss Post Abortion Syndrome ADD/ADHD
Other Specialties:
Personal and Professional Growth Plans, including life coaching
I use the following methods:
Psychoanalysis Prayer Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Brief Solution Focused Therapy Other
Please describe other treatment methods
Structural Family Therapy
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