I assist individuals and couples who are unhappy with their relationships and/or sex lives. The people I help want to change their lives and relationships for the better. They are coming to therapy because they could use a third party to help them find resolutions. Most of my clients have tried to reach compromises on their own for a while without getting results. My job is to help you achieve those results by developing a deeper understanding of the problems and offering action plans for creating change.
More specific problems I help include: communication issues, high conflict couples, infidelity, desire issues, orgasm problems, erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, painful sex, sexless marriages, problems parenting and co-parenting, problems with in-laws, financial issues, working through life transitions such as retirement, empty nesters, becoming new parents, becoming newlyweds, addiction problems, and anxiety/depression. You can come to therapy alone or with a partner.
I offer a variety of options for treatment. If you are a couple that is incredibly busy and needs a fast track to resolutions, then you will likely benefit from Couples Intensives. These are one day and two day long treatments that are meant to get a lot done in a short amount of time. For more detailed information, visit the Couples Intensives Page.
For couples who are more interested in traditional weekly therapy, you can choose from either 45 minute weekly sessions or 1.5 hour sessions every other week. For more detailed information about couples therapy, you can visit the Marriage Therapy page, the Pre-Marital Therapy Page, or the Sex Therapy Page.
For more detailed information on pricing you can visit the FAQ Page. Prices range depending on the length of time you spend in therapy and the number of sessions you attend.
I offer a lot of information for free on this website that can help you decide if you are comfortable with my style and approach. You can choose to learn more using a variety of mediums. If you prefer to watch videos, check out my video page in which I offer 3-5 minute relationship tips about love and sex. If you prefer to listen to podcasts, You can check out "About Sex Podcast," page and peruse various 20 minute shows in which we cover a variety sexual health topics. If you prefer to read articles or books, I have several things you can check out. My book, "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians," is available for purchase on Amazon. I have also contributed several articles to the Huffington Post. You can look up my name Angela Skurtu at their site to read these articles.
You can also check out the therapist bio page for more detailed information about my educational background. If you are still unsure, you can call me for a 10 minute consultation at 314-973-7997 or submit a contact form to ask more detailed questions.
Therapy and counseling are a collaborative process between the client and the therapist. During your first one or two sessions, your therapist will set goals for what you want to accomplish during therapy. Your therapist will seek an understanding (assessment) of you and your family’s needs, challenges, history and values in order to create an effective, individualized plan for your treatment.
After getting on the same page about the plan, sessions focus on building skills that help you live a more fulfilling life. You can expect some sessions to cover specific issues you are going through in the moment, and other sessions that focus more on life skills such as parent coaching, sexual education, better conflict resolution, relationship building, boundary setting, etc.
Ultimately, therapy is about helping you achieve the quality of life you desire. You decide what is covered in therapy, and you decide how to get the most out of your sessions. I will help by offering motivation, giving specific strategies to improve the situation, and homework assignments designed to help you follow through with your goals. If you would like to make an appointment, please fill out a contact form.