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Angela Skurtu Therapist in St Louis

Meet the Therapist in St Louis

Angela Skurtu M.Ed, LMFT is a Missouri Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Nationally (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist.

Angela provides counseling in Ballwin, Mo, including couples counseling, marriage therapy, and sex therapy. Click to find out more info

Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity by Author Angela Skurtu

Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity

Angela Skurtu's second book, Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity, covers eight milestones couples need to rebuild their lives after an infidelity. The book teaches how to rebuild trust, learn to forgive, and create a healthy sex life.


Pre-Marital Counseling

Angela Skurtu's book, "Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians." (Routledge, March 2016, $29.95), covers the predictive factors for marital success, the five habits of healthy relationships, and researched strategies for maintaining desire in a long relationship.

This guide for clinicians can even be useful for clients wanting to make a lasting marriage successful. Click here to order from Amazon.


Marriage Therapy

Find out more about Marriage Therapy. What is the process? What are the goals? Your Therapist in St. Louis can help. Click for more info.

Couples Intensive Program

Weekend Couples Intensives are a great option for couples who would like to get a lot done in a short amount of time. For couples who do not have the time for traditional weekly counseling sessions or who live out of town, the couples intensive is a great way to jumpstart your your relationship in a short amount of time.

For a one day couples intensive, couples spend a full day on a Saturday or Sunday working through their issues. The session goes from 9-12pm (3 hours) and then 1-3pm (2 hours). There is an hour break for lunch from 12-1pm.

The first section of the day is spent exploring your personal challenges and identifying your goals. You will get time to talk as a couple in session as well as some individual time with the therapist. During this time, you may be taught a conflict resolution skill, a sexual health skill, or develop a better understanding of your partner's perspective.

After the lunch break, your therapist presents you with a plan of action. It will include things you can do at home to work on the issues and it will include 2 to 3 skills you will practice together over the next two hours of therapy.

When you leave, your therapist sends an email with relevant reading material, podcasts or videos that can help you follow through with your goals when you are back in your home life. Periodically, your therapist will also send materials that remind you to keep working on your goals.

Who would benefit from a Couples Intensive?

Couples with childcare issues on a weekly basis

Couples who live far away from highly skilled counselors

High level executives or business owners who don't have the ability to go to weekly therapy

Any couple in transition (emptynesters, recent retirees, new parents)

Couples who are questioning whether to continue working on a relationship or terminate the relationship (Answering the question-Should I stay or should I go?)

How do I schedule a couples intensive?

You call the therapist, Angela Skurtu, at 314-973-7997 for a 10 minute consultation to see if this type of counseling is a good fit for you. If it seems like a good fit, your therapist will schedule a day and time during the weekend to meet. If you wish to schedule an intensive during the week, you will be asked to put a non-refundable deposit down for the session. (This is because your therapist will need to clear an entire day or half day for the intensive).

Throughout the intensive, your therapist will . . .

Ask you about your goals for the relationship

Provide clear direction and action plans for how to meet your goals

Use research and evidence based treatment strategies (not opinion based)

Challenge you and your partner to change using a direct, non-threatening, supportive approach

Give homework assignments, reading material, videos or other resources to help you continue your growth beyond the couples intensive

Where are clients from?

Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, or any other state. Mostly clients come from midwestern states, but we welcome clients from across the country.

What is the cost for an all-day couples intensive?

The cost for the full day is $1400.






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