Edita Ruzgyte

Clinical Professor

Department of Counseling

Edita Ruzgyte


Ph.D., Texas Woman's University


SMU - East Campus
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206



Dr. Edita Ruzgyte is a couples and marriage therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

After coming to the United States from Lithuania, Dr. Ruzgyte received her Ph.D in family therapy. In her dissertation she explored the cultural and social aspects of relationships and sexuality. She continues to do research examining social influences in relationship dynamics and sexual expression in post- Soviet Union countries. Her survey is translated and available in five languages; she has thus far traveled to Russia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine to collect data for her projects.

In addition to training and supervising future therapists at Texas Wesleyan University, Dr. Ruzgyte trains professionals at various workshops and conferences in the U.S and other countries such, as China, Argentina, and Russia. She also returns to Lithuania periodically to train native psychologists and family therapists. She currently gives seminars and provides therapy in the English, Lithuanian, and Russian languages.