Currently, I am working as a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in downtown Toronto. I offer counselling and short/long term psychotherapy to adults in English and Turkish. In this website, you can find information on my professional background, areas of expertise, my approach to therapy and fees.
2019 Mental Heath Counsellor, Canadian Association for Equality. Toronto, Canada
2014-2017 Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist, Private Practice
2013-2014 Life Skills Coach, Private Practice
2012-2014 Psychotherapist Intern, Istanbul Bilgi University Psychological Counselling Unit
2012-2013 Psychotherapist Intern, Psi Counselling Center
2018 - 2019 Bridge to Registration & Employment in Mental Health
2011- 2014 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Istanbul Bilgi University
2006-2011 B.A. Psychology, Koc University
Further Professional Training
2022 Applied Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy: Foundations to Practice, Adler Graduate Professional School
2021 EFT: Attachment Science in Practise, Psychwire
2020 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training, Psychwire
2019 Level 2: CBT with Mental Health and Addiction
The Adler Graduate Professional School, Online Training
2018 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Gerstein Centre, Toronto, ON
2018 Positive Spaces
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Toronto, ON
2018 Ontario Common Assesment of Need (OCAN)
CMHA Toronto, Toronto, ON
2015-2017 Psychoanalytic Training
International Psychoanalytical Association, PSIKE , Istanbul, Turkey
2017 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Rishikesh, India
Areas of Expertise
I offer short term and long term individual psychotherapy to adult clients (18+) in both English and Turkish languages.
Areas of expertise/interest:
Anxiety, panic, stress, phobias
Difficulties around identity and self esteem
Immigration related difficulties
I work from an anti-oppresive, culturally sensitive and trauma informed framework. My approach to psychotherapy is best described as integrative whereby I utilize a range of different therapies as briefly listed below. Our discussions about your needs and goals will shape the work we will conduct together.
Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Emotionally Focused Psychotherapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Session fee: $180 (%13HST included)
Sliding Scale fee:
I maintain a certain number of clients on a sliding scale, which means that, when available, I can offer a reduced fee based on individual financial circumstances and availability. I prioritise students and new comers in providing services on a sliding scale.
Please inquire if you are in financial difficulty before confirming a consultation session.
Please note that psychotherapy services provided by private practitioners are not covered by OHIP. However, more and more employers began to include Registered Psychotherapists (who are members of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario) in their benefit packages. Please inquire directly with your insurance provider to confirm.
If Registered Psychotherapists are covered under your insurance benefits, the session fee will be payable at the time of the appointment and a receipt for will be issued to you to be submitted to your insurance provider once payment for the session has been received.
You can reach me by filling out the contact form below or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be returning your message/call by the end of the next business day.
My office is located in downtown Toronto (Bloor & Jarvis), within 5 minute walking distance of Bloor-Yonge and Sherbourne subway station. It is easily accessible by public transit and street parking is available.