Are you waking up every day and realizing that your life is not where you want it to be? Are you feeling stuck in certain areas of your life and not able to find a solution? I am able to help you by providing you a safe environment where you can express yourself without feeling judged or criticized.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#97315). I hold a Master's Degree from California State University Long Beach in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed my undergraduate education at Koc University, Istanbul which is where I am originally from. I am working as a Program Supervisor and a Clinical Therapist at a residential addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach. I am also an adjunct faculty at Chapman University Psychology Department, teaching Abnormal Psychology.
Being exposed to various Eastern and Western cultures, I have developed a multicultural capability that helps me relate to individuals from various cultural backgrounds. I am bilingual in Turkish.
As much as I love being available to my clients and students, I am also a continued education unit (CEU) provider through CAMFT. I provide trainings on the following topics:
Addiction and Family Systems
Addiction and Trauma
Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
I am a Clinical Supervisor and able to provide supervision is available for AMFTs and ASWs. Please contact for supervision details and availability.
I provide a non-judgmental and empathetic therapy approach to my clients. I strive to provide my clients a space where they feel safe. As much as our physical health is important, our mental is important as well. Therapy is such a powerful space where you can open up about your thoughts and feelings that you were not able to share with your family and loved ones.
I see addiction as the solution, not the problem itself. Unresolved problems lie underneath addiction and if an individual doesn't address the underlying problems, he/she will be stuck in the cycle of addiction.