My interest in psycohology and human behvaior first sprouted by my insparations and observetions of both my own and other' life experiences. I studied for and earned a master' degree in Applied Psychology at "Üsküdar University". I did my final year project on Specific Learning Disorder and contiued to advance in the field by attending the Dyslexia Educational Training Certificate Program at "Ankara Gazi University".
I then completed my education on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. ACT is commonly and effectively used to help treat workplace stress, test anxiety, social anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis etc. It has also been used to help treat medical conditions such as chronic pain, substance abuse, and diabetes.
I am now continueing to study Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be more effective than other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.
I moved to United States and had the chance to work with clients of different ethnic origins which advanced my personal skills and made me gain extremely valuable experiences in my field. I believe that culural diversity enriches and deepens the therapy. During this time I also studied Assessment and Treatment of Gaming and Internet Addiction In Children and Families at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Today I continue with both face to face and online therapy sessions . And I am a lecturer at a private university in Istanbul teaching online.