Here is a little more about me:

As a licensed mental health counselor, my goal is to create trust-based relationships as well as a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients.  I tailor my therapy techniques and interventions based on each individual's unique needs and backgrounds.  I use both humanistic and evidence-based treatment techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Existential therapy and Person-Centered therapy.  

I obtained my bachelors degree in Philosophy at Bogazici University, Turkey.  After completing my studies, I took a year off to volunteer and contribute to my community in Turkey.  In 2015, I received my M.Ed degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kent State University.  During my studies, I completed my practicum at Kent State University's Counseling and Human Developmental Center.  Prior to my graduation I also worked as a counselor trainee at a non-profit agency serving children, youth and families.  My most recent work experience includes working with adults, youth and children coming from a variety of backgrounds at a community mental health setting.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” 

- Carl R. Rogers


332 South Linn Street, Suite 40

Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel: 319-849-5069


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