I work with clients using a combination of solution-focused and strength-based strategies, a variety of mindfulness-based techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients manage their emotions, thoughts, and actions. With this integrative approach, clients can learn to transition from reactivity to a reflective and mindful state. In collaboration with the individual, we will discover what is best suited for what they need and want.
Culturally Sensitive Counseling
I was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved here in elementary school. I know first-hand what it is like to experience significant change at once and adapt to a new culture. Counseling is more effective when it takes into consideration the cultures that you identify with and how they shape your beliefs and your worldview.
Solution-focused, Strength-based approach
You already have tremendous resources within to deal with any problem or crisis. Together, we’ll look at the strengths that have helped you overcome adversity in the past and explore how you can use those strengths to meet your goals today.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
We’ll work together to discover and reshape the negative thought patterns that might be holding you back. You’ll learn new strategies for navigating any challenges that you are facing.
Walk and Talk Therapy
Choose to take your therapy outdoors in nature. Incorporate fresh air and exercise into the therapy sessions.
I have been a McLean Meditation and Mindfulness Certified instructor since 2016 as well as having my own personal practice since 2014. I have seen and experienced profound positive changes in my life as a result of these practices. Current research is showing the benefits of mindfulness in alleviating stress, depression, and anxiety and in helping us live lives of more joy and purpose. It’s important to note that mindfulness isn’t a new concept and that it has its origin dating back 2,500 years ago in Buddhist and Hindu practices. The integration of mindfulness in psychology (among other areas) shows its universality in clarity, emotional balance and compassion.* In working with me, clients get the time and space to become more aware and present in their lives. Clients learn how to make mindfulness a regular practice.