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I have a broad range of experience in psychotherapy having practiced in Turkey as well as in the United States. I provide therapies to individuals, couples and families. I am certified to use many psychotherapy techniques, including Mind-Body Medicine techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Emotional Techniques, and Neurofeedback.
April 2009-Present Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Newport Beach, CA
2009-2010 Adjunct Faculty Member
Alliant International University-CSPP, Los Angeles Campus
2007-2009 Psychological Assistant, Private Practice
Beverly Hills, CA
2007-2009 Psychological Assistant
St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Department, Orange, CA
2006 Post Doctoral Researcher
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004-2006 Clinical Internship
Shanti Orange County, Laguna Hills, CA
2003-2004 Clinical Internship
AIDS Service Foundation, Irvine, CA
1991-1995 Clinical Psychologist
Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
1989-1991 Practicum Student
Center for Autistic Children, Ankara, Turkey.
Orange County Psychological Association
American Red Cross-Orange County Chapter (former member, Board of Directors)
World Affairs Council-Orange County/ Program Committee Member
Concordia, New York
Neuro-Emotional Technique, Basic, Step I
Hypnotherapy 100 Hour Intensive Seminar by Michael Yapko, Ph.D.
Publications and Seminars
“Spread of Ebola Must Be Stopped,” Orange County Register, October 20, 2014.
“An Application of Volkan’s Psychological Model on Human Rights,” Human Rights Conference, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2007. (Broadcast by KPFK/90.7FM, Los Angeles, CA)
“Coping with Stress Seminar Series,” Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, June 2006
“Reduction of Stress on HIV/AIDS Population Using Behavioral Medicine Techniques,” Doctoral Dissertation. Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA, July 2005.
“Turkish vs. American Culture,” California Turkish Times, August 2005.
“Think Outside the Pill: The Benefits of Behavioral Medicine,” California Turkish Times, August 2005.
“Intestinal Pain Possibly Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” California Turkish Times, July 2005.
“The Development of a Parent-Adolescent Communication Conflict Inventory,” Master’s Thesis. Ankara University, Turkey, July 1992.
References, credentials and certifications will be provided upon request.
Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology
Shanti Orange County
Shanti Orange County