Psychotherapy in English

English Speaking Psychologist in Istanbul

Mona Counseling Center (Mona Psikoloji) provides therapy services to international clients and helps them overcome psychological problems. Our professional, caring and well-trained psychologist Asena Nisikli and Gulsah Ozen who received education in the different countries can provide therapy in English to meet your needs. If you live in İstanbul and seeking therapy in English, please contact us by e-mail or phone.

Asena Nisikli | Clinical Psychologist

She completed her high school education at Fen Bilimleri College in Kirklareli. After that she graduated from Istanbul Okan University, Department of Psychology in 2021. She completed her field internships at Ümmü Kumru Rehabilitation Center, Balıklı Rum Hospital, Moodist Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital and Mona Psychology. After her graduation she started accepting both online and face-to-face clients.

Among the therapy skills she has been trained in are Addiction Counseling, Marriage and Relationship Counseling, Dynamic Psychotherapy for Neurotic People, Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Sex Therapy.

She also has the MMPI (Personality Test) practitioner certificate and she has been active as a writer on various platforms for eight years.


  • Dynamic Psychotherapy for Neurotic People
  • Online Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Sex Therapy
  • Addiction Counseling

Selen Sena Soygul | Psychologist, MA

Selen S. Soygül graduated from Özyeğin University, Department of Psychology with honors in 2018. During her undergraduate education, she participated in research studies on people’s reasoning patterns in the face of a problem in the complex cognition laboratory at the university.

After her graduation, she went to the Netherlands and worked as a research intern at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she supported studies on the development and transfer of self-regulated learning in high school and university students.

She completed Istanbul Bilgi University Trauma and Disaster Applied Mental Health Master’s program and wrote her master thesis on depression and anxiety symptoms of climate change anxiety. During her master’s degree, she worked with children aged 0-6 and young people with Down syndrome.

She has completed all levels of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy training approved by ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy). She has also completed the EMDR Basic and Advanced level trainings approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) given by Roy Kiessling.

She conducts psychotherapy with individuals and couples. She uses trauma-informed and emotion-focused approaches in her practice. Her areas of study include post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, grief, depression, somatic disorders and problems in couple relationships.

She provides psychotherapy in Turkish and English.

Training and Certificates

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual) – Arizona Trauma Institute (continuing)
  • EMDR Therapy Basic and Advanced Training – Roy Kiessling (EMDR Consulting – EMDRIA approved)
  • Control-Focused Behavior Therapy for Earthquake Trauma – Prof. Dr. Ebru Şalcıoğlu (DATEM)
  • Moxo d-CPT Test – (Moxo Türkiye)
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Level 2 – Dr. Senem Zeytinoğlu (ICEEFT approved)
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Level 1 – Dr. Senem Zeytinoğlu (ICEEFT approved)
  • Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy – Assoc. Dr. Durmuş Ümmet (Anka Psychology)
  • Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy – Expert. Psk. Bahattin Göktan (Intuition Psychology)
  • Interviewing Techniques with Children – (Association for the Protection of Community Mental Health)
  • Adaptation Behavior Problems and Solution Techniques in Children – (Association for the Protection of Community Mental Health)

Gulsah Ozen | Clinical Psychologist

Gulsah Ozen currently provides online therapy only.

Gulsah Ozen is a qualified psychologist helping with counseling and therapy for adolescent and adults. She is born and raised in Belgium and moved 4 years ago to Istanbul. Her studies have been placed at Free University Brussels and graduated in June 2018 at The Uskudar University in Istanbul. She is completed Clinical Psychology master program. She has also accomplished General Psychology at Open university in the Netherlands.

Nowadays you have many cases where you need an expert to resolve your problems, which is why it is important to choose a counselor trained and experienced in working with this age group. Our psychologist has an excellent knowledge of psychology, therapy and counseling to help provide patients with appropriate care for their individual situations.

A professional can help you answer your questions and help you resolve them, using by certain methods and techniques.

Our psychologist is fluent in English, Dutch and Turkish but can also work in French if needed.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Online Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mindfulness

Contact Us

Acibadem Çeçen St. No: 25/A
Akasya Kent Tower (Near the Akasya Shopping Center) A – 1 Block No:179
Uskudar – Istanbul