English Speaking Psychologist in Istanbul

Mona Counseling Center provides therapy services to international clients and helps them overcome psychological problems. Our professional, caring, and well-trained psychologist Ayse Kaya Goktepe 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.

Ayşe Kaya Göktepe, PhD
Lecturer at Istanbul Sehir University

I’m a clinical psychologist who helps adults, teens, and families with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, marital and relationship issues, life transitions, adoption, and any kind of trauma. I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, and families in facing challenges that may be interfering with educational progress, self-esteem, emotional regulation, relationships, and quality of life. My expertise is centered around working together with each client to improve mental well-being and daily life experiences. Together, we will develop a plan to help your child (and/or you) learn the tools to cope with overwhelming emotions, improve the organization of thought processes, problem-solve challenging situations, increase effective communication skills, and achieve more fulfilling relationships.

Between 2011 and 2013, I worked as a psychologist in three different institutions: counseling center, rehabilitation center and a study center. I also worked as a research assistant at Üsküdar University and NPİstanbul Brain Hospital from 2013 to 2016. In addition to clinical studies, I have been involved in various psychosocial projects and researches. In addition, I have been working on different projects, seminars and books.
Currently, I am a full-time lecturer at İstanbul Şehir University.

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems
  • Music Therapy


Individuals, Family

Specialities and Issues

Anxiety, depression, trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Adolescent, Divorce, Family Conflict, Marital and Premarital, Parenting Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues, Mental Health, Dissociative Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders , and different types of psychological difficulties.

I provide therapy both in English and Turkish.

Gulsah Ozen
Clinical Psychologist

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 Shopping Center Kent Tower A – 1 Block No:179
Uskudar – Istanbul