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 Elif Çelebi who received education in the United States of America 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.

Elif Çelebi, PhD
Associate Professor at Istanbul Sehir University

I completed my Clinical Psychology doctoral internship at the University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry in 2008. Following the internship, I held a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, specializing in family therapy with children and families at an urban hospital. I have clinical experience in several hospitals (VA, state, urban), university counseling centers, and community mental health centers.Specialties: Family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), health psychology, collaborative care, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, mindfulness approaches

Çelebi is a Clinical Psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adults and adolescents using cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

She treats family problems, romantic relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, professional/career concerns, stress, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and various types of distress. She provides therapy in English and Turkish.

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.

Contact Us

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