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“Fire can warm or consume, water can quench or drown, wind can caress or cut. And so it is with human relationships: we can both create and destroy, nurture and terrorize, traumatize and heal each other.”

-Bruce D. Perry

My Story

My name is Ayca Atakay. I am a Psychologist. I was born and raised in Turkey. I have been living in Berlin.


I offer individual counseling. I work in Turkish and English.

I graduated from Yıldız Technical University "Psychological Counseling and Guidance" department. After that I finished "Clinical Psychology Master's Program" with a thesis at Uskudar University. 

During my undergraduate education, I had the experience of doing internships in different institutions. I worked as a psychological counselor with adolescents and their families in the psychological counseling departments of various private schools. Since 2015, I have been doing psychotherapy in private counseling centers. I would also like to add that in 2017, I gained different perspectives to my professional life by having the opportunity to work in an association with disabled individuals in Canada. 

I mainly use EMDR Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Existential Therapy approaches, I perform with adolescents and adults. In addition, I have the competence to apply the MMPI Personality Inventory, Rorschach and TAT test. 


If you are interested in speaking about your cause and want to explore with me how you can understand each other better and promote your well-being, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For more information and to get to know each other, I would be happy to make an appointment. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Online Psychological Support

  • Expat Psychology

  • Relocation/Life transitions

  • Relationships and Attachment

  • Self-Acceptance

  • Low self-esteem

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Stress including work related stress

  • Anger

  • Trauma (EMDR for individuals)

  • Body image related issues

  • Chronic medical conditions

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Weight loss and maintenance

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