We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses....Perhaps this sounds very simple, but simple things are always the most difficult. Carl Gustav Jung
Welcome to our practice, We are Banu and Matt, licensed psychotherapists who happen to have been partners for twenty years. We provide online psychotherapy and facilitate groups and workshops on relationships, conflict resolution, and spirituality.
We met in graduate school twenty years ago while studying Humanistic, Existential, Depth and Transpersonal (Western and Eastern) approaches to psychology, in University of West Georgia . Our Approach We see our overall work as ongoing research and practice about understanding and improving the human condition. We are committed to a theoretically and practically grounded, holistic approach, helping individuals explore their personal journeys. We believe in working within all spheres: individual, relational , social and spiritual...
If you need to hear about our orientation our work can be defined as humanistically, experientially and psychodynamically informed integrative psychotherapy. We are particularly influenced by and indebted to many thinkers, such as Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Karen Horney, Otto Rank and Eugene Gendlin, with whom Banu has worked very closely in the last three years of his life. Couples Work-Imago Relationship Therapy Our time together has involved a deep dive into the work of romantic relationships, both at the personal and professional level. After studying many approaches, we chose intensive training in the Imago approach to relationships. Imago helps us understand why we picked our partners and why we keep doing the same dances. And it helps couples restore their frayed connections and move towards a higher quality of life together. It forms the foundation of our work that leads to individuals and couples crafting supportive, meaningful and liberating relationships. We offer Imago work in private or in workshops.
How to find us ? In 2017, we moved our psychotherapy practice online after 15 years of in-person practice in Atlanta, Georgia and Asheville, NC, USA. We are currently based in İstanbul, Turkey although we travel often. We still have an office in Atlanta and are licensed to provide psychotherapy in both GA and NC. We provide workshops and lectures in the United States and Turkey on relationships, conflict resolution, and spirituality. If you are interested in private work or in us providing a workshop to your community, please reach out to us.