Previous location of Alcyone, Asheville, NC
Welcome to our practice.
We are Banu and Matt, psychotherapists who 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 many years ago while studying Humanistic, Existential, Depth and Transpersonal (Western and Eastern) approaches to psychology .
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 journey while understanding and shifting the problems they might face along the way. In order to do so, we believe in working with all levels of the person: identity, family systems, social and cultural spheres, spirituality....
We wish to contribute to a world in which people can overcome unnecessary suffering and build compassionate relationships with themselves, each other, communities and the world at large.
We are particularly influenced by and indebted to many thinkers, such as Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Karen Horney, Abe Maslow, Otto Rank and Eugene Gendlin.
Couples Work-Imago Training
Our time together has involved a deep dive into the work of romantic relationships, both at the personal and professional level. We both trained in the Imago approach to relationships. Imago helps couples collaboratively work through individual and relational issues to move towards healing together. This approach serves as the foundation of our work helping individuals and couples craft supportive, meaningful and liberating relationships. We offer Imago work in private or in workshops.
Initially located in Smyrna, Georgia and Asheville, North Carolina in the United States, we moved our psychotherapy practice to almost entirely online in 2017. We are currently based in İstanbul, Turkey although we travel often. We still have an office in Smyrna and remain 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 Matt and Banu providing a workshop to your community, please reach out to us.