I received my MD in Psychiatry from Hacettepe University and immediately joined the Psychiatry Department at the same University. I underwent psychoanalytic training in the PsikeIstanbul and graduated from the same institution which is currently accredited by the IPA.
Throughout my career, I have been an academic, an administrator and a clinical practitioner. At the moment, I work as a private practice psychoanalyst and I am also a visiting staff member of the American Hospital Istanbul. My early research interests are focused on the fields of psychodermatology and clinical psychiatry. I have published papers in these fields. In addition I am a board member of the Bariatric Surgery Council at the American Hospital. There are various ongoing research projects in this field as well.
I teach psychotherapy to graduate degree students who participate in a year-long practicum in psychology at the Bahcesehir University. As a member of the Education Committee, I give seminars and present clinical case studies to professionals who attend educational programs in the PsikeIstanbul.
Since 2018 I've been working as full Professor and coordinator of Graduate Programs for Gedik University in Istanbul.