Fatma is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She is experienced in working with children and adolescents with various cultural backgrounds. She is enthusiastic about the practice of play therapy and the valuable tools that accompany it, allowing the building of a deeper connection. She works with children and adolescents and specializes in depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills and communication, and parent-child conflict. One of her biggest passions in life is supporting people in their journey of self-growth and self-improvement.
Fatma’s background as an immigrant from Turkiye allows her to comprehend the challenges and fears people face when dealing with new environments and cultures. Her insights extend to culturally sensitive topics, diverse identities, and the various expectations people face. Her nonjudgemental approach hopes to create a warm, safe, and culturally sensitive environment for her clients.
She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. During her program, Fatma also obtained a play therapy certificate from Sam Houston State University. In her master's program, Fatma completed a play therapy certification with a focus on child-centered play therapy in addition to directive approaches.
Fatma’s approach in sessions with clients is integrative, utilizing a CBT perspective and person-centered counseling. She ensures that her sessions are sensitive and considerate of each person’s individual experiences and that her clients feel heard and understood. With a strong determination, she is highly focused on supporting her clients to achieve self-improvement and self-growth. Her perseverance, dedication, and determination led to her pursuit of a career as a licensed professional therapist and wants to help her clients find their courage, voices, and calling the way that she did. She believes that it is one of her life goals to support and help empower her clients and help them find and become the best versions of themselves.
In her free time, Fatma enjoys cooking with her husband, any and all outdoor activities, pilates, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Sam Houston State University, Texas, 2023
B.S. in Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkiye, 2017
Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, License #93154, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Supervised by Kelly Peyton, M. A., LPC-S, RPT-S
Certificate in Play Therapy, Sam Houston State University, Texas, 2023
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)