Anchor Light Therapy Intern Program
Discounted Therapy offered by Master’s Level Seattle University Students
We at Anchor Light Therapy Collective are excited to offer our clients reduced rate therapy sessions facilitated by interns. We are excited about this partnership, and you can use this page to familiarize yourself with our new interns, and to schedule a free consultation.
When the truth fills the body and mind, we realize something is missing. The journey of yearning for a missing connection gives us the realization of settlement. Whether we regard conflicts as a resource of change or an emergent entity of the whole, we always want another to hear and see that. Life is surprising, and finding stability in dynamics can be more demanding than you could provide.
My hometown is Istanbul, Turkey. I am a bilingual and bicultural therapist, providing individual, couple, and family therapy in English and Turkish to adolescents and adults of all cultures and backgrounds.
I strive to provide care from a humanistic perspective, with the support of Dialectical and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I work with the issues surrounding trauma and anxiety and aim to build a framework for restoring a connection with the self. I like to focus on strengthening factors in a story to pay particular attention to the unique responses of each individual in the therapeutic setting. As a therapist intern, I aim to meet with my clients to co-create a foundational liberation at the root of a diverse encounter. In my practice, therapy that invites the honest expression of emotion, I meet in the present moment to understand the emotional experiences that travel in time. I apply mindfulness techniques to discover calm clarity and then function to respond to unique circumstances. The lived experience of culturally diverse people is engaged in social inequity and justice and micro-level aggressions daily. Being a culturally competent therapist brings a canvas to my practice where such biases become intentionally spoken. I worked within different mental health care systems in Turkey and recently in Seattle for years, providing care for substance use and eating disorders in residential and hospital settings. Moreover, I offer a safe space for LGBTQ+ to experience themselves freely.
I came to the stunning Pacific Northwest region for graduate studies. My passion for mind and body integrity in psychology has led me to begin the Master’s in Existential Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University.
Not so long after, I launched plenty of curiosity in the cross-cultural intersections; considering my research in language identity, I enjoy spending time in Seattle meeting people through art, body, and movement. I have found different healing factors in the kitchen as I baked and cooked for others and shared food at the same table. I come from a collective culture; I am fondly aware that bringing care in your interest and capacity brings significant integrity to the community.
As a relational therapist, I believe that the potential of our work together is rooted in the quality of our therapeutic relationship. My primary role in co-creating this relationship is to provide an environment that fosters personal growth, liberation, and a secure attachment to your authentic self.
Your role is to show up, exactly as you are.
I always practice from a systemic perspective which considers the unique framework of your relationships, both past and present, as well as the broader social and environmental contexts shaping your life. I also integrate a variety of modalities like emotionally-focused, attachment, poly-vagal, and solutions-focused methods. Together, we’ll tailor our work to meet your needs.
Why see an Intern?
Feeling the need to see a therapist, but the cost is prohibitive? Do you wish you could see a mental health professional in a comfortable setting? Anchor Light Therapy Collective’s internship program makes mental healthcare more accessible to all members of the community. It also provides mentorship and supervision for the next generation of therapists.
Who are our Interns?
Anchor Light Therapy Collective’s interns are master’s level graduate students from Seattle University. These students need clinical internship hours to complete their degree. By partnering together, Anchor Light and Seattle University are able to provide therapy services that benefit both the students and our community.
Things to consider:
Things to keep in mind when scheduling with interns:
- Scheduling a consultation with one of our interns allows you to have a 20 minute conversation with them to make sure they are a good match, in order to achieve your therapy goals
- Intern therapy sessions are not infinite. These students will complete their internship after 1 year
- Interns are supervised by licensed clinicians. They may consult with these supervisors, who may then review your therapy notes
- Interns cannot bill insurance for therapy sessions. Therefore, if you would like to bill your out-of-network benefits for services please schedule a consultation with our licensed thereapists.
How much does Intern Therapy cost?
Intern Therapy sessions cost $70 and are 50 minutes long.
Individual therapy sessions with a licensed Anchor Light Therapist cost $175 and are 50 minutes long.
Low Cost Couples Therapy
People choose to connect with a therapist for many different reasons but what they all have in common is that they have the intention of living a richer, more meaningful life. Take advantage of our affordable couples therapy with one of our Master’s level intern therapists today.
Low Cost Individual Therapy
Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. Take advantage of our affordable Individual Therapy and commit to healing and transformation with our Master’s level intern therapists today.
Low Cost Teen Therapy
Sometimes it seems like parents and teenagers speak different languages. Let us translate! We speak fluent parent and are versed at really listening to teens and adolescents. Get affordable teen therapy with one of our Master’s level intern therapists today.
Low Cost Family Therapy
Family Counseling is appropriate not only for families in crisis, but also for families who want to increase their ability to communicate effectively, and enhance their relationships. Get the help you need with affordable family therapy with one of our intern therapists.
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