Online Individual Therapy

“The heart is the sea, the tongue is the shore, whatever is in the sea, will hit the shore.” – Rumi

The essence of individual work is to come to better hear one’s own unique voice in relation to life. The work is a journey towards one’s deepest inner truth and being able to manifest it in the world.

The human being is a social entity. No matter how lonely, there is a world to which he or she is connected to.

Individual work first and foremost aims to access inner safety and then enrich and deepen the connection to oneself. Rather than fixing, we practice being curious and being comfortable with not knowing.

Clients can be harsh with themselves in thinking that they are failing if they are in a place of not knowing. They may believe that a place of inquiry is not enough, therefore they are not enough or simply they must be “wrong.”

Individual work in its essence is really about cultivating the stamina of shining the light of awareness inside, thus making contact with the moment-to-moment process of being a human.

Many clients who experience anxiety or symptoms of depression report that their internal sense of safety and trust has not been easily accessible to them. This is usually a result of attachment injuries, relational trauma and a lack of learning and practice in containing and expressing emotions along with unexamined internalized beliefs that may be coupled with the injuries.

Relationship injuries under the light of awareness may offer unusual, unforeseen, and unprecedented gifts. Those gifts may be unexpected offerings of depth, understanding, acceptance, a greater sense of trust. Out of this inner work can come greater outer authenticity in relationship to others.

Inspired by Rumi’s quote above, as we take the time to listen, observe, explore, and contain, then in its own timing, what hits the shore from the sea starts shifting.

“I was looking for a therapist with complaints of anxiety and panic attacks. After a year of working with Hazal, I decided to tell my psychiatrist that I no longer needed medication. She patiently helped me understand the sources of my fears. In doing so, she helped me find solid resources that kept me safe. At the end of each session with her, I started relating to myself more compassionately as I experienced what peace felt like in my body and soul. Hazal is friendly and professional. I feel enriched and more secure.”
“I was blessed indeed to come across Hazal Selcuk as I searched for a counselor to support and assist me. I was finishing up nursing school, and making the transition to my next chapter was daunting. Her considerable experience in working with the psyche as reflected in sensory awareness and movement proved an immensely effective tool…”
“Individual work with Hazal each time relaxed me physically, mentally, and emotionally, connecting me with aspects of myself that I hadn’t noticed before. On top of the therapy work, Hazal’s cultural diversity has been a very valuable resource.”