International Self-Development Conference First Time In Turkey
Ezgi İÇÖZ, MA

Born in 1982 in Bursa, Ezgi İçöz graduated from the Psychology Department of İstanbul Bilgi University by writing a thesis on Bipolar Disorder and Artistic Creativity.After completing her bachelor’s degree, she decided to focus on Expressive Art Therapy that integrated two of her great passions, art and clinical psychology. She did her masters in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  During her academic education she lived in India for 6 months. There she received an education for yoga teacher training and made researches and had some education about the co-use of oriental philosophies and western psychology.

She worked as a psychotherapist at the California Pacific Medical Center and Salem Lutheran Home. She concentrated upon individual, family and group therapies. She worked at the Whole Child Development Center, co-leading play therapy groups for kids with autism. Moving to Istanbul in October 2011, she began working as a psychotherapist. She conducts individual and group therapies both in English and Turkish.
Ezgi İçöz has an eclectic, Person-Centered approach to therapy weaving together Jungian and psychodynamic in-depth approaches with solution-focused techniques. Sincerely Believing in the healing power of art, she enjoys using different Expressive Arts modalities, including visual arts, dance, movement, drama, music, and poetry. She uses rituals, astrology, archetypal tarot, and dream work in her practice and presents a safe and free space for her clients.  In this transformative, healing journey, she incorporates the philosophies of Sufism, yoga, and Buddhism with somatic techniques, thus taking heart from spirituality.
Areas of Interest
Depression and Mood Disorders
Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychosomatic Disorders
Coping with Chronic Diseases and Support
Anxiety, Social Phobia and Panic Attack
Autism and Support For Families Having Children With Autism
Blockages in Creativity
Problems of Minorities
Problems of LBGT people.