About me

Published Articles and Book Chapters*

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-Supervisor, and an Assistant Professor who truly enjoys being a part of people's journeys towards personal and professional growth and a more satisfying life.  

 

In order to become an effective counselor, supervisor, and educator, 

I completed two master's degrees (one in Clinical Psychology and one in Counseling), and a doctoral degree in Counselor Education. 

 

I've been working with people from different age groups with a variety of issues since 2006. My main specialty areas are working with children (ages 3-12) and teenagers (ages 13-19) with emotional and behavioral issues and helping parents improve their parenting skills.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I am trained in EMDR and currently working towards becoming a certified EMDR therapist. I also completed Level-3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training to better help parents and couples who struggle with relationship problems.

 

Article Name: The effects of Adlerian play therapy on maladaptive perfectionism and anxiety in children: A single case design.

Journal: International Journal of Play Therapy

Year: 2017

 

Chapter Name: The play therapist in the court room: preparing yourself and your client for court.

Book: Emerging Research in Play Therapy, Child Counselingand Consultation

Year: 2017

 

Article Name: The courage to be imperfect: A boy's 
journey toward becoming a child.

Journal: Journal of Individual Psychology

Year: 2016

 

Chapter Name: The extraordinary eight-year-olds.

Book: A therapist’s guide to child development: The extraordinarily normal years.

Year: 2015

 

Chapter Name: Integrating play and expressive art therapy into small group counseling with preadolescents: A humanistic approach.

Book: Integrating expressive arts and play therapy with children and adolescents 
Year: 2013

 

Article Name: Evaluating the impact of intensive supervision on child-centered play therapy training

Journal: British Journal of Play Therapy

Year: 2013

 

Article Name: Child parent relationship therapy: Exploring parents’ perceptions of intervention, process, and effectiveness

Journal: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

Year: 2012

 

Article Name: The impact of child centered play therapy training on play therapy attitude, knowledge and skills.

Journal: International Journal of Play Therapy

Year: 2012

 

Article Name: Relationship between cognitive 
characteristics of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and problem solving skills of their mothers

Journal: New Symposium Journal

Year: 2011

 

Article Name: The relationship between WISC-R scores of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and problem solving skills of their mothers

Journal: The Journal of Psychiatric and Neurological Sciences

Year: 2010

 

 

 

* List of authors not included. You can email sinem.akay@live.com
for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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