Leyla Gulcur, PhD
About Leyla Gulcur
I am a sex-positive, LGBTQ-friendly psychologist, and I offer sex therapy and individual as well as couples therapy to support you in creating a life based on pleasure and authenticity. Whether you're in a committed relationship, dating casually or want to simply enhance your connection to others, I will help you communicate powerfully and clearly, build emotional connection, and create passion and sexual polarity. I am also knowledgeable about non-traditional relationship models, including consensual nonmonogamy and polyamory. I also offer time-saving and travel-efficient teletherapy/video sessions.
As a practitioner of taichi, bagua, qigong and meditation, I have combined my background in psychology, Chinese medicine and Taoist/Tantric practices to create an integrated mind-body approach to psychotherapy. I am results oriented and use techniques based on cognitive psychology, positive psychology, attachment theory, mindfulness, and breathwork/movement.
I work with issues such as communication breakdowns/conflict, diminished passion, low desire, sexual identity, orgasm problems, sexual compulsions, religious/cultural conflicts, and other stresses that affect relationships. I am multilingual in English/Turkish/French. I often work with individuals and couples who are bi-cultural, European or Middle Eastern.
SpecialtiesMarital / Premarital, Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy
Age Group FocusAdults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesAttachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Somatic
IssuesLife Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Sex Drive - Low, Sex Therapy, Spirituality, Women’s Issues