Leyla Welkin is a clinical cross-cultural psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. She was born in Turkey and has lived and worked in Turkey, Europe, and the US. Leyla provides individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. She also offers consultation and training services in the United States, Turkey and Europe.
She specializes in cultural change, adaptation and adjustment, gender and sexuality issues and trauma recovery. She has been certified and licensed in Washington State as a mental health therapist since 1991, and certified as a group psychotherapist since 1996.
- Fluent in Turkish
- Trauma therapist
- Training, consultation and supervision
- Violence prevention and intervention
Professional Certifications and Affiliations
2001-present Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington State
License number: LH00003439
1996- present Certified Group Psychotherapist
National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists
11/1992 Certified Mental Health Counselor, Washington State
Doctor of Philosophy, Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education
The Union Institute and University | Cincinnati, Ohio | July 2003 Interdisciplinary program, Dissertation title: Learning from intercultural experience in the lives of Turkish and Euro-American women.
Master of Arts, Psychology
Antioch University | Seattle, Washington |March 1990
Interdisciplinary program: clinical psychology, intercultural communication and cultural factors in psychology.
Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary The Evergreen State College | Olympia, Washington | May 1983
Interdisciplinary program: psychology, sociology and anthropology.
Major: Comparative Religion Minor: Psychology Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts | Sept. 1977- May 1979 Comparative Religion major, minor in psychology.