Fem Erkaya

MA, MHC, Psychotherapist

Fem Erkaya

MA, MHC, Psychotherapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Karen Nalson, LCSW #079522
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor- Limited Permit - 111997-01
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Brooklyn, New York 11217

My Approach to Helping

Therapy is a safe space and supportive journey where we work together to better understand ourselves, our experiences, and repeating patterns. At the very heart of our work, we explore the experiences that have brought us to where we are while building bridges between our past and present to break cycles that are often painful to us. It is not the most difficult experiences that bring suffering but our tendency to disregard our emotions that often arise from such experiences.

If we learn to listen to our inner voice and explore the core dynamics behind our emotions, only then we can create sustainable acceptance and compassion for all sides of ourselves. My role as a therapist is to be a non-judgmental guide to my clients through the therapy journey as we collaboratively untangle the knots and rediscover our true selves.

As a Turkish-born and internationally trained counselor, I have worked as a mental health counselor in research centers, private practice, and inpatient mental health settings with a prior focus on trauma-related issues. I am currently a post-graduate psychoanalytic candidate at the Training Institute for Mental Health.

More Info About My Practice

With a prior focus on trauma-related support, my clinical experience includes being of support for a large array of client populations with major life transitions, feelings of being lost, adaptation, emotional expression and dependency, relationship issues as well as anxiety and depression.

The basis of my practice lies heavily on psychoanalytic theories with an integrative approach to best fit the individual needs of each one of my clients. I am based in Brooklyn, NY, and currently offer virtual therapy sessions in English and Turkish languages to adults of all cultures and backgrounds.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Turkish

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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