Leyla Gulcur (She/her)

Ph.D.

CNM & kink-friendly sex and relationship therapist with a specialty in multicultural individuals and expats - in person and online sessions

Psychologist in New York, NY

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients often come from a wide array of cultural backgrounds. I work with those who are bi/multicultural, North American, European, South Asian or Middle Eastern, as well as those who are in non-traditional relationship arrangements such as open relationships, kink, etc. In our sessions we explore issues related to your sexuality, sexual health, and relationships and how your cultural background impacts these. More info at https://www.leylagulcur.com/services

My Background and Approach

As a practitioner of taichi, bagua, qigong and meditation, I have combined my background in psychology, Chinese medicine, martial arts and Taoist/Tantric practices to create an integrated mind-body approach to psychotherapy. I am results oriented and incorporate mindful sexuality practices, the Gottman Method, Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and techniques based on cognitive psychology, positive psychology, attachment theory, focusing, mindfulness meditation, tantra, and breathing and movement practices from Chinese martial arts and Qigong.​ I am also knowledgeable about non-traditional relationship models, including consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) and polyamory.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that health is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization)."  This definition of health has informed my approach to my clinical practice, where, rather than focusing on symptoms of disease, I work with people to reach their best selves and full potential. For much of my professional life, I worked with organizations dedicated to human rights, women's rights and sexual and reproductive rights in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. I come from a multicultural background and am multilingual in English and Turkish, with some French and Italian. My background allows me to be highly tuned to the relational dynamics of a diverse range of individuals, couples and others, particularly those from South Asia, the Middle East and Europe/United States.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Taoism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: Turkish

Info

+1 (212) 243-0592 Email Leyla
37 West 26th street
Suite 312
New York, NY 10010

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