Ayse Zelley, MHSA

Ayse Alpaslan Zelley is passionate about helping and coaching couples, individuals and families improve their communication and deepen connection in their relationships.
She specializes in working with pre-marital, married, and couples in long-term relationships. She focuses on creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming space for couples to bridge the divides they face and help them create a shared vision and thrive in new ways in their relationships.
As a woman in an intercultural marriage, she has a deep understanding of interracial couple`s challenges, like culture-related stressors, differences in beliefs, values,  and habits associated with race, ethnicity, religion, and other factors.
She also loves coaching individual clients, immigrants, ex-pats. She holds a Master`s degree in Health Services Administration from Strayer University, Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Near East University, Cyprus. She is trained in Imago Relationship Therapy and as Safe Conversations Leader. She is a Certified Facilitator for SYMBIS, an award-winning premarital and marital program. She has completed ICF accredited Professional Coach training.
She is a board member and serves as Liaison/Representative for Mid Atlantic Association for Imago & Relationship Therapists.
She is fluent in Turkish and also certified as a family counselor in Turkey. She has worked in psychiatric patient services and clinics as a licensed family counselor in Turkey.