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.