cbt clinical psychologist gizem ates
  • Title: Clinical Psychologist (PhD)
  • Education: Middle East Technical University – METU (BA, MA, PhD)
  • Therapy Approach: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approach, systematic family therapy
  • Working Days: Friday and Saturday
  • Office: Nişantaşı (European Side)
  • Works with: Relationship/marriage problems, interpersonal problems, social phobia, lack of self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy and valuableness, childhood experiences, effective communication, anger management, depression, anxiety, feeling of sadness, cheating.


Clinical psychologist Dr. Gizem Ateş graduated from Middle East Technical University – METU department of psychology in 2009. Following her bachelor’s degree, she completed METU Clinical Psychology joint doctoral and received the title Dr. For her doctoral thesis, she conducted research focusing on the relationship between happiness levels of married couples and virtual cheating tendencies, marriage satisfaction and gender roles.

During her post-graduate studies in METU she worked as research assistant in METU psychology department for 4 years and has worked as assistant to many courses and researches. As she continued her studies she received Young Researchers – Second Prize award given by Turkish Psychologist Association with her scientific research paper “Effect of Disease Representation, Quality of Information provided by the Doctor and perceived social support for the members of the family who take care of the leukemia children and the parents level of depression”. This research was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Throughout her post graduate studies Ateş received comprehensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy and following these trainings she practiced psychotherapy for 3 years in Ayna Clinic based in METU under supervision. For couples counseling she took Marriage and Family Therapy training by Prof. Dr. Hürol Fışıloğlu.

During her doctoral studies, she gave supervision to master’s students with guidance from the professors of the university, thus she has been through the path of raising psychotherapists.

Clinical Psychologist Gizem Ateş practices psychotherapy and counseling services as of 2011, also she works as instructor in various universities. Ateş works with adults older than 16 years of age in individual therapy. Her area of expertise is as follows; relationship problems, communication problems, marriage, cheating, depression, anxiety disorders, negative childhood experiences, feelings of inadequacy and valuableness, aggression, self-awareness. Gizem Ateş also provides psychotherapy supervision to clinical psychologists working in the field and master’s students.


  • Individual Counseling


  • Nişantaşı Office