About

Elvin Aydin Keles

Elvin Aydin Keles, PhD, LPC, NCC, MA, M Ed, PTSTA-P

Elvin has a theory-oriented background in Psychoanalytic Studies (MA and PhD, University of Essex, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies) alongside of her process-oriented psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis (Metanoia Institute). Upon moving to America, Elvin also became a Licensed Professional Counselor (M Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Houston-Victoria) which expanded her understanding of the profession and theoretical applications greatly. She is an international trainer and supervisor in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (PTSTA-P) and currently holds a fully online globally oriented private practice as a therapist and supervisor alongside of her role as a trainer in her own online psychotherapy training program delivered fully in Turkish. She is particularly interested in the role of mentalization when working with somatizing clients (hint: it is a big one!). Elvin spent more than 20 years in researching psychology of breast cancer patients and ran dozens of conferences, workshops, trainings, retreats, groups and individual sessions with patients and survivors on the subject. She also served on board of several international breast cancer organizations as a mental health expert and patient advocate.

Her first book on psychotherapy – “My Heart is Cross with My Tongue” (Aydin Keles, 2021) was published in Turkish which is aimed at a cultural attunement of relational psychotherapeutic concepts.

Elvin currently lives with her family in Boston and is being trained by her two adolescent children and her dog in developing better coping skills in ambivalence while her husband fully supports her in her efforts!

Workshop Details  The roots of mentalization are in psychoanalytic practice and over the years this…
My passion is making complex theoretical concepts accessible to counsellors and psychotherapists from all levels…