Dr. Nilgun Turkcan Ataoglu, BCT, RDT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed & Registered Creative Arts Therapist
I am a Creative Arts Therapist, a Registered Drama Therapist - RDT, a Board-Certified Trainer - BCT, a supervisor and I am the founder and the director of Creative Arts Therapy Center…I have over 22 years of experience in promoting growth and healing through engagement in the arts. Becoming a creative arts therapist has been long, extremely exciting and rewarding journey for me. Since I was a child, I was often expressing my thoughts and feelings through art, storytelling, role playing and writing poems, which made me to discover the healing power of arts at very early age. In 1999, when I found out about the MA Program in Creative Arts Therapies, at Concordia University, in Canada and I was accepted to the Master’s studies, my biggest dream came through. During my two years internships at McGill University Hospital, I became aware of my abilities to listen and have empathy towards others' suffering. After graduating and having for 11 years clinical experience, my motivation and curiosity about the field led me to start my PhD study in Expressive Therapies Program at Lesley University, in Boston. During my twenty-two years of clinical experience, I have privileged to help and to witness so many people to discover the meaning of their shattered life and to be empowered by creating and rewriting their life stories through drama, art, dance and music. To experience the honor of being entrusted with deepest secrets or overwhelming experiences also to experience with and to ''hold'' another human being through the process of healing, and transformation is the greatest reward one can experience. For scheduling an introductory free session please contact. I can't wait !