Trauma Vortex

The image from 2016, in which I schematically summarized the vortex created by traumatic experiences and the subsequent effects of therapeutic relationships, can be distilled into simpler terms: 1. Trauma hampers our ability to mentally process events. During traumatic episodes, our capacity for verbal memory is

Diagnosis in Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic therapists also make diagnostic assessments for their clients, but their understanding of diagnosis is quite different than mainstream psychiatric diagnosis (ICD or DSM). Why diagnose? • For treatment planning• Prognostic implications• Client protection• The communication of empathy• Forestalling flights from therapy• Always provisional, never


Dr. Salih Murat Paker - Clinical Psychologist - Psychotherapist - November 2021 During the pandemic, the use of online psychotherapy has increased unprecedently. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the differences between online therapy and in-office therapy and the main features of online therapy. Let us first

What Services Do I Provide?

  PSYCHOTHERAPY Individual Psychotherapy (in office or online). Couples Therapy. Group Therapy. Short- & Long-term Psychotherapy. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 1992. ONLINE THERAPY Due to the increased technological possibilities and geographic circulation of people brought by our era, the field of psychotherapy is seeing progressively