Dr. Anıl Gündüz was titled as a Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist by The European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) in 2015. He was qualified as a psycho-sexologist by the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) & European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) in 2014. In 2015, he became a psychiatry specialist in Marmara University, Department of Mental Health and Diseases. He completed his compulsory service as a psychiatry specialist at Bilecik State Hospital between 2015 and 2017. Afterward, he worked as a psychiatry specialist at Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital between 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training in Davranış Bilimleri Enstitüsü. In 2018, he became Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I) registered Metacognitive Therapist. He has many national and international book chapters and articles. He has presented his work at many national and international congresses and meetings. Dr. Gündüz is working as an assistant professor at Istanbul Kent University Clinical Psychology Department. He has an advanced level of English. To continue.

Online Psychotherapy

Psychiatric Evaluation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Metacognitive Therapy are implemented through Skype and Zoom programs.

Metacognitive Therapy

Metacognitive Therapy has been developed for the treatment of mental problems such as anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and health anxiety. Metacognition can be explained as beliefs that regulate one's mental processes and the responses to those processes. Metacognitive therapy explains the mental problems, based on the dysfunctional responses to one's inner experiences (automatic thoughts, emotions, or bodily symptoms) which maintain negative emotions, strengthen negative beliefs about dysfunctional mental processes, and triggers increased unwanted experiences. Although thoughts and those inner experiences are temporary in the mind of every person, yet the responses to these thoughts and inner experiences led the negative emotions and unwanted inner experiences persist. Metacognitive Therapy aims to increase awareness of these inner experiences such as negative thoughts, emotions, or sensations which the mind constantly generates automatically and to change the responses to these inner experiences to get out of the vicious cycles. To sum up, this therapy aims to change the relationship of the person with negative inner experiences and with the mind to save the person from chronic emotional pain.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works with the interaction between thoughts, emotions, bodily reactions, and behavioral responses. Our emotions depend on how we interpret and think about an event or situation. These thoughts arise automatically and determined by the basic beliefs (schemes) that the person has developed about himself, others, and the world throughout childhood and by further life experiences. These core beliefs (schemes) act as filters and mediate the person's view of the world and assessing, organizing, and categorizing experiences in a meaningful way. When the person’s core beliefs led to negative self, world, past, and future view, the person develops rules, attitudes, and assumptions about life named intermediate beliefs in order not to encounter underlying core beliefs and emotions. These intermediate beliefs act as a buffer between automatic thoughts and core beliefs. CBT aims to create awareness of automatic thoughts, intermediate beliefs, and core beliefs and dynamically develop alternatives to change the way of thinking so feelings, physical reactions, and behaviors will also change. This therapy also stops old vicious cycles with developing new functional coping strategies and by creating a new flexible belief system.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy are used in trauma and trauma-related disorders. According to EDMR, when traumatic or very disturbing events occur, the new information is not processed and not integrated into the existing memory network, thus it is not possible to make sense of that experience. As a result, emotions, thoughts, images, sounds, body sensations are stored as they are experienced through the traumatic event. For this reason, if any current situation triggers these isolated memories, the person may re-experience some or all this memory as happening now. EMDR aims to transmute these negative experiences into adaptive learning experiences. In traumatic experiences, mostly the past is present. It, therefore, does not matter whether it is a traumatic event that precipitates Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or the more ubiquitous events that are rampant throughout childhood. There is a long-lasting negative effect on self and psyche. By dictionary definition it is a “trauma” and, in information processing terms, it is posited to be dysfunctionally stored as an emotional/ episodic memory, in a form that prevents it from subsequently evolving into a usable integrated/semantic memory. The initial goal of EMDR therapy is to process these experiences and help liberate the client into the present.

Sexual Problems

Desire, arousal, and orgasm are the three major components of sexual relationship, and there several common and different factors influencing these functions. Sexual problems include low desire, female arousal problems, erection problems, orgasm problems, early ejaculation, and vaginismus. Sexual problems often reflect varying levels of relationship problems ranging from lack of communication to underlying intimacy problems. The resolution of the couple’s problems is necessary to remedy many sexual problems. Unconscious influences in the couple’s relationship may impede or sabotage the couple’s ability to develop a more satisfying sexual relationship. A sexual problem in one partner may “mask” a sexual and/or relational problem in the other. The partners often contribute to the maintenance of sexual problems while trying to resolve them. Assignments to be performed at home are designed to be reciprocal. Each partner, not just the “symptomatic partner,” is given respect and also benefits from treatments that enhance their relationship on multiple levels. Sexual problems may exacerbate the couple's issues or create new challenges for the couple. Both sexual and relationship problems can be addressed simultaneously. In the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, often successful results are obtained if the couple perform homework assignments.

Psychopharmacological Treatment

Individually tailored, up-to-date pharmacological treatment options.


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