Elvan Kama Kurtz (she/her)

LMFT
Accepting Clients

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with several years of experience working with diverse populations of individuals and couples.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wayne, PA

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I specialize in working with people who are seeking to improve their relationship satisfaction and quality with themselves or with their partner, or embark on a journey of self-discovery. I am committed to supporting you every step of the way to achieve fulfilling connections. I firmly believe that every behavior, thought and feeling has underlying reasons and meanings that deserve exploration and I cannot wait to meet you and be a part of your wellness journey!

My Background and Approach

Being born and raised in Turkey, living in many different parts of the country allowed me to develop a passion for understanding the complexities of human behavior and relationships early on. This passion led me to pursue my bachelor’s degree at Koc University, Istanbul where I double majored in psychology & sociology. Driven by my curiosity and desire to make a positive impact, after completing my undergraduate experience in Turkey, I moved to the US, and I continued my graduate experience at Drexel University, Philadelphia and got my master’s degree from Master of Family Therapy. My cultural and educational background helped me to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the individual and societal factors that shape your experiences. For these reasons, I view your well-being through a systemic lens, and recognize the profound influence of your home environment, work life, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race and cultural background on your behaviors, feelings, and thoughts.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe one of the main reason we develop a mental heath issue is because there is an unmet need in relationships. The universal needs such as feeling belonged, loved, cared, accepted, seen, heard and safe are often not met and leave us unsatisfied in our lives. Whether this unmet need occurs in your relationship with your or others; my job is to help you explore what your needs are and how you can assertively communicate through expressing them. Keep in mind that you deserve better because you are important & what you may see as a character flaw, can be a huge asset & whatever is learned can be unlearned. I believe that everyone can change and grow at anytime in their lives, but identifying the reasons why we need to change and what this change should look like are crucial. My sociology background and systemic training also allow me to work with you to identify your needs from your institutions & communities & society & culture.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Islam
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Turkish
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

Info

(484) 367-5837 Email Elvan
Choosing Change Counseling, 485 Devon Park Dr
STE 100
Wayne, PA 19087

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