Nisan Ilkmen graduated from the Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler University in 2017 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Couple and Family Therapy. Ilkmen grew up in Turkey, has lived in Canada, and now resides in the U.S. She believes her immigration experience and multi-cultural background led her to become a social-justice
oriented family therapist.
In working with couples and families, Nisan practices emotionally focused therapy in order to provide a safe and supportive environment to process thoughts and feelings. Her style is
gently reflective, providing clients an in-depth understanding of their emotional processes and attachment needs. She encourages clients to work collaboratively towards a deep and lasting connection by implementing empathy, compassion and self- awareness. In working with individuals, she also utilizes EFT to resolve anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.