Dr. Ayse Ikizler, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Telehealth & Arlington, VA
Adjustment Disorder/Life Transitions, Caregiver Support, Depression, Disordered Eating, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Infertility Concerns, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, Orthorexia, Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, Relationship Problems/Concerns, Social Anxiety Disorder, Stress Management, Therapy for Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Trauma & PTSD, Workplace or Work/Life Balance Concerns
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Treatment Modalities

  • Integrative Therapy; Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT)
  • Feminist-Multicultural Therapy; Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT)


About Ayse Ikizler

Dr. Ikizler tailors her integrative therapeutic approach to meet client’s specific needs, style, and worldview. She creates a safe, supportive, and collaborative space to help clients develop insights about themselves and develop skills to address life’s twists and turns. Dr. Ikizler leads with warmth and empathy and uses humor and gentle challenge, as appropriate. With attention to clients’ pasts, identities, and cultural backgrounds, Dr. Ikizler can help you uncover and nurture your authentic self to increase self-awareness, coping skills, and well-being. 

Dr. Ikizler has extensive experience in a variety of settings that inform her clinical practice. She has worked with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students who have had a wide variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression. She also has experiences working with survivors of interpersonal violence and second-generation immigrants, especially those from Arab/Middle Eastern countries. 

Dr. Ikizler received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and her M.A. General Psychology from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville. She is a tenured professor and researcher who has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed publications focused on identity development, stress, and the links between oppressive experiences and mental health outcomes. Dr. Ikizler is also the past president of the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association. Additionally, she has worked as a therapist at the following sites:

  • University of Maryland – Counseling Center, College Park, MD
  • Family Justice Center – Knoxville, TN
  • University of Tennessee – Counseling Center, Knoxville, TN

 To make an appointment with Dr. Ikizler, call us today at 571.328.7408, Ext. 0 or contact us via our Contact Form.