Who Am I?

LGHello. My name is Leyla Gulcur. I’m a licensed psychologist by training but I also wear many other hats: university instructor, sexuality educator, qigong teacher — and much more. Also a long-time practitioner of tai chi, bagua and meditation, I have combined my experience and background in Western psychology, Chinese medicine and Taoist energy arts to create a pleasure-based practice designed specifically to help individuals and couples craft conscious ways of relating with each other through the enhancement of communication skills, emotional vitality and sexual polarity.

I did my undergraduate studies at Duke University and then went on to receive my Ph.D. in psychology at New York University. I come from a multicultural background and am multilingual in English, Turkish, French — plus a smattering of Italian.

Currently, in addition to my private practice, I teach psychology at New York University. I also conduct sessions, trainings and workshops as a coach, educator and consultant with non-profit groups working on sexual health and human rights worldwide. Please click here for my psychotherapy services.

To schedule an appointment, email [email protected]