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Oya Gulum

San Francisco Office

When we feel trapped in our life circumstances, we may be filled with sadness and a sense of helplessness. These feelings keep us from thriving and living our lives fully with satisfying relationships and a sense of meaning. As a psychotherapist, I can help you address specific life issues as well as maladaptive responses to people and situations you may have developed during your childhood that are interfering with your overall development.


My approach to psychotherapy is based on relational psychology and informed by latest research in attachment theory. The latest findings in neuroscience tell us that safe and trusting relationships are crucial to our mental well-being. When relating to a skilled and emotionally attuned therapist, inner defenses can begin to soften allowing underlying psychological wounds to emerge and be attended to. As a relational psychotherapist, I will offer this type of experience. In addition to being relationally focused, I integrate Jungian perspective to therapy. In Jungian psychotherapy, our problems are understood in the context of the whole person. Softening our defenses helps us see all parts of our personalities and teaches us to accept and integrate all our parts. This integration results in us living an authentic life as oneself.  I am also EFT externship trained  for  Emotionally Focused couples Therapy

Areas of Specialization

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Early Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Midlife issues
  • Death, dying and grief
  • EFT