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Mr. Barlas Gunay was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. His interests in psychology and different cultures took him first to the USA, where he obtained his Honor's BA in psychology from Earlham College, and then to Canada, where he received his MSc in clinical psychology from the University of Western Ontario. During the many years he spent in North America, he lived in Indiana, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Ontario; studying the human mind and working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds in university, hospital, and private practice settings. Before his move to the Netherlands, Mr. Gunay worked as a psychologist in private practice in Istanbul, Turkey, where he offered psychological services to English-speaking expats. Having lived in multiple countries both as an international student and as an expat, Mr. Gunay is very familiar with cultural issues and challenges that come with being in a foreign country. His research and clinical interests, training, and experience focus primarily on treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, relationship, and stress-related issues in adults with cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.