Dr. Lili Hurioglu

Dr. Lili Hurioglu

We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” ― Richard Rohr

I am Dr. Lili Hurioglu, a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern currently practicing at St. Augustine Counseling in Florida.

Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable and emotional journey. It is natural to feel apprehensive about opening up to someone new and sharing your struggles. Going through this journey with a competent professional can make a significant difference. As a therapist, it is a privilege for me to assist individuals in uncovering their own potential for growth and transformation. My clinical areas of interest include; trauma, PTSD, disassociation, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

Therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative process that is centered around the needs and goals of the client. I embrace a warm and curious approach while working with my clients. I strive to create a compassionate and nonjudgmental space where individuals can feel safe while working towards their goals.

I offer virtual and in-person therapy sessions in English and Turkish. If you are interested in beginning therapy, please email me, and we can set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and goals.

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In addition to my counseling degree, I hold a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences, a Master of Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Education. I have over 15 years of experience, including teaching as an Assistant Professor at Istanbul University and Bahcesehir University in Turkey, working as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Scholar at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University (FSU) and as a research and teaching assistant at Çukurova University.

I had the privilege of serving as a professor in various departments, including Counseling Education, Elementary Education, and Early Childhood Education. Throughout my career, I have taught a diverse range of courses to both graduate and undergraduate students, serving as committee chair for graduate thesis and as advisor. Some classes I have taught include Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Theories, Human Relations and Communication, Teaching Methods and Principles, Research Methods in Education, and Qualitative Research Methods. I also mentored pre-service teachers in their practicum and internship, supervised master students, and served as Vice President of the Institute of Educational Sciences.

I have been serving as a scientific guest reviewer for several refereed journals including Asia Pacific Education Review, Teachers College Records, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment (JPA), Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Psychological Reports. I am also a co-editor and lead author of Teaching Methods and Principles.

In addition, I am a member of various professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Florida Counseling Association (FCA), The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

I have conducted and published many studies in education and psychology. One of my notable research projects involved investigating the psychometric properties and cultural adaptation of an antisocial beliefs and attitudes scale for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 16 with over 2000 sample size. I have also worked with incarcerated juveniles between the ages of 13 and 17. As part of the university’s protocol, I voluntarily provided psychoeducation for two years to incarcerated women who live with their young children in F-type Women’s prisons.

I continue conducting academic and scientific studies and when I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, exercising, cooking, reading, and spending time with my loved ones.