Calm Sea

About me

When I began my career, I had a vision. 

I wanted to help people find meaningful, healthy connections and help them discover a better way of living. After more than a decade of professional experience in the field, I have a keen understanding of the complexities of the relationships we build. As a Couple and Family Therapist, I focus on both the individual and the relationship unit when working with my clients to open up lines of communication. This comprehensive approach sets me apart from the rest.

As a culturally competent therapist with extensive international experience, I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families from all backgrounds. I cater to a variety of clients, and I specialize in relationship issues, family conflicts, abusive relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss. During my career, I have counseled thousands of individuals, couples, and families, taught seminars and classes worldwide, and spent more than ten years helping clients in the field. 

Using evidence-based psychotherapy methods, I love helping my clients overcome and persevere no matter how they might have felt when they first came to me. I am passionate about helping people gain insight into their thoughts, unhelpful beliefs, and behavioral patterns that hold them back in life. My trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy allow me the flexibility and freedom to customize my approach based on my client's needs. 

 

More than anything, I want you to know that change is possible. Change can be daunting and scary, but these emotions are what make you human. By learning to manage the complex feelings and emotions that creep into our everyday lives, we can become healthy participants in every relationship we have in life.

I know we can find meaning and purpose in your life, and we can work on rebuilding healthy relationships with yourself, your partner, your family, and others. 

Esra Nihan Bridge, MFT

Marriage Counselor in Bucks County
  • Master’s Degree: Thomas Jefferson University, Couple and Family Therapy 

  • Master’s Degree: Istanbul University, Forensic Medicine Institute, Social Sciences

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Istanbul University, Psychology

  • ‘Emotionally Abusive Relationships: The Cycle of Narcissistic Abuse’ Seminar, May 2021

    • Topic: Emotionally abusive relationships were elaborated by focusing on the narcissistic abuse in romantic relationships. 

  • Cycles of Partner Violence’ Seminar, November 2019

    • Topic: The relationship between codependent people and narcissistic people was elaborated by focusing on the psychological aspects of partner violence. 

  • ‘Dynamics of Trust in Relationships’ Seminar, June 2020

    • Topic: Dynamics of trust in relationships were discussed based on an attachment theory perspective.

  • ‘Inner peace’ Seminar, July 2020

    • Topic: Effects of our cognitive schemas on our inner talk was elaborated based on cognitive-behavioral perspective. 

  • Success Certification as High Performance Award, 2018

  • Full Scholarship for graduate study in Couple and Family Therapy,  2015 

  • Presentation on “Interviewing the Children in Forensic Psychology”, 2014

  • Development of Anger Management Program for Turkish Probation Services, 2009

  • Development of Victim Support Programs for Turkish Ministry of Justice, 2009-2010

  • Bridge, E.N. (2021). Görgü Tanığı Beyanlarının Psikolojik Boyutu   [Psychological Aspects of Testimony of Eye-witnesses]. Akademikürsü, 8, 54-57.

  • Bridge, E.N. (2020). İlişkilerde mahşerin dört atlısı[Four horseman in relationships]. Akademikürsü, 7, 66-68.

  • Bridge, E.N., & Duman, N. (2020). Transformation of childhood traumatic experiences to violence. Life Skills Journal of Psychology, 4(7), 1-7.

  • Bridge, E.N. (2020). Eşe yönelik şiddet mağdurlarının adli süreçlerde değerlendirilmesi [Assesment of victims of intimate partner violence in judicial systems]. Dünya İnsan Bilimleri Dergisi, 2, 116-131.

  • Duman, N., & Bridge, E.N. (2020). Cyberbullying victimization: A study of middle and high school students. Motif Akademi Halkbilimi Dergisi, 13(29), 466-482. 

  • Bridge, E.N., & Duman, N. (2019). Ergenlerde siber zorbalığa duyarlılığın demografik değişkenler açısından incelenmesi [Investigating cyberbullying sensitivity among adolescents in terms of some demographic variables]. Kıbrıs Türk Psikiyatri ve Psikoloji Dergisi, 1(3): 158-65.

  • Bridge, E.N. (2019). Emotionally focused couple therapy: A couple’s struggle with infidelity. International Journal of Afro- Eurasian Research, 4(8), 155-166.

  • Bridge, E.N. (2019). Review of a case study in light of Bowen theory: Differentiation of self. Life Skills Journal of Psychology, 3(5), 65-72.

  • Duman, N., & Bridge E.N. (2019). Siber mağduriyet [Cyber victimization].Opus International Journal of Society Researches, 10(17), 1156-1178.

  • Bridge E.N., & Duman, N. (2019). Partner violence in Muslim marriages: Tips for therapists in the US. Spiritual Psychology and Counseling, 4, 57-66.

  • Bridge, E.N., Oral, G., &Tunaboylu İkiz, T. (2018).The concept of skin ego and the investigation of the skin ego structuring in drugusers administering the Rorschach inkblot test. Turkish Studies, 13(26), 207-216.

  • Beck Institute: Essentials for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  The Beck Approach

  • Beck Institute: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety

  • Beck Institute: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

  • Dr. Russ Harris: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Beginners

  • Dr. Russ Harris: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma