Welcome to my blog

Updated: August, 2016

I received my B.A. (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul/Turkey) and M.S. (Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey) degrees in the field of Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Prior to moving to the U.S., I built experience in school counseling and career counseling sfsu-headshotin public and international schools in Turkey. I completed my doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision with a graduate minor in Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. After completing my doctoral comprehensive exams, I worked as a full-time career counselor at Penn State Career Services between 2011 and 2015. I also taught several courses in the Counselor Education and Women’s Studies departments at Penn State.

After receiving my doctoral degree in December 2014, I took a semester off for international travel and volunteer work followed with a faculty position in the Counseling in Educational Settings program at Rowan University.  I had rewarding teaching and research experiences at Rowan for the 2015-2016 academic year. In August 2016, I started to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University.

You can find more information about my professional experience, research, teaching, and other experiences under the related pages of this blog. Please contact with any questions, comments or feedback.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Elif Balın, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

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