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Dr. Leyla Gulcur, Ph.D.

You might be thinking: is multicultural sex and relationship therapy right for me?


Read below to find out.



You are a multicultural or multiethnic individual, an expat, or a sexual outsider who gets caught between two or more cultures or communities. Perhaps you are in an intercultural relationship and find it challenging to navigate among different cultural norms and societal expectations around sexuality and relationships. Or perhaps you are in an open, consensually non-monogamous partnership and struggle to negotiate your needs and boundaries within a non-traditional setting. 


You are single, partnered -- or anything in between.  Whatever your status, you are probably here because something about your past or current relationships does not feel quite right.   

You may struggle with your sexual identity, feel stuck in a passionless marriage, experience performance anxiety, have trouble feeling pleasure, or are distressed because you and your partner seem to have mismatched sexual desires.


You may be frustrated by the quality of your close relationships. Perhaps you get stuck in repeating arguments that never seem to go anywhere. Or, you have trouble communicating your needs and wants and regularly end up disappointed and resentful.

If so, I am here to provide you with culturally competent sex therapy and relationship counseling. Whether you're single or partnered, dating casually or in a committed relationship, I will help you communicate powerfully and clearly to ask for what you want, build emotional connection, access passion and boost your skills for optimal sex.

Schedule your free consult, and see how you can change your life starting today.


A little about me...

I am a licensed psychologist trained in the United States, and I work with culturally diverse clients exclusively online via secure video in New York, Florida and around the world. 

I am multilingual and have lived, worked, and traveled extensively in North America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.  Because of my background as a "third-culture kid," I understand and form strong empathic bonds with clients from different cultures and communities. 


Most of my clients are multicultural in one form or another and some also belong to different communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community or those in poly, kink, swinging or open relationships.  All genders, sexualities, and relationship styles are welcome.

Using a secure online connection, I make therapy easily accessible by offering convenient video sessions you can do anywhere from the comfort of your home, office, hotel - and even your car.  


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If you are experiencing loss of desire, have trouble getting or staying aroused, or are dissatisfied with sex in general, sex therapy may be the right choice for you. I will work with you to help overcome sexual challenges, enhance your sexual health and create an optimal sexual life.

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If you desire better emotional connection with your partner but get stuck in perpetual conflicts or have trouble expressing your needs and wants, relationship therapy may be the right choice for you.  I will work with you to help you develop healthy ways of communicating, enhance intimacy, and create a relationship template of shared dreams and desires.

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If you are a bi/multicultural individual, expat, sexual outsider, or in a cross-cultural or non-traditional relationship, you may be struggling with a variety of acculturation challenges. If you would like help navigating and integrating these challenges to reach a fuller, more expanded way of life, multicultural therapy may be the right choice for you.

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If you would like to meet, share and explore with like minded people who share similar interests, group work may be a useful supplement to your individual therapy.  Current and past groups have been on Mindful Sexuality, Monogamy by Design and Dating in the Big Apple.

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