“Come as you are, whoever you are” RUMI.

My name is Nuriye Rumeli, LPC in Manchester, CT. My practice is focused on creating an accepting, sacred healing space to process childhood/adulthood trauma(s), depression, anxiety, and help you improve your relationships with substances such as alcohol and drugs. During this process, we will look at the patterns in your life, make meaning of the tensions and help you rebuild you. I am bilingual, multicultural and provide an LGBTQ+ affirming counseling services to teens and adults.

What psychotherapy is like with me…

Counseling sessions are unique to you because each one of us experiences life and its challenges (whether depression, anxiety, big Trauma or small trauma) differently. Therapy is not and cannot be “one size fits all”. My emphasis is on being present, consistent, respectful, accepting, and genuine.

I am in the “here and now” yet I am ready to explore the past if you are. I  take an active role in understanding you and your unique circumstance so that I can help you help yourself by providing you with tools that will help you a lifetime. I am compassionate for at times you cannot (or could not) find compassion anywhere else.

I am a person centered therapist who believes that you have the resources and the power within to tackle your life challenges: we work together to discover your strengths and source of motivations. During this journey, I listen without making premature suggestions, interpretations and never assume because no one, despite their struggles, experience life the same way. I walk this journey with you . I  tailor my technique(s) to meet your needs so that you are provided with the best treatment plan.

I specialize in working with trauma survivors (sexual and domestic violence), depression, anxiety, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, seasonal affect disorder, bipolar disorders. I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Meditation Trained. I am also a state certified sexual assault crisis counselor in CT.


I earned my BA in English from SCSU in New Haven, CT and my MA in clinical counseling from USJ in West Hartford, CT. I furthered my studies by obtaining a Post-Master’s Certification concentrating in advance diagnosis and mental health advocacy from CCSU in New Britain, CT.

Volunteer Experience

CT Community for Addiction Recovery

Sexual Assault Crisis Service of YWCA