After completing German High School Istanbul in 2006, Işıl Necef completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Bogazici University as an honor student in 2011. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at California State University, Fullerton in 2014. Her Master’s thesis was on International students' homesickness and depression associations with mood regulation expectancies, acculturation and attachment. As part of her clinical psychology fieldwork requirement, she conducted individual, family and group psychotherapies with children and adolescents at Western Youth Services in Southern California. After earning her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, she taught Elementary Statistics courses as a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton. In 2015, she worked with traumatized clients diagnosed with substance and alcohol dependence as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in both individual and group psychotherapy settings at Solid Landings Behavioral Health. In the meantime, she worked at Diamond Family Counseling, where she practiced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with couples. Her psychotherapy trainings include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR I – II (Gerald Puk, Ph.D.), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy PCIT (Carrie Axline-White, Ph.D.), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EFT Externship (Sue Johnson, Ph.D.), Compassion Focused Therapy (Paul Gilbert, Ph.D.), Erickson Hypnotherapy Masterclass & Intensives (Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.). She also conducts psychotherapy with English speaking clients in Turkey. She has been working as a psychotherapist at Koç University Hospital since 2016 and continues her research on psychotherapy outcomes.