He was born in 1980 in Izmir. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hacettepe University, and his master's and doctoral studies at Middle East Technical University in the field of guidance and counseling. In his dissertation, he investigated the student- and school-level variables that contribute to bullying victimization among middle school students, using the ecological systems approach. In 2010, he received the Higher Education Council's "Doctoral Research Scholarship" and spent a year as a visiting researcher at University of North Carolina in Greensboro, United States. He has published studies and presented papers in national and international journals and conferences on topics such as bullying, violence, counselor education and supervision, hope, counseling needs, and attitudes toward seeking psychological help. He has actively participated in various research projects supported by organizations such as TUBITAK, the World Bank, and the United Nations, focusing on areas such as bullying, violence, HIV/AIDS, career counseling, and developmental counseling. His research interests include topics such as school violence and bullying, and counselor education and supervision. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the "Incentive Award in the Field of Social Sciences" by Ankara University in 2016. He was also awarded the "Young Researcher Award" by the Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association in 2013. In addition, his doctoral thesis received the "Best Thesis Award of Institute of Social Sciences, Education Sciences Doctoral Program" for the academic year 2012-2013 from Middle East Technical University. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as a school counselor in elementary schools under the Ministry of National Education. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Guidance and Counseling Program at the Faculty of Education Sciences, Ankara University.