Jak Icoz was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and took a classical education at Österreichisches Sankt-Georgs Kolleg - Gymnasium u. Handelsakademie (Austrian Sankt- Georg High School). He studied Psychology, Media Studies and Hebrew Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey and Vassar College, N.Y., and was granted a B.A. degree with Summa Cum Laude in Psychology from Istanbul Bilgi University. He had completed a graduate program in Clinical Psychology at Istanbul Bilgi University. In his graduate studies, he has taken a psychoanalytically-psychodynamically oriented clinical approach with an integrative emphasis with existential and humanistic approaches. He aspires to pursue further education at the doctoral level in psychotherapy. In addition to this, he is studying International Management at the University of Liverpool, expecting to receive a M.Sc. He has taken psychotherapy education in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Logotherapy - Existential Analysis. Along with these, he is trained as a yoga instructor and a trainer-educator.