Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
"Natalia is originally from Sao Jose dos Campos, a quiet small town in the interior of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She attended a Catholic school until she finished High School; at this school, she built friendships that accompany her to this day.
When she turned 21, she decided to become fluent in English and therefore moved to The United States. Natalia was charmed by the American culture and ended up living there for almost nine years. In late 2013, she returned to her home country, intending to major in Psychology, obtaining her bachelor's degree at the end of 2019, and planning to return to The United States at the beginning of 2020.
In this new chapter of her life, Natalia worked in a law office to sustain herself financially while she was studying for her Masters's degree. Now she hopes to fulfill her professional dream of working as an MFT therapist in The United States, helping people to become a better version of themselves."
Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Self Esteem, Trauma - PTSD, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Adolescents Concerns, Divorce
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
I believe it is essential to establish a good relationship with the patient, where there is trust and comfort in sharing matters of all kinds.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
I am a professional qualified to help them solve the problems they experience and someone with whom they will be able to share any and all thoughts that bother them, enabling them to find coping skills to deal with these issues.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
For me, what always motivates me to see patients is the support that I give to help them see new possibilities for solving problems because, within the situation, the patient cannot always see other alternatives to solve and deal with it.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
I believe that client improve when clients are able to narrate their lives and problems, they can perceive dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors in their own speech, and a qualified professional will help the patients to reflect in different ways about different things, and I believe that working together, patient and therapist can find better ways to solve the problems.
Mental Health Department
Universidade Paulista, Bachelors in Psychology
Carlos Albizu University, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Client Age Range
Children (6-12), Teens (13-17), Adult (+18), Geriatric (65+)
When I'm not working, I like to go to the gym since I believe physical health complements mental health. I also enjoy the beach, admiring the sunset, and laughing with friends. As I became more mature, I also learned to appreciate and value more spending time with my family.
"Don't compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday."
By Jordan Peterson