Hi! I’m Neus. The first time I realized I wanted to become a psychologist I was in the line of the cafeteria in High School, one of my classmates started to have an anxiety attack, so I pulled him out of there and tried to calm him down. When he relaxed and thanked me with a hug afterward I knew psychology was the line of work for me. Having been raised as a scout, helping and serving others is one of my core values. It brings me joy and a sense of purpose to help others grow and learn about themselves, to give them strategies to cope with the many challenges life has, and improve their well-being. During my years of learning in the degree, I discovered my love for understanding human behavior and its complexity. I understood that we are a mixture of our past experiences, present belief systems, and attitudes towards the future. I was perplexed at how many things I was studying could be applied on a day-to-day basis, and how nobody from my personal life would know about this. I believe that psychologists could help anyone’s quality of life improve, but many times we face stigma, however, no problem is too small to go to therapy.
“Helping others improve their quality of life is what drives me into this profession, and I have the opportunity to learn from this amazing team that will help me become a better professional"
I have always found myself drawn to international life. When I was 16 years old, I decided to study for a year abroad in the United States. This experience allowed me to integrate into an entirely different culture, but it of course came with its challenges. I still hold up that year as one of the most important ones in my life, it allowed me to broaden my perspective on life and people, as well as to realize that there is no one right way of living. After this great adventure, I wanted to keep experiencing other cultures, and I stayed one year abroad during my university degree in England. Here I realized that no experience abroad is the same and that the difficulties you may face in one situation may be completely different, at a social and personal level. It seemed fate that my parents moved to Geneva a few years ago, one of the most international cities in the world; and it felt natural that I would follow them a bit after to start a new life here. So now, I find myself living as an expat with my family, with expats friends, and expats neighbors, something that allows me to see all the different faces that this way of life entails.