VANESA NIETO, MSC

Mental Health Professional

 

MY STORY

Why Psychology?

I decided to study psychology because I wanted to understand how people think and how the mind works. I realized from a young age how mental illness can destroy not only those who suffer from it but also their relatives and those around them. 

I have studied, traveled and worked in different countries. These experiences and knowledge have helped me to find the answers to some questions about feelings and people's behaviors. I studied my Master's degree in Health Psychology in the UK. I have even studied neuroscience at Harvard. I researched and published on the subject of how growing up with a parent with a mental illness may affect adulthood and romantic relationships. My research interests are about how difficult experiences during childhood affect your decisions as an adult.

I like to help people who feel stuck in their life or are suffering. I specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am also trained in Gottman method for couple's therapy. Over the last few years I have become interested in sports psychology, especially in the relationship between mind and body and the techniques that can improve exercise performance. 

 

MY QUALIFICATIONS

 

MASTER IN PSYCHOLOGY

Master's degree in Health/Medical Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University, in Sheffield, UK.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminology.

TRAINED AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Intensive Training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. 
Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Director: Alvaro Pascual-Leone.

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCHER

Author of "The Experience of Growing Up with a Parent with Schizophrenia" published by the American Psychological Asociation (APA) 
http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fqup0000112