About Me

Natalia R. Moreira - English speaking psychologist in Rio de Janeiro.
Psychotherapist and relationship columnist.


I've spoken English my whole life, since I was a kid, so it just came natural to me to start teaching English when I decided I wanted to start working - I was only 17 back then. I then got my first Bachelor's Degree in Languages at 22 and became a professional translator. However, ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to pursue a career path that would make a difference in people's lives, so in my mid 20's I started my studies to get my second Bachelor's Degree, this time in Psychology, my one true passion.

As I carried on with my studies in Psychology, I also became a postgraduate and experienced translator with over 3,000 hours of experience in simultaneous translation booths, books translated into English and Portuguese, and several experiences abroad, so I think I can say English is my 'second first' language.  

Today I am a full-time psychologist dully licensed in the greater area of Rio de Janeiro (CRP/RJ: 05/55911)  a body psychotherapist and a Biodynamics therapist. I am also a relationship columnist for Vênus Digital magazine, a postgraduate intern working with families and couples at Serviço de Psicologia Aplicada (SPA) in PUC-Rio university and my private practice is located downtown Rio de Janeiro, right next to the US Consulate.

I put my 2 professional backgrounds together in my practice to provide unique counseling services for English-speakers in Rio de Janeiro. My approach is fundamentally humanistic, so I emphatically accompany my patients as far as they are willing/able to go at each given time of the process using a non-directive approach. 

As a Psychologist, I am committed to the well-being of all my patients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. 

Please find my qualifications below


Education - Psychology

Postgraduate studies: Familiy and Couples Therapy

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio

Two-year course.

Specialization studies: Psycho-Organic Analysis

Ecole Française d'Analyse Psycho-Organic -EFAPO (France)

Centro Brasileiro de Formação em Análise Psico-Orgânica - CEBRAFAPO (Brazil)

Three-year course

Undergraduate studies: Psychology - Bachelor's Degree

Universidade Santa Úrsula - USU.
   - Student teacher for Humanistic-Existential Psychology (3 semesters)
   - Student teacher for Behaviour-Cognitive Therapy (1 semester)

Five-year course

Professional Training in Biodynamics Massage Therapy

Centro Brasileiro de Formação em Análise Psico-Orgânica - CEBRAFAPO
One year course


Education - Languages and Translation

Other qualifications that allow me to provide unique counseling and psychotherapy services for English-speakers

Postgraduation studies: Conference Interpreting- English-Portuguese

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio
Two-year course

Specialization studies: English-Portuguese Translations

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio
One year course

Undergraduate studies: Languages - Bachelor's Degree

Universidade de São Paulo - USP
Double Major in Portuguese and German
Four-year course

 Hi2T High Intensity Interpreting Training

Versão Brasileira in partnership with Comunica Tradução Simultânea
One-week course