We had the good fortune of connecting with Beatriz Yepes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Beatriz, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
We started out as friends and colleagues, and we found ourselves having frequent conversations about psychology, neuroscience, and mental health. In these conversations we realized that there was something missing in the social media conversations around these topics. We both came from different professional backgrounds, Valentina had focused on therapy with families, children and adolescents, and Beatriz had spent her time in the neuroscience research field, exploring the relationship between emotions and the brain.
As we kept exploring our own voice in the mental health world, we came to the conclusion that our perspectives complemented each other really well. We saw a need to integrate the practicality of therapy, with the latest scientific findings in the psychology and neuroscience field.
Encouraged by our colleagues, friends and family, we decided to embark in this adventure of providing a different, holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to therapy and mental health services. We hope we can provide a space where our clients feel supported, challenged, and motivated to achieve their best self.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Mind your being is an initiative that hopes to educate about health from a holistic and empathetic perspective. Our goal is to help people reach a state of wellbeing through different science-based tools, psychoeducation, and mental health services that adapt to their individual needs.
We see health and wellbeing as the balance between our physical, mental, social and spiritual health. We want to promote wellbeing in all areas of life, because science has shown that our mental health is inseparable from our physical health and vice versa.
We are excited about continuing to grow our platform and our business in the new year, offering new services like workshops, groups and more.
One of the biggest challenges has been learning about business, marketing and a whole new world of entrepreneurship that we didn’t know before. We both come from psychology and research backgrounds that’s completely different from the world of starting your own business. However, we’ve remained open and eager to learn from people who have spent their time studying and working in those areas.
We want the world to know that we are a couple of friends and colleagues that are looking to do things right, give science supported tools to overcome challenges, and support people in their pursuit of their best self.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If our best friend was coming to town we would definitely take them to Kraken Crudo, a great sushi place near Wynwood, they have unexpected combinations and the best Oreo roll.
Since we’re in Miami we would definitely take them to South Beach to explore the most Miami-esque scenery in town. We would also make time to take them on a boat ride and enjoy the beautiful sea near Key Biscayne.
Another must-try is the USBS burgers at The Citadel in North Miami, they are arguably the best burgers in town.
Finally, to get a taste of our culture we would take them to La Caserola for great venezuelan food.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to dedicate our Shoutout to Stephanie Essenfeld, from Therapy Untangled, who supported us in different ways, individually and as a team. She was one of the biggest inspirations behind our project, and she has given us priceless advice.
She has believed in us and our vision, and encouraged us to make it real.