We had the good fortune of connecting with Cynthia Reynoso and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cynthia, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“The person that I want to become, is beyond my fears”. I like this quote so much because, for me, it shows this amazing capability of challenging ourselves to grow, and to move away from our comfort zones. As human beings, we all have different kinds of fears, but what makes the difference is when we decide to confront those fears and to become better versions of ourselves.
Every time we decide to move forward, even though it might be difficult, we continue to grow from the inside: we can notice we’re not the same person, we become bold and brave; and that might help us to feel more confident about ourselves.
Once we begin believing in ourselves, nothing can stop us. We can accomplish everything we want, and I think that’s why we’re here: to accomplish our goals, to follow our dreams, to learn, to conquer our fears, and to appreciate life in every single way. Once you start, it becomes a wonderful path, and you’ll never regret having taken the first step.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have to admit it wasn’t easy at all. I’ve been through many stages in this journey of finding myself as an entrepreneur. So many times we hear that “you just have to study something and then you will have a job and everything will be fine”, but I wanted something more. I remember when I was just finishing my college education in 2015, I had my first client in the same month I graduated. It was a huge accomplishment for me in that time, but the reality was that I couldn’t make a living with only one client, so I decided to look for a job.
I started working in an administrative position at a hospital and at the same time I continued seeing that patient. I finished my contract in the hospital after three months, and I have to admit it was a really good experience: but it wasn’t what I wanted. Then I started working in an office where I recruited people for different companies: I spent almost 3 years there, while the number of patients I worked with started to grow. I also started to give English classes to children, so at that time I had 3 jobs. But still, I was looking for my passion (or at least something to focus on), because at that time I was working too much without loving what I was doing, and my career expectations were very different. During that time I continued studying and learning more about my career.
After many interviews, many people told me that I wasn’t good enough for a certain job: others liked my profile and experience, but the pay was not enough. So then, in 2018 I started working at CRIT Teleton as a family therapist: I used to work with children with disabilities, and it was the job of my dreams. I loved everything about it, but then I started seeing some things with management that weren’t right: after three months my contract wasn’t renewed. I was really sad, I couldn’t believe that was happening: I was giving my best and the center didn’t appreciate it. They didn’t even tell me why I couldn’t stay anymore. Fortunately I was giving yoga classes at the time, and still had a few patients, so I decided to study my Master’s degree in Neuropsychology.
I kept growing and continued with my patients until last year, when I opened my own Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy center called “Psique -Sana”. It’s located in Tijuana, very close to the Otay border. It’s been very challenging to work during quarantine, but it’s still growing and I feel very proud. We have different specialists that can help our patients, depending on the problem each patient has. I want to continue growing and, for now, the results have been incredible thanks to all of our clients that trust us.
I just want to say that it might be difficult, you might lose your way in the process, but trust me: it’s worth it to keep going and never give up. Good things await for those who trust life. You just have to keep working hard and results will come.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Tijuana, just a few minutes from the San Diego border, and we have a lot of options here. I love Baja! We have Ensenada and Rosarito, and there are beautiful beaches everywhere. Then, there’s Valle de Guadalupe, an amazing winery that has exquisite food, drinks and views.
I also love hiking, so definitely the best spots are in San Diego! I love Potato Chip Rock, Iron Mountain, Mission Trails and I can go on and on, because there are so many of them, and they are beautiful!
Of course Disneyland is just two hours away, so it’s always a good idea; and Sea World is like 40 minutes away, and I also love it!
We are also very lucky to have many different kinds of foods here in Baja: we have Mexican cuisine, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, and every single one of them is delicious! So if you’re looking for a beautiful spot, a good drink and delicious food, I definitely recommend you to visit Baja.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I feel so grateful for everything and everyone in my life: my mom, my teachers, my friends, partners, students and more. I believe every single one of them has helped me reach my goals in many different ways. Life has a way of showing us where we should continue: we just have to pay very close attention to all of those signals. Every book we read, every song, every word of advice: that’s Life, telling us what we need in that specific moment. We just need to open our heart and be ready to receive.
I feel very happy every time I get to know someone successful: every story becomes an inspiration, and so I try to surround myself with people that add positive things to my life, and see if I can add something to their lives too.