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A language barrier can make it impossible to communicate effectively, thwarting your therapy experience from the start. Good communication between you and your therapist is key to success in therapy.

If Somali is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Somali-speaking therapist. Wherever you are located in Alaska, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Ways a Language Barrier Can Hinder Therapy

Here are several ways that a language barrier can decrease the effectiveness of therapy and counseling:

  • It can cause a misdiagnosis based on an insufficient understanding of your symptoms.
  • Your therapist may misunderstand statements or cultural factors important to your health.
  • Without good communication, you may not fully understand the therapist’s treatment plan.

Due to the above reasons, it’s in your best interest to see a therapist who speaks your native language. We also encourage you to read licensed therapist Meredith Walker’s article to learn about additional things to consider when choosing a therapist.

See a Therapist Who Speaks Your Native Language Today!

Licensed Somali-speaking therapists are available to get to know you, pinpoint your issues, and create a plan to get you on track toward a happier life. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified bilingual therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Jennifer Dolphin
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Map out your story. Where you came from, where you are and where you want to go while learning the skills you need to face bumps along the way. We will forge a new path so that you can achieve peace and connection.


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Map out your story. Where you came from, where you are and where you want to go while learning the skills you need to face bumps along the way. We will forge a new path so that you can achieve peace and connection.

Something to know about my approach is:

My work focuses on relationships. Relationship with self, family and others. Most of our “wounds” come from broken attachment and dysfunctional dynamics. I’m a cycle breaker and together we can break your cycle of generational trauma.

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Wyvonne Williams
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Tackle depression, fear, and anxiety which are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had.


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Tackle depression, fear, and anxiety which are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had.

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I offer video counseling from the convenience of your own home during non standard hours to best suit your needs. Although I offer Individual therapy, my primary way of helping clients is through group therapy.

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Madeline Patalano
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We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.


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We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.

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Empathetic understanding of where you are and encouragement and direction to meet your goals and desires.

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Sarah Edwards
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Heal an grow. This is a private, client-focused, professional psychotherapy office. I focus on grief, healing from abuse, women's issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other life and mental health issues and mental illnesses.


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Heal an grow. This is a private, client-focused, professional psychotherapy office. I focus on grief, healing from abuse, women's issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other life and mental health issues and mental illnesses.

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This is your time to work toward your goals. A positive, comfortable, genuine, spiritual, and holistic approach to healing and growth is promoted here. Individual & group psychotherapy is offered.

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Jolene Rogers
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Discuss forefront and underlying issues for depression, anxiety, anger, grief, behavior issues, and more.


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Discuss forefront and underlying issues for depression, anxiety, anger, grief, behavior issues, and more.

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I’m very person-centered. My goal is to ensure you feel heard and walk with you in your journey for mental health.

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  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
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  • Impulse Control Disorders
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