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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 Swahili is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Swahili-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Arcadia, or even Biltmore, 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 Swahili-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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Roberta Ballard
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develop a personalized plan to help get you unstuck and on track to living the life you want. Therapy with me is based in science, but not impersonal or formulaic. We usually work to improve both current challenges and long-standing issues.


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Together, we will:

develop a personalized plan to help get you unstuck and on track to living the life you want. Therapy with me is based in science, but not impersonal or formulaic. We usually work to improve both current challenges and long-standing issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

I combine several approaches that help you understand patterns and themes that might be holding you back, and learn new skills to feel better. I'm not a "sit and nod" therapist; I share my perceptions and ideas with you, and sessions are active.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fears and Phobias
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Trauma Recovery
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Roberta Ballard remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Rebecca Leslie
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talk about your goals, areas you feel stuck, and what areas you want to change


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

talk about your goals, areas you feel stuck, and what areas you want to change

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I specialize in helping people who are overwhelmed when it comes to eating and unhappy with their bodies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • emotional eating
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Overeating
  • Stress
  • Stress Eating
  • Weight Management
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Rebecca Leslie remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Lourdes Valdes
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Explore thoughts and experiences behind important feelings as well as effective and lasting strategies that will help better manage worries and moods. We will regularly assess symptoms to assure that our work is making a positive difference.


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Together, we will:

Explore thoughts and experiences behind important feelings as well as effective and lasting strategies that will help better manage worries and moods. We will regularly assess symptoms to assure that our work is making a positive difference.

Something to know about my approach is:

I primarily use behavioral and cognitive methods that have clear scientific support for their effectiveness and efficiency. My methods are active, directive, and educative; I aim at solving the problems that the client faces here and now.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting Issues
  • Social Anxiety
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Lourdes Valdes remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Ruchi Bhargava
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Meet your goals in a safe and caring environment.


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Together, we will:

Meet your goals in a safe and caring environment.

Something to know about my approach is:

I truly work to meet your goals as the client. I work at your pace to ensure that you feel safe while exploring the challenges that you are facing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hard of hearing (in betweener - don't relate to hearing world 100% or hard of hearing world 100%)
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relational Communication
  • Relationship issues
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Ruchi Bhargava remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Katie Pankonin
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Together we will strengthen your self compassion, insight, and healthy coping skills. Each session will be in a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental environment where we can work together to get you back to feeling like "you."


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Picture of Katie Pankonin, therapist in Arizona, Nebraska
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together we will strengthen your self compassion, insight, and healthy coping skills. Each session will be in a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental environment where we can work together to get you back to feeling like "you."

Something to know about my approach is:

I am highly collaborative and will always check in on how I can best support you. I lead first with empathy and compassion, and work with you individually to create a therapeutic alliance to best achieve your unique goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakups
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Distress
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Katie Pankonin remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Nebraska