Find Malay-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Fort Smith, AR.

 

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 Malay is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Malay-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Fort Smith, the suburbs of Fort Smith, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Arkansas, 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 Malay-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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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

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Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Janine Purvis
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identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.


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Together, we will:

identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and will collaborate with you to identify & set goals so you make the changes you desire. I provide a structured yet flexible approach. I now offer EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
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Janine Purvis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana
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Ellen Bronder
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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard


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Together, we will:

When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is collaborative & tailored to your unique needs & preferences. You'll not find a "one-size-fits all" approach. Evidence-based approaches are customized to you and foster deep self-understanding & lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Transitions
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Ellen Bronder remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
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Dr. Nichole Vincent
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Curate the mentally well-thy life you deserve! I will pinpoint what isn't working and disrupt the hell out of what might be keeping you from moving onward! Schedule a free consult and let's #tacoaboutit


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Together, we will:

Curate the mentally well-thy life you deserve! I will pinpoint what isn't working and disrupt the hell out of what might be keeping you from moving onward! Schedule a free consult and let's #tacoaboutit

Something to know about my approach is:

I take great pride in not being a typical cookie-cutter therapist. I use humor in my sessions (and maybe a few cuss words) because I wholeheartedly believe that therapy is a place where one should be their true, authentic self!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life changes
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Dr. Nichole  Vincent remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Heather Srncik, therapist in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa
Heather Srncik
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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.


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Picture of Heather Srncik, therapist in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach encompasses a variety of techniques based on your individual needs. We will work collaboratively on your goals, identify the roots of your symptoms, and develop tools to overcome your current challenges

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Overwhelmed
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Heather Srncik remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa