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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. Wherever you are located in Arkansas from Bentonville to Springdale or even Little Rock, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Ivy Le
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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

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I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

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Janine Purvis
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You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. 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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You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. 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.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
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David Ruble
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If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, tired of all the little things getting on your nerves, tired of being angry, sad, or lonely most of the time, let Access Counseling & Assessment help you feel like yourself again.


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If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, tired of all the little things getting on your nerves, tired of being angry, sad, or lonely most of the time, let Access Counseling & Assessment help you feel like yourself again.

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I believe that everyone was has the potential to help themselves and the resilience that is needed to successfully overcome any challenge. My role is to help you identify and use your own unique strengths to become the best version of yourself

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  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
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Helen Jennings-Hood
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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.


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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.

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I work with the whole person and their whole life. I focus on using the gifts, strengths, & talents that each person has to build the skills that they need to grow & make change in their lives.

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  • LGBTQ+
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  • Perfectionism
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Work toward your goals and lean into the very best version of you.

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Dr. Spada is a gestalt psychotherapist that always meets the patient where they are and works collaboratively with the patient toward their goals.

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  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
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