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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 American Sign Language is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a American Sign Language-speaking therapist. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, 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 American Sign Language-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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We will examine what is holding you back and help develop new ways of responding to life's challenges. We will practice what helps you to feel grounded, confident, and more in control to improve self-worth, relationships, and heal past trauma.


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We will examine what is holding you back and help develop new ways of responding to life's challenges. We will practice what helps you to feel grounded, confident, and more in control to improve self-worth, relationships, and heal past trauma.

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I will help you get unstuck by exploring patterns that have been useful at times but no longer serve you. We work together to deepen insight and work on real time changes for a better way of living.

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Start with education and coping strategies to help you understand and stabilize your symptoms. Over time, we discuss the cognitive and behavioral patterns that create and maintain your suffering to help you change your beliefs and your behaviors.


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Start with education and coping strategies to help you understand and stabilize your symptoms. Over time, we discuss the cognitive and behavioral patterns that create and maintain your suffering to help you change your beliefs and your behaviors.

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My work is informed by 15 years of comprehensive training in cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and psychodynamic methods as well as my clinical experience. I’m always learning and eager to collaborate with you to understand your mind.

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Decrease limiting beliefs & replace them with proven techniques to help you decrease worry + understand your frustrations in your relationships. Learn to overcome feelings of inadequacy so that you can feel a sense of ease throughout your day to day.


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Decrease limiting beliefs & replace them with proven techniques to help you decrease worry + understand your frustrations in your relationships. Learn to overcome feelings of inadequacy so that you can feel a sense of ease throughout your day to day.

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During our work together we will focus on areas in your life that are no longer serving you so you can expand into your highest self. You will learn to use your body as a tool, resulting in you feeling magnetized and lit up by your life.

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find ways to safely express yourself in a healthy way. Find confidence and clarity in your decision making. Create boundaries that align with your values to have strong and healthy relationships with the people you care about the most. Lets talk!


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find ways to safely express yourself in a healthy way. Find confidence and clarity in your decision making. Create boundaries that align with your values to have strong and healthy relationships with the people you care about the most. Lets talk!

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I can help you find new ways to cope so you feel strong, confident, and heal. Each individual is unique and therefor the therapeutic techniques and treatment modalities I use will be specifically tailored to your needs.

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Shaddia Ghneim
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At the end of the day we all seem to need these three things: to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. This is what you will have in our work together as it serves as the catalyst for change. Whatever is on your mind, it is welcome here.


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Together, we will:

At the end of the day we all seem to need these three things: to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. This is what you will have in our work together as it serves as the catalyst for change. Whatever is on your mind, it is welcome here.

Something to know about my approach is:

I always say that “healing starts with being human.” By our very nature we are built to survive, but we can learn how to turn surviving into thriving. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy so we may find the strength in your individuality.

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