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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 Portuguese is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Portuguese-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 Portuguese-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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Gyna Costa
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I believe that you know what is best for you; and my role is to simply help you develop some tools and become more aware of your inner strength and what is holding you back, so you make the decisions needed to overcome the challenges you are facing.


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Together, we will:

I believe that you know what is best for you; and my role is to simply help you develop some tools and become more aware of your inner strength and what is holding you back, so you make the decisions needed to overcome the challenges you are facing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have informed my practices around trauma, inclusion, connection, and sense of belonging. I enjoy learning from the people I serve and provide care to. I believe that developing a good therapeutic connection is key to a successful treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman
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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.


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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.

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My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Irrational Belief Systems and Thinking Errors.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger
  • Anger Disorders
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  • Domestic Violence
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