Find Somali-speaking Therapists & Counselors in San Mateo, CA.

 

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 Somali is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Somali-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, or anywhere else in California, 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 Somali-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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Soad Tabrizi
Together, we will:

Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.


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Together, we will:

Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.

Something to know about my approach is:

It's unique to each person. I don't use the same skills or approach with everyone. I tailor it to your needs that best fit your goals. I bring in CBT, DBT, psychodynamic and/or spirituality where appropriate and necessary. We'll laugh too ;)

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiving
  • Codependency
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self care
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self Understanding
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Christina Jones
Together, we will:

discuss and process your life and its circumstances. We will explore the various paths, thoughts and feelings you feel are hindering your growth as an individual.


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Together, we will:

discuss and process your life and its circumstances. We will explore the various paths, thoughts and feelings you feel are hindering your growth as an individual.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work from a person-centered approach, meaning I trust you to be the expert of your own life. I want to understand your experiences and ensure to provide genuine support to help you achieve your strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Self Regulation
  • Self-Worth
  • Stress Management
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Christina Jones remote and phone therapy in California
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Robyn Sheiniuk
Together, we will:

We'll work through old hurts such as traumas or depression. Together we'll help you feel as strong on the inside as you project yourself to be to the world. We'll connect old wounds to current struggles and help you heal them both.


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Together, we will:

We'll work through old hurts such as traumas or depression. Together we'll help you feel as strong on the inside as you project yourself to be to the world. We'll connect old wounds to current struggles and help you heal them both.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll help you open up with prompts and questions, but am also ok in silence when need time to think, or just process what we're talking about. I let you take the lead in our sessions, as you know what's important to you to talk about.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Robyn Sheiniuk remote and phone therapy in California
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Shawn Barry
Together, we will:

Discover the parts of you that you want to invest more time, energy, and love into. Understand how you see yourself, and how that differs from who you really are. Deepen your insight and skills that help you live your best life.


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Together, we will:

Discover the parts of you that you want to invest more time, energy, and love into. Understand how you see yourself, and how that differs from who you really are. Deepen your insight and skills that help you live your best life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I don't think therapy has to be overly formal or strenuous to be effective in creating change. Spending sessions talking about and practicing what makes you feel good can guide you towards healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Identity
  • Intrusive Thoughts
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Shawn Barry remote and phone therapy in California
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Ann DeWitt
Together, we will:

Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.


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Together, we will:

Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.

Something to know about my approach is:

I love sharing resources. I bring ideas for books to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, to enhance our work together. I am able to hold the vision of the possibilities that are "out there" beyond the current challenges you're facing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent-Parent Separation
  • Boundaries
  • Communication Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Women's Issues
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