Find Swahili-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 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. 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 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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Jennifer Ozomaro
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I hope to help get you back on the right track, by identifying areas in your life that cause you distress. We will build new coping skills, and manage emotional regulation by increasing distress tolerance and mindfulness.


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I hope to help get you back on the right track, by identifying areas in your life that cause you distress. We will build new coping skills, and manage emotional regulation by increasing distress tolerance and mindfulness.

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I use a cognitive and mindfulness approach to identify the areas in your life you'd like to improve. I like to collaboratively work with clients on setting achievable goals for the future.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Johana M. de Oca
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Identify stressors, explore your thought process, repair feelings, ease anxieties caused by experience, work through attachment issues that may come from past trauma, as well as any feelings of sadness/depression as a result of collective patterns.


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Identify stressors, explore your thought process, repair feelings, ease anxieties caused by experience, work through attachment issues that may come from past trauma, as well as any feelings of sadness/depression as a result of collective patterns.

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I want to help you explore the root of the problem, find your voice, problem solve, strengthen your skills, & challenge distorted thoughts & feelings to move you towards the life you want. My approach is individualized, structured and at your pace.

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  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • Infidelity
  • Life Stress
  • Major Accidents
  • Past Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Violence
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William James Jones
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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.


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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.

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I use an exclusive approach known as Integrative Depth Psychology where we explore issues through four pillars that make up my approach. I use cultural sensitive, humanistic, intersubjective, and Jungian modalities to set the groundwork for therapy.

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  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • multicultural identity
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
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Maura Merritt
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Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

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I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

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  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Audrey Schoen
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Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.


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Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am comfortable with seemingly “uncomfortable” topics — sex, money, gender roles, whatever — while also welcoming the humor and joy that often arises on the journey self-discovery.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • First Responders
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Development
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship problems
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