Find English-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, 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 English is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a English-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, 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 English-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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Lushi Zhang
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be able to create a safe environment for you to tell your stories, discover your strengths and potentials, learn tools that I have been perfecting over my career healing people just like you, repair and deepen relationships with your loved ones.


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be able to create a safe environment for you to tell your stories, discover your strengths and potentials, learn tools that I have been perfecting over my career healing people just like you, repair and deepen relationships with your loved ones.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I use evidence-based interventions to help address my clients' needs with customized treatment plans. I am very passionate about perfecting my clinical skills and always trying to find new ways to improve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Therapy
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Panic
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Relationship Skills
  • Trauma
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Ashley Buckner
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Explore presenting challenges and areas the you want to work through. Together, we will gather information from your life experiences and how those experiences have shaped and impacted you.


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Explore presenting challenges and areas the you want to work through. Together, we will gather information from your life experiences and how those experiences have shaped and impacted you.

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My goal is to meet you where you are at in the present moment. I believe that our brain and body are deeply intertwined and my hope is to help individuals develop felt experiences to create positive change in their lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
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Andrew Brown
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Develop and heal your capacity to handle new or overwhelming emotions and relationships (past, present, or future), without losing your mind, your ability to exercise good judgement, or your emotional connection to others.


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Together, we will:

Develop and heal your capacity to handle new or overwhelming emotions and relationships (past, present, or future), without losing your mind, your ability to exercise good judgement, or your emotional connection to others.

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My hope is to provide treatment that is as personalized as possible. We will work collaboratively, each igniting ideas, back and forth in each other, illuminating what needs healing, and then caring for it.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Emotional abuse
  • narcissistic abuse
  • Repetitive relational issues
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Andrew Brown remote and phone therapy in California
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Elizabeth Turin
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I use a holistic approach and consider biological, psychological, and social aspects of a client's life to determine the best treatment paradigms.


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I use a holistic approach and consider biological, psychological, and social aspects of a client's life to determine the best treatment paradigms.

Something to know about my approach is:

deal client is someone who desires a partner in addressing their mental health. I view the patient-doctor relationship as a shared decision making process that will facilitate an individually tailored approach to achieve optimal mental health.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Dalia Sileem-Naguib
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In my work I invite my clients to share any subject matter or concern they’d like to work on, in a safe non-judgmental environment.


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In my work I invite my clients to share any subject matter or concern they’d like to work on, in a safe non-judgmental environment.

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I am an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Supervisor and therapist. I’m passionate about helping my clients build a safe nurturing connection with their loved ones. EFT has proven to help reduce individual symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression Management
  • Families
  • Relational difficulties
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationships
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Dalia  Sileem-Naguib remote and phone therapy in California