Find Portuguese-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 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. 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 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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Sostenes Lima
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Collaborate and work towards healing and growth. I specialize in working with folks who seek to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about being a resource for professionals of color, creatives and fathers.


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Collaborate and work towards healing and growth. I specialize in working with folks who seek to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about being a resource for professionals of color, creatives and fathers.

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For the last 8 years, I have offered integrative and specialized trauma and attachment. I have extensive training/practice in EMDR, Somatic based, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Trauma
  • developmental trauma
  • Family trauma
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
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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
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • DOT Substance Abuse Evaluations
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  • Rape and Sexual Assault
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