Find Somali-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Westminster, 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 Westminster, the suburbs of Westminster, other nearby places such as Fountain Valley, Cypress, 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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focus on healing from past hurts, explore healthy coping skills, identify strengths, and learn how to build meaningful relationships.


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focus on healing from past hurts, explore healthy coping skills, identify strengths, and learn how to build meaningful relationships.

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I use an integrative approach with a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, family systems, and attachment theory. By creating a safe and supportive environment, my goal is to help teens lead purposeful lives.

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DARRIN JOHNSON
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Through clinical interventions we will work to alleviate negative feelings by empowering you to see your own unique strengths & abilities. For more information on me, my approach & how I can help you go to https://TherapywithDarrin.com.


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Through clinical interventions we will work to alleviate negative feelings by empowering you to see your own unique strengths & abilities. For more information on me, my approach & how I can help you go to https://TherapywithDarrin.com.

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My approach is to analyze familial, environmental and social relationships and assess how they may be contributing to emotional distress. I offer emotion focused individual therapy to bring forth the best self through exploration & discovery.

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Danielle Thomas
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identify the problem that has created significant impact on your current life and from there work towards a desired obtainable goal.


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identify the problem that has created significant impact on your current life and from there work towards a desired obtainable goal.

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When we meet, I will focus on you the person, that is experiencing a problem, versus just the problem itself. I believe that externalizing the concern and strengthening the person is a key factor in lasting progression and sustainable outcomes.

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Karine Johannes
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We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.


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We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.

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My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ and BIPOC affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective.

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Theresa Brown
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We will challenge self-limiting beliefs, process and let go of heavy emotions, practice healthier behaviors, and develop insight into the patterns and trauma that led to the present problem. If you are ready to dive deep, feel free to reach out.


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We will challenge self-limiting beliefs, process and let go of heavy emotions, practice healthier behaviors, and develop insight into the patterns and trauma that led to the present problem. If you are ready to dive deep, feel free to reach out.

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We will decrease distressing symptoms, such as anxiety, negative thoughts, and shame, as well as focus on the core underlying emotional patterns to allow you to find a true sense of freedom in your life. Our approach will be tailored to you.

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