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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. Wherever you are located in Connecticut from Bridgeport to West Haven or even New Britain, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Debra Gottschalk
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Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.


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Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a combination of Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, Art therapy, and Nature-Based Therapy. Engaging our bodies and brains in different ways helps process and manage stress, and provides different forms of emotional connection and expression.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • grief
  • Miscarriage
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Sofia Loran
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Find a way to create a therapeutic balance in your life. We will focus on your strengths to become the best version of YOU!


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Find a way to create a therapeutic balance in your life. We will focus on your strengths to become the best version of YOU!

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in a nonjudgmental approach to individualized care. Medication might not be for you and is not required to help you to build on your strengths to empower you to achieve your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Sofia Loran remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Sandra Gibson
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My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.


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My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sandra develops a therapeutic alliance and helps improve my functioning.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Vanessa Andrews
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Utilize creativity and play to ensure your child makes progress and enjoys therapy.


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Utilize creativity and play to ensure your child makes progress and enjoys therapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have been working with kids for over 15 years. Parents, you do not have to do this alone, together we can creatively help your child navigate any challenge.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Adoption
  • Bereavement
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Medical Trauma
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Vanessa Andrews remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
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Keyndra Lewis
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Trauma, stressor, relational concerns, substance use, gender issues, chronic anxiety and depression barriers to a life the person wants to live.


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Trauma, stressor, relational concerns, substance use, gender issues, chronic anxiety and depression barriers to a life the person wants to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My experience 10+ years in field has ranged from supporting partnerships in all stages Choosing to move forward to single life after separation, with or with out children or dependents, can be challenging. I am trauma informed.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
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