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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 Japanese is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Japanese-speaking therapist. Wherever you are located in District of Columbia, 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 Japanese-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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Willard Vaughn
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We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.


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Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will be very frank and honest with you, while also pragmatic. I like to converse and hear what is on your mind, molding that into a topic related to what your issues are. I look at how you think and what that does to your emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Alicia Rozycki, PhD
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Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.


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Together, we will:

Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My process offers the opportunity to identify the life patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that have you stuck, and include growth exercises to help you between visits. I provide expert, custom-tailored care in a thorough, compassionate and honest way.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Active Duty Military
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Moral injury
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  • Professional Women
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Women's Issues
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Emily Decker
Together, we will:

Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.


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Together, we will:

Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on your current life, relationships, and goals. When we talk about the past, it's usually to help inform our understanding of why something is happening now. I use evidence based practices, including mindfulness, DBT and CBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Codependency
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Religious Trauma
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann
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Create an affirming, collaborative environment, where we will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.


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Together, we will:

Create an affirming, collaborative environment, where we will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is evidence-based and individualized, grounded in curiosity about your experiences, identifying what's most important to you, acknowledging societal and environmental context, and exploring what is or isn’t working for you in your life.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Life Transitions
  • Low motivation
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Rebecca Leslie
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I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.


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Together, we will:

I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. I use evidence-based treatment in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best fit each person.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Management
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