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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 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. 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 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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James Gray
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Find techniques that work for your concerns and stay with them. If a technique doesn't work we stop using it and find ones that do. I keep up to date on all the major CBT techniques, and personalize them to your needs to help you succeed.


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Together, we will:

Find techniques that work for your concerns and stay with them. If a technique doesn't work we stop using it and find ones that do. I keep up to date on all the major CBT techniques, and personalize them to your needs to help you succeed.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use scientifically backed approaches including CBT, CBT, and ACT that help you identify your problems and give you an array of solutions. These techniques focus on the present and are procedure based to help you make positive changes.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • BODY FOCUSED HABIT DISORDER
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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Lizzy Kosin
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I believe in an integrative approach that addresses the complexities of your separate life while also recognizing the impact of the environment around you.


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I believe in an integrative approach that addresses the complexities of your separate life while also recognizing the impact of the environment around you.

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My hope is to create a space built on trust and collaboration. The goal is to help you find areas of growth and strength within your life. The therapeutic process should be adaptable, human, creative, and it should actually WORK.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Life Adjustment
  • Personal Development
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Joanna Strait
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identify and set goals for our therapeutic work together. These goals will be ones that reflect YOUR values and desires and ones that I will support you to achieve as quickly as possible.


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identify and set goals for our therapeutic work together. These goals will be ones that reflect YOUR values and desires and ones that I will support you to achieve as quickly as possible.

Something to know about my approach is:

I really value two way communication in all of my sessions. I am proactive about asking questions that allow me to gain insight into underlying patterns, believes, and desires.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Infertility
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • quarter life crisis
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Dr. Janet Civitelli
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Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.


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Together, we will:

Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have a strong background in personality psychology and I will use that expertise to choose therapy methods that work well for you. I will help you to build upon your strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Career
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Health
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Work-Life Balance
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
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Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia