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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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Dr. Tara Thompson
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My expertise includes mood disorders, depression, addictions, relationships issues, eating disorders, anxiety and panic symptoms. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I am also a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).


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My expertise includes mood disorders, depression, addictions, relationships issues, eating disorders, anxiety and panic symptoms. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I am also a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

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With over 15 years of experience as a Psychologist, I have an eclectic approach to treatment, but tend to draw from relational and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to design a specialized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

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  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • LGBTQ+
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Sarah Nichols
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Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.


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Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.

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I tend to focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapies in my practice and also include a strengths-based and person-centered approach to custom tailor each session to the client and their individual needs.

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  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Stress
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Michelle Litwer
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I help people navigate relationship issues, life transitions, career and academic goals, increase pleasure and mastery, and feel more confident in their everyday lives.


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I help people navigate relationship issues, life transitions, career and academic goals, increase pleasure and mastery, and feel more confident in their everyday lives.

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My main objective is to help clients manage their emotions so they can make mindful decisions that are line with their goals/values. I enjoy helping clients live more fulfilling lives, become unstuck, and work to build a life worth living.

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North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD
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Use the most effective treatment available, with the goal of getting your OCD into full remission. OCD is treatable and manageable and I will encourage you at a pace that is right for you. Take back the power to create your life as you want it.


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Together, we will:

Use the most effective treatment available, with the goal of getting your OCD into full remission. OCD is treatable and manageable and I will encourage you at a pace that is right for you. Take back the power to create your life as you want it.

Something to know about my approach is:

Empathic, motivating and straight-forward. We collaborate to tailor sessions to meet your needs. We use your strengths to both empower you to reach your goals as well as to help you with areas of concern. I guide you but you remain in control.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Dr. Rosanna Lora
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

Something to know about my approach is:

Confidential and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a supportive way that will foster growth and healthy ways of being in the world. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
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  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Immigrants
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • multicultural identity
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Justice
  • Women's Issues
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin