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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. Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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We'll look at your family of origins, your relationships with self and others, see what patterns are playing out in your life, gain insight into what's working and what needs to be changed, learn tools that will help facilitate change long term.


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We'll look at your family of origins, your relationships with self and others, see what patterns are playing out in your life, gain insight into what's working and what needs to be changed, learn tools that will help facilitate change long term.

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My approach is holistic, that means, when treating a client I look at the whole picture, their environment and history including. I believe people are complex human beings require individualized treatment.

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Michelle Bogdan
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Hearing you and what you find helpful is what will start our journey together. I also want to ensure our work is driven by your defined values and not mine, therefore we may talk about what you find important in relationships and your mental health.


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Hearing you and what you find helpful is what will start our journey together. I also want to ensure our work is driven by your defined values and not mine, therefore we may talk about what you find important in relationships and your mental health.

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I work to create a safe and comfortable environment so that you get what you're looking. I actively listen, help you build insight and build a toolbox of strategies to obtain the progress you desire. I enjoy seeing my clients succeed!

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  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Fatherhood
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Together, we can uncover your inner strength and resilience and forge a path toward hope, purpose, and empowerment.

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I offer a personalized and holistic therapeutic approach, integrating various therapeutic techniques, including Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

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We will process anything and everything that’s on your mind. We can explore how the past has influenced the present, while also learning how to heal and become the best version of ourselves.

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I practice with mindfulness and creative techniques as well as incorporate activities to make therapy engaging and more inviting. I utilize a collaborative approach, that encourages growth and change.

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Susan Klemmer
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address your most pressing concerns in a way that lets you find the answers and the solutions that work for you. There is no one-size-fits-all, and I can't give you the answers - you will find them in yourself. It is my privilege to guide you.


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address your most pressing concerns in a way that lets you find the answers and the solutions that work for you. There is no one-size-fits-all, and I can't give you the answers - you will find them in yourself. It is my privilege to guide you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will challenge what you think of yourself and your worldview to help you find the path forward that works to help you grow and heal. My approach is trauma-informed and I am an LGBTQ+ affirming ally. You will always be safe with me.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Changes
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  • Social Anxiety
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