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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. 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 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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Allison Kirsch
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We will work together to develop a treatment plan that is personalized to you. We will check in frequently on treatment progress and I will stay flexible to changing and expanding the approach as needed to best meet your needs.


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We will work together to develop a treatment plan that is personalized to you. We will check in frequently on treatment progress and I will stay flexible to changing and expanding the approach as needed to best meet your needs.

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I integrate mind- and body-based approaches to help you explore areas for personal growth. I believe you are the expert on yourself and I am your partner in helping you process, uncover your strengths, and move towards your life goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Dynamics
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Health
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Amanda Rhodes
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In therapy, I use a person-centered, collaborative approach to explore meaningfulness and vitality. And, through courage and compassion, we work ACTively with the barriers and immense challenges that get in the way of living the life you want.


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In therapy, I use a person-centered, collaborative approach to explore meaningfulness and vitality. And, through courage and compassion, we work ACTively with the barriers and immense challenges that get in the way of living the life you want.

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My approach mixes ancient eastern mindfulness practices with modern day empirically validated behavioral treatments (ACT, CFT, MBSR). I use humor and playfulness to break the hold our thoughts, feelings, and sensations have over our experience.

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  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • End of Life
  • Grief
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Carolyn Hoffmann
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utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered style to support you through difficult times. I value modeling what trust and support can look like in your daily life.


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utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered style to support you through difficult times. I value modeling what trust and support can look like in your daily life.

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I use a balance of listening and open-ended questions to really understand your life experiences. In my approach, I prioritize connection and reasonable expectations as we identify together what sustainable change means for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
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  • Anxiety
  • Career Change
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  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Abuse
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Becca Kim
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I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapy. Together we will uncover how past ways of coping with emotions, experiences, and relationships are no longer effective and together identify healthier coping strategies.


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I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapy. Together we will uncover how past ways of coping with emotions, experiences, and relationships are no longer effective and together identify healthier coping strategies.

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I view therapy as a collaborative process and use an integrative therapeutic approach. I believe therapy is an opportunity to recognize and untangle patterns in order to have a healthier relationship with yourself.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief
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  • Perfectionism
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Priya works with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds who feel dissatisfied or uneasy as an individual or within their relationships.


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Priya works with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds who feel dissatisfied or uneasy as an individual or within their relationships.

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Therapy can be an intimidating process, and our goal is to provide an open, safe environment to help instill support, understanding and empowerment throughout your therapeutic journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Conscious Uncoupling
  • Couples
  • Couples Sex Therapy
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Life Adjustment
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sibling Relationships
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