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Find Portuguese-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Smyrna, GA.

 

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 Portuguese is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Portuguese-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Smyrna, the suburbs of Smyrna, other nearby places such as Marietta, Atlanta, or anywhere else in Georgia, 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 Portuguese-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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Cieria Swain
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I believe with hard work and persistence, you can be who you envision yourself to be. I am further committed to helping you to develop necessary skills that empower you to sustain a fuller and happier life.


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I believe with hard work and persistence, you can be who you envision yourself to be. I am further committed to helping you to develop necessary skills that empower you to sustain a fuller and happier life.

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I integrate different theoretical models throughout practice. I have worked in a psychiatric setting and a community-based environment, serving children, adolescents, adults, and families.

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  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
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Naomi Duncan
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I understand that talking to a stranger about difficult things can be unnatural, so I do my best to put clients at ease and to make sure clients never feel judged. Current and previous clients describe me as down-to-earth and genuine.


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I understand that talking to a stranger about difficult things can be unnatural, so I do my best to put clients at ease and to make sure clients never feel judged. Current and previous clients describe me as down-to-earth and genuine.

Something to know about my approach is:

I lean towards client-focused, strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I work with the client to see what they need and then determine from there what method is the most helpful, adjusting accordingly based on the client's needs.

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  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
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Karen Loaiza
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Collaboratively help you to understand the underlying factors contributing to your distress, teach you ways to more effectively work through the symptoms you're experiencing, and increase your sense of engagement and enjoyment in life.


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Collaboratively help you to understand the underlying factors contributing to your distress, teach you ways to more effectively work through the symptoms you're experiencing, and increase your sense of engagement and enjoyment in life.

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I work from an integrative approach, drawing on evidence-based interventions, clinical instincts, and the therapy relationship. I often use cognitive behavioral therapy as well as incorporate insight-oriented skill and emotional processing.

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  • Adjustment issues
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Natasha Kennedy
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Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...


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Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a straight shooter and only work with teens/college students and their families so I am very comfortable navigating whatever comes up for you all. I am not only there for you during the session as that is not the only time the work happens.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family Therapy
  • high achieving
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide
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Ruchi Bhargava
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Meet your goals in a safe and caring environment.


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Meet your goals in a safe and caring environment.

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I truly work to meet your goals as the client. I work at your pace to ensure that you feel safe while exploring the challenges that you are facing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
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