Find Swahili-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Downers Grove, IL.

 

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 Swahili is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Swahili-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Downers Grove, the suburbs of Downers Grove, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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 Swahili-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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Ashley Molin
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Together we'll break down the "story" that you have been handed by society, your family, and media about how your live should go, so we can help you determine how you want your life to go. We'll focus on what you need to be happy and healthy.


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Together we'll break down the "story" that you have been handed by society, your family, and media about how your live should go, so we can help you determine how you want your life to go. We'll focus on what you need to be happy and healthy.

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As a queer person, I feel deeply passionate about serving the LGBTQ community and all of its beautiful intersections. I enjoy exploring new possibilities and identities with clients as they build meaningful and fulfilling lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • College Students
  • Kink
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
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Your goals and treatments for therapy and creating small steps and gains towards them.


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Your goals and treatments for therapy and creating small steps and gains towards them.

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Kim specializes in the treatment of anxiety, substance abuse, and OCD. She has spent her career thus far empowering clients to learn new coping skills and process past traumas.

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  • Acute Grief
  • Addictions
  • Depression Management
  • Family Planning
  • High anxiety
  • Trauma
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Joseph Reed
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We will collaborate around setting and achieving your goals. My aim is to be your ally and consultant as you work to make changes in your life that won’t just make you feel better today but will change your life in the years to come.


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We will collaborate around setting and achieving your goals. My aim is to be your ally and consultant as you work to make changes in your life that won’t just make you feel better today but will change your life in the years to come.

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My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic/psychodynamic. This type of therapy endeavors to help people better understand themselves and the self-defeating patterns they find themselves stuck in.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
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  • Men's Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Jessica Eiseman
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Explore how we can often times feel stuck and uncertain. Even when we have a plan there are still many unknowns and not knowing is hard. I help you learn to navigate where you are in this moment, while giving you tools to move forward.


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Explore how we can often times feel stuck and uncertain. Even when we have a plan there are still many unknowns and not knowing is hard. I help you learn to navigate where you are in this moment, while giving you tools to move forward.

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I attempt to create a calming, secure, supportive space that also allows for some humor. I am both guiding and collaborative. Together we will create a plan, practice skills, and find solutions so that you can live the life that you desire.

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  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Maternal Mental Health
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  • Work stress
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Linda Huber
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Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.


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Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.

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My affirming, eclectic, goal-based approach builds on your strengths by enhancing your personal story. I can help you discover new ways of thinking about your circumstances and lead you to a path of healing, wholeness, and unconditional acceptance.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Christian
  • Depression
  • Educational Advocacy
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  • Parenting Special Needs Children
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