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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 American Sign Language is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a American Sign Language-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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 American Sign Language-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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tackle the sticky behaviors that inhibit progress, engage in deep processing and enjoy a sense of connection as you will feel supported in your journey towards a fulfilled and purpose-filled life.


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tackle the sticky behaviors that inhibit progress, engage in deep processing and enjoy a sense of connection as you will feel supported in your journey towards a fulfilled and purpose-filled life.

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I love looking at your visions and finding creative ways to approach life's issues. Together, we unpack old messages while working towards new goals to bring about transformation that goes deep but also feels incredibly productive.

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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

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My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.


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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.

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The foundation of my work is psychodynamic. This means that the factors and experiences that have led to where you find yourself at this time are explored. Ultamitely, my approach is integrative; other kinds of work are used to fit the individual.

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I want to work on what you want to talk about. Sometimes people can't identify what they want to work on but know that they want to feel better or that something needs to change in their life, and I am ready to explore that with you.


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I want to work on what you want to talk about. Sometimes people can't identify what they want to work on but know that they want to feel better or that something needs to change in their life, and I am ready to explore that with you.

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I believe in a collaborative approach where both people matter and can be seen and heard. The relationship between the person and the therapist is where the work gets done and growth happens.

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mutually partner to explore life’s challenges, identify old belief systems, and cultivate your inner light; your authentic self. Tapping into your beliefs and values will guide the counseling process and allow greater healing and change .


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mutually partner to explore life’s challenges, identify old belief systems, and cultivate your inner light; your authentic self. Tapping into your beliefs and values will guide the counseling process and allow greater healing and change .

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My approach is affirming and progression oriented; you often may have strategies to employ between sessions. I practice an integrative counseling style with Cognitive Behavior Therapy modality.

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