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Find English-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Oak Park, 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 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 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 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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Rose Mattax
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Your reasons for seeking help--whether to heal past trauma or cope with current challenges. We'll find ways to change unhealthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. You'll learn tools that empower you to live your best self and reach your goals in life.


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Your reasons for seeking help--whether to heal past trauma or cope with current challenges. We'll find ways to change unhealthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. You'll learn tools that empower you to live your best self and reach your goals in life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I combine my background as a psychotherapist with my training in energy medicine approaches, such as Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), the Eden Method and Reiki, to help people reach their goals physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Enrique Silva
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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.


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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort so it is important for client and counselor to bring their whole selves. This means being authentic and open to the experiences that counseling can offer.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Map in Chicago, Illinois for Enrique Silva therapy location.
8.2 miles from you
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Rebecca Leslie
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figure out which approaches and techniques can help you best meet your goals. You have unique needs and strengths, and we will use those to tailor therapy to best meet your needs. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.


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Together, we will:

figure out which approaches and techniques can help you best meet your goals. You have unique needs and strengths, and we will use those to tailor therapy to best meet your needs. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. I use evidence-based treatment in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best help you.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Management
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Dr. Rosanna Lora
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

Something to know about my approach is:

Confidential and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a supportive way that will foster change and adjustment. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Immigrants
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • multicultural identity
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Justice
  • Women's Issues
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Bill Singerman
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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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Together, we will:

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

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Map in Chicago, Illinois for Bill Singerman therapy location.
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