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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 French is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a French-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 French-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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Jennifer Ahrens
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Build the resiliency and strength sometimes lost in our struggles and challenges and seek to reduce the stigma barriers for those seeking mental health treatment.


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Together, we will:

Build the resiliency and strength sometimes lost in our struggles and challenges and seek to reduce the stigma barriers for those seeking mental health treatment.

Something to know about my approach is:

Those who work with me will develop feelings of resiliency and strength to move through the issues they may be feelings.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • Trauma
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Kelly Janes
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Helping patients and couples find their power to think clearly, speak assertively and set the boundaries needed to obtain your goals.


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Helping patients and couples find their power to think clearly, speak assertively and set the boundaries needed to obtain your goals.

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Kelly utilizes the Gottman Method with her couples. Kelly utilizes psycho-education, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused language in her work with individual patients.

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  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Stress
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
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Kelly Janes remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Wisconsin
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Erin Braden
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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.


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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.

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My approach is holistic and rooted in creating a sense of safety. Just as every person is different, our work together will be unique to you.

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Matt Liberatore
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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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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Transition
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  • Mood Regulation
  • Transgender Issues
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Sarah Eisenhauer
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Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.


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Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.

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I'm collaborative. Therapy works best when we honor your intrinsic understanding of yourself, while also challenging old patterns & beliefs. I use an eclectic approach with effective, research-proven tools as well as talk & process-oriented work.

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  • Adjusting
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  • High anxiety
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