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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 German is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a German-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 German-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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Michael Tavolacci
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Together, we will bring joy, satisfaction, and a sense of control back to your life. In your sessions, you will set the destination and we will develop your skills to get your there; skills designed to make lasting change in your outlook and life.


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Together, we will bring joy, satisfaction, and a sense of control back to your life. In your sessions, you will set the destination and we will develop your skills to get your there; skills designed to make lasting change in your outlook and life.

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I pride myself on my objectivity and ability to be supportive. I am directive and skilled at gently confronting those things that hold my clients back from the personal growth and life satisfaction they desire and deserve.

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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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Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.


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Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.

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I'll act as a bridge between you and the science-backed techniques that we know can help you meet your goals for changing your life. I have broad experience, but specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and addiction.

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Clients can expect a collaborative dialogue in order to understand their emotions more deeply and identify ways to cope with life's difficulties.


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Clients can expect a collaborative dialogue in order to understand their emotions more deeply and identify ways to cope with life's difficulties.

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My therapeutic approach is a collaboration with the client in order to build trust and self efficacy. I utilize CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused therapies.

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Tracy Hermanson
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Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.


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Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.

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My theoretical approach is interpersonal psychotherapy. I am also a practiced and trained EMDR therapist. I believe that our relationships, past and present, paint the picture of our lives and that therapy should help paint a beautiful scene.

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