Find Malay-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 Malay is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Malay-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 Malay-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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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life


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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life

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I use a combination of therapeutic styles including cognitive-behavioral methods, interpersonal and relational approaches and mindfulness in a collaborative approach to meet client needs and goals

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work to help you face and overcome current and past challenges, understand the root cause of your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings, and develop long-lasting strategies to accomplish your goals and get closer to the life you want.


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I customize my therapeutic approach to fit your unique situation. In a pragmatic way, I guide you to face and cope with your present and past challenges in judgment-free atmosphere of empathy, trust, honesty, transparency, respect, and safety.

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Our goal is to alleviate distress, achieve clarity, and ultimately, feel better. I aim to create a space that is safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental – where you get to lead the way.

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I aim to use a strengths based approach to work collaboratively with you to understand your distress and its origins, to relieve suffering, and move towards healing and reaching your full potential.

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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of your anxiety and depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing these feelings and reduce feelings of overwhelm and isolation.


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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of your anxiety and depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing these feelings and reduce feelings of overwhelm and isolation.

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I believe integrating influences of culture, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation contribute to a client's feeling of wholeness. My approach utilizes psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, somatic, attachment, spiritual and coaching interventions.

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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson
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Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.


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Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.

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I am trained in several empirically-validated approaches that can help create new insights about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to implement positive change and promote growth.

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