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Find Somali-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 Somali is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Somali-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 Somali-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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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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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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Those who work with me will develop feelings of resiliency and strength to move through the issues they may be feelings.

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Ellen Bronder
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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard


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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard

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Therapy is collaborative & tailored to your unique needs & preferences. You'll not find a "one-size-fits all" approach. Evidence-based approaches are customized to you and foster deep self-understanding & lasting change.

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discover wellness and holistic healing in the places that hurt the most. You will emerge from therapy feeling confident, strong, and empowered. You’ll be equipped to engage in healthier and more fulfilling relationships.


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discover wellness and holistic healing in the places that hurt the most. You will emerge from therapy feeling confident, strong, and empowered. You’ll be equipped to engage in healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

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I believe that many difficulties stem from old wounds and past hurts that have never been addressed. I will work with you to process those past hurts and encourage you to be present in the here and now to begin taking charge of your life.

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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of


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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of

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I took Pavlov, Gestalt and Freud And developed a Dreamscomesfromchange.org program where I help teach people to valve their lives to achieve their dreams

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Amber Rakoczy
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We will work together to help you navigate the challenges of grief, loss, or transitions that led to you seeking services and develop skills necessary to thrive.


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We will work together to help you navigate the challenges of grief, loss, or transitions that led to you seeking services and develop skills necessary to thrive.

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Collaborative, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach

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