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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 Swahili is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Swahili-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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 Swahili-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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Rosy Tyree
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I look forward to helping you move towards a healthy and positive outlook while gaining stress relief, insight and empowerment. Together, we can co-create effective coping strategies that will assist you with the challenges that you are facing.


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I look forward to helping you move towards a healthy and positive outlook while gaining stress relief, insight and empowerment. Together, we can co-create effective coping strategies that will assist you with the challenges that you are facing.

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My approach to therapy is rooted in an integrative, holistic foundation. In addition to traditional talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, I also employ more progressive forms of therapy such as compassionate focused therapy, EMDR and others.

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  • Bipolar Disorder
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  • Domestic Violence
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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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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  • Low Self-Esteem
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Jennifer Carroll
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Identify your goals, build on your strengths and work to find strategies to make any necessary changes while increasing both relationship satisfaction and personal well-being.


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Identify your goals, build on your strengths and work to find strategies to make any necessary changes while increasing both relationship satisfaction and personal well-being.

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I am committed to helping my clients identify and achieve their personal and/or relationship goals. I work with couples individually as well as together and have developed a very effective method of couples therapy.

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

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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.

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Joseph Reed
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We will collaborate around setting and achieving your goals. My aim is to be your ally and consultant as you work to make changes in your life that won’t just make you feel better today but will change your life in the years to come.


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We will collaborate around setting and achieving your goals. My aim is to be your ally and consultant as you work to make changes in your life that won’t just make you feel better today but will change your life in the years to come.

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My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic/psychodynamic. This type of therapy endeavors to help people better understand themselves and the self-defeating patterns they find themselves stuck in.

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