Find English-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Springfield, 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 English is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a English-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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 English-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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Negar Nazari, Ph.D.
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I am especially interested in helping individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, life-transitions, adjustment difficulties, body image issues, self-esteem building, racial & cultural identity, academic/work challenges, trauma, and more.


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I am especially interested in helping individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, life-transitions, adjustment difficulties, body image issues, self-esteem building, racial & cultural identity, academic/work challenges, trauma, and more.

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Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental.

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  • Chronic stress
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  • Imposter Syndrome
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  • Pandemic
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  • Relationship Distress
  • Reproductive Mental Health (perimenopause-menopause)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-love
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
  • Young Adults
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Negar Nazari, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Katherine Wheeler
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Together, we will work through tough feelings, undesirable behavior patterns, and self-defeating thoughts to increase your confidence, and get you to where you desire to be.


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Together, we will work through tough feelings, undesirable behavior patterns, and self-defeating thoughts to increase your confidence, and get you to where you desire to be.

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I specialize in EMDR therapy and working with those who suffer from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and interpersonal relationship issues. I cater to clients of all ages, and excel at treating adolescents, and young adults.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic stress
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
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  • Parenting
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  • Pre-Marital Counseling
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Jaclyn Scandinaro, LCPC
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Our work will primarily be skills based and solution-oriented. We will identity the anxious triggers and situations and create skills to keep in your back pocket. So no matter where you go, you’ve got what you need.


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Our work will primarily be skills based and solution-oriented. We will identity the anxious triggers and situations and create skills to keep in your back pocket. So no matter where you go, you’ve got what you need.

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We will build solutions and strategies in session together with the expectation that you will continue the work outside of our therapy walls. I am your accountability partner when it comes to reducing your anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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Melissa Moss
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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once


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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once

Something to know about my approach is:

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma Recovery
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Jeremy Rosene
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I always try to balance my approach to meet my clients where they are. Typically counseling is more successful if the client can discover solutions for themselves with gentle guidance from me.


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I always try to balance my approach to meet my clients where they are. Typically counseling is more successful if the client can discover solutions for themselves with gentle guidance from me.

Something to know about my approach is:

I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) but also incorporate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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