Find Swahili-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Lake Charles, LA.

 

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 Lake Charles, the suburbs of Lake Charles, other nearby places such as Baytown, Lafayette, or anywhere else in Louisiana, 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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Work to build skills and new approaches in order to move toward your best version of yourself.

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I work hard to help you, and I need to know that you are committed to growth, willing to consider new approaches and work hard together.

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Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.


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Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.

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My counseling philosophy is one with both acceptance and change. I believe that people do the best that they can, but can also do better. I will share with you the skills that I have seen work for other people who want to improve their life.

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We will create a therapy journey that is both transparent and cathartic.

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I am humanistic in my approach to therapy. I pull from different therapeutic orientations to ensure the process is individualized to a client’s needs.

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understand you, your relationships goals, and how you can improve relationships that are important to you. We will work together to learn new tools for you to implement boundaries and cope when triggered.

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My approach is very person-centered. I won't just sit and listen. I guide you in your journey towards healing. I understand all aspects of the connection between thoughts and behavior and I have the tools needed to help shift your mindset.

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Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.

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I use a client-centered approach, understanding that each client is different. I listen and work with you in your best interest.

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