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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 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. Wherever you are located in Louisiana from Alexandria to Shreveport or even Lafayette, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Allison Staiger
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Sort through the intersections of attachment, trauma (big and small), perinatal mental health, social and cultural expectations, and a global pandemic to find stability, self-regulation, acceptance, change, and safety.


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Together, we will:

Sort through the intersections of attachment, trauma (big and small), perinatal mental health, social and cultural expectations, and a global pandemic to find stability, self-regulation, acceptance, change, and safety.

Something to know about my approach is:

Early on, we all find ways to cope and move through the world, but in times of upheaval (like becoming a parent), those ways might not work like they once did. I build on the wisdom and autonomy of each client to find news ways of being and doing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Birth trauma
  • Childbirth
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perinatal
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
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Chanell Finley
Together, we will:

identify, challenge and replace negative core beliefs and thought patterns that are keeping you stuck with new, positive core beliefs and thought patterns. We also process any trauma through EMDR or Brainspotting therapy.


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Together, we will:

identify, challenge and replace negative core beliefs and thought patterns that are keeping you stuck with new, positive core beliefs and thought patterns. We also process any trauma through EMDR or Brainspotting therapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

In our time together, you will experience me as professional, supportive, and empathetic.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma EMDR
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Chanell Finley remote and phone therapy in Florida, Louisiana, Texas
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Jamie Gaskin
Together, we will:

Attachment, comfort, emotions, communication, unhealthy patterns, family dynamics, coping skills, traumatic experiences, we will not avoid difficult topics. We will learn new and healthy ways to cope and come back to process through the trauma.


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Together, we will:

Attachment, comfort, emotions, communication, unhealthy patterns, family dynamics, coping skills, traumatic experiences, we will not avoid difficult topics. We will learn new and healthy ways to cope and come back to process through the trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize an attachment framework derived from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Story Informed Trauma Therapy (SITT) to help my clients understand how they came to be who they are. We can learn new behaviors once we have identified the unhealthy ones

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Trust Issues
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Marissa Batie Collier
Together, we will:

Together we will work to empower, educate and provide you with mental health wellness. Like the lotus flower, you TOO have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and RADIATE into the WORLD.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work to empower, educate and provide you with mental health wellness. Like the lotus flower, you TOO have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and RADIATE into the WORLD.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is simple allowing you to express your feelings in a safe and confidential environment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
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Marissa  Batie Collier remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana
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Deborah Ridgeway
Together, we will:

Work to build skills and new approaches in order to move toward your best version of yourself.


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Together, we will:

Work to build skills and new approaches in order to move toward your best version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • LGBTQ+
  • Recovery
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Deborah Ridgeway remote and phone therapy in Louisiana