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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. 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 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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Leslie Boyett
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work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.


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Together, we will:

work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a direct, reality-based approach that holds you accountable for change. If you are willing to challenge your thinking and embrace change, you will build the resiliency that you need in order to face difficult life circumstances.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality
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Jennifer Hughes
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Explore the way PTSD and trauma have impacted your life and gotten you stuck, how trauma has caused you to miss out on meaningful experiences, and the plans you have to regain your life and embrace your new path forward!


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Explore the way PTSD and trauma have impacted your life and gotten you stuck, how trauma has caused you to miss out on meaningful experiences, and the plans you have to regain your life and embrace your new path forward!

Something to know about my approach is:

how I am able to tailor evidence-based treatments for PTSD and trauma to the unique needs of my diverse clients. This approach to therapy means every client has a treatment plan based on their strengths and individual goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • grief
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  • Vicarious Trauma
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Alex Garver
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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

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I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Amanda Reagan
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We will create a therapy journey that is both transparent and cathartic.


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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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  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • Life Balance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Teen issues
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Amanda Reagan remote and phone therapy in Louisiana, Ohio, Texas
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Jamie Gaskin
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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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