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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. Whether you are located in downtown Baltimore, Butchers Hill, Canton, Downtown, or even Federal Hill, 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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Dara Friedman-Wheeler
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figure out what your goals are and develop a plan for working toward them. We will start with things that have been shown to work, through research, but we will keep an eye on what does and doesn't work for you, and will adjust as necessary.


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figure out what your goals are and develop a plan for working toward them. We will start with things that have been shown to work, through research, but we will keep an eye on what does and doesn't work for you, and will adjust as necessary.

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I use strategies that have been shown to work, to help adults struggling with stress, depression, and making changes in their lives, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and compassion-based techniques.

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Together we can talk through your goals to help you build the life that you want for yourself. We can figure out strategies to help you overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, behavioral problems, and self-esteem concerns.


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Together we can talk through your goals to help you build the life that you want for yourself. We can figure out strategies to help you overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, behavioral problems, and self-esteem concerns.

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My approach to therapy is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered. I like to explore my client's inherent abilities and strengths as a foundation for therapy. We can examine the thought and behavior patterns you want to change.

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Oluremi Adedapo
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My commitment to patient care keeps the patient at the center of the process with a compassionate resolve to assist the individual with a solutions-based action plan to overcome challenges.


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My commitment to patient care keeps the patient at the center of the process with a compassionate resolve to assist the individual with a solutions-based action plan to overcome challenges.

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One of the best ways I support my patients is by educating and guiding them on prevention and healthy lifestyle habits, managing your overall patient care from your first appointment, ongoing care, and following up for optimal health results.

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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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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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Lida Far
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help you to develop healthy relationships with good boundaries where your needs are met, you can manage strong emotions, and overall life feels balanced. You will have more energy with less anxiety, more self-esteem and a sense of being connected!


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help you to develop healthy relationships with good boundaries where your needs are met, you can manage strong emotions, and overall life feels balanced. You will have more energy with less anxiety, more self-esteem and a sense of being connected!

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That honesty and collaboration are paramount. We will work together to draw from our combined life experiences and help you develop a fresh perspective on the same old issues that keep coming up so that you can change your life for the better.

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