Find Somali-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Worcester, MA.

 

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 Worcester, the suburbs of Worcester, other nearby places such as Waltham, Marlborough, or anywhere else in Massachusetts, 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 Heneghan
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Work collaboratively to address your goals. Explore ways to manage stress, anxiety, depression and additional issues that might be impacting your quality of life.


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Work collaboratively to address your goals. Explore ways to manage stress, anxiety, depression and additional issues that might be impacting your quality of life.

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I work collaboratively with every individual. I have found EMDR to be helpful in processing past trauma and healing distressing memories. I also incorporate mindfulness, art therapy, CBT and DBT skills.

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  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
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  • Medical Trauma
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Will Dempsey
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We will work collaboratively to address the thoughts and feelings that you are facing right now. I will teach you how to get control over your body and thoughts. Then we can address themes, which are impacting you emotionally and often physically.


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We will work collaboratively to address the thoughts and feelings that you are facing right now. I will teach you how to get control over your body and thoughts. Then we can address themes, which are impacting you emotionally and often physically.

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I work with adults across the age span, including college students. My practice includes shorter-term solution-based therapy, longer-term insight based therapy and focused work regarding gender/sexuality issues (identity, transition, coming out).

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  • Anger Management
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
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Chi Lee
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Work to help you overcoming obstacles such as anxiety , struggles with depression, stuck with past trauma so you can live fully in the present and be at peace.


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Work to help you overcoming obstacles such as anxiety , struggles with depression, stuck with past trauma so you can live fully in the present and be at peace.

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A typical session would start with a quick check-in. Next, we move on to practicing mindfulness exercises designed to increase and enhance coping skills. Towards the end of the session, we integrate the skills so you can overcome distress.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Gloria Spitalny
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learn better skills at communicating, resolving differences without fighting and improve intimacy.


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learn better skills at communicating, resolving differences without fighting and improve intimacy.

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focused on solving problems and coaching couples on best practices to insure happier relationships.

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Maria Rowley
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Work towards a more connected relationship where both people feel heard and appreciated. Heal old hurts in the relationship. Work towards feeling more hopeful, calmer, and having more clarity on your own thoughts, feelings, and where to go next.


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Work towards a more connected relationship where both people feel heard and appreciated. Heal old hurts in the relationship. Work towards feeling more hopeful, calmer, and having more clarity on your own thoughts, feelings, and where to go next.

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I take a straight-forward approach, using compassion, humor, and science to help couples through painful conversations and to increase connection. I take the same approach to help individuals explore their situation and the possibilities for change.

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