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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 American Sign Language is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a American Sign Language-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, 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 American Sign Language-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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Xenia Hatzilias
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Work through past and present traumas and find the root of the cause of the anxiety you’re feeling about the future. We will also learn tools for you to use in your everyday life. Counseling is such a small part of that, but can make a huge impact.


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Together, we will:

Work through past and present traumas and find the root of the cause of the anxiety you’re feeling about the future. We will also learn tools for you to use in your everyday life. Counseling is such a small part of that, but can make a huge impact.

Something to know about my approach is:

I do remote counseling via telehealth and I’ve found that although it can feel odd to do therapy through a screen at first, it allows you to be in your own space and feel safe enough to open up even more so than in a therapy office!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Skills
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
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Melissa Russiano
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Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.


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Together, we will:

Together we will develop skills to overcome stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and probably burned out. I see you as an authentically imperfect human, self-driven, and committed. Together we will empower you to be able to see that in you too.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am empowering, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, and truly am committed to partnering with you to achieving your ultimate goals. However, I can be very direct in order to hold you accountable to the concrete goals you have set for you.

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  • Burn Out
  • Chronic stress
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Shame
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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification


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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people uncover blind spots and to find strength to move forward. I am also able to help people visualize themselves being clean and sober and how to find purpose to live. I am able to help them see recovery is more than not using drugs.

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Alicia Rozycki, PhD
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Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.


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Together, we will:

Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My process offers the opportunity to identify the life patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that have you stuck, and include growth exercises to help you between visits. I provide expert, custom-tailored care in a thorough, compassionate and honest way.

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  • Active Duty Military
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
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Linda Huber
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Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.


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Together, we will:

Open up pathways for restoring emotional health, building strong relationships, strengthening /enhancing social thinking, and/or compensating for sensory issues. You will find hope for your future and walk confidently knowing that you are not alone.

Something to know about my approach is:

My affirming, eclectic, goal-based approach builds on your strengths by enhancing your personal story. I can help you discover new ways of thinking about your circumstances and lead you to a path of healing, wholeness, and unconditional acceptance.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Christian
  • Depression
  • Educational Advocacy
  • High functioning autism
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodivergence
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parenting Special Needs Children
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
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Linda Huber remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Tennessee