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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 Amharic is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Amharic-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 Amharic-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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Sheri Ulrick
Together, we will:

work through how thoughts and beliefs affect our feelings and behaviors. We will work together on something that works for your family and child to restore family relationships and increase positive coping skills.


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Together, we will:

work through how thoughts and beliefs affect our feelings and behaviors. We will work together on something that works for your family and child to restore family relationships and increase positive coping skills.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults using a primarily strength based CBT approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Children
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Parent-Child Relationship
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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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VIEW PROFILE
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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Active Duty Military
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Moral injury
  • Moving and Relocation
  • Professional Women
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Women's Issues
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Maura Merritt
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Dr. Janet Civitelli
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Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have a strong background in personality psychology and I will use that expertise to choose therapy methods that work well for you. I will help you to build upon your strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Career
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Health
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Work-Life Balance
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Christine Courtney
Together, we will:

work together to untangle life's messes. We'll explore how past experiences impact you, so we can see what helps and/or hinders you from movement towards your goals. Common issues clients see me for are anxiety, relationships, adjustment & trauma.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

work together to untangle life's messes. We'll explore how past experiences impact you, so we can see what helps and/or hinders you from movement towards your goals. Common issues clients see me for are anxiety, relationships, adjustment & trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that everyone has the potential for self-growth, and what this looks like for each client is very individual. I help you by providing a balance of support, information, and movement forward towards what you want your life to be.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Christine Courtney remote and phone therapy in Tennessee, Virginia