Find French-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Knoxville, TN.

 

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 French is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a French-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 French-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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Brittany Bate (she/her)
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Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Together, we will:

Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Maura Merritt
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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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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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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee
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Brittany Woodley
Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!


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Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!

Something to know about my approach is:

We believe in an “Empowerment Approach." Although you may not realize it, you have many strengths and skills that we will build upon to assist you in reaching your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma EMDR
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Brittany Woodley remote and phone therapy in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas
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Dr. Lori Simms, Ph.D.
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Explore ways to help you thrive, get unstuck, heal and live a meaningful and satisfying life.


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Together, we will:

Explore ways to help you thrive, get unstuck, heal and live a meaningful and satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My therapeutic practice is evidence-based and I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is central to healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Breakups
  • Depression
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Dr. Lori Simms, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia