Find Somali-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 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 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 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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Christine Courtney
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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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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
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Amber Smith
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discuss your concerns, process them, and problem-solve through them. We will identify your triggers and develop effective ways to cope.


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Together, we will:

discuss your concerns, process them, and problem-solve through them. We will identify your triggers and develop effective ways to cope.

Something to know about my approach is:

my approach is centered on the individual and their needs. Together we will work to build a treatment plan and approach that you are most comfortable with.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Empowering women
  • Women's Issues
  • Women Veterans
  • Young Women
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Amber Smith remote and phone therapy in Ohio, Tennessee
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Alex Garver
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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Hope Burbine
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Will we laugh? Yes. Will we cry? Also yes. Will we navigate this wild ride called life and break patterns that no longer serve you? Absolutely. I don't see you as a pathology, but as a person having a human experience.


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Will we laugh? Yes. Will we cry? Also yes. Will we navigate this wild ride called life and break patterns that no longer serve you? Absolutely. I don't see you as a pathology, but as a person having a human experience.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a holistic approach to therapy. I take into account a client’s emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual (or non-spiritual), culture, and social justice factors. I allow an open-minded place for them to feel seen, empowered, and heard.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Forensics
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Women's Issues
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Donald McCasland
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Work together to overcome whatever it is that’s getting the best of you. I partner with you to go from “WTF happened?!” To “I got this!”.


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Together, we will:

Work together to overcome whatever it is that’s getting the best of you. I partner with you to go from “WTF happened?!” To “I got this!”.

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What sets me apart is that I'm a combat veteran and trauma survivor. I struggled in ways like too many of us do. That's why this isn't "Just a job" for me. I get it, and I can meet you where you are because I've walked in those shoes myself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Active Duty Military
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Combat Trauma
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Donald McCasland remote and phone therapy in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee