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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 Swahili is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Swahili-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 Swahili-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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Leslie Russell-Martin
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Find your balance. One step at a time. Our first step will be to get to know each other and your concerns. Once we're both ready we can begin exploring if testing, neuro or biofeedback, medication, or equine therapy can help you take your next steps.


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Together, we will:

Find your balance. One step at a time. Our first step will be to get to know each other and your concerns. Once we're both ready we can begin exploring if testing, neuro or biofeedback, medication, or equine therapy can help you take your next steps.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want to help you feel connected, consistently. I work as hard as you do to get you to your sense of balance. We may do "weird" things such as breathing, connecting with horses, and other activities rather than just talk!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Medical Professionals
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Leslie Russell-Martin remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, Tennessee
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Lexie Holcomb
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We will talk about the patterns of issues you experience that prohibit you from living a wholehearted life.


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We will talk about the patterns of issues you experience that prohibit you from living a wholehearted life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am direct, but kind, using both compassion and humor in session. I believe that all parts of you are good, and that your relationship with yourself is your greatest asset.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Communication Issues
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Internal Values Work
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Worth
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
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Lexie Holcomb remote and phone therapy in Tennessee
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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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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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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.

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  • 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
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Paige L. Freeman
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Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.


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Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. I will help you respond to anxiety in a psychologically flexible way, which translates to richer life experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Parenting Issues
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Paige L. Freeman 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