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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. Wherever you are located in West Virginia, 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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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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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.

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Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.

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I thoroughly enjoy facilitating individual, couples, and family therapy, and the passion for my craft is evident during every session. I truly believe that without discomfort, there is no growth!

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