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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 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. 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 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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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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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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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.

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  • Depression
  • Dissociation
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I enjoy establishing rapport and always allow the client to talk about what is most important to them.

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Elizabeth Reed
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For couples, I use a structured method called "The Gottman Method", considered the gold standard for couples therapy, in which I am trained at level 2. For individuals, I utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT/DBT approaches.


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For couples, I use a structured method called "The Gottman Method", considered the gold standard for couples therapy, in which I am trained at level 2. For individuals, I utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT/DBT approaches.

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I specialize in relationships. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues that affect your own mental health, or whether you need therapy for yourself and your partner, I am here to help you start your journey.

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help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.


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help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.

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When we work together, you can expect to practice challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, learn more effective coping mechanisms, and have more restful, quality sleep.

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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
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  • LGBTQ+
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