National Issues Related to Therapy with Deaf Clients

Deaf Counseling Center is sharing this spot-on article about common issues that Deaf people face on a national basis when seeking therapy. Sometimes it is the insurance company that creates barriers. Other times interpreters in therapy sessions make the sessions unproductive or confusing. In still other cases, it is hearing therapists who are not fluent in ASL, but advertise that …

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