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Summary. Immigration is coming more and more frequent, bringing along many problems of cultural and linguistic communication. People of different native languages have important difficulties when need a psychotherapy in a foreign country. This work analyzes the most common problems: Language is not only a communication medium, but it also brings meanings, believes and behaviors which are the integral part of the cultural heritage. This work also studies the difficulties which can rise in an intercultural psychotherapy and the operative ways to overcome them. At last, two clinical cases show how language is instrumental also from a symbolical point of view.