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How Are Black Therapists Doing Right Now?

They’re in higher demand than ever — and dealing with many of the same stressors as their patients

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During a recent therapy session, Boston-based psychiatrist Cecil Webster, Jr., MD, had to answer a seemingly impossible question. His patient, a 9-year-old Black boy, asked him: “Will white people be afraid of me when I grow up?”

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