Jamilah Jackson
MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
$150
However, as a Black Female Therapist I aim to create and hold secure spaces for people of marginalized groups to heal and grow.
Seeking therapy is one of the most important steps in many people’s personal growth journey, but it isn’t always an easy decision. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for you to begin to process, heal and grow. Rather you, your family or child is struggling with mental health, major life changes or just need a place to feel heard, I can help you. Together we can find or create tools and strategies to best support you.
Black and African American
(773) 249-9319 x515
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$150 Per Session
Black and African American
However, as a Black Female Therapist I aim to create and hold secure spaces for people of marginalized groups to heal and grow.
Seeking therapy is one of the most important steps in many people’s personal growth journey, but it isn’t always an easy decision. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for you to begin to process, heal and grow. Rather you, your family or child is struggling with mental health, major life changes or just need a place to feel heard, I can help you. Together we can find or create tools and strategies to best support you.
Nick Alder
PhD, EdM, MA Verified
Offers online therapy
i engage my work grounded in my identities as a Black queer, non-binary femme and view intersectionality as foundational for therapeutic exploration.
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
Black and African American
(872) 276-8916
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
i engage my work grounded in my identities as a Black queer, non-binary femme and view intersectionality as foundational for therapeutic exploration.
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
Diamond Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
As a black female therapist, I am committed to helping my clients navigate issues related to identity and race that directly affect BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space in which you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
Black and African American
(872) 278-2028 x506
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
As a black female therapist, I am committed to helping my clients navigate issues related to identity and race that directly affect BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space in which you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
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Mariah Riley
MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
$165
As a black female therapist, I can easily connect and identify with clients who struggle with past traumatic experiences, issues of trust, and the pressure of daily life stressors.
I am an innovative, experienced social worker committed to my client's well-being. I am passionate about helping clients improve their relationships with themselves, families, and friends by enhancing their communication and increasing their emotional intelligence. I am committed to assisting clients in regaining a sense of meaning and purpose by redefining their values, beliefs, needs, and goals. Mutual trust, respect, consistency, empathy, and rapport allow the time spent exploring patterns, identifying problem areas, and developing newer and healthier ways to cope with everyday stressors and struggles.
Black and African American
(312) 465-5980
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$165 Per Session
Black and African American
As a black female therapist, I can easily connect and identify with clients who struggle with past traumatic experiences, issues of trust, and the pressure of daily life stressors.
I am an innovative, experienced social worker committed to my client's well-being. I am passionate about helping clients improve their relationships with themselves, families, and friends by enhancing their communication and increasing their emotional intelligence. I am committed to assisting clients in regaining a sense of meaning and purpose by redefining their values, beliefs, needs, and goals. Mutual trust, respect, consistency, empathy, and rapport allow the time spent exploring patterns, identifying problem areas, and developing newer and healthier ways to cope with everyday stressors and struggles.
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Shades of Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
$150
Shades of Therapy was created to promote the mental health of people of color.​ We believe that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) face unique challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we also know without a doubt that this community possess a strength that is unmatched. Here at Shades of Therapy, our goal is to support the well-being of BIPOC by harnessing the inherent strengths and resources our clients possess and guide them toward achieving their goals. Invite us along your journey and we will work together as partners in your success.
Black and African American
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$150 Per Session
Black and African American
Shades of Therapy was created to promote the mental health of people of color.​ We believe that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) face unique challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we also know without a doubt that this community possess a strength that is unmatched. Here at Shades of Therapy, our goal is to support the well-being of BIPOC by harnessing the inherent strengths and resources our clients possess and guide them toward achieving their goals. Invite us along your journey and we will work together as partners in your success.
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Erin Braden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
$150
I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
Black and African American
(872) 713-6560
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$150 Per Session
Black and African American
I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
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Shelly Quiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
$175
I am a caring and compassionate therapist with experience working with Black and Brown youth, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. I am passionate about social justice and work to continue building my own cultural responsiveness. I consider my practice trauma informed in order to elevate the growth, resiliency, and healing of my clients. I treat clients who are seeking to manage their suffering, and may struggle with depression, anxiety, stress management, searching for identity and meaning, relationship issues, low self-concept, sexual/physical and emotional abuse, neglect, traumatic events and racial stress/trauma.
Black and African American
(872) 204-0145
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$175 Per Session
Black and African American
I am a caring and compassionate therapist with experience working with Black and Brown youth, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. I am passionate about social justice and work to continue building my own cultural responsiveness. I consider my practice trauma informed in order to elevate the growth, resiliency, and healing of my clients. I treat clients who are seeking to manage their suffering, and may struggle with depression, anxiety, stress management, searching for identity and meaning, relationship issues, low self-concept, sexual/physical and emotional abuse, neglect, traumatic events and racial stress/trauma.
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Kojo Ngoro Psychotherapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
$150
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Black, male-identified therapist with a trauma-informed lens.
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. You are not broken or in need of repair. The fact that you have arrived in this space, in the midst of a year-long pandemic, social injustice and unrest, and day-to-day living, is a testament to your resilience. Whether you would like to become more proactive with your mental health or learn coping skills and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, we can work together to accomplish your goals.
Black and African American
(872) 204-1641
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$150 Per Session
Waitlist for new clients
Black and African American
I am a Black, male-identified therapist with a trauma-informed lens.
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. You are not broken or in need of repair. The fact that you have arrived in this space, in the midst of a year-long pandemic, social injustice and unrest, and day-to-day living, is a testament to your resilience. Whether you would like to become more proactive with your mental health or learn coping skills and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, we can work together to accomplish your goals.
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Melanated Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where I double-majored in African and Black Diaspora Studies and English.
At Melanated Wellness we incorporate physical training and psychotherapy to aid in your personal journey as you create a more fulfilling life! Our services address healing from multiple lens as we encourage people of color to be intentional with their self-care routine and embrace their authenticity.
Black and African American
(872) 276-8660
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where I double-majored in African and Black Diaspora Studies and English.
At Melanated Wellness we incorporate physical training and psychotherapy to aid in your personal journey as you create a more fulfilling life! Our services address healing from multiple lens as we encourage people of color to be intentional with their self-care routine and embrace their authenticity.
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Micaela Noelle Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am an Ivy league educated, African American therapist who offers culturally competent counseling to those who desire such services.
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of despising the road that damaged them. Be well.
Black and African American
(773) 355-4718
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
I am an Ivy league educated, African American therapist who offers culturally competent counseling to those who desire such services.
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of despising the road that damaged them. Be well.
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Brittany Pettiford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have knowledge in additional areas related to African American psychology.
My approach with clients usually ranges between goal-oriented and psychodynamic. We can address specific areas of improvement non-judgmentally. We can explore early childhood experiences or address traumatic events and how to move forward while challenging negative thoughts and beliefs along the way. With the treatment centered around the client’s needs, I also acknowledge intersections between race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural aspects of the client.
Black and African American
(847) 485-1944
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
I have knowledge in additional areas related to African American psychology.
My approach with clients usually ranges between goal-oriented and psychodynamic. We can address specific areas of improvement non-judgmentally. We can explore early childhood experiences or address traumatic events and how to move forward while challenging negative thoughts and beliefs along the way. With the treatment centered around the client’s needs, I also acknowledge intersections between race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural aspects of the client.
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Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Black Lives Matter.
Our work combines years of professional training, a diverse set of work experiences, and multiple clinical interests with a philosophy of supporting clients through the power of the therapeutic relationship. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Instead, We cherish the identity of each unique individual and believe in collaborating with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. At Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services you will find a confidential space to be heard, supported, and to find change within yourself.
Black and African American
(773) 918-2122
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
Black Lives Matter.
Our work combines years of professional training, a diverse set of work experiences, and multiple clinical interests with a philosophy of supporting clients through the power of the therapeutic relationship. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Instead, We cherish the identity of each unique individual and believe in collaborating with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. At Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services you will find a confidential space to be heard, supported, and to find change within yourself.
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Obsidian Holistic Services, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
Obsidian Holistic Services is a Black owned, Woman owned business located in Harvey, IL.
At Obsidian Holistic we work from a relational and cultural lense because the people you engage with on a daily basis affect the lense through which you view your world. Those lenses can diminish your ability to cope and form new, stable, and healthy connections, continuing to utilize unhealthy means of solving your dilemmas. he goal of therapy is to guide you in using your innate abilities to develop healthier lenses to view the world and healthy coping mechanisms. Mental Health Services: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation classes, Reiki, Tuning, Crystal Work, and Cannabis-assisted Therapy
Black and African American
(708) 367-3713
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
Obsidian Holistic Services is a Black owned, Woman owned business located in Harvey, IL.
At Obsidian Holistic we work from a relational and cultural lense because the people you engage with on a daily basis affect the lense through which you view your world. Those lenses can diminish your ability to cope and form new, stable, and healthy connections, continuing to utilize unhealthy means of solving your dilemmas. he goal of therapy is to guide you in using your innate abilities to develop healthier lenses to view the world and healthy coping mechanisms. Mental Health Services: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation classes, Reiki, Tuning, Crystal Work, and Cannabis-assisted Therapy
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DeKhari J L Dixon
MA Verified
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
Black and African American
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
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Keshia Smith
LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
As a Black Woman, I also live with the societal and systemic challenges that my clients face.
I am currently accepting new clients Monday-Thursday mornings between the hours of 6am-10am. When you awake in the morning you expect to feel a sense of rejuvenation and restfulness. But sometimes you feel a weight on your chest. It can feel as though things are overwhelming and that you can’t catch your breath. This feeling may or may not have been present for a while. However, you are ready for a moment of peace. You are ready for a release. I am here to tell you: You are deserving of a space to express yourself. A space to be vulnerable. A space to process the challenges in your life. A space to be you.
Black and African American
(630) 521-3120
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
As a Black Woman, I also live with the societal and systemic challenges that my clients face.
I am currently accepting new clients Monday-Thursday mornings between the hours of 6am-10am. When you awake in the morning you expect to feel a sense of rejuvenation and restfulness. But sometimes you feel a weight on your chest. It can feel as though things are overwhelming and that you can’t catch your breath. This feeling may or may not have been present for a while. However, you are ready for a moment of peace. You are ready for a release. I am here to tell you: You are deserving of a space to express yourself. A space to be vulnerable. A space to process the challenges in your life. A space to be you.
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Lauren McBride
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in serving the black community to assist those with past trauma.
If you are struggling with daily life because of recent events or having negative thought patterns that are impacting your relationships with your partner, family or friends, I am here to help. I will utilize different coping skills as well as provide psycho-education and homework so you can continue to implement the skills that we practice in therapy after our relationship ends to assist you with maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. Healed and whole is the goal!
Black and African American
(872) 204-2152
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
I specialize in serving the black community to assist those with past trauma.
If you are struggling with daily life because of recent events or having negative thought patterns that are impacting your relationships with your partner, family or friends, I am here to help. I will utilize different coping skills as well as provide psycho-education and homework so you can continue to implement the skills that we practice in therapy after our relationship ends to assist you with maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. Healed and whole is the goal!
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Jewel Spencer
ALMFT
Offers online therapy
My ideal client is you. I enjoy supporting clients as they work to overcome a variety of presenting issues, steering away from pathology, and meeting them where they are in their process for change. My approach is person-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented. My clinical interests include communication issues with couples and families, infidelity, substance use, and adults in transition. I am passionate about working with women of color, Black women in particular. My practice is sex-positive, LGTBQ+ and kink-affirming.
Black and African American
(773) 923-2060 x4005
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
My ideal client is you. I enjoy supporting clients as they work to overcome a variety of presenting issues, steering away from pathology, and meeting them where they are in their process for change. My approach is person-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented. My clinical interests include communication issues with couples and families, infidelity, substance use, and adults in transition. I am passionate about working with women of color, Black women in particular. My practice is sex-positive, LGTBQ+ and kink-affirming.
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Gwen Jones-Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Hey ya'll, My name is Gwen Jones-Robinson (she/her). I am very excited that you have taken the first step in taking charge of your mental wellness. I am here to help guide and provide you with affirming care. I am extremely passionate about the wellness and wellbeing of underserved communities, specifically African-American and Black identified folx. There is too much stigma in the Black community surrounding mental health and therapy. How many times have you been told, “just pray about it?” My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to heal and to de-stigmatize mental health in the African-American community.
Black and African American
(872) 206-9339
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
Hey ya'll, My name is Gwen Jones-Robinson (she/her). I am very excited that you have taken the first step in taking charge of your mental wellness. I am here to help guide and provide you with affirming care. I am extremely passionate about the wellness and wellbeing of underserved communities, specifically African-American and Black identified folx. There is too much stigma in the Black community surrounding mental health and therapy. How many times have you been told, “just pray about it?” My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to heal and to de-stigmatize mental health in the African-American community.
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Jasmine Atwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I help people make their thoughts and feelings more conscious, alive, and manageable. Maybe you are coming to therapy or mediation to make life changing decisions or take urgent action. In my experience, people are best equipped to accomplish those goals when they cultivate enough self-awareness and trust to handle the outcomes of their choices. I work with individual adults, couples, families, and groups from a relational and psychodynamic perspective that incorporates Black diasporic and feminist thought, respect for the body’s role in processing trauma, and family systems theory.
Black and African American
(847) 485-1579
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Black and African American
I help people make their thoughts and feelings more conscious, alive, and manageable. Maybe you are coming to therapy or mediation to make life changing decisions or take urgent action. In my experience, people are best equipped to accomplish those goals when they cultivate enough self-awareness and trust to handle the outcomes of their choices. I work with individual adults, couples, families, and groups from a relational and psychodynamic perspective that incorporates Black diasporic and feminist thought, respect for the body’s role in processing trauma, and family systems theory.
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Dajanee Tate
MA Verified
Offers online therapy
Ideal clients include emerging adults, children and adolescents, Individuals and couples. Topics I like to focus on are self-worth and self-esteem, life-stage transitions, African-American Men's wellness, stress management, relational trauma and women's issues . I offer client-focused therapy in a warm , empathetic and non-judgmental environment. LGBTQ+ welcoming.
Black and African American
(312) 967-9271
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Black and African American
Ideal clients include emerging adults, children and adolescents, Individuals and couples. Topics I like to focus on are self-worth and self-esteem, life-stage transitions, African-American Men's wellness, stress management, relational trauma and women's issues . I offer client-focused therapy in a warm , empathetic and non-judgmental environment. LGBTQ+ welcoming.

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Teletherapy
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Illinois, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Illinois listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.


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