Ayana: This app connects Black people with therapists of color because nearly 90% of them are white

Her inability to find a mental health professional who shares her race and cultural background has made it difficult to heal from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe depression, Freeman, 30, told CNN.

“What that translates to is that many of the cultural issues that I have to deal with aren’t properly addressed because the therapist has no way to relate to my experiences on any level,” she said.

Like others in her community, she’s eagerly awaiting the release of Ayana, an app…

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