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The profession of psychotherapy originated within the entrepreneurial context of the private practice of medicine, and, like all other professionals, psychotherapists charge fees. Psychotherapists can be paid directly by their clients, reimbursed by insurance companies, or salaried by institutions. No matter how payment is handled, there is some tension between the practical concerns of commerce and those of humanitarianism in the practice of psychotherapy. Some critics view psychotherapy as a form of purchasing friendship. Questions concerning the price tag of caring and listening inevitably arise during the course of therapy. “Black Angels” is a fantasy about the business aspects of therapy. (14 pp.)