When it comes to finding a therapist, Colorado Springs, CO can seem like a likely place for success. With a large population, there are counseling services located throughout the city. However, it’s not always as simple as it seems to find the right therapist. For one thing, you may be seeking a specialization that is not available in your area, such as play therapy, anger management, or solution-based therapy. It can also be essential to find a professional with whom you have a good rapport…therapy is only as effective as your participation. Therapeutic alliance is key. 

With online therapy through platforms like BetterHelp, it becomes easier to find the therapist that can check all your boxes. BetterHelp has over 30,000 licensed mental health care professionals with specializations in many therapies and populations, working with everything from family relationships to challenges faced by first responders. When you fill out an online questionnaire on their site, BetterHelp will match you with a therapist that meets your individual needs. And if you don’t feel comfortable with them for any reason, you can switch therapists at no additional cost until you find the one you really connect with.

Online therapy with BetterHelp is also a convenient choice for people with busy lives. Online sessions can easily fit into your schedule, and with video chat, phone, and text messaging options you can talk to your therapist from the comfort of your own home or office. 

When life challenges arise, when things feel hopeless, or when relationships in your family unit feel out of alignment, positive change is possible. Working with a therapist can build self-awareness, teach coping skills, and offer the tools you need to improve relationships. Whether you’re dealing with men’s issues, women’s issues, or the challenges that we all face, take that first step toward healing through therapy. Happiness may be closer than you think. 

 

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Tammy Bonnici

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I believe there are times in each person’s life where they need to reach out to someone to work through past and current life events. I would like to provide a place where you can explore these events while feeling supported through those times! My name is Tammy Bonnici, I am a Colorado based Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Masters in Community Counseling at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. In addition, I am licensed as a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. Through the years, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma (mental and physical abuse), and anger management. I believe each individual has the ability to heal and create new life experiences. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and will meet you where you are at in your process. My approach to therapy is compassionate, non-judgmental, open minded and honest throughout the process as we figure out what you want, and help you achieve your goals. I also ensure to provide an experience specifically tailored to your individual needs. I am here when you are ready to get started….

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Charles "Chuck" Noon

Offering therapy in CO
License: MBA, LPC, LPCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
8 years of experience

Chuck specializes in working with relationships and family conflict, including blended family, money, intimacy, and communication issues. He finds working with distressed couples especially rewarding. As a veteran of the United States Air Force, Chuck understands the stressors military and dependents face. He is also familiar with the law enforcement community. In addition to a Master’s in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling, Chuck holds a Master’s in Business Administration, which helps when working with the “business side” of marriage & family. Chuck uses a curriculum that he developed over time designed to facilitate communication (exchanging listening and respect), understand differences, meet needs, identify strengths, define roles, build intimacy, resolve conflict, and set boundaries with internal and external threats to the relationship(s). Given the stressors couples face today (technology, social media, etc.) as never before, managing these threats has become essential to “tipping the scale” in favor of marriage. He will almost always assign homework. Chuck requires that at least the first session be conducted via videoconferencing, and may want to continue that modality until the “therapist-client relationship” has been established, per telehealth best practices. As a family-systems therapist, Chuck enjoys having the whole family present for the first session whenever possible. He likes to learn all the members, their roles in the family system and the family story. He has found that generational legacies can be very powerful. Chuck believes that we must be the authors of our own stories and choose our paths. Many people instinctively know the path that they want to be on, but are stuck in maladaptive patterns rooted in the past. As a counselor, Chuck is more directive than most and uses Milan Systemic theory as a framework. As a first step he will ask you to fill in the blank “The problem that I’m having in my (family, life, relationship, etc.) is…” The more brief and specific you can be in this “problem statement” the more likely you and Chuck will be to resolve that problem. Next, you and Chuck will write a “better statement.” Again filling in the blank “The problem will be better when…” As with the problem statement, the more brief and specific you can be, the more likely you will be to resolve the problem. As insight is gained and progress made toward the “better,” the problem and better statements are refined as a work-in-progress. Chuck incorporates “mindfulness” from Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and lessons learned from practicing yoga into his work. Mindfulness teaches observing emotions as a scientist observes phenomena in nature without judgment, and living in the moment. Chuck was married for 29 years, divorced, and is now engaged to the woman of his dreams. So, he can probably relate to whatever you (and your family) are going through. As a blended family-to-be, they have a 28 year-old son who served in the United States Navy, and is currently living on the east coast. Chuck has a four year-old son in heaven, giving him the empathy for those who have suffered a loss, which can only come from personal experience. Chuck holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling from the University of San Diego, and is independently licensed as an LPC in Colorado (2400), and in Texas (77267). He is also licensed as an LPCC in New Mexico (0734). Currently, Chuck’s “office” day for Telehealth Video sessions is on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, only. He can respond to Messaging on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, only. Chuck does not use Chat or Phone.

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Arlene Holt

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello, I am Arlene Holt, a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I earned my graduate degree in counseling at University of Northern Colorado. I have spent more than 10 years working with families and individuals of the military. This has given me extensive experience with issues of transition, relationships, anger and life guidance. I believe the relationship between the therapist and client is fundamental in that it provides a safe and supportive framework for the individual o grow, explore, develop, and heal. Life leads to many instances where we need support and practical feedback. I have walked along side many people and it was an honor. I would love to do the same with you.

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Robert Turner

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am delighted that you have decided to consider counseling. I know the decision to seek counseling is important to you and hope we find I am a match for your journey of self-improvement. I believe that all who come to counseling possess a strength and courage that allows them to create a better and more fulfilling life. Whether you are feeling frustrated, lonely or depressed, I know there are many ways for you to begin to understand yourself and make progress. You might be unhappy with your relationships or the sense that there is more to life than what you are experiencing now. You may be relatively happy with your life and relationships, but want to find an even better way to live your life. All of these issues can be addressed in counseling. I believe the counseling relationship involves working together to develop a plan for your improvement. Sometimes you may need a listening, non-judgmental person to help you focus. Other time you may want a bit of advice on next steps. The key is to make sure you understand and trust the process so that your goals are in the forefront of each interaction. I love the ability people show with implementing change is his/her own unique way. I have worked for many years in healthcare. I became interested in counseling through my work with sleep disorders. While a guest lecturer at Stanford, I became familiar with the mental health aspects in this field. I wanted to gain more skills in this area so embarked upon a Master's degree in counseling. Quickly I became interested in much more in mental health than just sleep disorders I began a private practice 13 years ago where I work with many different kinds of issues. I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, general life changes as well as sleep related problems. It has been so gratifying to have the privilege to work with all clients who are in the process of transforming their lives.

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Layla Hernandez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Layla, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I became a counselor because I believe that everyone deserves to be understood, heard, and supported while working towards becoming their best selves. I have worked in military and civilian settings as both a therapist and first responder for mental health crisis. I attended Regis University, where I earned a master's degree in mental health counseling. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessie Mclaughlin

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Life can be really hard. It’s no surprise that so many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty, and hopelessness are far too common. Fortunately, those those feelings don't have to be permanent. I would be happy to support you in developing emotional resilience and self-empowerment to enable you to thrive in this chaotic world. It is my belief that everyone deserves to live the an enjoyable life with intention as their genuine self. I have experience in diverse settings including inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and children experiencing mild to severe mental health and substance use disorders. I graduated in 2017 with my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and Missouri as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in Colorado. I specialize in helping individuals cope with anxiety, depression, substance use, and various life stressors. My therapeutic approach comes from an understanding that we are shaped by life experiences, relationships, and culture. I integrate each individual's uniqueness into therapy from a person-centered and solution-focused approach. I utilize different modalities to fit your specific needs including cognitive behavioral, existential, and motivational interviewing techniques. It is my passion to help others embrace and understand themselves to promote personal growth, resilience, and provide a sense of contentment. It feels so good to be confident and content, and you deserve to feel that way. I know that starting therapy can feel daunting, but I am here to provide non-judgmental support in a safe space.

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Raquel Lopez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors, sexual issues, and stresses related to involvement in the criminal justice system. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, motivational, supportive and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, an open mind, and compassion. I find that my clients are the experts of their lives and my role is to help support, educate and motivate them to find their own path to happiness. I enjoy keeping a light-hearted approach and find that maintaining a sense of humor with difficult situations makes them easier to talk about. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and trauma-informed therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialoge and treatment plan to meet your unique goals and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. My availability for live and phone sessions changes week to week, so if you don't see a time slot that works for you please message me so I can provide more options. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon

Offering therapy in CO
License: DrBH,MFCT,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health licensed as an LPC in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and integrated behavioral/mental health provider. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, and homelessness. Additionally, I have helped many people who have experienced mental/physical trauma and abuse. My therapy style is trauma informed and patient centered; non-judgmental and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is an eclectic mix of trauma informed, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Anastasia Imig

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her. -Rumi Gets me every time I read it. My name is Anastasia Imig and I have been a counselor for over 15 years, specializing in women's issues, including grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, work-home balance, and trauma. I am licensed in both Washington (LMHC) and Colorado (LPC) and use our interpersonal connection- and perhaps some of the expressive arts (sometimes we can't always find the words, so we might get creative with art, music, or story)- to help deepen understanding and foster hope. Your journey is sacred, meaningful and uniquely yours. I have the most wonderful and important job supporting you as you navigate the minor, the seemingly insurmountable, and everything in between. I have no doubt in your, or any woman's, ability to overcome. Truly.

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Kristen Eldridge

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Colorado Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Colorado Springs can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Colorado Springs. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Colorado Springs, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Colorado Springs or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Colorado Springs area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Colorado Springs, elsewhere in El Paso, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Colorado Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Colorado Springs therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Colorado Springs due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Colorado Springs may not take health insurance, some in the state of Colorado may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Colorado Springs, Colorado working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Colorado Springs above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Colorado Springs helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Colorado Springs therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Colorado Springs therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Colorado Springs therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 80903 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Colorado Springs counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Colorado Springs licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Colorado Springs has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Colorado Springs:

80901, 80903, 80904, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80909, 80910, 80912, 80914, 80915, 80916, 80917, 80918, 80919, 80920, 80921, 80922, 80923, 80924, 80925, 80927, 80929, 80931, 80932, 80933, 80934, 80935, 80936, 80937, 80938, 80939, 80941, 80942, 80944, 80946, 80947, 80949, 80950, 80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997

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