The beauty of nature is very apparent in Dillon and you only wish that it could bring you the same sense of calm that it used to. When you are dealing with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, it can make your life more difficult in many ways. You may feel like you are constantly on edge and it can prevent you from truly being able to enjoy your life as you should. These problems should not be dealt with by yourself, as you will need dedicated allies in this fight.

Dillon-area online counselors will prove to be great partners in your fight to improve your mental health. Even if you feel like things are really bad right now, you should know that they can improve over time. Taking the time to speak to these online counselors can put things into perspective and it will allow you to work out many of your issues. You can work towards healing and life will start to calm down for you once more.

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Karla Garcia-Velez

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been practicing social work for over 10 years. I have worked with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, grief, chronic illness, caregiver stress, life transitions, and many more. I believe in assessing each person’s needs individually and adjusting my counseling modalities to fit that individual. Every person is unique and should be treated as such. Many perspectives influence my practice, such as solution focused, strength based, systems, somatic and cognitive behavioral. I will draw upon one or more of these, depending on your specific needs. I believe it takes strength to reach out for help, and I commend you on taking that step. I believe a client-therapist relationship requires trust and mutual respect to create the change or achieve the outcome that you desire. I will first build that foundation and then will guide you in reaching the goals you wish to achieve. I will also help guide you in deciding your goals based on your individual needs and concerns. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you through this process.

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Nicole Kindt

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCPC (Montana),LPC (Colorado)
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in both Montana and Colorado. I graduated from Montana State University in 2008 with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have been providing therapy services for over 10 years and have experience in multiple settings. While much of my experience has been with kids and young adults, I also have a great deal of experience in family therapy, as well as providing parents support and coaching through difficult situations. I also have a great deal of experience in helping those going through transitions including, but not limited to, grief and loss, divorce, changes in careers, and children going off to college. I am also experienced in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and anger management issues. I also have a background in working with survivors of abuse and other traumatic events. My counseling style is very open, meeting people where they are at. Therapy can be very difficult and people entering therapy may feel very vulnerable. Thus, I like to try to help my clients feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Compassion and sensitivity are key to my counseling style and I strive to ensure that my clients feel accepted throughout the counseling process. My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, and reality-based therapy. I often adjust my counseling style to fit each individual, their therapy goals, and current needs. It takes a great deal of bravery to engage in the self-exploration process and make the changes needed to become the best version of you that you can be. If you are ready to start this process, I would love to be able to support and assist you in your journey to self-discovery, realization, and resiliency.

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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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Erika Sandstedt

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp. The decision to talk to someone is a courageous first step! You might be feeling overwhelmed or apprehensive reading through multiple profiles, wondering how this works and how to go about choosing the right therapist. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King, Jr. My name is Erika Sandstedt and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my degree at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, in 1996. Throughout my career, I have been passionate about working with individuals of all ages suffering with emotional, physical, spiritual, and practical life challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I find that laughter can be the best medicine. I use a relationship based approach to therapy and believe in empowering my clients to recognize the strengths in themselves to deal with these challenges. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their treatment goals and regard the importance of establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship to affect change. "There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth." Mister Rogers 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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Karen Gano

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compassion-Focused, Client-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness, and Strength Based therapies to assist clients in improving their outlook and life. I have a holistic and goal oriented practice, working primarily with women who are going through some type of life transition whether it be separation, divorce, career changes, relocation, empty nest, illness, etc. I also provide counseling to healthcare workers as I have been a practicing medical social worker throughout my career, and I have worked in trauma, emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, palliative care, and domestic abuse. We can all benefit from talking to someone now and again. It is my primary goal to empower clients so that they can build and expand their "team," discover their voice, increase self-awareness and esteem, and make wanted changes in their life. My professional and personal mantra is "Self-Care + Time = Healing." I can help you with healthy coping strategies and tools to guide you from surviving to thriving. I very much look forward to working with you!

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Thomas Swartz

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC,CCMHC
Relationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Tom Swartz and for the past 25+ years I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have worked with a diverse range of adults seeking to create and enhance their toolbox of life skills. I am a Person-Centered counselor who enjoys working with individuals and couples as they seek assistance in addressing their life issues and concerns. My style is warm, compassionate, non-judgmental and solution focused. Together we will seek ways to support your goals which feed your heart and soul. I have consulted and worked in a variety of counseling settings including: private practice, rural clinics, hospitals, community service organizations, schools, childcare centers, sheltered workshops, military bases (including overseas installations), small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. When working with couples some time is needed for each person to tell their own story and the story they share together which brings them up to the present. From there guidance can be offered to begin building healthier interactions, encouragements, forgiveness, and hope. Small successes, the use of daily skills and new insights can build towards a nurturing, satisfying and successful relationship. If the couple ends the relationship, a real effort is made to appreciate hard lessons learned and how not to repeat them. I have completed my master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Computer Information Systems. I have also pursued graduate work in business administration, communication, education, special needs, learning disabilities, and project management. I hold the following certifications: Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NBCC) Master Addiction Counselor (NBCC) Fellow, The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) My availability is evenings and weekends with a focus on using phone and video modalities. It will be a pleasure to work with you!

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Jesse Schramm

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, family conflicts, substance use, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Michelle Jacoby

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Education, experience, credentials: - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Hawaii and Colorado - Alumni of the Sex Therapy and Education Program at the University of Michigan - Have worked in mental health in higher education for the past 8 years - Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University - Member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) - Level 1 Gottman Method Training- modality for treating couples/partners Specializations: Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Intimacy. Some common issues that clients may find themselves seeking support for include: - Desire or arousal (sometimes referred to as high/low sex drive) - Sexual functioning: pain with sex, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, dyspareunia - Fetishes or sexual interests - Kink and/or BDSM - Polyamorous relationships or consensual non-monogamy - Infidelity or cheating - Gender identity and exploration - Sexual orientation and exploration - Sexual trauma - Out of control sexual behavior (or sometimes referred to as sex addiction) Therapy Approach: Talking about emotions (especially when related to sex, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy) can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding our well-being (and sexuality). These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves. You are, and have always been, the expert of your own experience. Even if it might not always feel like it, you already hold all the answers to your own self-discovery & growth. As your therapist, I would love to come alongside you to support & guide you in the process of your healing, growth & self-fulfillment.

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Jennifer Roos

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Porche Corley

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach with 5 years of professional work experience. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Concentration in Family and Child Services from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Social Work from Capella University. I hold the Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credentials from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). I am a certified specialist in anger management and grief/loss. I have experience working with children and their parents or guardians in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, providing individual, group, and/or family counseling, clinical-community linkage, and crisis intervention. During the course of therapy, I foster a non-authoritative approach and I utilize Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is a therapeutic approach which engenders a new way of being with painful emotions and challenging situations. MBCT is thought process-focused, and it is often used to help individuals who struggle with anger/aggression, anxiety, and depression. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, thus, each session is tailored to fit your strengths, needs, abilities, and/or preferences. 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 and empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Dillon

Finding the best therapist close by in Dillon 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 Dillon. 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 Dillon, 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon, elsewhere in Summit, 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 Dillon area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon, 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 80435 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 Dillon, 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.

Dillon 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.

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