Are you having trouble remembering things or finding it difficult to concentrate? Does it seem like life is going by too quickly and you seem to be stuck in the slow lane? These can be signs of depression.  Luckily, there are many dedicated therapists in Erie who are experienced in handling and treating depression. 

Erie is a small town with only about 22,000 inhabitants, but it may seem like you are all alone if are depressed or have another mental illness. Speak with one of the local therapists in the Erie area to get treatment for your illness as soon as possible. 

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Isabella Chayne Boutillette

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, which I would consider a HUGE victory, I would be honored to support you and walk that path with you! My name is Isabella Chayne Boutillette, however, I go by my middle name, Chayne (SH-AY-NE). I live in a very remote, rural and beautiful Valley in Southern Colorado which is known for large migratory bird populations, being the headwaters for the Rio Grande and the many 14,000 ft. mountains that surround it. I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 1995 after receiving an MA and subsequent licensure. I have provided services across the lifespan, from pre-school children to geriatrics-aged adults living in a nursing homes and have had the opportunity to focus on individuals, families, couples, and groups.  My early practice took root at the San Luis Valley Community Mental Health Center, which gave me experience and training in dealing with a range of issues from stress reduction and change/phase of life issues (moving, marriage, divorce), significant mental health issues such as schizophrenia and other thought disorders, as well as mood disorders such as major depression and anxiety. I have always loved this work and the opportunity to be a resource and ally for my patients as we, together, travel the path of change and growth. As I have developed my practice and honed my interventions, my therapeutic philosophy has naturally evolved. One part of my philosophy that remains constant is the belief that therapy is about safely exploring the potential freedom life has to offer while examining our perceptions, observations, assumptions, thoughts, emotions and underlying motivations in our daily lives. It is my goal to help you incorporate this same philosophy and move in the direction of your highest self and consummate wellness. To do this we will set goals for therapy with measurable objectives and will be in regular communication both about the goals themselves as well as the moment to moment practice and experience in reaching them. I use therapeutic opportunities to confront issues that arise in the session, use solution-focused techniques to practice in "real life," and often make homework assignments. I believe in an, "...act as if.." practice - creating opportunities for you to enact best possible outcomes or to create new stories about your life. As your therapist, I commit to always meeting you where you are, be with you fully as you drive the therapeutic process, and encourage you to have an open mind as we begin walking the path toward total wellness. I look forward to working with you!

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Cheri Goodwin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CAS,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Have you been hesitant about therapy? Most of us at one time or another, need the help of a therapist. It can feel overwhelming asking for help, but it can also be gratifying and empowering to feel in control of your life again. With the uncertainty of these times, you may be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, or feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life. Uncertainty can amplify existing depression and anxiety, which can trigger unresolved trauma. I can help you work through the emotional ups and downs and you will quickly discover how strong and resilient you are. I have been working as a therapist for over twenty years. It is my passion to support you on your path to wellbeing. My holistic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, cognitive processing therapy, and exposure therapy. I can quickly help you get to what lies beneath the surface. Therapy is for everyone. You will feel the benefits of working with me within a couple of sessions. My clients feel confident and empowered. They are less stressed and at ease with life. You too, can discover what it truly means to be free of the past and live your best life. The first step is simple; just call for your free consultation.

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Melanie Hotz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Melanie Hotz, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working with adults. I have a Bachelors's degree in General Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice; I graduated with a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a Person-Centered approach; I utilize mindfulness techniques along with CBT to help one learn tools to help manage uncomfortable emotions. I strive to meet clients where they are and adjust therapy to meet the needs of my client. I have experience with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjusting to changes in life. We all have a dialogue going on in our minds every day, many times we are not aware of how this "self-talk" affects our mood and choices in life. Using CBT I help clients become more aware of what they are telling themselves, how it affects them, and how to shift negative thoughts to be more neutral or positive. Therapy is hard, but I am here to help you achieve your goals. I can't do it for you, but I can be here to support you as you journey through the rough roads in life and hopefully help you get to the smoother road ahead, or find better equipment for the rough spots. I look forward to meeting you! Melanie

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Jamie Schlichenmayer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Over the past 10 years, I've gained experience working with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of what is keeping you feeling stuck in negative emotional patterns and behaviors, there is a way out. I believe in the body and brain’s natural capacity to heal and will work alongside you to develop and utilize through resources. My approach is individualized and collaborative to your experience and needs. I offer a non-judgmental, safe environment to explore these experience and work towards growth and healing. I bring empathy, information, respect, and humor to the therapeutic relationship I am also trained and experienced in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family System, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Mitchell Vance

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Jennifer Nelson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, ADHD, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Dr. Farah Ibrahim

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado with over 35 years of professional work experience. I have also been a professor at four major research universities and have taught and supervised master's. and doctoral students. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts (specifically intergenerational issues), trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My expertise includes understanding cultural identity, and sociopolitical issues that affect client lives,. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in your journey.

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Dolores Montanez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Dolores Montanez, I am a Family Therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. As a family therapist, I have the privilege to work with parents and their children, adolescents, and individual adults who manifest family relationship issues, as a couple or as parents. I have been fortunate to have worked in various settings such as Community Clinics, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Schools settings. Being bilingual in Spanish and English has allowed me to provide professional services to adults and youth placed within Government Agencies such as Immigration Detention Centers and in Children Camps for the unaccompanied children coming across the Mexican border. I have also been fortunate to have worked abroad for the Air Force and US Army helping our military service men and women along with their dependents. Throughout these settings, the issues I have been able to help many clients include improvement of coping strategies, self concept, and identifying individual inner strengths to cope with adversities that may cause depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, or hinder appropriate relationships. Applying various methodologies, we address and heal traumas and abuse; or simply identify resources and the self confidence necessary for life functioning improvement. I believe we all have the capacity to live peacefully and healthier. I believe we all need a little guidance at one point or another, and everyone deserves respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs including in the Spanish language if necessary. Working in various settings, I've been fortunate to have learned from a diverse cultural clientele who seek and take steps to a more fulfilling and happier life. It takes courage to accept that we may need improvement in our lifestyles. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kimberly O'Day

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I grew up in Iowa, went to college and then joined the Army. I served in Germany as well as many locations in the US. I knew there was a big world out there, and I couldn't wait to see it. I moved to Colorado after I returned from Germany. I volunteer at an equine rescue and rehab where I help care for the horses by cleaning the barns, paddocks and helping to socialize them. I have a certificate in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I am licensed in Colorado with over 15 years of professional Social Work experience in community mental health settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Erica Cervantez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Erie

Finding the best therapist close by in Erie 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 in Erie that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Erie. 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 Erie, 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 in the Erie region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Erie or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Erie area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Erie 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 Erie, elsewhere in Boulder, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Erie, 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 Erie psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Erie 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 Erie helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Erie 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Erie 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 in Erie?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Erie 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.

Erie therapists 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 Erie 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 Erie 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists 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 80516 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Erie 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Erie.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Erie 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 with a Erie counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Erie, 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.

Erie 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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