Feeling stuck? You’re already moving forward—because you’re looking for a therapist. Danbury, CT has a small but growing community of mental health practitioners.

With BetterHelp, you can look beyond Danbury and tap into a vast network of mental health providers licensed to practice in Connecticut.

BetterHelp is an online therapy platform that partners with licensed psychologists, therapists, and counselors specializing in a wide range of common mental health concerns and therapeutic modalities. 

Whether you’re looking for a CBT practitioner to learn healthier patterns or a counselor specializing in solution-focused therapy, BetterHelp can connect you with a competent and caring professional.

Find Connecticut providers offering the counseling services you’re looking for.

Therapy can come in many forms, and each practitioner brings a unique constellation of professional expertise, personal experience, and therapeutic toolbox. That can make it challenging to find a therapist that’s a good fit for you. 

With BetterHelp, you can find the right fit more easily. We use a smart matching system to connect you with a licensed therapist that specializes in your area of need.

What’s more, our curated directory makes it easy to find the mental health professional you’re looking for without feeling overwhelmed. Our network includes a diverse array of clinicians, including licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), professional counselors (LPC), and licensed psychologists. 

In weekly online sessions with your therapist, you can gain insights from your past, learn healthy ways of coping in the present, and build practical skills for taking on the future. 

Your BetterHelp membership also includes access to tools and services like group therapy, mental health webinars, digital therapy worksheets, and prompted journaling, allowing you to make progress faster and get the most out of your mental health investment.

When you’re ready, you can get started by taking a short mental health questionnaire. We will match you with a therapist in as little as a day—meaning you can start the next chapter as soon as possible. 

BetterHelp has been a source of support for thousands of Connecticut adults struggling with mental health concerns similar to your own. With a therapist on your side, you, too, can move forward.

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Stephanie Noto

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MFT,M.ED
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT with 18 years of experience in the mental health field. My area of expertise has been with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, grief , self esteem, and family & relationship issues. This has been through my work providing individual, family, couples and group therapy with the adult population in both a clinic and a private practice setting. I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is critical to a successful therapy. My style of counseling is non-judgmental, compassionate and providing an open and therapeutic one. My counseling approach is solution focused, strength based, cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy. I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends, swimming, yoga, listening to all types of music and enjoy watching the latest Netflix shows/movies. Change is possible and you do not have to do it alone. I look forward for the opportunity to collaborate and support you in your therapeutic journey.

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Melanie Mullins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LPMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

If you need a safe place for saying things out loud, I may be able to help. It is my honor as a therapist to hear and to seek understanding of your journey without judgment. The resulting relationship can have immense therapeutic value and is foundational in my approach. My training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy allows me to help you sort through the stuff of life to discover ways to reduce depression and anxiety. There are places in your life where you do have control - let's find them together and create strategies to make life more enjoyable for you. I’m a licensed mental health counselor that has been practicing for 8 years I’ve got a specialty working with active duty soldiers and Veterans. Duel Licenses in Connecticut and New York. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients.

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Joeli McQuaid-Robert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & managing life transitions and challenges. I also have experience working with depression, relationship concerns and personality disorder characteristics. I have recently started here on BetterHelp full-time, to pursue my original career dream to help others, individually, one client at a time. This comes after many years working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital and varied community settings, with diverse populations, serving in management and supervisory roles while always keeping my hand in clinical care provision -including during the pandemic. I believe that you are the expert of your story "the Narrator"--and I would be honored to help you as you narrate and navigate your life story. I operate from the perspective that you have many strengths and solutions within you that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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. Lastly, I subscribe to the notion that with my active listening and sensitivity to the topics you bring to therapy, in a completely judgement-free zone, with some reframing, feedback, gentle suggestions and sense of humor when needed, together we can create a trusting working alliance that may assist you in your therapeutic journey! Thank you for taking the time to review my information. Warm Regards, Joeli

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Dr. Cora Butler-Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 20 years of professional clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and domestic violence, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert, and it is your story. You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the issues that challenge you, and the problems you need support resolving. 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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Dean Lederfeind

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
32 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I will never tell you what to do. I will ask you, "Where do you want to be?" I am licensed in Connecticut with 32 years of professional work experience. My primary focus is though an existential lens. Figuring out what it is that we see as our purpose, and whether or not what we are doing lines up with that, is a huge step in understanding the possible dissonance we are experiencing. Pair this understanding with the tools we need to navigate, informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am hopeful that together, we will be able to make change. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & 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. 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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Amy Bourne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & compassion fatigue. 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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Katherine Vaughan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience and pursuing my PhD. 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. [8/30 11:38 AM] Katherine Vaughan My clinical focus as a Licensee Marriage and Family, Population: families, couples, individuals and group therapy. Therapeutic interventions and primary modes of therapeutic interventions include CBT/DBT with Family Systems and Bowenian therapy infused. I have a special emphasis on modified CBT for adults and teens who are high functioning ASD. Anxiety, depression, OCD, behavior regulation issues, marital and family conflicts, PTSD, grief/loss, communication issues, social connect and OCD. hours are Monday thru Thursday 7am to 6 pm and Fridays till noon

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Lucy Evans

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
AddictionsFamily conflictsAnger management
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, communication, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma. My therapy style is compassionate and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and understanding. It takes courage to seek support. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to support you in that process.

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Eileen Garrigan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Adanna Smith-Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker and I have been a practicing therapists for over twelve years. I have worked as a Victims Advocate, Forensic Social Worker and a School Social Worker among other helping roles. I earned my Masters Degree at Columbia University School of Social Work and my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Manhattanville College. Throughout my graduate and post-graduate career I have facilitated the success of individuals and families with emotional and behavioral challenges and served as an advocate for indigent clients facing incarceration, immigration detention, homelessness and civil confinement. My clinical experiences have prepared me to work with culturally diverse populations and varying types of emotional and behavioral concerns. I have extensive experience in assisting individuals with chronic mental illness such as Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. I also have experience assisting individuals who have experienced or are experiencing sexual trauma, domestic violence, relationship issues and stress from everyday life. You may or may not be fully aware of the reason for your search for a therapist today but it is a start. Whether you are overwhelmed with emotions, anxiety, change or adjusting to something new, therapy can be beneficial. My approach to therapy is that our work will add and/or improve your skill sets and be used long after therapy. My goal is to empower my clients with the tools they need to help themselves. I look forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Danbury

Finding the best therapist close by in Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury. 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 Danbury, 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 Danbury region and in the state of Connecticut. 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 Danbury 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 Danbury area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Danbury 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 Danbury, elsewhere in Fairfield, or in the greater state of Connecticut.

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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury may not take health insurance, some in the state of Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Danbury online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Danbury, Connecticut 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury?

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

Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 CT, 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 06814 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 Danbury counselor?

Before seeing your Danbury 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 Danbury.

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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury, Connecticut 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.

Danbury 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.

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 Danbury:

06810, 06811, 06813, 06814, 06816, 06817

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