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Jennifer Barajas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me. My name is Jennifer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan. I earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years. I have worked in a variety of settings; schools, prisons, home-based, outpatient, crisis response, addiction centers and private practice. I have the most experience working with complex trauma/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, couples and communication issues, family conflict, and complex sexual issues . I also have experience working with multicultural, physically disabled, youth, elderly, and LGBT populations. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and eclectic approach in treatment, providing you with the best care tailored to your needs. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, seeking safety, negative core beliefs replacement, “classical” counseling and solution-focused counseling. I would describe myself direct, but I am always empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I can push you past your comfort zone to resolve the goals you have set for yourself in therapy to assist you in creating a new healthy lifestyle! Working together we can accomplish your goals. We will use a combination of worksheets, assessments, and other tools to enhance your experience with online counseling. Monthly I send out "Monthly Skills" and "Weekly Tips" to be used to also enhance your experience, some of these skills and tips may apply to you and others may not. They are sent to all of my clients to help promote healthy mental well being. Please note that video or phone sessions are the most productive ways to achieve your therapeutic goals, but you are welcome to tailor your therapy needs to what best meets your needs. Thank you again, I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey of self-awareness and healing. My office hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday 7 am to 8 am EST (phone sessions only) and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm (video and phone sessions) Jennifer Barajas, MS, LPC

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Glenn House

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am Glenn. Decades of working with people as a teacher, salesman, builder, and counselor have confirmed what I was taught in graduate school. The most powerful instrument I have in promoting change and healing is my relationship with a client. The Covid-19 restrictions have taught me that I can achieve healing relationships through on-line video platforms. I can continue to use Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and many other treatments that are evidence-based. I am well experienced in working with Children and Adolescents with years of experience treating them and their families in their homes. I have been extensively trained in treating trauma reactions in children and adults. I hold a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and am fully prepared to integrate science and faith to the degree that you are comfortable in order to gain success and healing. My license is as a Professional Counselor in Michigan. If I could help you with depression, anxiety, parenting, relational issues, or reactions to trauma, I would appreciate the opportunity.

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Letitia Cipriano

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have been practicing for over five years as a therapist with individuals who largely have concerns regarding anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, loss, and compound grief. Although my therapeutic approach is largely based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I utilize a combination of other approaches as well. I am a nationally certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am also a certified Grief Support Specialist. While these are the typical treatment methods I employ, I respect every individual I work with and I am more than willing to tailor my approach in order to meet your needs. I am empathetic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. Confidentiality is a must and your sessions with me will absolutely maintain this standard. I certainly appreciate the courage it takes to reach out for support. I am happy you have decided to proceed and I am truly excited to meet and work with you!

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Kevin Bowman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Please be advised that I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker the State of Michigan with over 29 years of experience working in different capacities in Mental Health. It has been my privilege to work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. Also, have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. Personally, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and most importantly I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and fortitude to seek 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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Dr. Gloria Cruice

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.,M.A.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
43 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Dr. Gloria Cruice. I am a psychotherapist eager to work with individuals and couples who want to gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. I have an M.A. in marriage counseling from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. I am currently licensed as a marital and family therapist in Michigan. I have always admired my clients’ courage and openness as they invite me into their worlds and I believe that counseling can be life changing for you. My approach is client-centered, collaborative and nonjudgmental, striving to identify your wants and needs while appreciating the unique ways that you have navigated the ups and downs of everyday life. In our work together, I will commit to assisting you in finding avenues for reaching your goals and becoming the best YOU you can be. Other possible areas of focus might be self esteem, confidence, job satisfaction, or problems with anxiety, unhappiness, anger, depression, trust and intimacy. I am also available for support and guidance for caregivers, especially loved ones who are caring for an elderly family member.

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Tia Gitgood

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGrief
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have seen first hand that life is hard. I have been encouraged to see the power of therapy across all settings and over all barriers. I have seen lives changed; I love my job. My name is Tia Gitgood. I am a Social Worker licensed in Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in various settings from in-home to community clinics. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I utilize a mix of therapies. My priority is to help my client. I work to stay up to date on new research to ensure that if something can help, I know about it. I primarily utilize cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and motivational interviewing. I believe the whole person must be treated. If you are not your emotional best, your body will tell you. I would love to take this journey to healing with you when you are ready.

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Peter Harvey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a therapist for many years. I have worked in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is to present myself as a real person who has been through his own life challenges who also has professional training and experience. I use a variety of therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and others. I choose the ones that seems to best fit the client and the situation. I think that developing a relationship with a client can help promote trust and confidence. I’ve gotten great satisfaction in helping numbers of individuals, couples, and families to move forward and thrive. Most recently, my work has been focused on individuals with depression, anxiety, and challenging life changes.

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Gregory Meriwether

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
42 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 42 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Lisa Briggs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Grief
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss. 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. 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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Monique Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Monique Harris, MA, LPC, LCDC. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 7+ years experience serving children, adolescents, families, and veterans through individual or group therapy who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being. More specifically, addressing a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and personality disorders. My counseling philosophy includes Rational Emotive Behavior and Choice Reality Therapy, placing emphasis on reshaping core beliefs in those individuals experiencing a variety of mental health conditions, thereby empowering them to live full, satisfying lives free from unnecessary psychological distress. Also, introducing the concept of choice and functioning in the here and now (reality), helping them understand that they have a choice and the power to change, adjust or enhance whatever it is that they want to alter about themselves, their situation or circumstances. My counseling style is compassionate, empathic, non-judgemental, and genuine. My goal is to empower individuals to live an emotional resilient, relentless, renewed, and restored lifestyle. I am looking forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bloomfield Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills. 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 Bloomfield Hills, 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 Bloomfield Hills region and in the state of Michigan. 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills, elsewhere in Oakland, or in the greater state of Michigan.

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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills may not take health insurance, some in the state of Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Bloomfield Hills online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bloomfield Hills 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.

Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 MI, 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 48303 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 Bloomfield Hills counselor?

Before seeing your Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills.

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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 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.

Bloomfield Hills 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform for Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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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48303, 48304

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