For residents in Minnetonka, MN, accessing mental health services tailored to their unique needs can be a beneficial step towards wellness. In this western area of the Twin Cities, therapists often provide a range of services such as counseling to support symptoms of anxiety, therapy focused on working through eating disorders, or play therapy, which may help in addressing a range of emotional and psychological challenges.

These therapeutic approaches may be particularly helpful for individuals experiencing family conflict or those who might be feeling stuck in their current life situations. By engaging in therapy, individuals have the opportunity to work towards enhancing their overall wellness and leading a more fulfilling life. If a treatment plan is difficult to establish, therapists may also use assessment techniques to help identify specific issues, including psychiatric disorders, which may require specialized support from licensed psychiatrists.

Individuals looking for mental health support in Hennepin County, or specifically Minnetonka may benefit from counseling as it can provide an environment for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions and develop new coping mechanisms for managing these struggles. 

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Rachel Tiede

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a person-centered therapist who believes in the potential in each individual. I have worked with individuals from highly varied backgrounds and work to see the potential for growth in each person. I have experience teaching, training, and providing therapy for individuals of all ages. I help largely through helping people find their motivation, self-worth, and potential in order to solve issues ranging from past traumas to current dilemmas. Through my career to this point I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Mediation, Thinking for Change, and Clinical Hypnosis. In session I also use techniques ranging from CBT, Adlerian psychology, and more. My experience has often involved individuals struggling with severe mental illness, substance use/alcohol use disorders, trauma, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have also done work with individuals working on parenting skills for typically developing children as well as those with developmental/intellectual delays. I am married and we have two sons.

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Craig Rice

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling experience is above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them reach goals and learn new thinking patterns to view life in a more positive manner. My therapeutic style incorporates expert listening, positive feedback, direct guidance, and creating an environment where you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal thoughts and feelings. Therapy is a safe place to discuss things that cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive change in your life. We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth.

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Valerie LaPorte

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Minnesota with over 10 years of clinical experience and 21 years of professional experience working with people facing a variety of personal barriers or struggles. I am also a MN Board of Social Work approved clinical and non-clinical, licensing supervisor. I have been blessed, working with clients ranging from young children to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues to anger management, family issues, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, incarceration, and disability related concerns to name a few. I have a lengthy & robust career working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and facing a broad range of challenges. I have worked almost exclusively with individuals who have serious mental illness for the vast majority of my professional career. My counseling style is empathetic and goal-directed. I believe that approachability, focused listening and effective problem solving is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard and empowered to achieve their goals. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display that in every interaction and intervention. My approach combines a variety of theoretical perspectives designed to meet your needs, including solution-focused brief therapy, strengths therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy to ensure that the highest level of outcomes are achieved as outlined by a unique treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Annette Warner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): BA,Social Work
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with children and families. I have also worked with adults with severe and persistent mental health conditions and dual diagnosis. My passion is trauma and I have extensive training in this area while working with students and in my role as a foster parent for the past 7 years. I have also worked with a wide range of other concerns including depression, parenting problems, relationship issues, grief, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. My approach is respectfully warm and caring and I strive to provide space - emotionally and physically, for my clients to feel safe and open to share concerns and start the healing process. My approach is trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy combined with family centered and solution focused modalities. It took courage for you to get this far - give yourself a pat on the back, I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Sharon Kuhlmann

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): RN,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Sharon Kuhlmann. Thank you for checking me out. Your comfort with a therapist is so important. For the past 20 years, my clients have shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and their hopes and dreams with me. They have confessed their indiscretions, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas and improved their mental health. I invite you to share your needs with an senior therapist with many hours of “couch time.” I owned and operated a private practice of counseling, now I have an opportunity to offer my expertise and experience in new way with Betterhelp. I strive to understand my clients’ needs by listening attentively, sharing my insights, and responding openly. I enjoy my role as therapist and teacher, listener, coach, helper, and confidant. My medical education and experience as an RN has provided great benefits to my career as a therapist. I have a useful understanding of the body and its physiological responses in anxiety, stress, depression, pain etc. I will offer tools and strategies to cope and self calm, strengthening the mind body connection. If you work in health care, I would be honored to work with you regarding your experiences with the pandemic. Welcome to a rewarding journey!

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Marie Fors

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,MBA
Eating disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, that has been licensed for over 10 years. I have experience working with eating issues, Autism, relationship and career issues. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. My approach is a solution-focused approach however I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Krysten Rohlik

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you finding yourself struggling with fear, worry, sadness, or frustration? Do anxiety, worry and stress envelop your day to day? Do you often feel that you are not good enough? Do you struggle with emotions and/or feeling overwhelmed? Are you navigating a life transition, change, or relationship that has been a challenge? Do you sometimes feel like giving up altogether? Change is HARD! But it is possible, and I want to help you through that! Hi there, and welcome to Betterhelp! I am so glad that you are here, and I can't wait to help you to unpack the challenges you are navigating! My name is Krysten Rohlik. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of clinical experience. I have worked with all ages, populations, and a wide variety of challenges. It is huge that you are here seeking support, and I hope that you find your time in therapy to be exactly what you had hoped it to be. I want this space to be a safe and comfortable one for you to share anything and everything that you desire! I have significant experience working with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, aging/loss of independence, relationship issues, job/career challenges, identity, self esteem, OCD, attachment, boundaries/assertiveness, communication and many other life stressors and challenges. I view myself as being a warm and compassionate person people often say they feel very comfortable around, which is a hugely important aspect of therapy. Helping my clients to feel as at ease and safe as possible is a top priority! My approach is very solution focused and I also often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among other approaches. I will tailor my approach in working with you to fit your unique needs in order to best help you to achieve the outcomes and goals important to you. My job is hugely important to me, and a high priority in my life! "Overcoming difficulties leads to knowledge, self-respect, and knowing yourself." -Alfred Adler I so much look forward to getting to know you, and supporting and empowering you to make positive lasting changes!

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Kristi Clifton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Branden Phillips

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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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Richelle Kramer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Minnetonka

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka, elsewhere in Hennepin, or in the greater state of Minnesota.

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

Therapists in Minnetonka, Minnesota 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka?

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

Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 MN, 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 55391 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 Minnetonka counselor?

Before seeing your Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka.

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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka, Minnesota 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.

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

55305, 55343, 55345, 55391

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