Have you ever experienced an anxiety attack? If you have, you know what it is and never want it to happen again. However, if you have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, anxiety attacks can become commonplace, unfortunately. Whether you are a Veteran or someone who has witnessed or experienced a traumatic episode, PTSD is a debilitating disorder that can wreak havoc with your life in many ways. Luckily, Elon has some of the top psychologists in the state who can help.

Elon was founded int 1881 as a railroad depot and was called Mill Point at the time due to the cotton mills. The town was later changed to Elon for the Hebrew word for oak since it contained so many oak trees. They still have a lot of oak trees and they also have a lot of psychologists who can help you with your PTSD. Talk to one of them today about treatment.

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Brandi Geddings

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Hi there! I am Brandi Geddings, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina. I am nationally certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors and am also active in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I desire to use my personal and professional skills to relate and meet where you presently are in life. This is done with empathy and curiosity using relaxed and practical methods. I believe strong rapport, nonjudgment, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard are of most importance when developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship. My style of counseling involves taking a holistic approach to help you identify strengths within yourself, recognize any negative patterns or concerns, and develop improved thought patterns and coping skills. I tend to be easy going and talk without using a lot of clinical terms while taking a collaborative and equal position with you. I hope to walk alongside you and be supportive, non-judgmental, and open-minded as we navigate difficult areas of life. With many individuals, I use a strength-based person-centered integrative approach. This is often solution-focused and includes interactive CBT, DBT, techniques, psychoeducation, problem-solving skill-building, family systems, active/reflective listening, mindfulness, existential therapy techniques; with a general approach of holistic wellness (physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational). You may also prefer a simple emotional outlet. I am here to listen and provide support for you. I have worked in an outpatient therapy setting with a diverse population of individuals that include children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan as well as working across social and class lines. I provide counseling services through individual, family, group, and psychoeducational settings. Some areas of expertise and competence include teen and adolescence, anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, life transition phases, adult ADHD, adjustment/transition, executive functioning, family dynamics, effective communication skills, and self-esteem. I hope to assist in meeting your personal goals and create practical coping mechanisms to build on. I won't suggest interventions that are complex or that doesn't make sense for your current life. We will work together to create goals that are meaningful and rewarding throughout the therapy process. I always encourage open communication regarding what is helpful and not to ensure a positive therapeutic experience and move forward towards goals. I cannot wait to meet and begin working with you!!!

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Jessica "Jess" Clodfelter

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

I believe that everyone has a purpose in this life. I believe that if you put in the work, you can overcome anything. I believe that things happen to us & it is the way that we respond to them that makes us who we are. For the past four years, I have been working with children & adults who have experienced personal & systemic trauma. My passion lies in helping people who have experienced trauma grow & overcome. I have worked with children & adolescents, families, & individuals who experience depression & anxiety as a result of their trauma. I am passionate about helping trauma & abuse survivors become the best version of themselves through working through their trauma. I utilize talk therapy with some aspects of EMDR included. I believe that creating your own narrative & looking for solutions to move forward is the best way to grow & develop into the best version of ourselves. I utilize aspects of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my approach. I believe that you, the client, know what is best for you & our work will be centered around your needs & goals. I attended Radford University & received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014. I have since been licensed in the state of North Carolina. I believe that my education & work experience in the field will benefit our therapeutic relationship. I believe that therapeutic rapport is the most important aspect of therapy, so I spend a lot of time joining & building trust with my clients. Let's work together to help you become the best version of yourself!

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Tiffany Chavis

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Greetings everyone and thank you for trusting the process and doing your work! Its hard, but it's so worth it. So who am I? Well, I am Tiffany Chavis, LCSW, Durham, North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina A&T State University (in conjunction with UNC-Greensboro) as well as North Carolina Central University. My career has given me the opportunity to practice social work in a number of different ways, and that experience has been amazing so far! What should you expect from partnering with me? We will 'Keep it Real'. There is a place for hiding who you are and pretending; a counseling relationship is not that place. I will be authentic and create space for courage and vulnerability to promote overall wellness. We will work through tough spots and partner to resolve those what may be holding you back from being your best self. Why did I choose Social Work? Social work chose me! I have always been drawn to share in peoples experiences, especially those who have been misrepresented and experience mistreatment. My values dictate that I advocate for social justice, equality of race, ability and other socioeconomic values which have been used to advance some, and oppress others. Currently, I am an advocate for those who have served our country in the military and their families. While mental health is the primary tenant, removing barriers which exist to healthcare access and addressing disparities in health outcomes has become a personal and professional passion of mine. In addition to Veterans and those who have served our country, my experience also includes providing therapeutic interventions for at-risk youth, family reunification, mental health advocacy, individuals with various trauma experiences, clinical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, child protective services (investigation, foster care and adoption) and crisis intervention services among all populations. Congratulations on your commitment to yourself! Let's connect!

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Dr. Kenneth Sheldon

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ed.D.
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
40 years of experience

I am a retired psychologist licensed in the state of North Carolina. Over the past 35 years, I have worked in a variety of mental health and educational settings. These have included a state vocational rehabilitation center, public schools, private practice, mental health center, and teaching in a small university. My goal in my professional career has been to experience as much as I could in different settings. In doing so I felt my varied experiences could help me provide the best services to my clients. Along with the professional experiences, I also enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures. I attended schools in Wyoming, Idaho, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. In each university, I learned a variety of techniques to put in my psychology toolbox. I prefer a combination of solution based and cognitive based techniques as I feel that everyone has goals but are just not sure how to obtain them. I believe my role is to assist clients to find the best path to reach them. I encourage and assist my clients to come up with their own way of getting to their goal and not rely on my way for them. I feel a sense of humor and enjoyment of music can often help in many if not all situations. My hope for you is that together we will find the path to reaching your goal(s). I will walk the path with you and support you in your journey. Last, I ask that you commit to at least three sessions so that I can get to know you better and you can decide if I am the right person to assist you on your way. Thank you for considering me.

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Latoyia Miller

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

I received my Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, in May 2007, from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and my BA degree in Psychology in May 2004 from Bennett College for Women. I am fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and provisionally licensed in substance abuse counseling. I have over 17 years of experience in the mental health substance use field. I provided services such as but not limited to: Intensive In-Home therapy, outpatient therapy, substance use treatment, group therapy, school-based therapy, emergency room behavioral health assessor, hospital inpatient therapy, family therapy, adult and children care manager, Autism Spectrum therapy, etc. I offer therapeutic mental health and substance use services to children, adults, elderly, and families that spread across the continuum of mental health, IDD and substance use treatment services. It is my ethical and moral duty to provide you with services that are person centered and goal oriented. We work as a team together. Therefore, fostering a positive and thriving therapeutic relationship. It is one of my goals to facilitate an environment that is conducive for you to feel welcomed and comfortable.

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Rosario Sralla

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S.,LCMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
17 years of experience

My name is Rosario Sralla. I was born in Monterey, Mexico but have been a Texan since I was 2 years old. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maine. I reside in Western North Carolina with my husband of 23 years, and our 2 giant Schnauzers - Clyde (8) and Thor (7). I have two grown step-children - Nicholas, married to Rachel; and Lindsey, married to Eddie. Together they have blessed us with 5 beautiful grandchildren - Savannah (10), and Nicholas (7), Vivian (1), Ezekiel (7), and Ezra (5). They all live in the San Antonio area in Texas. I have two sons - Ben and Jacob - who have been living with Jesus for 19 and 10 years, respectively. They were 30 and 34, respectively, when they changed addresses. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. My education and professional background in helping individuals with a wide array of mental health issues gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. My personal life story enhances my approach, compassion, and empathy. I work to provide my clients treatment plans that they can use in their everyday lives to help them achieve their goals. My experience includes treating adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of concerns. My training in Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interview Therapy complements my humanistic philosophy of Client-Centered ideology, and my life story helps me get deep into where my clients are so I can help guide them to a better place. As a therapist, I have a lot of empathy, I am caring, and I am invested in improving my client's life circumstances. I am non-judgmental and believe that no matter how similar or different we may be, we can work together and develop a rapport. We can start right away, opening lines of communication so I can understand where you are coming from and help in anyway I can. My hope is to develop a warm, and trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable, and heard. One of my favorite things to hear as a therapist from a client is, "exactly," because I know we are on the same page, and I smile when a client says after session, " I feel much better." Education Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Master of Science, Counseling Psychology License/Certifications State of Texas - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) State of North Carolina - Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) State of Maine - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Trauma and Abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Clinical Approaches: Client-Centered Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Existential Therapy Mindfulness Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 17 SERVICES OFFERED Video Messaging Live Chat Phone LICENSING LPC #65742 (Expires: 06-30-2024) LCMHC #11731 (Expires 06-30-2024) LCPC #CC6674 (Expires 07-31-2024)

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Ingrid Wass

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi, My name is Ingrid Wass. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in with over 12 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career change, ADHD and relationship issues. I am a person centered counselor with a warm, down to earth, and compassionate style. I believe in treating others with respect and dignity, as well as respecting your boundaries, and starting at a place where you feel most comfortable. I look forward to working together. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue Also experienced in: Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , among many others. Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO

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Jazzmire McCain-Harris

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger management
8 years of experience

**Please note that at this time I am only accepting chat only clients** I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kelly Moran

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Giles Christman

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Giles Christman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has over 12 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples who are seeking assistance in coping with PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, OCD, ADHD, family conflict, academic-based issues, blended families, conduct disorders, and more. Giles completed his Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University and obtained his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Giles is bilingual in Spanish and English and offers trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and strengths-based approaches to assist clients. He also has worked conjointly with schools and juvenile justice to assist families in crisis with their at-risk youth that are experiencing problematic behaviors. Giles assists families and individuals by helping them to harness their inherent abilities. He incorporates culturally competent services that instill trust and broaden understanding of who a person is and the potential they have.

How to find counseling in Elon

Finding the best therapist close by in Elon can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Elon. 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 Elon, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Elon or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Elon area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Elon, elsewhere in Alamance, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Elon 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 Elon 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 Elon may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Elon, North Carolina working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Elon 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 Elon helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Elon therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Elon therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Elon therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 27244 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Elon licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Elon, North Carolina 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.

Elon has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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 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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