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Keisha Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I have been working with children and families in various capacities for over 20 years and have been working as a therapist licensed with the state of North Carolina for the past 7 years. I work with individuals with a wide range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, anger, ADHD , trauma, physical emotional, verbal abuse, relationship issues and career challenges and stress management. I have experience in therapy with people of all ages, alternate lifestyles, many faiths and individuals from varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds- regardless of their socioeconomic status. I am also experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress/anger management, career difficulties, critical incident stress and various issues with people with disabilities. I have worked with females and I am sensitive to feminine issues in counseling. I believe that my diversity of experiences has provided me with a range of skills and an ability to flexibly approach each client's unique circumstances. My theoretical approach to counseling is interactive in style and based on the cognitive behavioral therapy model. Depending on your individual need I will use different methods of therapy. I also employ techniques of cognitive-behavioral counseling,solution focused, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing which empowers the client to challenge your internal thinking process to motivate positive change in your life. This is a philosophy of empowerment and accepts the client as the driving force in change. Most sessions will focus on self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, your strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Outside of session, there may be homework assignments such as journal writing, reading, art or other methods of self-discovery and expression.

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Lori Brinkley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW, CFE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am so happy you're here checking out resources and looking for support! My name is Lori Brinkley. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 yeas of experience treating trauma/abuse, depression/anxiety, post partum issues from moms adjusting to their new roles to post partum stress and depression, anxious college students, adult children of alcoholics, co-dependency, parenting, co-parenting after divorce, boundaries, women going through the transition of divorce, "sandwich" generation (those caring for their children while caring for an aging/ill parent, busy professionals struggling with work life balance, adoptees who need help navigating the trauma of adoption, and couples feeling disconnected and isolated. I do a unique thing called "couple's counseling for one" which is when one partner is not ready, willing or doesn't believe in therapy. I meet with the willing participant to learn new tools and coping skills or boundaries to implement in their relationship with the goal of improving connection and communication. My approach is warm and nurturing, yet direct and confrontational as needed. I believe it is imperative to challenge patterns and make difficult connections but I know you can only push as much as you support. Humor is infused into sessions as it is a huge part of my personality, but it helps make therapy fun (and I believe therapy should be fun)! I am an advanced generalist who uses a variety of tools relying heavily n Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, strengths, and problem solving. I am a mom of two college aged kids (yikes when did that happen). I spend my time doing anything outside. especially the beach, but nature is such a healing and calming force in my life. I love to read a good suspense book or watch a good character driven movie. I have seen all of the Star Wars and Avengers movies, because my son loved them but I have to admit I fell in love with them too. I am a waterfall hunter, and love to travel. My bucket list mostly consists of places I want to explore. I did a Tough Mudder 7 years ago and it was one of the BEST experiences of my life, facing my fears head on, overcoming them one by one and evolving every step of the 12 mile/26 obstacle process! Life is short. It is filled with beauty and stress and joy and devastation and then some. Perspective is key, but we can only explore other perspectives once true understanding and validation has happened. I hope you will reach out so we can work together to reach your unique goals and cultivate more joy in your life.

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Emily Carden

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

I'm Emily Carden and I am happy you have found my profile. I am a mother of 4 beautiful children and a grandmother to 3. I live in Coastal North Carolina and I enjoy the beach and spending time with my family. I am a LCSW with over 10 years experience working with Veterans, active duty military, adolescents, individuals and families. I enjoy helping people find the tools to create a more peaceful fulfilling life. I feel it is important to be well balanced as an individual in order to have healthy fulfilling relationships with others. I use a variety of modalities to help individuals and families reach their personal balance in life. A few of the approaches I use include: ACT, CBT, DBT, Client Centered Therapy, Gottman Method and IMAGO. I also have experience in trauma focused therapy and grief and loss. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Divorce and Separation Clinical approaches: Gottman Method, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, IMAGO Relationship Therapy Years of Experience: 10 SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING PHONE VIDEO

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Holly Goodman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working with individual, couples and families for over 28 years in North Carolina. Additionally, I hold a certificate in coaching which allows me to address employment issues, work-life balance needs and life coaching when needed. My practice has allowed me to help and support positive change for many people facing life's most challenging experiences. I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication and grief and loss on many levels. I believe in a positive and affirming approach to therapy. I am open-minded, warm and fully believe my clients have great value and opportunity for growth, change and improved perspective when taking advantage of what therapy has to offer. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and solution-focused therapy. I believe through my work, using compassion, education and motivational techniques I can help you improve mood, circumstances and self-awareness for better health and life satisfaction. Providing a safe emotional space for my clients to process their concerns is paramount to me. Understanding what you want and using an interactive, sensitive and caring approach is my goal to supporting you as you reach your goals. The first steps toward change is understanding the need and seeking support. I am here for you and look forward to having the opportunity to provide you with a supportive therapeutic experience that is empowering and beneficial.

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Kaitlin Therien

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In my experience, I have noticed that my clients know themselves better than anyone which makes them the best resource when it comes to treatment. Therapy is a joint venture or partnership where both of our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions that work best for you. A good therapeutic relationship includes multiple aspects; however, I feel the most important are trust, authenticity, freedom, and positive outcomes. My name is Kaitlin Therien, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I utilize a collaborative, individualized approach with each and every client. Working together, I encourage you to find happiness and meaning within your life. I will support and validate my clients using Solution Focused, Strength-based, Person-centered, Trauma-informed approaches, along with mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). I have 5 plus years of experience working with people of all ages, in a variety of settings, from residential placements all the way to community based therapy. I feel it is important to establish a warm, non-judgmental, safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings with courage and a sense of curiosity. My primary interest is working with adolescents and young adults with depression, anxiety, difficulty with mood regulation, substance use, stress management, life transitions, trauma, grief, career/academic performance enhancement, and healthy relationships.

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Laurie Kaufmann

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michael Nichols

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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. 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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Rafel Lane

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients of all backgrounds and various levels of need. Depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, acceptance and forgiveness, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence are areas that my skills are best to assist with. 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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Alexus Griffin

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

Greetings, I am licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor in North Carolina with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse. In addition I also help with motivation, self esteem, confidence and perfectionism. 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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Karen Reeder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

What a joy it is to help people become the best versions of themselves and to work to have thriving and growing relationships. Growing up in North Carolina, I have had the privilege and joy of working in community mental health, hospital settings, and private practice. With over 18+ years of experience, I enjoy and am passionate about what I get to do each and everyday. I thoroughly enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Stem

Finding the best therapist close by in Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem. 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 Stem, 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 Stem region and in the state of North Carolina. 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 Stem 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 Stem area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Stem 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 Stem, elsewhere in Granville, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). 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 Stem online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Stem, 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem?

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

Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem 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 NC, 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 27581 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 Stem counselor?

Before seeing your Stem 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 Stem.

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 Stem 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 Stem 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 Stem, 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.

Stem 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

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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