Highland Park, New Jersey is known for its immense variety of famous television personalities, scientists, inventors, and artists. People like the inventor of the Band-Aid (Earle Dickson), a scientist studying the use of antibiotics for tuberculosis (Selman Waksman), and well-known television correspondent Jim Axelrod have called Highland Park home.

However, you don’t need to be rich or famous to have access to quality mental health care. You can reach out to a nearby counselor today to start your journey to a stronger, calmer brain. They can help you work through a variety of mental health issues and problems. You’re worth it.

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Barbara Rodriguez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Barbara Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. I received my masters degree from NYU with an emphasis in clinical social work practice. I received my Bachelors Degree from Montclair State University in Psychology with a Minor in Communication Studies. I have been working as a hospital social worker for the last 9.5 years and have experience working with a variety of clients including but not limited to adolescents/young adults, elders, addictions counseling, trauma, grief counseling, anxiety and depression and family conflict. My counseling style is client focused and goal directed. I believe in meeting my client where they're at and working to form realistic and achievable goals. Opening up is never easy but I feel that challenging our negative thoughts allows us to learn how to channel energy into bettering ourselves, one step at a time. I am realistic and down to earth. I believe in not always taking oneself too seriously and hope to create an open and comfortable environment for you to grow in. I look forward to working with you to help make a stronger you! As BetterHelp is not my full time job, my hours may vary. I do my best to check messages throughout the day to ensure a timely response and appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me at your convenience and we can discuss further how to meet your specific needs.

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Danica Rivello

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns spanning from life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self- esteem and grief and loss. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who have a mood disorder or trauma history. I believe that the therapuetic relationship is one of the key ingredients to success, growth and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I provide a warm, supportive and welcoming space that is free from judgement or rejection. I am often told that I am easy to talk with. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clinical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and motivational interviewing techniques. All interventions are tailored to each individual to ensure that your needs are being met. The first steps towards change are always the most difficult and I applaud you for taking those steps. I am here to support and empower you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Karen Coupe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in New Jersey. I have been working in the counseling field for over ten years. I have worked in many different types of settings over the years including inpatient, outpatient and private practice. I have worked with both adults and adolescents. I have worked with many types of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, developing life skills, conflicts resolution, including conflict resolution with parents and trauma resolution issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe rapport and trust are at the heart of a good counseling relationship, as everyone should be treated with respect and that the counseling environment should foster growth individually, in addition to helping to resolve what brought you into counseling initially. It takes courage and strength to contact someone for counseling to help you make changes in your life, no matter how big or small those changes may seem to you or to those in your life. I hope to see you soon!

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Christina Pruden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Christina and I am a social worker with years of experience in practically every level of care in mental health. This has provided me with valuable experience in working with people to provide treatment in accordance with their personal experiences and preferences, and educate regarding valuable resources to assist you in furthering your support in the community. With regard to academics, I hold a Masters in Social Work and a certificate in addiction counselor training from Rutgers University. I have taken part in advanced trainings in areas of trauma and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to supplement and finetune the skills that I bring to the counseling relationship. As someone who has faced personal challenges, I have found a passion in helping others to find a path through their own. As a social worker, I believe in building upon an individual's strengths to address barriers while incorporating healthy coping techniques to improve overall wellness. I am willing to work with those who fall into any "category" along the spectrum of mental health who share a common goal to live their best life so long as we both agree that the therapeutic relationship is helpful.

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Jennifer Quigley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Jennifer Quigley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey. My primary focus has been on the treatment of anxiety, addiction and depressive disorders. My career has focused on assisting a variety of clients of all ages using a cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based approach. These can be excellent tools to develop coping skills, and better strategies to deal with mental health triggers. I strongly believe in utilizing a collaborative approach to therapy in which both my clients and I work actively together to develop coping skills, adjust negative thought patterns and achieve goals.

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Jennifer Maguire

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MA, MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Jennifer Maguire and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have 23 years of experience in the counseling field with a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and two Master's degrees from Rowan University and the University of Phoenix. My counseling style is interactive, empathetic, and warm. It is my belief that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I have the opportunity to serve will feel heard and treated with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach to therapy is client centered as clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing personalized treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapies, and Problem Solving Strategies, I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom. It is my goal to understand your concerns and assist in your journey towards better emotional and mental health. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Helen Stoeckert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Helen Stoeckert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over 20 yrs experience. I have provided therapy to individuals from many different backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss/grief, relationship problems and LGBTQ issues. I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Salisbury State College and received my Masters Degree from Rutgers University. I use several treatment modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. My passion has always been to help people feel better about themselves and their circumstances. I enjoy helping clients work through life challenges in order to evolve and grow. I will provide a caring, supportive, and safe environment for clients to express their feelings and thoughts without fear of being judged or rejected. I am a very good listener and look forward to the privilege of helping you. Please note: My social work license is in New Jersey therefore, I can only see clients who reside in NJ. Specialties Depression Loss/grief Relationship problems LGBTQ issues Also Experience in: Addictions, Recovery, Anxiety, Parenting Issues and Domestic Violence . Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy Years of Experience 20 yrs

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Alanna Higgins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with 9 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mideline Belcher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tainesha McKinney

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 7 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, teen issues and couple/relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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. It's Your Time . I look forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Highland Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park. 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 Highland Park, 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 Highland Park region and in the state of New Jersey. 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Highland Park 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 Highland Park, elsewhere in Middlesex, or in the greater state of New Jersey.

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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park may not take health insurance, some in the state of New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 Highland Park online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Highland Park, New Jersey 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Highland Park 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.

Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 NJ, 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 08904 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 Highland Park counselor?

Before seeing your Highland Park 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 Highland Park.

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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park, New Jersey 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.

Highland Park 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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