Settled in the 17th century, Port Jefferson, New York remained a rural community until the shipbuilding boom of the mid-19th century. The town has since been transformed into a tourist town with the terminus of the Port Jefferson and Bridgeport Ferries as well as many other transportation venues.

You will also find some of the best mental health care providers in the Port Jefferson area, which can be essential to those with mental or emotional concerns. If you or someone you care about needs help, contact one of the therapists in and around Port Jefferson right away to get some help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome! You've come to the right place. I am a licensed clinical social worker living in New York with over 20 years of experience working with parents, adolescents, and families. I have treated individuals facing challenges with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, family conflict, life changes, relationship issues, and grief. I enjoy working with people and helping them uncover the tools to assist them in living a fully actualized lives. I function as a guide, however, you will be the one in control, we work as fast or as slow as you need,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CASAC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and Welcome! My name is Lindsay and I have been providing mental health, behavioral health, and addictions counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults for over 8 years, in a variety of treatment settings (private practice, non-profit, hospital-based inpatient, clinic outpatient, and residential). I have experience working with clients who present with a wide range of concerns including acute needs (anxiety, depression, change of life) and ones that might require more on-going care (addictions, mood disorders, trauma, and grief). I view ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from New York who has been practicing in the mental health field for 6 years now. Throughout my experience and career, I have worked with a number of clients and populations including: children and adolescents; adults; those with developmental disabilities and mild cognitive limitations; those with co-occurring substance abuse issues; LGBTQ+, incarceration/psychiatrically confined populations, and geriatrics. I have specialized in working with those suffering from depression and anxiety,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from York College, CUNY and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. My treatment specialties are anxiety and depression, bereavement and grief, advanced illness, adjustment disorders. I draw from multiple theories depending on the presenting problems, utilizing the Developmental Theory Perspective, the Family Life Cycle, the Psychodynamic Theory and the Psychosocial Development Theory. My practice model approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Sol...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hi, I am Andrea. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wide variety of experience. Currently, in addition to providing counseling through Better Help, I work as a Clinical Coordinator within the NYC hospital system. I coordinate treatment amongst a variety of agencies to best support persons with severe mental illness as they reintegrate back into the community. I have also developed a program to support adults with developmental disabilities by connecting them to community treatment providers. During my time as a social worker, I have provided counselin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

You are taking the first step to help yourself seeking for support. Welcome to BetterHelp. My hope is to be able to work with you; and through our working together you will achieve what you are looking for. I am a licensed clinician with almost thirty years of experiences in various settings, such as child welfare agency, victim treatment center and hospitals. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a diverse challenges that they have faced in their lives. Some of these are depression, anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, living with can...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, ACSW, Board Certified Diplomate
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 38

Welcome! Let me introduce myself , I am a licensed clinical social worker on Long Island, New York and I have been practicing for over 35 years. I have worked with clients that have experienced a myriad of life issues, including anxiety, relationship issues, stress, and depression, to name a few. I am a very warm, friendly and open therapist that values a “ patient centered approach” to therapy. I endorse a holistic approach to therapy and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as mindfulness. I know it is not easy to begin this process of introspect...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Congratulations on investing in your mental health! Building a trusting relationship with a therapist is very important for counseling to be effective, so take your time reading about, and ultimately interviewing your prospective counselor. My name is Julie Fahlmann and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) in New York. I have a BA in Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology and then earned my MSW in 2004 from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. In addition, I am a Certified School Social Worker for UPK-12. During my 22-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Alyssa Sangrey, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I'll go into more detail about my credentials, education, and experience in a moment, but before I do, I want to take a moment to acknowledge someone else...you! You're currently taking steps that require great courage. The decision to begin counseling can bring up many different emotions. Whether you're feeling anxious, nervous, hopeful, excited, downright terrified, or another feeling entirely, your choice to seek help is a courageous (and exciting) one. So pause for a moment, take a ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Laura and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including foster care, day programs, schools, in-home, and outpatient/community. I have the most experience working with anger management, parenting/communication issues, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders and co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am Steven Osterstrom, a clinical social worker licensed in New York State with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in individual and group counseling . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, identity questions, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction and co-occurring mental health/substance abuse disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe there is a strong connection between what we tell ourselves about...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 7

LIFE IS HARD. We all find times in our lives when we could use a little help and sometimes we don't know who to turn to... I don't have all the answers. What I do offer is experience, insight, and support to help you not just survive, but thrive through life's hard moments. I have the education and training (Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience) that provides my clients with up-to-date evidence based interventions that help clients learn new ways of viewing their situations, coping with their feelings/thoughts, and increasing their commu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has experience working with a wide range of individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults who are navigating their way through challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship conflict and parenting concerns as well as many other daily struggles. I utilize several modalities in my practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Seven Challenges, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy in my practice. I bel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist in school, clinical, and group settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems (including dealing with school-related issues), substance abuse, and issues of codependence, especially evolving from growing up in a troubled family environment. I have also done some trauma work. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and easy-going. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker (NYS) with fifteen years of experience providing therapy to adults of all ages, from 19 to 85. Developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients is a high priority for me. My philosophy is that this relationship, along with establishing a sense of safety within the therapeutic setting, is critical to the client's growth and healing. I practice a client centered approach where, with my help, the client steers the direction of therapy, and his/her feelings and ideas are respected. I have worked with clients on all kin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with 20 years of providing successful clinical services. I have a track record of effectively working with diverse client populations and with a wide range of clinical concerns including Dual Diagnosis, Psychiatric Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, At-Risk-Teens, Domestic Violence Victims, Parent/Child Relationships Grief & Loss and Multi-Stressed Families. I also provide Marriage and Pre-Marriage Counseling, Faith-Based and Psychoeducational Counseling. My therapeutic style is warm and co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in New York and have many years of life experience. I specialize in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in New York with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Jefferson, New York (Port Jefferson, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

I am licensed in New York with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Port Jefferson? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Port Jefferson area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Port Jefferson' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Port Jefferson, or elsewhere in the Suffolk county or state of New York.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Port Jefferson therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Port Jefferson counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Port Jefferson, NY ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of New York will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Port Jefferson and elsewhere throughout the state of New York, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Port Jefferson offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Port Jefferson has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Port Jefferson, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Port Jefferson therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 7794 people in the city of Port Jefferson, NY finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 11777 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Port Jefferson therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Port Jefferson, New York can serve:

11777

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Port Jefferson' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Port Jefferson's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Port Jefferson, New York?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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