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Monique Sheppard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSEd,CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. In addition, I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, and other mental health issues. I also helped people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I consider myself an eclectic counselor. I believe that no one individual is the same as another, therefore treatment should be personalized. Based on where the individual is at and their goals for life and goals for counseling will determine what technique I will use. Techniques may change from session to session. Some techniques I use include, but not limited to, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy. People seek counseling for a variety of reasons and seek counseling at different stages in their lives. My counseling approach begins with meeting the individual where he/she is currently. Each person and their situation are unique which is why I am a strong believer that person centered is the best approach as counseling is not one size fits all. I value developing a therapeutic relationship with each individual that I counsel. My goal is to allow the individual to feel comfortable in each session as a result of me offering respect and empathy, being able to accept, and being genuine and authentic. In return I ask that each person is committed to the process and honest throughout. Taking the steps to seek counseling is the first step to seeking change. If you’re ready to take that step, I am here to guide and support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Mary Alice Emert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work also at University of Pittsburgh. While there I earned a certificate in Child Welfare. My experience is in individual, couples and family counseling. I have owned my own private practice for nearly 20 years in which I have been successful in helping people sort out some of their unique life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, parenting issues and many others. I believe in treating my clients with genuine care, compassion and respect. I do this utilizing a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, insight oriented therapy, structural therapy and others. While the details of your unique situation may be different than others, I assure you I will do my very best to help you find comfort and peace in your life situation. While it is a difficult decision to reach out for help, that is the biggest step toward attaining your treatment goals. Having taken that step we can begin to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. We will begin that relationship by building trust in the fact that our work together will be completely confidential and professional as well as competent. My compassion for others, my professional experience and life experience has provided me with the tools necessary to help meet your expectations. I do look forward to working with you.

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Kathy Waskiewicz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): NCC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Pennsylvania with over 16 years of experience working with people of all ages and families. I currently have two private practice offices in two different counties. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, anger management, family/parenting, DMDD , ADHD and Personality Disorders. I have also helped many people who have suffered from traumas related to physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as PTSD symptoms. I have worked with adoptive families experiencing attachment issues. My counseling style is very interactive and I believe in helping all people with a respectful, compassionate and nonjudgemental style. My approach is eclectic; as I use pieces of different modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your needs. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you to the best of my ability!

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Tonette Whitted

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MSEd,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

To my future clients, wow I'm so glad you've crossed my page. I'm not sure what it took to get to this point, but I am sure glad you did. I could give you the long spill of why I think this process is helpful and enlightening, but I won't. What I will tell you is; you are capable, you are strong, you are resilient and going through the psychotherapy process I hope you discover that too! You deserve to be seen, to feel valued and to be heard. Life has a way of knocking the wind out of you and causing you to question your existence. Resilience is one thing we all share; the capability of getting back up and breathe again. Breathe. I am a licensed therapist that believes through deep inner work; perspectives can be challenged, new patterns emerge and change happens. Life can be fulfilling again. I believe in empowering you through this therapeutic relationship and help you develop the skills that are already within you. I utilize an eclectic approach drawing from structural, solution-focused, emotionally focused and cognitive behavioral therapy. My sole purpose as a therapist is to show up for YOU, come alongside you and help tackle the barriers that are potentially in your way. I want to help you gain deeper understanding and find freedom to become your authentic self.

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Meghan Sullivan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello to you! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania with 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, mood issues, identity development, trauma, and struggle to find meaning and purpose, to name a few. I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, and I take seriously the importance of ongoing learning with regard to theory and practice of psychotherapy. My therapy style is warm and engaging with a strengths-based and client-centered approach. I especially resonate with an understanding of human experience grounded in Humanist and Existentialist Theory and Therapy. In working with clients in the process of the support, growth, change, or healing that they are seeking, I incorporate strategies and techniques from a variety of approaches like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I also value the incorporation of a social justice-oriented understanding of the ways that clients' concerns may be caused or effected by systemic oppression such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, ablism, ageism, or any other ways that clients' identities may experience difficulty in the world. I am a White, queer, able-bodied ciswoman (pronouns: she/her) of European descent, living and working in Pennsylvania which is the traditional land of the Lenni Lenape people.

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Cory Shafer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Also at www.coryianshaferlpc.com and available by call or text to 570-332-2093 I have been in the field since 2005 as a psychological professional, but before that I worked as a paramedic. I think it was there, that when I began to see death and change in our lives, I began an internal journey. After a while I transferred schools and began to study psychology and sociology, therefore leading me to becoming a clinician.. Overtime, as a therapist I have gradually moved closer to an existential philosophy of counseling. My primary areas of focus are in grief, change of life, anxiety, depression and stress reduction with a mindfulness based approach. While I'm primarily an existential therapist, I also consider myself eclectic, borrowing from other schools of thought. I am also client-centered and I believe that most of us already have the ability to be the best that we can be. However, life can be difficult and it is guaranteed that a few times we will be thrown off of our intended course, it is when these storms come that we find ourselves lost and in need of a little help to walk out of whatever we are in.

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Kimeesha Reed-Walker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): Kimeesha K. Reed-Walker
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with over 13 years of experience providing supports to individuals dealing with behavioral and mental health diagnoses, substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, co-occurring, suicide, and life stressors. My therapeutic styles are person-centered, nurturing, warm, supportive, compassionate and interactive. I believe that unconditional positive regard, empathy, and being authentic are key elements to building rapport and a therapeutic alliance. I understand that it can be a difficult to ask for help so it's' important for me to provide a safe space for individuals to ensure they are being heard and understood. I use evidenced based therapies including cognitive and behavior therapies, talk therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, trauma-informed, skills training, and an integration of therapeutic techniques and interventions. With trust and collaboration, clients will learn how to make meaningful change towards wellness.

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Christopher Mavrodis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Akia Izzard

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jennifer Butz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi I'm Jenn and I'm an LPC in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I currently work with only 10 clients at at time so I'm looking for people who are ready to commit to themselves and try some new things. Most of my clients deal with day to day issues related to stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that my strengths as a therapist revolve around wellness and solution focused techniques. I enjoy looking at issues through a variety of journaling, art, wellness, and self education practices. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Tullytown

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Tullytown 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 Tullytown, elsewhere in Bucks, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

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

Therapists in Tullytown, Pennsylvania 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown?

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

Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 PA, 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 19055 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 Tullytown counselor?

Before seeing your Tullytown 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 Tullytown.

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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown 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 Tullytown, Pennsylvania 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.

Tullytown 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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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19007, 19054, 19055

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