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Crystal Dungan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there, my name is Crystal Dungan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a masters in Community Counseling from Webster University. I got my start in counseling working at a psychiatric hospital working with a large variety in population varying from adults, military, veterans, senior behavioral, rehabilitation services, and children and adolescents. Currently I have the privilege of working with the military and their families focusing on short term solution based counseling; working with individuals or focusing on couples counseling. My approach to counseling is some what laid back, I like my client to feel relaxed and at ease, to feel as if they are having a conversation with a friend. I still maintain professional boundaries, but try to remove any anxiety that comes with receiving any new services. My style is very flexible and I will do my best to tailor my approach to best suit your needs. This is my life's passion and I look forward to sharing that experience with you.

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Dr. Andrea Gourdine

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MS,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future” Releasing your past and taking steps toward your future can be frightening yet exciting and I’m here to support you. Hello, my name is Dr. Andrea R. Gourdine. I have a PhD and master’s in Developmental Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I am thrilled to assist you in discovering hope and inner confidence while you overcome your challenges of low self-esteem and lack of motivation. Additionally, I have experience working with clients on anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, anger management, and relationship conflict. My goal is to help you manage your symptoms, maintain balance, and discover a new, joyous outlook on life. In addition to individual therapy, I have also conducted couples, family, and group therapy sessions in private practice and school settings. My counseling style is warm and interactive. It is my goal to provide the best level of care to you, while also challenging faulty thinking patterns in an effort to help you discover and become the healthy person you desire to be. Small changes like creating new daily routines, introducing meditation, or focusing on the present are just a few steps I suggest to clients to help them to get on the right track. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered counseling. I tailor my approach specifically to clients’ needs. The most important part about your therapeutic journey is making progress towards the goals for yourself so you can embrace your future. I am here to assist you in your progress toward your goals.

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Daisy Ramirez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have a passion for helping others and have over 11 years of experience in the Mental Health field. First five years of my career I worked alongside a team of professionals in a clinic that provided treatment for various issues including, ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, self-mutilation, grief and trauma to children, adolescents and adults. This is where I learned the foundation of how mental illness affects people's ability to function daily, maintain healthy relationships, education and vocational needs and live a happy life. I was also able to see how diagnosing, testing and treatments can have a positive effect in recovery. From there I moved on to work with the military population, were I provide solution-focused therapy to service members and their families. Working with the Military has sharpened my skills and provided me with the ability to help individuals, families and anyone affiliated with the military by providing psychoeducation, presentations, short-term counseling and groups on life skills and military lifestyle. Services include anger management, communication, relationship, conflict resolution, grief and loss, parenting and decision making that are affected by the deployment cycle, relocation and separation. I am confident in my abilities and professionalism to provide a safe, relaxed and caring environment in order to help with your needs and challenges. I have the energy, motivation and skills to help implement daily living skills, set goals and adjust to change. My preferred approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory and Client-Centered Therapy.

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John Nweke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, LCDC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, financial challenges, mental health issues, addictions and substances use disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle Tarbell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been licensed with the state of Texas for over 15 years. I have had my own Private Practice for the past 14 years. My entire career has been focused on working with individuals and families as they work through significant life changes and challenges. My approach to therapy tends to be Client-Centered. This means you will play a very active part in directing the sessions and we will work together to set goals. Although I have extensive experience in working with children, teens and families, I feel working individually with adults and teens may be the best use of my skills on this platform.

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Jill Fiorillo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Texas with ten years of experience working in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients that have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, and veteran-specific challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced addiction, legal challenges, and LGBTQ-related concerns. My counseling style is warm and person-centered. I understand that we are each shaped by our experiences through time and each acquire habits, beliefs, and values that carry us through the many tasks, roles and relationships of our lives. It is often when we encounter loss, trauma, or conflict that we can gain new perspectives about what is working well in our lives, what we'd like to change, and how we can deepen our awareness, about ourselves, others and the world we live in. Therapy can be creative and meaning-affirming work. I support and challenge clients to develop insight, healthy coping skills, and to implement change where they feel it is most needed. Desired changes tend to evolve from a therapeutic relationship founded in mutual trust, respect, and compassion. My counseling style is steeped in acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and problem solving therapy. However, I also tailor my style of therapy to each person’s interests and goals so I can deliver therapy that honors the uniqueness of each individual. I am passionate about helping clients live their best lives and develop a sense of inner peace that allows them to move through life with ease and confidence. If you are ready to take the first steps toward change, I am here and look forward to working with you!

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Vielka Johnson

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

My name is Vielka E. Johnson. I received my BA in Psychology in 1996 from the University of Colorado. In 1998 I moved to San Antonio, TX and continued in receiving my master’s degree in counseling and in 2006 was licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been fortunate to have worked with such a diverse population within our community. My background primarily is with children and adolescents ages 3 to 18; however, I have worked with young adults and adults up to the ages of 65+. I have worked in variety of settings to include community agencies, school settings and residential facilities. I have experience in working with therapeutic foster care children, family domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, the mobile crisis unit, and crisis intervention. I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT. I also incorporate different modalities approaches to address the needs of the client. I am deeply committed in assisting clients with identifying their strengths and weaknesses; learning new skills to achieve their goals and improve their lives.

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Carla Fort

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): NCC, CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You're here! Right here, right now! You may not be there yet, but you have already taken a step towards facing challenges with a strength you never knew you had. Besides, it doesn't hurt to get a little assistance on the way. I'm here to help you. Let me tell you something. Nothing is as remarkable as seeing positive change in my client! Helping you make even the smallest steps towards your goal every day brings me joy and I like to do these silly dances when I've noticed your progress. Even when they seem too small to notice, I'll notice! I can even tell a corny joke or two. You’ll be surprised how much a little positivity can help. I have been a counselor for almost a decade. I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor with additional experience in helping individuals get back to work to attain the highest success possible after experiencing any life changing issues. I have helped people with almost everything you can think of. I have helped those with severe mental health concerns and those with mild ones. I have multicultural experience and have lived in and visited many different countries (experience does help!). I've learned a lot about cultural differences and appreciations. I respect the variation that we have as humans. I understand that there are times when struggles and challenges approach us and we need a little extra boost to help us work through it. I am here to help! When I counsel, my style is energetic, compassionate, and supportive. I praise your progressions, and I can show you how to be proud of your efforts and steps in the right direction. I am client-centered and I want to listen to you and be as helpful as is humanly possible. I am a firm believer in positive psychology, as I love highlighting your strengths! I love to empower my clients. I can't wait to meet you!

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Roxane Marines

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional counseling experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience in helping clients with interpersonal boundaries, family conflicts, trauma, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and assertiveness. My professional goal in treatment is to foster a safe emotional space where thoughts and feelings can be discussed without judgment. It takes courage to implement a more fulfilling and peaceful lifestyle and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you to achieve your priorities.

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Crystal Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Pyote

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Pyote 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 Pyote, elsewhere in Ward, or in the greater state of Texas.

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

Therapists in Pyote, Texas 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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote?

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

Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 TX, 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 79777 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 Pyote counselor?

Before seeing your Pyote 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 Pyote.

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 Pyote 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 Pyote 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 Pyote, Texas 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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