Red Oak is a small, quiet community, but it has been home to two Olympic gold medal winners over the years. These two women persevered and overcame obstacles to become the best of the best. Just as these women had to fight to be the best they could be, so do all of us sometimes have to fight for happiness and success. But you don’t have to fight alone.

If your fight for happiness seems to be overwhelming and never ending, you might need to get some help to overcome those obstacles. Counselors in the Red Oak area are available now to provide you with this assistance and help you get back to living your best life. Contact a therapist today.

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Julian Cano

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-S, BCD
AddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Julian. Allow me to briefly introduce myself (more technical version below). In brief, I'm a highly experienced professional with hopes of sharing what I believe works best based on my training, education, and experience with thousands of previous clients! In doing so, I attempt to understand your identified concerns as accurately as possible, then help to decipher what's contributing to these issues and work with you to alleviate them. In essence, I'm like a "hybrid" professional, one who can speakeasy or technically, using a light-hearted albeit positive approach that aligns with your best interests and desired goals. Julian G. Cano, LCSW-S, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medical Provider, has a doctoral education and 20 years of treatment experience while serving diverse clientele struggling with mental health conditions, health problems, as well as, relationship issues and other life circumstances. By using an array of treatment skills and modalities, I assist clients in making meaningful emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and lifestyle changes. For example, I frequently rely on a range of theories and treatment approaches including psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal processing, motivational interviewing, family systems, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness therapies, each individualized toward a client’s specific needs. Moreover, this professional is well versed regarding the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drugs, sexual problems, relationship conflicts, employment and career issues, academic problems, grief and bereavement, and personality dysfunction, all of which prolongs suffering. Most importantly, I believe that I relate well to people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender, students, military and veterans, law enforcement personnel, medical staff, nurses, physicians, therapists or counselors, and business executives. My professional and personal interests include ancient history, sports at every level, automotive, health and fitness, nutrition, reading, YouTube, education and training, clinical supervision, spirituality, and enjoying genuine humor. If you feel that I might be of service and like to receive counseling, coaching, or consultation, then let's begin working on these matters promptly to restore your desired level of functioning and performance!

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Chana Rivka Hersh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Searching for the right counselor? Don't settle for just help...get BetterHelp! I am excited to explore with you how to reach your goals and start on the path to leading the life that you desire. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and graduated from Texas State University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and a focus in individual counseling and marriage & family therapy. When I first meet with a someone new, I approach the session from a person-centered modality of therapy, listening, getting to know the person, and building a safe and trusting environment where they can be all of who they are without judgment. From this place, I assist in determining what they want out of life and how we can work together to help them overcome their current problems and achieve their goals and outcomes. At this point I may employ a variety of therapeutic techniques including neuro-linguistic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt and family systems techniques, among others. My overall approach is integrative and follows the lead of the client based on their goals, outcomes, and comfort. I have worked in the field of counseling since 1994. I began my career working with severe and persistently mentally ill individuals who had been in and out of the Texas State Mental Hospital system. I had the pleasure of working with clients and their families in order to allow the individuals to live out in the community and no longer reside in the hospital system. After successfully working with over sixty individuals and families, I decided to pursue my lifetime goal of working with those who have experienced abuse/neglect. I began focusing my career towards working with individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, and/or family violence. I have counseled individuals with severe depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, phobias, breaking bad habits, family system issues, suicidal ideation/self-harm, marital issues, lgbtq issues, and general relationship issues as well as substance abuse, sexual addictions, and eating disorders. I have provided both crisis counseling as well as on-going counseling for multiple issues. It is my overall goal for every person I counsel to feel understood while experiencing progress, success, and fulfillment. Since we set well-defined outcomes together, clients usually report that they have reached their goals and followed a road map to get to their outcomes during the counseling process. I look forward to meeting you and walking down the path to a better life with you!

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Tracy Ludewig

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of private counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I also have experience working with clients who are looking for various ways to manage their ADHD and executive functioning skills. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor your sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I also support the use of the integrated care model in my practice. I believe that working with your medical care provider is the best approach to complete wellness. 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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Lisa Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuse
5 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 trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life to take positive steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Vanessa Faulkner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a well-qualified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a comprehensive range of specialties that address many of the common issues clients seek therapy for, including depression, anxiety, grief, childhood trauma, attachment issues, domestic violence, and PTSD. My background and education, with a Master's degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University, provide a solid foundation for my clinical practice. Furthermore, my approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and FLASH techniques, suggests a versatile and client-centered methodology, enabling me to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. My commitment to creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment is crucial for fostering trust and openness in therapy, which can significantly enhance the therapeutic process and outcomes. This approach is particularly effective for clients dealing with sensitive and complex issues, as it encourages them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive setting. Clients interested in beginning their journey towards healing and resilience may find my approach appealing, especially those who resonate with my areas of specialization and therapeutic techniques. My personal connection to trauma and passion for facilitating positive change are likely to be motivating factors for clients seeking a therapist who is empathetic and deeply committed to their well-being. For anyone considering therapy with me, it would be beneficial to reach out and schedule a consultation to discuss their needs and goals, and to establish a therapeutic alliance that is the foundation of effective therapy. I work best with client who have experiences trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, & general mental health challenges. My expertise & experience in trauma-focused therapy, combined with my proficiency in addressing these additional issues, make me particularly effective in assisting individuals who are struggling with various mental health concerns. My approach helps clients build resilience & move towards a more fulfilling & meaningful life. One thing I wish all clients knew is that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It takes courage to reach out for support and work on your mental health and well-being. You don't have to go through your challenges alone, and there is hope for positive change and growth through therapy. My inspiration comes from witnessing the resilience of my clients, making a positive impact on their lives, & the continuous process of learning & growth. These experiences & the opportunity to facilitate healing & personal development in others are likely to be deeply motivating & fulfilling aspects of my work as a counselor.

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Grace Harmon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Janet Sanchez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a graduate from The University of Texas Pan American with a Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have worked in several mental health background as an LPC. I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I am bilingual and speak English and Spanish. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Billy Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Missouri with 5 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 that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sasha Kotchavar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sara Springer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
GriefCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas, with 13 years of counseling experience. I have helped clients cope with grief and loss, and with life changes. I promote a supportive, caring and safe environment where clients' thoughts and feelings can be shared. I hope to encourage and would walk alongside clients as they face life issues.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Red Oak

Finding the best therapist close by in Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak. 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 Red Oak, 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Red Oak 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 Red Oak, elsewhere in Ellis, 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Red Oak, 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Red Oak 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.

Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 75154 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 Red Oak counselor?

Before seeing your Red Oak 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 Red Oak.

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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak, 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.

Red Oak 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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