Do you like mustard? The City of Middleton sure does. They even have a museum with 5,500 different kinds of mustards on display. Middleton’s motto is “The Good Neighbor City,” and you can see why if you live here because not only do they love mustard, but they love animals too and have a nature preserve, natural springs, and even an Indian burial ground. 

However, if you have depression, you probably don’t feel like visiting any of these places. Luckily, Middleton has many of the best counselors that can help you start feeling better, so you can enjoy life in Middleton again. 

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Jennifer Wickham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 22 years’ experience providing direct care for new parents and infants, children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I have worked at an inpatient residential treatment center for adolescents and a community mental health clinic. I am also a consultant for the Wisconsin association of infant mental health (WI-AIMH). In 1999, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling. In addition, I have specialized training through the University of Wisconsin Madison in infant early childhood and family mental health. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child parent psychotherapy (CPP) and reflective practices such as yoga and meditation. It is my passion and honor to be a guide for people in my community in finding their path to a life worth living. I encourage a whole life approach where we will focus on you as a person versus any diagnosis that you may have been given. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. I hope that when we talk, you feel safe, supported, and empowered to make lasting changes. When I am not counseling, I am a parent of a teenager, training for RAGNAR road or trail race, doing yoga, playing viola, learning, reading and crafting. I try to practice what I teach. Change and growth take effort beginning with small intentional steps. We aren’t moving backward as long as we decide to move forward. In seeking counseling, I know you are ready to take the steps to create change even if you are not sure where to begin. I look forward to working with you to build the life you want to live while healing from previous challenges. Psychotherapy is above all a collaborative approach with the goal of helping you to achieve your goals in a healthy manner. Together, at your speed, we will discover your strengths and perhaps even find some new talents. I have appointments available weekday evenings and weekend mornings/evenings Central Standard Time.

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Jennifer Everts Beier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MSE,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jeni and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. I have broad experience in a variety of settings which has prepared me to work with a diverse cliental to achieve your mental health goals. My experience also spans a wide range of ages. I currently full time in the private practice field. I work with my clients to address their mental health concerns as well as their overall mental wellness. I believe in the treatment of the whole person and their strengths, not solely their weaknesses. No two mental health treatment journeys are the same so I treat each person and experience unique to what they need at the time. I counsel through a diverse theoretical lens that encompasses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Person-Centered care and being Solution Focused. I have a specific passion for counseling those experiencing infertility, pregnancy, and post-partum mental health concerns. I have recently completed a Maternal Mental Health Certificate Program, offered through Post-Partum Support International. This has qualified me to work with women, men or couples planning pregnancy, couples experiencing infertility issues or new parents experiencing mental health concerns such as depression and/or anxiety. Other areas that I have experience in treating include anxiety, depression, stress, anger, work concerns, and parental counseling. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and am a mom to two children with my late husband. I also have two stepchildren with my current husband. I have a passion for camping and being outdoors as well as traveling as much as I can. I am looking forward to hearing from you and beginning a journey to help meet your mental health goals. SPECIALTIES • Perinatal Mental Health o Prenatal o Post-Partum o Mothers o Father o Infertility • Anxiety • Depression • Stress/Anger Management • Work Concerns • Parental counseling

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Courtney Peterson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, , LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Courtney Peterson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Wisconsin and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I earned my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Degrees from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. With over 15 years of social work experience, I have worked in a large variety of settings. These include: working with children who had emotional and behavioral difficulties in a day treatment setting, case management for elderly and physically disabled individuals, medical social work for individuals and families going through the hospice journey, and providing school based and intensive in-home counseling services for kids and their families. I have worked with people from the age of 2 to 102. You can expect a calm, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment. I will be an empathetic and safe place for you to share and explore your story while holding space for you to be your authentic self. I utilize a variety of different therapies, strategies, and perspectives including solution-focused, existential, cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral, attachment, behavior and mindfulness therapies. I believe in a person-centered and strengths based approach. My goal is to empower you and help you find the strengths within you. I look forward to working with you on your journey to a newfound beginning!

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Lindsay Connon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Lindsay :) Our mind and body interact on so many levels, so I tend to use a very holistic approach to treatment. I also like to work with you to find out what you are looking for with treatment. Life can be really overwhelming sometimes, I want to help you on the journey of finding yourself, giving yourself love, and changing things that you want to change. I have a wide range of experience, I would say my areas of expertise lie in: anxiety, self-love/worth, mindfulness, personality disorders, communication, relationship issues/couples counseling, life transitions, work stress/compassion fatigue, and depression. I really look forward to working with you and getting to know your needs better!

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Sandra Hack

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, fear, pain, isolation, frustration, and lack of focus can interrupt our daily life. I am here to help you overcome these struggles and find balance, focus, and happiness to live your best life. Together we will find your strengths and change self-defeating thoughts and actions so you can make meaningful changes that last a lifetime. My name is Sandra, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. I have over 18 years counseling and crisis intervention experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in academic, clinic, community, and private practice settings. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction and co-occurring disorders. I strive to personalize my treatment approaches to meet your individual needs. I utilize a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy. I am committed to providing confidential and compassionate care. I will provide you a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space to process life's challenges. I am here to support and guide you in making lasting changes if you are ready to take that step. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them grow. I look forward to working with you!

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cindy stuhmer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Jacqueline Niccolai

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorder
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I have extensive training and experience in trauma and personality disorders. 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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Carissa Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michelle Boodry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Priscilla Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WI
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My passion is to see my Client's develop insight into their situation in which they can create a positive change and bring a healthy balance back into their life. Helping clients develop personal insight, regaining trust in self and others, as well as developing & deciphering verbal/non- verbal communication. Are you facing a devastating/overwhelming life event? Struggling with work in a service field? A new diagnosis? Feelings of sadness or anger making life feel to difficult, or even hopeless? Together we can navigate through those feeling to get to a place of movement and competency. I specialize in Military Veteran's health issues, Trauma/PTSD, Men's issues, Marriage counseling, Biblical counseling, Transitions for ExPats, as well as other Mental Health issues. I have a good understanding of International Cultures. My aim is to help client's meet their desired outcome by treating mind, body, and soul using a variety of theories and techniques that fit the individual, and help them acquire wholeness.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Middleton

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Middleton 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 Middleton, elsewhere in Dane, or in the greater state of Wisconsin.

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

Therapists in Middleton, Wisconsin 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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton?

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

Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 WI, 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 53562 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 Middleton counselor?

Before seeing your Middleton 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 Middleton.

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 Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton, Wisconsin 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.

Middleton 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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