Connecting with a therapist should be a piece of cake, but it can be challenging to navigate the dozens of individual practices, hospital settings, and treatment options available. Do you need inpatient or outpatient care? How often should you see someone? Whose services can you afford?

These pragmatic concerns are real and valid, and we’re here to help. With our online platform, you can search for a therapist in Sierra Vista, AZ, with the confidence, focus, and passion you need to get better. You can find family counseling services that specialize in helping women in relationships, or therapists who help children of various ages navigate complex family conflicts, or practitioners who specialize in helping adults long troubled with mental illness achieve control over their symptoms and recover their peace of mind.

Everyone in this world deserves a helping hand—let us help you find yours.

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Phyllis Siebern

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have had the privilege of working in many areas of the mental health field over the last 15 years, and this has shown me that people have the ability to heal given the right tools. I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger management and PTSD. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am empathetic and genuine in my approach, as I believe it’s important to feel both accepted and heard by your therapist. I employ a straightforward style but like to incorporate humor as well. Change is always possible, but it is difficult.

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Dr. Bard Schatzman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
45 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am Dr. Bard Schatzman, Licensed Psychologist in both Missouri and Arizona. I have worked for many decades as a Licensed Psychologist providing mental health services to individuals, couples, families & groups of all ages. Mental health issues have ranged from life adjustments, developmental and parenting issues, to severe mental disorders. Issues presented and concerns may focus on substance usage, relationships, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, fearful, traumatized, self-doubting, etc. My approach to counseling is interactive, a therapeutic alliance in which you, the client, contributes to the decision-making in establishing and prioritizing goals, expectations, and course of treatments. By the end of the first session, we should agree to goals, expectations, and course of treatment. The intent of the initial session is to explore and discover more about you, to obtain a complete picture of what you are experiencing, and those influences that may be contributing to your issues and concerns. During the first session you will disclose what you feel is important for me to hear & know. Your comments will trigger my need to ask you additional related questions. My questions of you maybe of a historical biological, sociological and/or psychological nature. Following the first session, we will be more focused on being solution focused, using a mixture of counseling therapy approaches, such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused therapy. Everyone has challenges in life, expected and unexpected, ranging from difficult to overwhelming, maybe even devastating. Making the decision to attend counseling is frequently considered the last option in seeking help. It takes courage and willingness to be vulnerable to attend counseling. Making changes is difficult, it takes consistent effort, and determination. I appreciate your courage and willingness to be vulnerable, and I will be supportive and empowering of your efforts to meet our agreed upon goals. If you are ready for counseling, take the first step. I look forward to working with you! Dr. Bard Schatzman

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Dr. Douglas Treese

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I received a PhD in Counseling Psychology in 1988. My clinical experience has included work in psychiatric hospitals, managed care agencies and private practice. I see adults individually and in marriage/relationship counseling. My clients have, in addition to other problems, presented with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, stress, mid and later life adjustment, grief, life plan development, and self esteem. I believe counseling happens best on a level playing field. The participants share ideas and discover solutions. There is cooperation, synergy and mutuality of purpose. We begin by mapping what is causing your problem, or areas you want to enhance in your life. Next, we look at psychological and behavioral change. What changes are indicated and how are they best achieved? This part is very difficult on our own, especially if we are dealing with problems. Finally, we look at how to establish and maintain change . If you would like us to talk, please proceed with an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you. I check messages in the morning and evening. I will respond within 24 hours. Thanks... gy.

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Carmen Torres

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience and 10 years working with individuals with disabilities. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I'm bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

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James Salka

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed (LCSW) in Utah and Arizona with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, anger, healing from trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and relationship issues. I am also certified in addictions counseling (MAC) and have 20+ years experience helping clients address those issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I know that it takes courage to seek out a more functional, fulfilling, and happier life and to take the first steps towards positive change. I am here to assist, support, and empower you in that journey.

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Debbie Franzen-Lang

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S,NCC,NCSC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefEating disordersDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I earned an M.Ed. Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1991. An LPC-S # 3527 with the Licensed Professional Counseling Board. 11410 Lake Sherwood Ave North Suite A, Baton Rouge. LA 70816 Telephone Number: 225-295-8444 (phone) 225-295-8448 (fax). A scholar in the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, have come to understand and trust one another. We will work as a team to explore and define present problems, and situations, develop future goals for improved life and work systematically toward realizing those goals. I have a Clinical general and Telehealth practice focusing on individual clients, couples, family issues and the military population. I hold national certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) # 245996. I hold appraisal privilege and Supervision designation with the Louisiana LPC Board. As an LPC-S, I am required by state law to adhere to the Code of Conduct for practice that my licensing Board has adopted. A copy of this Code of conduct is available upon request. I approach counseling from a humanistic perspective that infuses positivity, reflection, and encouragement. I work with a variety of clients including individuals, couples, and families. I also conduct group therapy. I see clients of all ages and backgrounds. I do not work independently with children under six years of age.

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Emily Flentye

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Arizona with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Leah Little

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the states of Michigan and Illinois, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little.

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Dr. Bernadette Boozer-Madison

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Counselor License Type(s): PHD,MSW,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am well versed and experienced in working with a variety of populations. My specialty focuses on adults who experienced trauma while in foster care; adults experiencing separation and divorce, depression, anxiety, caregiver, and compassion fatigue, newfound-COVID stressors, grief, and loss. My clinical approach encompasses several different evidence-based therapeutic modalities and is delivered in a compassionate and meaningful way. My extensive years of therapeutic experience in developing coping skills, managing stressors, and navigating through crises have led many to a path of emotional wellness. We can focus our work together on positive change and achieving your personal milestones. I will work with you to tailor a client-centered approach that specifically addresses your goals and needs! I am available for a consultation and have immediate options available to schedule new client appointments via video. I am excited about working together to help you begin your journey toward hope. DUE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF CLIENTS LOOKING FOR TREATMENT, I AM WILLING TO WORK WITH CLIENTS INTERESTED IN CHAT ONLY AT THIS TIME IN AN EFFORT TO GET CLIENTS INTO CARE QUICKLY.

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Azel Jackson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Arizona with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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 Sierra Vista

Finding the best therapist close by in Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista. 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 Sierra Vista, 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 Sierra Vista region and in the state of Arizona. 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista, elsewhere in Cochise, or in the greater state of Arizona.

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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista may not take health insurance, some in the state of Arizona 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 Arizona 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 Sierra Vista online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Sierra Vista, Arizona 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Sierra Vista 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.

Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 AZ, 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 85635 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 Sierra Vista counselor?

Before seeing your Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista.

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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista, Arizona 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.

Sierra Vista 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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85613, 85635, 85650, 85670, 85671

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