Dallas LaRue
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
As an adopted person myself, I am passionate about working with individuals impacted by adoption and attachment issues, and I have several years of experience working with LGBTQ+ and trans folx!.
Choosing a therapist is sometimes the most overwhelming part of getting help! Relationship is very important to the process, and I am happy to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your goals for therapy and find out if we are a good match. I believe in an individualized approach that will help you get out of therapy what YOU want to achieve.
(816) 227-6035
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As an adopted person myself, I am passionate about working with individuals impacted by adoption and attachment issues, and I have several years of experience working with LGBTQ+ and trans folx!.
Choosing a therapist is sometimes the most overwhelming part of getting help! Relationship is very important to the process, and I am happy to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your goals for therapy and find out if we are a good match. I believe in an individualized approach that will help you get out of therapy what YOU want to achieve.
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Jillian Nisely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Have you felt guilt or shame because life was more challenging than you expected it would be post-adoption? Have relationships been a struggle? Does someone acting "off" around you fill you with worry? Attachment issues can be a common struggle for those who have been involved in foster care/adoption. As a fellow adoptee, I too, know the confusion, pain, and feelings a lack of identity and attachment wounds can bring to this family dynamic. Therapy can provide a neutral space to process through those emotions. You can learn skills to confidently handle what life throws at you and take time to heal through the hurt in a healthy way.
(417) 216-6303
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Have you felt guilt or shame because life was more challenging than you expected it would be post-adoption? Have relationships been a struggle? Does someone acting "off" around you fill you with worry? Attachment issues can be a common struggle for those who have been involved in foster care/adoption. As a fellow adoptee, I too, know the confusion, pain, and feelings a lack of identity and attachment wounds can bring to this family dynamic. Therapy can provide a neutral space to process through those emotions. You can learn skills to confidently handle what life throws at you and take time to heal through the hurt in a healthy way.
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Quesha Combs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you having parenting struggles and don't know where to turn? Do you have adoption or foster care questions and concerns? Does your child need help with coping with family transitions, bullying, LGBTQ+ concerns, or trauma? Quesha is a dynamic clinician and proud member of Cherese M. Alcorn, MSW, LCSW, LLC group practice. She provides individual and family therapy to children (12 years old and above) and adults. Quesha is only accepting new private pay patients at this time. She is zealous in her pursuit of equity and inclusion for people of color and the LGBTQIA community.
(314) 208-3059
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Are you having parenting struggles and don't know where to turn? Do you have adoption or foster care questions and concerns? Does your child need help with coping with family transitions, bullying, LGBTQ+ concerns, or trauma? Quesha is a dynamic clinician and proud member of Cherese M. Alcorn, MSW, LCSW, LLC group practice. She provides individual and family therapy to children (12 years old and above) and adults. Quesha is only accepting new private pay patients at this time. She is zealous in her pursuit of equity and inclusion for people of color and the LGBTQIA community.
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Lindsay Elizabeth Walter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Parenting a child, teen or young adult who is struggling with adoption, trauma, or a mental health issues can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel alone, unsure of how to get yourself or your family the help and care they need. When your child of any age is struggling with a mental health need you may feel: angry, scared, confused, isolated and even ashamed.
(844) 283-4870
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Parenting a child, teen or young adult who is struggling with adoption, trauma, or a mental health issues can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel alone, unsure of how to get yourself or your family the help and care they need. When your child of any age is struggling with a mental health need you may feel: angry, scared, confused, isolated and even ashamed.
Jessica Gunkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Offers online therapy
My family is multiracial, formed partially through adoption.
Life can be full of joy but can also be lonely and deeply painful. Your personal life may feel unbalanced or your relationships seem stuck. I think it is very courageous to seek health and healing from hurt, internal strife or relational trauma. Relationships cause tremendous pain but can also be the source of magnificent healing. Oftentimes a comfortable, inviting space where you can safely explore who you are at your core is just what you need to begin flourishing and thriving. That same space can be precisely the respite your relationships need.
(913) 318-5264
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Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Offers online therapy
My family is multiracial, formed partially through adoption.
Life can be full of joy but can also be lonely and deeply painful. Your personal life may feel unbalanced or your relationships seem stuck. I think it is very courageous to seek health and healing from hurt, internal strife or relational trauma. Relationships cause tremendous pain but can also be the source of magnificent healing. Oftentimes a comfortable, inviting space where you can safely explore who you are at your core is just what you need to begin flourishing and thriving. That same space can be precisely the respite your relationships need.
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Karen R Moist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Not accepting new clients
In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
(314) 310-0413
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In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
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Meghan Roetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
After working as a medical social worker and as an adoption social worker for multiple years, I decided to follow my dream and go into private practice. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, play therapy, and theraplay. I am also have completed a National Adoption Mental Health Training.
(417) 815-5772
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After working as a medical social worker and as an adoption social worker for multiple years, I decided to follow my dream and go into private practice. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, play therapy, and theraplay. I am also have completed a National Adoption Mental Health Training.
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Janice Mills
Counselor, NCC, LPC, CRAADC, CAMS-1, SQP-R Verified
Offers online therapy
We all can feel trapped, paralyzed or stuck from time to time. Whether it's a relationship, school, career, adoption, challenges with trauma, depression, anxiety, or substance use, we can find ourselves repeating the same patterns. I work with individuals, families and groups to help them understand the patterns of their lives and how to move beyond the challenges. My focus is in building families and changing lives. I believe that the major factor in successful therapy is developing a relationship that feels comfortable and safe. Trust is essential and I emphasize the importance of openness and cooperation.
(636) 306-3871
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We all can feel trapped, paralyzed or stuck from time to time. Whether it's a relationship, school, career, adoption, challenges with trauma, depression, anxiety, or substance use, we can find ourselves repeating the same patterns. I work with individuals, families and groups to help them understand the patterns of their lives and how to move beyond the challenges. My focus is in building families and changing lives. I believe that the major factor in successful therapy is developing a relationship that feels comfortable and safe. Trust is essential and I emphasize the importance of openness and cooperation.
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Jen Durham Austin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I offer short-term & long-term therapy dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, LGBT and Gender Identity issues, adoption and parenting issues, PTSD, complex stress and trauma, & substance use. As a clinician, I approach my work from a holistic perspective. An individual's mental health and overall happiness are based on a number of different factors that are unique to that individual. Therapy is a collaborative effort that takes compassion, reflection, & creativity. Therapy is a financial commitment, but it's also an investment in your emotional well-being, relationships, and quality of life.
(314) 370-2794
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I offer short-term & long-term therapy dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, LGBT and Gender Identity issues, adoption and parenting issues, PTSD, complex stress and trauma, & substance use. As a clinician, I approach my work from a holistic perspective. An individual's mental health and overall happiness are based on a number of different factors that are unique to that individual. Therapy is a collaborative effort that takes compassion, reflection, & creativity. Therapy is a financial commitment, but it's also an investment in your emotional well-being, relationships, and quality of life.
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Aya B Kawasaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LLM Verified
Depression, anxiety, phobia, self injury, grief, adjustment, stress, relationship, anger, adoption, family, physical health, PTSD, bipolar.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
(314) 932-2368
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Depression, anxiety, phobia, self injury, grief, adjustment, stress, relationship, anger, adoption, family, physical health, PTSD, bipolar.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
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Barbara Longan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
In addition to my psychotherapy services, I offer forensically sensitive therapy, extended forensic evaluations, adoption home studies, trauma debriefing, and educational presentations.
Therapy provides a safe place to increase understanding, to learn how to make positive changes, to resolve problems, to heal from painful situations, or to simply feel better. I believe these things occur best when an individual is in a non-judgemental environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. I strive to provide just that to my clients. I want people to feel relaxed and supported when working with me. Life, with all its challenges, is difficult enough. The therapeutic process should be as easy as possible.
(417) 310-1982
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In addition to my psychotherapy services, I offer forensically sensitive therapy, extended forensic evaluations, adoption home studies, trauma debriefing, and educational presentations.
Therapy provides a safe place to increase understanding, to learn how to make positive changes, to resolve problems, to heal from painful situations, or to simply feel better. I believe these things occur best when an individual is in a non-judgemental environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. I strive to provide just that to my clients. I want people to feel relaxed and supported when working with me. Life, with all its challenges, is difficult enough. The therapeutic process should be as easy as possible.
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Brionna Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Bri provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, mature adults and families with clinical interests in adoption therapy, adoption home studies, therapeutically supervised visitation, behavioral issues, mental illness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, concerns from divorce for parents and children, trauma, foster care, depression and anger management concerns. Life can be difficult and having someone who cares to listen and help process obstacles in a safe environment can aid in moving forward.
(816) 227-6525
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Bri provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, mature adults and families with clinical interests in adoption therapy, adoption home studies, therapeutically supervised visitation, behavioral issues, mental illness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, concerns from divorce for parents and children, trauma, foster care, depression and anger management concerns. Life can be difficult and having someone who cares to listen and help process obstacles in a safe environment can aid in moving forward.
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Glenda Baker Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss and adoption issues by utilizing therapeutic techniques that are customized for every client and circumstance.
Are you feeling stuck and don't know what to do or where to go? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. Everyone has the capacity to live a life full of joy, happiness and wholeness. When circumstances happen in your life that make this difficult to live, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path to create the life you are meant to live.
(816) 873-8659
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Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss and adoption issues by utilizing therapeutic techniques that are customized for every client and circumstance.
Are you feeling stuck and don't know what to do or where to go? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. Everyone has the capacity to live a life full of joy, happiness and wholeness. When circumstances happen in your life that make this difficult to live, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path to create the life you are meant to live.
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Debra H Zand
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
Dr. Debra Zand, founder and co-owner of Midwest Psychological Services LLC, is a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with children and their families. She has particular expertise in conducting comprehensive psychological testing, as well as individual and family therapies. Dr. Zand uses an integrative, playful approach to conducting therapy She routinely see families to address: adoption issues, attachment, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship struggles, self-regulation difficulties, communication struggles, divorce, and remarriage.
(314) 858-8067
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Dr. Debra Zand, founder and co-owner of Midwest Psychological Services LLC, is a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with children and their families. She has particular expertise in conducting comprehensive psychological testing, as well as individual and family therapies. Dr. Zand uses an integrative, playful approach to conducting therapy She routinely see families to address: adoption issues, attachment, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship struggles, self-regulation difficulties, communication struggles, divorce, and remarriage.
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Awaken360 Therapeutic Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Prevention is always preferred. In life the saying goes 'luck favors the prepared'. In counseling, you are most effective when you can prevent struggles compared to reacting to them after they have begun. At Awaken360, we recognize that you and your family may recognize subtle changes in one another before anyone else does. At Awaken360 our heart is to reach people before struggles, mistakes, and hurt feelings begin to pile up and cause real damage not only to relationships, but your ability to have a happy life and future. We believe no situation is too far for help or repair and we seek to partner with you as you work to overcome the following struggles: histories of abuse, adoption or foster care struggles, attachment issues, infertility, stress management, marital/premarital counseling, emotional instability, impulsive or high-risk behaviors, separation or divorce, suicidal ideations, history of self harm, substance use/abuse, anger/aggression, involvement in judicial system, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Visit Awaken360.org to see real change that lasts and inquire about our three treatment options: Outpatient Counseling, Youth Therapeutic Academy, and Family Intensives.
(417) 217-7089
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Offers online therapy
Prevention is always preferred. In life the saying goes 'luck favors the prepared'. In counseling, you are most effective when you can prevent struggles compared to reacting to them after they have begun. At Awaken360, we recognize that you and your family may recognize subtle changes in one another before anyone else does. At Awaken360 our heart is to reach people before struggles, mistakes, and hurt feelings begin to pile up and cause real damage not only to relationships, but your ability to have a happy life and future. We believe no situation is too far for help or repair and we seek to partner with you as you work to overcome the following struggles: histories of abuse, adoption or foster care struggles, attachment issues, infertility, stress management, marital/premarital counseling, emotional instability, impulsive or high-risk behaviors, separation or divorce, suicidal ideations, history of self harm, substance use/abuse, anger/aggression, involvement in judicial system, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Visit Awaken360.org to see real change that lasts and inquire about our three treatment options: Outpatient Counseling, Youth Therapeutic Academy, and Family Intensives.
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Marlena Glenn LLC Marriage and Family Counseling
DMin, MA, CBCC, MFT, CIT Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or grief at home, work or school? Do you need support while on FMLA/ Short Term Disability? I can complete your FMLA Forms and provide therapeutic treatment while you are on leave. My certifications/trainings include: Adoption, Bariatrics Evaluations, Co-Parenting, Court Ordered Parenting Sessions, Gottman, Grief, Infertility, PMAD, Postpartum Depression, and Prepare and Enrich Relationship Counseling. I provide individual, couples, premarital, and marriage counseling sessions. I understand how trauma, financial hardship, and medical crisis, can affect your day to day, life.
(314) 408-6417
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Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or grief at home, work or school? Do you need support while on FMLA/ Short Term Disability? I can complete your FMLA Forms and provide therapeutic treatment while you are on leave. My certifications/trainings include: Adoption, Bariatrics Evaluations, Co-Parenting, Court Ordered Parenting Sessions, Gottman, Grief, Infertility, PMAD, Postpartum Depression, and Prepare and Enrich Relationship Counseling. I provide individual, couples, premarital, and marriage counseling sessions. I understand how trauma, financial hardship, and medical crisis, can affect your day to day, life.
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Chester Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
With over 30 years in practice I have experience working with people of all ages with a range of conditions and concerns. People come to me to learn more about themselves and the source of their symptoms. It is though better understanding that we are able to heal and grow. My work with children/adolescents includes anxiety, adoption, depression, family issues, and behavioral problems. My work with adults includes chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, loss/grief, and relationship issues.
(314) 207-8599
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With over 30 years in practice I have experience working with people of all ages with a range of conditions and concerns. People come to me to learn more about themselves and the source of their symptoms. It is though better understanding that we are able to heal and grow. My work with children/adolescents includes anxiety, adoption, depression, family issues, and behavioral problems. My work with adults includes chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, loss/grief, and relationship issues.
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Nate Rayburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Family Issues, Marital Issues, Autism, Adoption Issues, Substance Dependence Disorders, and Sex Addiction.
Hello! My name is Nate Rayburn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Grain Valley Missouri. I have been practicing counseling in Missouri for the past eight years and look forward to being able to help you with any number of issues you may be battling.
(816) 290-6414
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I specialize in working with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Family Issues, Marital Issues, Autism, Adoption Issues, Substance Dependence Disorders, and Sex Addiction.
Hello! My name is Nate Rayburn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Grain Valley Missouri. I have been practicing counseling in Missouri for the past eight years and look forward to being able to help you with any number of issues you may be battling.
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Melissa T Scolaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MA Verified
Offers online therapy
Areas of special interest or experience include: anxiety, depression, gay and lesbian issues, women's issues including fertility and parenting, men's issues, veterans (trauma, PTSD), grief/loss, life transition, sexuality, attachment, adoption, marriage/couples, premarital work.
When the challenges of life and relationship present you with complex dilemmas and create painful or uncomfortable symptoms, therapy offers an opportunity for healing and long-lasting psychological change. The power of therapy is in the way it expands your choice in behaviors or ways of seeing others, yourself and your life circumstances. Through a compassionate journey of self-exploration I will help you work toward a fuller understanding of yourself which will lead to greater choice in how you live, love, work and play. It is a privilege to join you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(314) 828-1020
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Areas of special interest or experience include: anxiety, depression, gay and lesbian issues, women's issues including fertility and parenting, men's issues, veterans (trauma, PTSD), grief/loss, life transition, sexuality, attachment, adoption, marriage/couples, premarital work.
When the challenges of life and relationship present you with complex dilemmas and create painful or uncomfortable symptoms, therapy offers an opportunity for healing and long-lasting psychological change. The power of therapy is in the way it expands your choice in behaviors or ways of seeing others, yourself and your life circumstances. Through a compassionate journey of self-exploration I will help you work toward a fuller understanding of yourself which will lead to greater choice in how you live, love, work and play. It is a privilege to join you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
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Juliana Varela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
People seek therapy for variety of reasons, ranging from difficulties with a specific life event or a general pursuit for greater purpose and connectedness. Psychotherapy offers an arena for self exploration unlike any other and can prove to be a profoundly moving experience. I work with individuals affected by trauma, difficulties in relationships, depression/post-partum depression, infertility, adoption, parenting, struggles in cultural adaptation and immigration, identity, self-esteem, sexuality, etc. Often I find that the most meaningful change comes from those who are open and willing to engage in the journey. The change you seek comes from you and will be our guiding force.
(314) 591-5187
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People seek therapy for variety of reasons, ranging from difficulties with a specific life event or a general pursuit for greater purpose and connectedness. Psychotherapy offers an arena for self exploration unlike any other and can prove to be a profoundly moving experience. I work with individuals affected by trauma, difficulties in relationships, depression/post-partum depression, infertility, adoption, parenting, struggles in cultural adaptation and immigration, identity, self-esteem, sexuality, etc. Often I find that the most meaningful change comes from those who are open and willing to engage in the journey. The change you seek comes from you and will be our guiding force.

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