Judith R Bush
ACSW, MSW Verified
Family and individual development has been a central theme in my work since beginning a social work career in 1967. For many years, I practiced within an agency. A focus on how best to support families coping with challenges after adoption characterized my last agency years. Since 1998, I have had a private counseling practice: Adoption Conversations. In 2013, I joined with two former colleagues to open Dothan Brook Associates on Route 5 in Wilder, VT. My counseling work is now generalized to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking to understand themselves and improve their relationships or their functioning.
(802) 823-1745
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Family and individual development has been a central theme in my work since beginning a social work career in 1967. For many years, I practiced within an agency. A focus on how best to support families coping with challenges after adoption characterized my last agency years. Since 1998, I have had a private counseling practice: Adoption Conversations. In 2013, I joined with two former colleagues to open Dothan Brook Associates on Route 5 in Wilder, VT. My counseling work is now generalized to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking to understand themselves and improve their relationships or their functioning.
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Courtney McGuire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have been lucky to spend the last ten years helping children and families facing a diverse range of life challenges, including anxiety, school challenges, adoption, foster care, trauma and grief and loss. I have worked in schools, community mental health, and intensive home based services. I deeply believe in the healing power of relationships in children's lives. I do everything I can to support family relationships and to build a strong, trusting relationship during the treatment process. I believe that learning and healing best happen when children feel safe, cared for and are having fun.
(802) 210-3371
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I have been lucky to spend the last ten years helping children and families facing a diverse range of life challenges, including anxiety, school challenges, adoption, foster care, trauma and grief and loss. I have worked in schools, community mental health, and intensive home based services. I deeply believe in the healing power of relationships in children's lives. I do everything I can to support family relationships and to build a strong, trusting relationship during the treatment process. I believe that learning and healing best happen when children feel safe, cared for and are having fun.
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Sharon Goedkoop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC Verified
Offers online therapy
Prior to starting a private practice, I had many years of experience working in an agency with children, individuals and families struggling with complex life situations including divorce, blended families, foster care, adoption, transition to adulthood, and identity issues. I also worked in a medical setting with chronic and terminal illness I believe that life transitions and times of crisis can be excellent opportunities for reflection and positive change. My particular interest is working with members of the adoption triad. My ideal clients are youth ages 14 and older, individuals and families, including senior citizens.
(802) 444-0718
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Offers online therapy
Prior to starting a private practice, I had many years of experience working in an agency with children, individuals and families struggling with complex life situations including divorce, blended families, foster care, adoption, transition to adulthood, and identity issues. I also worked in a medical setting with chronic and terminal illness I believe that life transitions and times of crisis can be excellent opportunities for reflection and positive change. My particular interest is working with members of the adoption triad. My ideal clients are youth ages 14 and older, individuals and families, including senior citizens.
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Katherine Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Norwich, VT 05055
Offers online therapy
Be it dealing with interpersonal relationship concerns, parenting, addiction, abuse, adoption, attachment, trauma, emerging from domestic violence, sexual assault healing, or troubles associated with illness or loss.
My primary goal is to help people who feel stuck, either in unproductive communication patterns or conflicts that threaten their most important relationships. I place great value on being a compassionate, non-judgmental, responsive collaborator, uncovering clients' strengths, unrecognized needs, new or under-utilized talents and problem solving abilities. I find that this approach helps most clients come "unstuck" and reach their goals in a gentle and supportive process. I use Brainspotting™ with clients for resolving traumatic experiences, PTSD, attachment and anxiety. I also use trauma-sensitive HeartMath™ tools.
(833) 427-7528
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Office is near:
Norwich, VT 05055
Offers online therapy
Be it dealing with interpersonal relationship concerns, parenting, addiction, abuse, adoption, attachment, trauma, emerging from domestic violence, sexual assault healing, or troubles associated with illness or loss.
My primary goal is to help people who feel stuck, either in unproductive communication patterns or conflicts that threaten their most important relationships. I place great value on being a compassionate, non-judgmental, responsive collaborator, uncovering clients' strengths, unrecognized needs, new or under-utilized talents and problem solving abilities. I find that this approach helps most clients come "unstuck" and reach their goals in a gentle and supportive process. I use Brainspotting™ with clients for resolving traumatic experiences, PTSD, attachment and anxiety. I also use trauma-sensitive HeartMath™ tools.
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Courtney Bohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
White River Junction, VT 05001
Offers online therapy
I have worked with all sides of the adoption triad.
At the core of my work as a therapist is the relationship we create between us. I bring my whole self to each session, and offer an empathic, strengths-based approach to your life's challenges. I will assist you as you find your way through life transitions, help you strengthen and repair your relationships, and guide you to learn new ways of coping and thinking about your life story.
(802) 402-4454
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Office is near:
White River Junction, VT 05001
Offers online therapy
I have worked with all sides of the adoption triad.
At the core of my work as a therapist is the relationship we create between us. I bring my whole self to each session, and offer an empathic, strengths-based approach to your life's challenges. I will assist you as you find your way through life transitions, help you strengthen and repair your relationships, and guide you to learn new ways of coping and thinking about your life story.
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J Heather Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S Verified
Offers online therapy
Heather serves children, adolescents, adults, and families using a variety of treatment modalities to help clients address deep issues such as depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, adult trauma, grief, adoption, special needs, relational problems, divorce, the military lifestyle, and parenting concerns to name a few.
As a naval spouse of 15 years, and the mother of two teens with mental health and developmental needs, J. Heather Fitzpatrick, LCSW, RPT-S, knows how difficult it can be to cope with adversity. With twenty years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and veterans across the range of mental health diagnoses, Heather is compassionate, committed, and well versed in guiding you to achieve your personal goals. Maintaining high esteem towards one’s natural tendency to achieve personal growth, Heather considers the clinical relationship sacrosanct and values a strength based perspective.
(619) 313-5086
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Offers online therapy
Heather serves children, adolescents, adults, and families using a variety of treatment modalities to help clients address deep issues such as depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, adult trauma, grief, adoption, special needs, relational problems, divorce, the military lifestyle, and parenting concerns to name a few.
As a naval spouse of 15 years, and the mother of two teens with mental health and developmental needs, J. Heather Fitzpatrick, LCSW, RPT-S, knows how difficult it can be to cope with adversity. With twenty years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and veterans across the range of mental health diagnoses, Heather is compassionate, committed, and well versed in guiding you to achieve your personal goals. Maintaining high esteem towards one’s natural tendency to achieve personal growth, Heather considers the clinical relationship sacrosanct and values a strength based perspective.
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Hillary Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am adoption-competent.
"Long-lasting responses to trauma result not simply from the experience of fear and helplessness but also from how our bodies interpret those experiences." (Rachel Yehuda) Trauma can be thought of as an experience that overwhelms the individual's ability to process the event as it is happening. I work with children, adolescents and adults who have been impacted by trauma, to help bring relief to their lives. By partnering with individuals to help release stress, we can co-create a fresh, new framework for future experiences.
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I am adoption-competent.
"Long-lasting responses to trauma result not simply from the experience of fear and helplessness but also from how our bodies interpret those experiences." (Rachel Yehuda) Trauma can be thought of as an experience that overwhelms the individual's ability to process the event as it is happening. I work with children, adolescents and adults who have been impacted by trauma, to help bring relief to their lives. By partnering with individuals to help release stress, we can co-create a fresh, new framework for future experiences.
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Christopher Steller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA Verified
Offers online therapy
I have special training in attachment and adoption issues, EMDR, existential issues, anger management/emotional issues, and a wide range of other issues as well.
My goal in all my work with all my different clients is to help them better understand themselves, their lives and their struggles. With honesty, compassion, warmth, humor and respect, as well as my own insights and knowledge gained from my work and my life, I help people more fully become who they wish to be. Whether their issues are behavioral, emotional, relational or involving more specific challenges, I use different strategies from different disciplines to assist my clients in reaching their goals.
(802) 231-2327
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Offers online therapy
I have special training in attachment and adoption issues, EMDR, existential issues, anger management/emotional issues, and a wide range of other issues as well.
My goal in all my work with all my different clients is to help them better understand themselves, their lives and their struggles. With honesty, compassion, warmth, humor and respect, as well as my own insights and knowledge gained from my work and my life, I help people more fully become who they wish to be. Whether their issues are behavioral, emotional, relational or involving more specific challenges, I use different strategies from different disciplines to assist my clients in reaching their goals.
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Bronwen M Neale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I also have personal and professional experience with adoption/foster care issues and elder care counseling.
As a therapist and clinical social worker, I will work collaboratively with you to support you in recognizing your strengths and making progress with your life goals. Through reflection regarding thoughts, feelings and behavior self awareness is gained. Many people then find that they are able to move forward through a variety of challenges to achieve growth and healing. Over time, it is possible to feel better and experience increased happiness. It is possible to resolve past traumas and access resources for a more satisfying life.
(802) 230-1201
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Offers online therapy
I also have personal and professional experience with adoption/foster care issues and elder care counseling.
As a therapist and clinical social worker, I will work collaboratively with you to support you in recognizing your strengths and making progress with your life goals. Through reflection regarding thoughts, feelings and behavior self awareness is gained. Many people then find that they are able to move forward through a variety of challenges to achieve growth and healing. Over time, it is possible to feel better and experience increased happiness. It is possible to resolve past traumas and access resources for a more satisfying life.
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Danielle Robillard D'Amico, Psy.D., LLC
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
In my practice, I treat older adolescents, college students, adults, and families. I have extensive experience in working with those who face a variety of issues including anxiety, depressed mood, OCD, grief, family and life transitions, chronic illness, peer issues, trauma, adoption, and attachment-related concerns. Additionally, I work with clients seeking to deepen self-awareness, heal emotional wounds, and explore areas in their lives that they would like to strengthen.
(802) 681-9717
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Offers online therapy
In my practice, I treat older adolescents, college students, adults, and families. I have extensive experience in working with those who face a variety of issues including anxiety, depressed mood, OCD, grief, family and life transitions, chronic illness, peer issues, trauma, adoption, and attachment-related concerns. Additionally, I work with clients seeking to deepen self-awareness, heal emotional wounds, and explore areas in their lives that they would like to strengthen.
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Gordon W Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CEAP Verified
I also have experience in working with adoptive families and couples considering adoption.
For the time being I am working virtually using a telemedicine portal. So far it as been working out well!! Focusing on self and on family history can provide insights to meaningful change. Knowledge of who you are enables you to redirect anxiety and think differently about others in your family and larger social system. Challenges can become opportunities.
(833) 268-8290 x2
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I also have experience in working with adoptive families and couples considering adoption.
For the time being I am working virtually using a telemedicine portal. So far it as been working out well!! Focusing on self and on family history can provide insights to meaningful change. Knowledge of who you are enables you to redirect anxiety and think differently about others in your family and larger social system. Challenges can become opportunities.
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Jen Castonguay
Counselor, MS, LCMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
I value an integrative approach to clinical work with children, adolescents, and families. I enjoy partnering with clients to identify strengths, create personal goals, and challenge perceived barriers to making change. I have experience with clients of varied age groups and presenting issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, anger management, adoption, family conflict, parenting issues, emotion regulation, coping skills, and social awareness/understanding skills.
(802) 664-4519
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Offers online therapy
I value an integrative approach to clinical work with children, adolescents, and families. I enjoy partnering with clients to identify strengths, create personal goals, and challenge perceived barriers to making change. I have experience with clients of varied age groups and presenting issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, anger management, adoption, family conflict, parenting issues, emotion regulation, coping skills, and social awareness/understanding skills.
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Hailey Libbey
MA Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I have extensive experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma & PTSD, LGBTQA+, adoption & attachment, grief & loss, etc.
*Waitlisting New Clients* Are you feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Have you experienced a traumatic event or loss and struggling to navigate the world around you? I may be able to help. While I recently graduated with my Masters in Counseling in 2019, I have had years of experience. For the past 2 years I have worked with children and teens (5-18) along with their caregivers (bio/foster/adoptive/kin). I have provided direct client care to adults 65+ for over 11 years. I will use a collection of therapeutic modalities to meet your needs. Contact me today at Haileylibbey@gmail.com
(802) 200-2955
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I have extensive experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma & PTSD, LGBTQA+, adoption & attachment, grief & loss, etc.
*Waitlisting New Clients* Are you feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Have you experienced a traumatic event or loss and struggling to navigate the world around you? I may be able to help. While I recently graduated with my Masters in Counseling in 2019, I have had years of experience. For the past 2 years I have worked with children and teens (5-18) along with their caregivers (bio/foster/adoptive/kin). I have provided direct client care to adults 65+ for over 11 years. I will use a collection of therapeutic modalities to meet your needs. Contact me today at Haileylibbey@gmail.com
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Scott Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Facilitate treatment with individuals who have PTSD histories including attachment issues in the context of foster & adoption issues; Working with families or young adults who struggle to communicate, get along or are in challenging life situations.
Thank you for your interest. My clinical work focuses on individuals who ls are experiencing personal, family or relational and communication difficulty. These may include couples or parents of children or teenagers. My therapeutic approach is to first explore with you your life history, the presenting problem and then develop a plan, utilizing tools to manage the stressors better. We'll establish goals for our work and embark on a journey together.
(802) 200-2514
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Offers online therapy
Facilitate treatment with individuals who have PTSD histories including attachment issues in the context of foster & adoption issues; Working with families or young adults who struggle to communicate, get along or are in challenging life situations.
Thank you for your interest. My clinical work focuses on individuals who ls are experiencing personal, family or relational and communication difficulty. These may include couples or parents of children or teenagers. My therapeutic approach is to first explore with you your life history, the presenting problem and then develop a plan, utilizing tools to manage the stressors better. We'll establish goals for our work and embark on a journey together.
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Kim Butterfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Kim also sees families who have problems with infertility, high risk pregnancies, difficult birth experiences, relationship concerns around pregnancy and birth, and issues with adoption, separation, and loss throughout the life cycle.
Kim is an experienced generalist with a specialty in childbearing loss. Her background includes 45 years in mental health, family service, hospital, academic, and private practice settings. Her counseling practice addresses a wide range of issues with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. She has expertise with depression, anxiety, parent/child problems, couples conflicts, women's issues, and separation, loss and trauma.
(802) 536-8084
Verified
Offers online therapy
Kim also sees families who have problems with infertility, high risk pregnancies, difficult birth experiences, relationship concerns around pregnancy and birth, and issues with adoption, separation, and loss throughout the life cycle.
Kim is an experienced generalist with a specialty in childbearing loss. Her background includes 45 years in mental health, family service, hospital, academic, and private practice settings. Her counseling practice addresses a wide range of issues with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. She has expertise with depression, anxiety, parent/child problems, couples conflicts, women's issues, and separation, loss and trauma.
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Sandra Nigolian
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have experience with acute mental health crisis, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, adoption, ADHD, substance misuse, and a variety of other life situations.
Life presents challenges sometimes. Learning how to access our resiliency, explore negative thought patterns, and strengthen new positive beliefs assists us in creating and maintaining a thriving daily life. I recognize that each person is diverse, having a unique family, social, and cultural history, and that healing and growth can be dependent on numerous factors. I use therapy methods that help bridge communication with children, youth and adults. I hold also hold BA in studio art that contributes to the creativity element of my work with individuals.
(802) 255-9991
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Offers online therapy
I have experience with acute mental health crisis, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, adoption, ADHD, substance misuse, and a variety of other life situations.
Life presents challenges sometimes. Learning how to access our resiliency, explore negative thought patterns, and strengthen new positive beliefs assists us in creating and maintaining a thriving daily life. I recognize that each person is diverse, having a unique family, social, and cultural history, and that healing and growth can be dependent on numerous factors. I use therapy methods that help bridge communication with children, youth and adults. I hold also hold BA in studio art that contributes to the creativity element of my work with individuals.
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Pamela Kneisel
Psychologist, PhD Verified
I help individuals and families adapt to major life-altering events related to loss, separation, adoption, pregnancy, and relationship conflict.
I strive to have clients feel safe and accepted while exploring the difficult issues that bring them to my office. I help some people pursue a deeper understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interfere with their living a full and vibrant life. With others we develop strategies designed to address particular issues or change specific challenging behaviors. Much of my work explores connections between early life experiences and current functioning. Specific issues such as anxiety, trauma, or loss have unique strategies that are effective and they are introduced as needed.
(603) 605-0945
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I help individuals and families adapt to major life-altering events related to loss, separation, adoption, pregnancy, and relationship conflict.
I strive to have clients feel safe and accepted while exploring the difficult issues that bring them to my office. I help some people pursue a deeper understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interfere with their living a full and vibrant life. With others we develop strategies designed to address particular issues or change specific challenging behaviors. Much of my work explores connections between early life experiences and current functioning. Specific issues such as anxiety, trauma, or loss have unique strategies that are effective and they are introduced as needed.
Christopher Colpitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
For over 20 years, I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents and their families to improve relationships, overcome the effects of complex trauma, and foster healthy attachments between children and parents. I have significant experience with Dyadic Developmental Therapy, an attachment theory developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes, as well as training in Trauma-Focused CBT. With children, a directive, supportive and playful approach is used to overcome shame and fear. I also treat adults with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Meeting clients where they are is important to healing emotional wounds and building confidence in personal decision making.
(603) 237-1438
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For over 20 years, I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents and their families to improve relationships, overcome the effects of complex trauma, and foster healthy attachments between children and parents. I have significant experience with Dyadic Developmental Therapy, an attachment theory developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes, as well as training in Trauma-Focused CBT. With children, a directive, supportive and playful approach is used to overcome shame and fear. I also treat adults with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Meeting clients where they are is important to healing emotional wounds and building confidence in personal decision making.
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LifeMap Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCMHC Verified
Not accepting new clients
My name is Sarah White, M.S., LCMHC. I am a therapist licensed to practice in Vermont, Missouri and South Dakota with a face to face private practice office in Barre. Clients are seen for individual therapy and may elect to participate in group therapy as well and I also offer online therapy and group therapy by phone or interactive video conferencing. My practice includes young children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families and couples. I have been serving clients since 2003 in a variety of helping relations and rolesLet me help you realize your life goals.
(802) 635-5794
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Not accepting new clients
My name is Sarah White, M.S., LCMHC. I am a therapist licensed to practice in Vermont, Missouri and South Dakota with a face to face private practice office in Barre. Clients are seen for individual therapy and may elect to participate in group therapy as well and I also offer online therapy and group therapy by phone or interactive video conferencing. My practice includes young children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families and couples. I have been serving clients since 2003 in a variety of helping relations and rolesLet me help you realize your life goals.
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Victoria Rhodin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MDiv Verified
Offers online therapy
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I love providing individual and family psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents. I particularly enjoy working with adoptive families, and with people dealing with cross-cultural and/or spiritual issues. Additionally, I work with women dealing with post partum depression and anxiety, pregnancy-related concerns, and couples dealing with pregnancy loss, reproductive decision-making and fertility issues.
(802) 736-0058
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Offers online therapy
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I love providing individual and family psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents. I particularly enjoy working with adoptive families, and with people dealing with cross-cultural and/or spiritual issues. Additionally, I work with women dealing with post partum depression and anxiety, pregnancy-related concerns, and couples dealing with pregnancy loss, reproductive decision-making and fertility issues.

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