Brian Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
I am a gay psychotherapist, and enjoy and have had success working with both LGBTq and heterosexual adult clients. A warm and supportive environment allows for the gradual development of a professional relationship between client and therapist that can provide an important basis for their work together. Individuals often come into my practice dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as the impact of trauma, that affect both their ability to have a positive self-image and sense of identity, and to move ahead in their life. I support a client around reducing these blocks in their life.
(202) 759-8326
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
I am a gay psychotherapist, and enjoy and have had success working with both LGBTq and heterosexual adult clients. A warm and supportive environment allows for the gradual development of a professional relationship between client and therapist that can provide an important basis for their work together. Individuals often come into my practice dealing with feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as the impact of trauma, that affect both their ability to have a positive self-image and sense of identity, and to move ahead in their life. I support a client around reducing these blocks in their life.
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Julia Han
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Trying to find the right therapist for your needs is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your difficulties, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts of self & others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption, 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
(202) 643-2966
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Trying to find the right therapist for your needs is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your difficulties, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts of self & others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption, 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
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Tiffani Boykin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCMHC, LCPC, RYT200, IARP Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
I believe in the infinite potential within each individual. My approach is grounded in humanism, evidenced based interventions, and quantum psychology..I provide a variety of methods to support your healing journey.
(202) 759-2447
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
I believe in the infinite potential within each individual. My approach is grounded in humanism, evidenced based interventions, and quantum psychology..I provide a variety of methods to support your healing journey.
Hurdle
Counselor Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
We know how challenging the responsibilities of day to day life can be. Stress and anxiety can take a serious toll on your mind and body. If your mental health is holding you back, Hurdle is here to help. We exist to ensure you can show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.
(724) 250-8855
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
We know how challenging the responsibilities of day to day life can be. Stress and anxiety can take a serious toll on your mind and body. If your mental health is holding you back, Hurdle is here to help. We exist to ensure you can show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.
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Veronica D Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CCTP Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Change is one of the most challenging aspects of life. I am here to help you realize your full potential by measuring your life successes through change. The goal is to help you break through the barriers that impede you from having a successful and wholesome life. I am available for you via the following means: Face-to-Face (office visit), email, telephone, or e-therapy. For the working individual, I am available on evenings! Call or email me to schedule your initial consultation.
(301) 852-6305
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Change is one of the most challenging aspects of life. I am here to help you realize your full potential by measuring your life successes through change. The goal is to help you break through the barriers that impede you from having a successful and wholesome life. I am available for you via the following means: Face-to-Face (office visit), email, telephone, or e-therapy. For the working individual, I am available on evenings! Call or email me to schedule your initial consultation.
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Diane Kern
Psychologist Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy involves empowering persons to better understand themselves and acquire the tools to heal and make desired life changes. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic orientations in my practice. Consistent with an emphasis on empowerment is my wholistic focus on total well being. I promote balance across all personal dimensions (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and social). My life coaching practice draws from a similar wealth of psychological knowledge, however, with more of an educational emphasis. I facilitate the acquisition of problem solving and success orientation skills, aimed at enhancing personal empowerment and life satisfaction.
(202) 681-3990
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy involves empowering persons to better understand themselves and acquire the tools to heal and make desired life changes. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic orientations in my practice. Consistent with an emphasis on empowerment is my wholistic focus on total well being. I promote balance across all personal dimensions (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and social). My life coaching practice draws from a similar wealth of psychological knowledge, however, with more of an educational emphasis. I facilitate the acquisition of problem solving and success orientation skills, aimed at enhancing personal empowerment and life satisfaction.
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Dylana L Blum
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
People look for therapists for many reasons. Perhaps you are having a hard time coping with a difficult life event or transition. Or, maybe, you have felt for some time that there is something missing in your personal or professional life. In my practice, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and concerns about sexual orientation. I also have significant experience treating college and graduate students, and have special interests in working with lawyers and law students, as well as with people facing the challenges of infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, and parenting.
(202) 681-0997
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
People look for therapists for many reasons. Perhaps you are having a hard time coping with a difficult life event or transition. Or, maybe, you have felt for some time that there is something missing in your personal or professional life. In my practice, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and concerns about sexual orientation. I also have significant experience treating college and graduate students, and have special interests in working with lawyers and law students, as well as with people facing the challenges of infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, and parenting.
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Catherine Coogan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
**I am currently accepting clients for teletherapy services.** I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. In the District of Columbia, I am a Psychology Associate, which means I practice under the supervision of a psychologist licensed in DC. I most often see people who are experiencing stress, relationship problems, or life transitions, or people who want to better manage their mood or anxiety. Therapy is an opportunity to better understand who you are, develop insight into the issues you are experiencing, and gain skills to address challenges.
(202) 519-0106
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
**I am currently accepting clients for teletherapy services.** I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. In the District of Columbia, I am a Psychology Associate, which means I practice under the supervision of a psychologist licensed in DC. I most often see people who are experiencing stress, relationship problems, or life transitions, or people who want to better manage their mood or anxiety. Therapy is an opportunity to better understand who you are, develop insight into the issues you are experiencing, and gain skills to address challenges.
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Theresa Ford
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Do you want to feel better about your life and live up to your fullest potential? I offer high quality therapy and life coaching for adults to promote physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Counseling services are especially geared to women who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues or a history of abuse and other negative experiences that are affecting their present functioning. I also work effectively with individuals in transition or those who simply want more from life. Coaching services often focus on career or health and wellness.
(240) 241-7109
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Do you want to feel better about your life and live up to your fullest potential? I offer high quality therapy and life coaching for adults to promote physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Counseling services are especially geared to women who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues or a history of abuse and other negative experiences that are affecting their present functioning. I also work effectively with individuals in transition or those who simply want more from life. Coaching services often focus on career or health and wellness.
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The Sterling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
For over a decade, we've worked with adults in their 20s and 30s to help them overcome the emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges of young adulthood. We have a keen understanding of the demands on today's young adults to succeed academically, socially, and in the workplace. Our goal is to support you in developing necessary skills and resources as you pursue personal, career, and academic success. When work or school performance is a concern, our focus is on the intersection of mental health issues with these needs, two aspects of a person's life that are rarely addressed simultaneously or understood as interdependent.
(202) 301-4981
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
For over a decade, we've worked with adults in their 20s and 30s to help them overcome the emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges of young adulthood. We have a keen understanding of the demands on today's young adults to succeed academically, socially, and in the workplace. Our goal is to support you in developing necessary skills and resources as you pursue personal, career, and academic success. When work or school performance is a concern, our focus is on the intersection of mental health issues with these needs, two aspects of a person's life that are rarely addressed simultaneously or understood as interdependent.
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Holistic Psychotherapy by Santa, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
No matter how you are feeling, know that there is someone out here to support you, don't lose hope. I believe that we all have the innate ability to be well, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identification. Traumatic and challenging experiences in our lifes, can affect our nervous system, rendering us vulnerable, confused and at times stuck/frozen in fight and or flight responses to life. It would be an honor to assist you at recognizing and reclaiming your strength and true potential through gentle, mindful and regulated interventions that provide balance and peace.
(202) 499-6292
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
No matter how you are feeling, know that there is someone out here to support you, don't lose hope. I believe that we all have the innate ability to be well, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identification. Traumatic and challenging experiences in our lifes, can affect our nervous system, rendering us vulnerable, confused and at times stuck/frozen in fight and or flight responses to life. It would be an honor to assist you at recognizing and reclaiming your strength and true potential through gentle, mindful and regulated interventions that provide balance and peace.
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Lwenyi B Nkonko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
If you are on here, you may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or may be unsure of what you’re feeling. I am committed to helping and empowering you to identify and problem-solve your emotional distress, whether it be depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, self-esteem, life transitions or grief and loss. As your therapist, I believe that you and you alone, have the power to problem-solve the set of emotional or interpersonal challenges that you face or to create the change in your life that you’re seeking to make.
(202) 919-7812
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
If you are on here, you may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or may be unsure of what you’re feeling. I am committed to helping and empowering you to identify and problem-solve your emotional distress, whether it be depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, self-esteem, life transitions or grief and loss. As your therapist, I believe that you and you alone, have the power to problem-solve the set of emotional or interpersonal challenges that you face or to create the change in your life that you’re seeking to make.
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Lottena Wolters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Many patients struggle with the fact that they seek therapy. However, I applaud your choice to begin the significant process of self exploration and growth. I believe that in spite of pitfalls and stressors, we are all faced with the opportunity to choose how we live our life. By validating feelings I help my clients fully accept themselves while encouraging and motivating them to do their best. Together we will gain acceptance of the choices that lead you to therapy, then collaboratively develop and implement a plan that will allow you to seek better and more rewarding opportunities.
(202) 760-2896
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Many patients struggle with the fact that they seek therapy. However, I applaud your choice to begin the significant process of self exploration and growth. I believe that in spite of pitfalls and stressors, we are all faced with the opportunity to choose how we live our life. By validating feelings I help my clients fully accept themselves while encouraging and motivating them to do their best. Together we will gain acceptance of the choices that lead you to therapy, then collaboratively develop and implement a plan that will allow you to seek better and more rewarding opportunities.
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Christine Greer O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
Are you in your twenties and thirties and entering a new phase in your life? Nervous about all of the changes? You may be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. Life transitions, like graduating from college, moving to a new place, ending a relationship, or getting engaged, can feel overwhelming. Changes that result from life transitions are an inevitable part of life, and much of our happiness depends on how we navigate these times of transition. As a licensed psychotherapist in practice for over 15 years, I have helped many clients successfully work through their quarterlife crisis.
(202) 858-0177
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
Are you in your twenties and thirties and entering a new phase in your life? Nervous about all of the changes? You may be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. Life transitions, like graduating from college, moving to a new place, ending a relationship, or getting engaged, can feel overwhelming. Changes that result from life transitions are an inevitable part of life, and much of our happiness depends on how we navigate these times of transition. As a licensed psychotherapist in practice for over 15 years, I have helped many clients successfully work through their quarterlife crisis.
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Ashley Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
I believe that our relationship is a partnership and that my role is to get a better understanding of how you approach life and how that approach either helps or hinders what you want. It is my experience in working with clients that all behaviors, thoughts and feelings are rational given past experience. Challenges in relationships and well-being are often developed when previously effective behaviors are no longer helpful in a new environment or under a new set of experiences.
(202) 804-2425
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
I believe that our relationship is a partnership and that my role is to get a better understanding of how you approach life and how that approach either helps or hinders what you want. It is my experience in working with clients that all behaviors, thoughts and feelings are rational given past experience. Challenges in relationships and well-being are often developed when previously effective behaviors are no longer helpful in a new environment or under a new set of experiences.
Michell Kothari Stanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CLC, RYT Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I use psychotherapy to alleviate symptoms of emotional distress (such as anxiety or depression). I use life coaching to maximize personal and professional potential towards the results you want for your future. I help my clients to gain more fulfillment by empowering them to develop intuition and insight through cultivating healthy lifestyle habits. My mission is to help people use emotional challenges as opportunities for self-growth and evolution. My holistic approach shows people how to get more Balance, Intimacy, and Trust in themselves and in their lives in order to thrive in the present and secure their legacy.
(202) 559-1109
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I use psychotherapy to alleviate symptoms of emotional distress (such as anxiety or depression). I use life coaching to maximize personal and professional potential towards the results you want for your future. I help my clients to gain more fulfillment by empowering them to develop intuition and insight through cultivating healthy lifestyle habits. My mission is to help people use emotional challenges as opportunities for self-growth and evolution. My holistic approach shows people how to get more Balance, Intimacy, and Trust in themselves and in their lives in order to thrive in the present and secure their legacy.
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Yerneika Lopez
Counselor, MA, LGPC, ATR-P Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia working with adolescents and adults. My training in art therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and person-centered therapy allows me to use an integrative approach tailored to the needs of the individual client. I use art therapy assessments to support in evaluation, treatment planning and treatment.
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia working with adolescents and adults. My training in art therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and person-centered therapy allows me to use an integrative approach tailored to the needs of the individual client. I use art therapy assessments to support in evaluation, treatment planning and treatment.
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Emilie B Joseph
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
I currently work with adolescents and adults of all ages in individual therapy and have a special focus in working with clients holding marginalized identities (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities). My ideal client is someone who is willing to bring as much of themselves into the room (e.g., social/cultural identities, personal experiences, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors) in order to foster more self-awareness, growth, and make meaningful life changes.
(202) 800-9645
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
I currently work with adolescents and adults of all ages in individual therapy and have a special focus in working with clients holding marginalized identities (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities). My ideal client is someone who is willing to bring as much of themselves into the room (e.g., social/cultural identities, personal experiences, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors) in order to foster more self-awareness, growth, and make meaningful life changes.
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Shrink Me Not
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LGPC
Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
Life can throw all kinds of twists and turns in our path. However, despite our best attempts at juggling the twists and turns, we can find ourselves overwhelmed with stress, anxious about the future, depressed about our lack of resources and feeling downright tired. When this happens, all we want to do is pull the covers over our head and hide but we keep pressing forward because SOMETHING'S got to give! Shrink Me Not can help!
(202) 902-9961
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
Life can throw all kinds of twists and turns in our path. However, despite our best attempts at juggling the twists and turns, we can find ourselves overwhelmed with stress, anxious about the future, depressed about our lack of resources and feeling downright tired. When this happens, all we want to do is pull the covers over our head and hide but we keep pressing forward because SOMETHING'S got to give! Shrink Me Not can help!
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Korey Puckett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MS Verified
Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
I love to provide a safe empathic place during therapy. I love helping clients gain insight and skills to improve their well-being. I love engaging in solution focused therapy. I like to explore and help you identify and express internalized feelings. I have been a guest on rocktheflow.com radio discussing relationship issues. I offer evening and weekend appointments. In Maryland, I provide concierge services in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Please call for details.
(202) 618-3190
Verified
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Downtown
Washington, DC 20006
I love to provide a safe empathic place during therapy. I love helping clients gain insight and skills to improve their well-being. I love engaging in solution focused therapy. I like to explore and help you identify and express internalized feelings. I have been a guest on rocktheflow.com radio discussing relationship issues. I offer evening and weekend appointments. In Maryland, I provide concierge services in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Please call for details.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown, Washington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Downtown, Washington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Downtown, Washington, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Washington.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, Washington psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Downtown, Washington specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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