Drew Joseph - Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I provide a confidential setting where straight & gay couples and individual adults can address matters of the heart. I help you figure out what's wrong and consider what to do about it. The length of therapy varies from one-time consultations to long-term treatment, depending on your problem, interest, and resources. I work well with couples who fear they may not be able to go on together. I also enjoy working with recovering alcoholics and addicts, supporting their integration of therapy with the wisdom and fellowship of the Twelve Steps.
(202) 559-4837
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I provide a confidential setting where straight & gay couples and individual adults can address matters of the heart. I help you figure out what's wrong and consider what to do about it. The length of therapy varies from one-time consultations to long-term treatment, depending on your problem, interest, and resources. I work well with couples who fear they may not be able to go on together. I also enjoy working with recovering alcoholics and addicts, supporting their integration of therapy with the wisdom and fellowship of the Twelve Steps.
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
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Susan Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 25 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
(202) 800-1427
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 25 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
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Jay Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
(202) 601-4571
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
I work with a variety of problems and clients with specialties in relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders and gay/lesbian clients.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you don't know how to react. Perhaps you are feeling sad or anxious. You realize that you need to make changes but you're struggling on your own. I can help you discover new ways of thinking and acting to change your life. You can learn to make better decisions for your life. We will work together to get you back on track. My approach is supportive and practical, caring and challenging. Your success is my success.
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Ronald O Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
(202) 968-1053
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
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Davin Maijala
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
***As of September 2021, I do not have openings for new clients. My practice is 100% remote.*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you explore and address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
(202) 817-2336
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
***As of September 2021, I do not have openings for new clients. My practice is 100% remote.*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you explore and address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
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David A. Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
One of the hardest parts of the therapeutic process is choosing the right therapist for you, and I hope to join you on your journey towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Many people come to therapy after experiencing emotional distress that has led them to feel overwhelmed and as though they have lost direction in, and control of, their life. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore ways in which they can effectively regain a sense of empowerment, meaning, and control in their lives.
(202) 831-7813
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
One of the hardest parts of the therapeutic process is choosing the right therapist for you, and I hope to join you on your journey towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and insight. Many people come to therapy after experiencing emotional distress that has led them to feel overwhelmed and as though they have lost direction in, and control of, their life. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore ways in which they can effectively regain a sense of empowerment, meaning, and control in their lives.
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Daniel Birichi
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
We all may feel stuck at some points in our lives. This may be related to particular situations, relationships, or life events/circumstances. It may be hard to find a different way of thinking, feeling or behaving. We may be looking find a greater sense of purpose or meaning, self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, life satisfaction, mastery and personal growth. At times like these, you may need to speak with a professional who provides space for support; a space where you can be authentic and bring all aspects of your identity and culture.
(202) 318-2246
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
We all may feel stuck at some points in our lives. This may be related to particular situations, relationships, or life events/circumstances. It may be hard to find a different way of thinking, feeling or behaving. We may be looking find a greater sense of purpose or meaning, self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, life satisfaction, mastery and personal growth. At times like these, you may need to speak with a professional who provides space for support; a space where you can be authentic and bring all aspects of your identity and culture.
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Jonathan Lebolt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, CGP Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth. As your therapist, I will use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. My primary approach is relational psychodynamic, meaning I focus on the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. An interactive and empathic therapist, I offer advice and support when needed, and I share my own experiences when I think they will be helpful. Though I have extensive, in-depth training, I rely greatly on intuition and humor in my work.
(301) 259-3575
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth. As your therapist, I will use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. My primary approach is relational psychodynamic, meaning I focus on the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. An interactive and empathic therapist, I offer advice and support when needed, and I share my own experiences when I think they will be helpful. Though I have extensive, in-depth training, I rely greatly on intuition and humor in my work.
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Joseph LaFleur & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LICSW, CDWF, SEP Verified
Hosts group in:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or those feeling lonely or bored with life. I have been practicing 20 plus years and will develop a treatment regime for you. The work is meaningful, rewarding, insightful, and life-changing. Good mental health is primary since it affects everything, so let's work together on fixing things. Some of my specialties include men's issues, LGBTQ, shame, and trauma. My goal is to ensure you have a safe, comfortable environment to share and explore your thoughts and life experiences. You have the skills. I bring them to your consciousness, supporting you to lean in courageously.
(202) 559-4759
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Hosts group in:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or those feeling lonely or bored with life. I have been practicing 20 plus years and will develop a treatment regime for you. The work is meaningful, rewarding, insightful, and life-changing. Good mental health is primary since it affects everything, so let's work together on fixing things. Some of my specialties include men's issues, LGBTQ, shame, and trauma. My goal is to ensure you have a safe, comfortable environment to share and explore your thoughts and life experiences. You have the skills. I bring them to your consciousness, supporting you to lean in courageously.
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Tyler Strusowski
Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, though you do not need to be on that spectrum to work with me. Typically clients approach me because of overwhelming stress, difficult feelings, or perhaps experiences that are affecting their interpersonal relationships, career goals, or sense of fulfillment. I will provide practical tools to assist you with managing your anxiety and emotions, while highlighting aspects of your narrative that do not serve you. My approach will allow you to regain a sense of control, normalize what you may be experiencing while helping you redefine who you are.
(202) 234-7738 x160
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, though you do not need to be on that spectrum to work with me. Typically clients approach me because of overwhelming stress, difficult feelings, or perhaps experiences that are affecting their interpersonal relationships, career goals, or sense of fulfillment. I will provide practical tools to assist you with managing your anxiety and emotions, while highlighting aspects of your narrative that do not serve you. My approach will allow you to regain a sense of control, normalize what you may be experiencing while helping you redefine who you are.
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Sara Mindel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
(202) 670-5950
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
Satisfaction, joy and self-awareness are key elements to a fulfilling life. Although that seems easier said than done, I believe that we can find these elements with encouraging support and guidance. I am a committed, compassionate therapist who is ready to help you uncover your inner strengths to make the changes you want and live a more gratifying life. I believe that we all take a journey to find ourselves, but it becomes even more difficult when we are burdened by depression, addiction and/or trauma. Finding the right fit can help us get through difficult times, creating positive relationship is paramount to our happiness.
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Ethan Mereish
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
(202) 831-8978
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
It's courageous and wonderful that you are interested in starting therapy. As a psychologist, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. I see therapy as a place for you to gain insights about your personal patterns, process difficult experiences, overcome obstacles, and improve your relationships.
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John C Parkhurst
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Dr. Parkhurst's practice frequently centers on self esteem and identity development issues, especially, but not necessarily, as they relate to sexual orientation. Depression, anxiety, obsessiveness, relationship problems, and intimacy issues characterize the types of concerns with which he is often presented by clients. His competencies include couples counseling, parenting and child development issues, and academic concerns as counseling issues. He also has considerable experience in learning and cognition, and in career development from his years of counseling and training within the educational system.
(202) 568-8626
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Dr. Parkhurst's practice frequently centers on self esteem and identity development issues, especially, but not necessarily, as they relate to sexual orientation. Depression, anxiety, obsessiveness, relationship problems, and intimacy issues characterize the types of concerns with which he is often presented by clients. His competencies include couples counseling, parenting and child development issues, and academic concerns as counseling issues. He also has considerable experience in learning and cognition, and in career development from his years of counseling and training within the educational system.
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Aida Therapy - Dupont Circle Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LICSW, CGP Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
As our lives evolve, we inevitably experience periods of loss, frustration and conflict that signal the need for better understanding and change. Are you experiencing a major life change or challenge? Job loss, relationship breakups, divorce, death, disappointment, or other crisis? Is your relationship less than you had hoped? Your angry, sad, anxious or lonely feelings may feel overwhelming, but you do not have to go through this alone. We can work together to help you develop an inner awakening and awareness to a more comfortable relationship with yourself, your life, and others. I can walk the journey with you.
(202) 656-7987
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
As our lives evolve, we inevitably experience periods of loss, frustration and conflict that signal the need for better understanding and change. Are you experiencing a major life change or challenge? Job loss, relationship breakups, divorce, death, disappointment, or other crisis? Is your relationship less than you had hoped? Your angry, sad, anxious or lonely feelings may feel overwhelming, but you do not have to go through this alone. We can work together to help you develop an inner awakening and awareness to a more comfortable relationship with yourself, your life, and others. I can walk the journey with you.
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Michael A Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
(202) 559-4269
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
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Travis Wood Munnerlyn
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist in Phoenix, AZ specializing in issues affecting men and the LGBTQ+ community. I am also credentialed to offer telepsychology sessions to clients in AL, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA. I target strategies to resolve issues related to intimacy, sexuality, communication, anxiety, and trauma. What makes a good partner, husband, son, father? Am I a poor communicator? What is healthy sexuality? Is this addictive or unhealthy? Is what happened traumatic? I offer safe non-judgmental space to explore these ideas with you individually or within your relationships.
(773) 570-1879
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Office is near:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist in Phoenix, AZ specializing in issues affecting men and the LGBTQ+ community. I am also credentialed to offer telepsychology sessions to clients in AL, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA. I target strategies to resolve issues related to intimacy, sexuality, communication, anxiety, and trauma. What makes a good partner, husband, son, father? Am I a poor communicator? What is healthy sexuality? Is this addictive or unhealthy? Is what happened traumatic? I offer safe non-judgmental space to explore these ideas with you individually or within your relationships.
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Hosts group in:
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
(202) 836-6839
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
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Jamaal A. Crone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAR, MEd, LPC Verified
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, I invite you to contact me so we can begin the journey together. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I support my clients with becoming who they desire to be. These evidence-based treatments are especially effective for depression and anxiety.
(202) 875-5176
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
If you are seeking to enhance your life by building connection, confidence, character, and community, I invite you to contact me so we can begin the journey together. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which is a short-term, results-oriented method. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I support my clients with becoming who they desire to be. These evidence-based treatments are especially effective for depression and anxiety.

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