Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Zita Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified EMDR clinician and specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD and subsequent relationship issues.
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
I am a certified EMDR clinician and specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD and subsequent relationship issues.
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
(215) 660-3184 View (215) 660-3184
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Lillian Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I specialize in treating attachment trauma, CPTSD and ADHD.
Many of my clients have tried traditional talk therapy before, but felt it didn't go deep enough or actually change anything. Others need the trustworthy, safe, and affirmative space they didn't have in childhood. My style is loving and experiential. I hold space for the emotional experimentation and learning that leads to long-term change.
I specialize in treating attachment trauma, CPTSD and ADHD.
Many of my clients have tried traditional talk therapy before, but felt it didn't go deep enough or actually change anything. Others need the trustworthy, safe, and affirmative space they didn't have in childhood. My style is loving and experiential. I hold space for the emotional experimentation and learning that leads to long-term change.
(267) 996-9964 View (267) 996-9964
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Tenera Styles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Tenera Styles is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who earned a Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. She has over 10 years of experience in assisting adults, children, and families with managing various life circumstances and empowering them to achieve their goals. Tenera has worked with those who may be experiencing trauma, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, self-harm/injury, mood disorders, mental illness, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Tenera Styles is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who earned a Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. She has over 10 years of experience in assisting adults, children, and families with managing various life circumstances and empowering them to achieve their goals. Tenera has worked with those who may be experiencing trauma, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, self-harm/injury, mood disorders, mental illness, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
(339) 218-3090 View (339) 218-3090
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L. Elaine Dutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I have particular interest in trauma, identity questioning and development, and relationship concerns.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient. I see my role as that of a space holder and guide. I will shed light on and explore what may be causing difficulty in your life, provide affirmation, and offer tools that will help sustain your therapeutic goals. I believe that transformation and change can evolve through collaboration and the development of a renewed narrative that is validating and hopeful.
I have particular interest in trauma, identity questioning and development, and relationship concerns.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient. I see my role as that of a space holder and guide. I will shed light on and explore what may be causing difficulty in your life, provide affirmation, and offer tools that will help sustain your therapeutic goals. I believe that transformation and change can evolve through collaboration and the development of a renewed narrative that is validating and hopeful.
(267) 202-4489 View (267) 202-4489
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Nzingha Ma'at
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144
We all experience challenges in our lives. My goal for over two decades has been to assist people with working through the many stressors that we face on a daily basis. From anxiety, depression, various forms of trauma, to improving self-love and self-care, I enjoy helping BIPOC women find ways to balance their lives and heal holistically. Many of us have struggled with negative self-talk, oftentimes impacting our ability to act. I would love to assist you with realigning your mind/body/spirit to a healthier way of thinking and living.
We all experience challenges in our lives. My goal for over two decades has been to assist people with working through the many stressors that we face on a daily basis. From anxiety, depression, various forms of trauma, to improving self-love and self-care, I enjoy helping BIPOC women find ways to balance their lives and heal holistically. Many of us have struggled with negative self-talk, oftentimes impacting our ability to act. I would love to assist you with realigning your mind/body/spirit to a healthier way of thinking and living.
(267) 602-1064 View (267) 602-1064
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Jessica Pendergast
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I prioritize building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing you with compassionate, trauma-informed care that allows you to voice to your experiences and symptoms.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected? Is it difficult for you to manage your emotions and make sense of how you feel? Are you finding it hard to be kind to yourself? I help individuals manage their anxiety and depression as a result of their life experiences and trauma by finding ways to cope with distressing emotions and finding safety in their bodies and environment. Together, we can work towards understanding how your life experiences have impacted your behaviors and identify what survival skills no longer serve you.
I prioritize building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing you with compassionate, trauma-informed care that allows you to voice to your experiences and symptoms.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected? Is it difficult for you to manage your emotions and make sense of how you feel? Are you finding it hard to be kind to yourself? I help individuals manage their anxiety and depression as a result of their life experiences and trauma by finding ways to cope with distressing emotions and finding safety in their bodies and environment. Together, we can work towards understanding how your life experiences have impacted your behaviors and identify what survival skills no longer serve you.
(484) 573-6381 View (484) 573-6381
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Joanie McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I am experienced with children, teens, couples, families, individuals and groups who have struggles with issues of racialized trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, childhood traumas and relational challenges.
Hi! I am Joanie McCollum, a Pa. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, born, raised and working in Philadelphia. I have been in the mental health field for the past 35 yrs and began my journey after starting psychotherapy for myself.
I am experienced with children, teens, couples, families, individuals and groups who have struggles with issues of racialized trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, childhood traumas and relational challenges.
Hi! I am Joanie McCollum, a Pa. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, born, raised and working in Philadelphia. I have been in the mental health field for the past 35 yrs and began my journey after starting psychotherapy for myself.
(484) 309-5694 View (484) 309-5694
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Eriach Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
With 25 years of experience in behavior health services, I can create a compassionate and supportive environment to begin working with parts of you that have become stuck by using psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches such as EMDR therapy, internal family systems (IFS), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, (KAP), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
With 25 years of experience in behavior health services, I can create a compassionate and supportive environment to begin working with parts of you that have become stuck by using psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches such as EMDR therapy, internal family systems (IFS), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, (KAP), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
(215) 469-1932 View (215) 469-1932
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Marlyn Mooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am a psychotherapist who practices through a unique lens. First, I am a relational therapist. I create deeply compassionate and loving intimate relationships (that are ethically boundaried) with my clients so the safety exists to form a collaborative approach to their inner world. I practice with an emphasis on understanding the neuroscience behind human behavior to help clients rewire their neural pathways that were created in childhood & that lead to their discomfort of their symptomatology. I work with adults on issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, sex and relationships, identity issues, loss, and suicidal ideations.
I am a psychotherapist who practices through a unique lens. First, I am a relational therapist. I create deeply compassionate and loving intimate relationships (that are ethically boundaried) with my clients so the safety exists to form a collaborative approach to their inner world. I practice with an emphasis on understanding the neuroscience behind human behavior to help clients rewire their neural pathways that were created in childhood & that lead to their discomfort of their symptomatology. I work with adults on issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, sex and relationships, identity issues, loss, and suicidal ideations.
(484) 296-0006 View (484) 296-0006
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James Lawrence Thibault
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I believe that we all struggle with trauma, and most mental health challenges stem from how one adapts to these experiences. I specialize in working with trauma, identifying how it is held in the body, the strategies we uphold as defense mechanisms, and how to negotiate with our inner self to move toward a healthy healing of mind and body. Coming from either a top down approach for those thinker types, or a bottom up approach for those feeler types, we will compassionately reconnect the mind and body, in order to achieve relief and greater connectivity to self and others.
I believe that we all struggle with trauma, and most mental health challenges stem from how one adapts to these experiences. I specialize in working with trauma, identifying how it is held in the body, the strategies we uphold as defense mechanisms, and how to negotiate with our inner self to move toward a healthy healing of mind and body. Coming from either a top down approach for those thinker types, or a bottom up approach for those feeler types, we will compassionately reconnect the mind and body, in order to achieve relief and greater connectivity to self and others.
(267) 930-5330 View (267) 930-5330
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Tara Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and have extensive training, supervision, and experience working with dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Many people choose to enter therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves – their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in addition to problems in their interpersonal relationships.  Oftentimes, the issues we face in the present stem from painful experiences in the past.  As a result of these experiences, we develop ways of coping in the world – some continue to serve us well and others may get in the way of us living a more fulfilling life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for exploration, healing, and growth.
I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and have extensive training, supervision, and experience working with dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Many people choose to enter therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves – their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in addition to problems in their interpersonal relationships.  Oftentimes, the issues we face in the present stem from painful experiences in the past.  As a result of these experiences, we develop ways of coping in the world – some continue to serve us well and others may get in the way of us living a more fulfilling life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for exploration, healing, and growth.
(215) 709-2784 View (215) 709-2784
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Ashley Lunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal client is someone who is committed to wanting better for themselves. I provide an open and honest space so my clients feel safe especial clients who suffer from trauma, depression and anxiety.
My ideal client is someone who is committed to wanting better for themselves. I provide an open and honest space so my clients feel safe especial clients who suffer from trauma, depression and anxiety.
(267) 692-4833 View (267) 692-4833
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The Right Balance Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19133  (Online Only)
We can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, family concerns, adjustment disorders and teenage issues - just to name a few.
The Right Balance Counseling is a community based safe haven where individuals are held accountable, challenged and empowered as they progress through the path of facing unseen realities to begin living a balanced life mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. We proudly serve our community.
We can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, family concerns, adjustment disorders and teenage issues - just to name a few.
The Right Balance Counseling is a community based safe haven where individuals are held accountable, challenged and empowered as they progress through the path of facing unseen realities to begin living a balanced life mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. We proudly serve our community.
(267) 713-3680 View (267) 713-3680
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Forogh Rahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I view presenting issues contextually exploring individual, familial (values, patterns, intergenerational loss/trauma), and societal factors (often systems of oppression) that are causing or contributing to those issues.
I am a systemically trained and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering individual, couple, and family therapy. My clients seek support around a myriad of concerns - most common among them are: depression, anxiety, loss, attachment trauma, oppression-based trauma, identity exploration/conflict, racial identity, family/relational conflict, and emotional dysregulation. Clients come to me to deconstruct beliefs about themselves and the world that are no longer serving them and instead creating chaos, dysfunction, and pain. Through our work together, they're able to live more fulfilling lives.
I view presenting issues contextually exploring individual, familial (values, patterns, intergenerational loss/trauma), and societal factors (often systems of oppression) that are causing or contributing to those issues.
I am a systemically trained and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering individual, couple, and family therapy. My clients seek support around a myriad of concerns - most common among them are: depression, anxiety, loss, attachment trauma, oppression-based trauma, identity exploration/conflict, racial identity, family/relational conflict, and emotional dysregulation. Clients come to me to deconstruct beliefs about themselves and the world that are no longer serving them and instead creating chaos, dysfunction, and pain. Through our work together, they're able to live more fulfilling lives.
(415) 634-4038 View (415) 634-4038
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Patricia Isakowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143
While I treat a wide range of problems and age groups, I specialize in depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, adolescence and anxiety.
As a psychotherapist, my role is to create a safe environment where you can feel secure and supported to explore and be inquisitive about yourself. If you feel changes are needed in your life; if you are feeling depressed, fearful, ashamed, angry, stuck or confused, anxious or worried; or if you just can't stop self-defeating behaviors, you can benefit from therapy.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.Si siente que necesita cambios en su vida; si se siente deprimido, temeroso, avergonzado, enojado, o preocupado, o si no puede controlar los comportamientos autodestructivos, usted puede beneficiarse de la terapia.
While I treat a wide range of problems and age groups, I specialize in depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, adolescence and anxiety.
As a psychotherapist, my role is to create a safe environment where you can feel secure and supported to explore and be inquisitive about yourself. If you feel changes are needed in your life; if you are feeling depressed, fearful, ashamed, angry, stuck or confused, anxious or worried; or if you just can't stop self-defeating behaviors, you can benefit from therapy.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.—.Si siente que necesita cambios en su vida; si se siente deprimido, temeroso, avergonzado, enojado, o preocupado, o si no puede controlar los comportamientos autodestructivos, usted puede beneficiarse de la terapia.
(215) 600-4830 View (215) 600-4830
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Therapy for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106
In our sessions, you will find freedom from your anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma or eating disorder.
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
In our sessions, you will find freedom from your anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma or eating disorder.
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
(215) 608-3540 View (215) 608-3540
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Shara Harad-Oaks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
My practice is trauma-informed, and I am dedicated to an anti-oppression, anti-racist, body positive/neutral, LGBTQIA+ affirming and equitable lens.
Do emotions take over and exhaust you? Have people marveled at how resilient you are or mentioned your sensitivity as a liability? Maybe you sometimes wonder if you’re the only one who is seeing the hurt and pain all around. It’s likely you have figured out how to adapt to what the world wants you to be. You present the part of yourself that is widely accepted by your community and our social systems, but what about the rest of YOU? If any of this speaks to you, I relate and I can help. I guide young adults, adolescents, and children to connect to their inherent worth, power, and self-compassion.
My practice is trauma-informed, and I am dedicated to an anti-oppression, anti-racist, body positive/neutral, LGBTQIA+ affirming and equitable lens.
Do emotions take over and exhaust you? Have people marveled at how resilient you are or mentioned your sensitivity as a liability? Maybe you sometimes wonder if you’re the only one who is seeing the hurt and pain all around. It’s likely you have figured out how to adapt to what the world wants you to be. You present the part of yourself that is widely accepted by your community and our social systems, but what about the rest of YOU? If any of this speaks to you, I relate and I can help. I guide young adults, adolescents, and children to connect to their inherent worth, power, and self-compassion.
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Eleonora Bartoli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119
I also work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events as well as social justice activists, mental/health professionals, educators, spiritual leaders, first responders, and caregivers experiencing compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma.
I specialize in working with young adults and adults who experience anxiety or depression and who want to find balance through the challenges that come with life transitions (e.g., surrounding relationships, work, parenthood, school). Given my own international upbringing and my experience in multicultural counseling, I also enjoy working with clients of diverse or international backgrounds, and people who seek to better integrate or explore different aspects of their socio-cultural identities.
I also work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events as well as social justice activists, mental/health professionals, educators, spiritual leaders, first responders, and caregivers experiencing compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma.
I specialize in working with young adults and adults who experience anxiety or depression and who want to find balance through the challenges that come with life transitions (e.g., surrounding relationships, work, parenthood, school). Given my own international upbringing and my experience in multicultural counseling, I also enjoy working with clients of diverse or international backgrounds, and people who seek to better integrate or explore different aspects of their socio-cultural identities.
(215) 917-2289 View (215) 917-2289
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Laura Rathsmill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
As an EMDR-trained individual, relationship, and sex therapist with a masters in both Social Work and Human Sexuality, I work alongside clients to provide growth and healing using my unique skillset and a healthy dose of humor. I help couples navigate sexual concerns, communication issues, resentment, jealousy, and affairs. Additionally, I support couples and polycules around ethical nonmonogamy. I also use my knowledge as a sex therapist to aid individuals in navigating a range of sexuality-related challenges, including sexual dysfunction, gender, identity, desire, sexual trauma, and shame.
As an EMDR-trained individual, relationship, and sex therapist with a masters in both Social Work and Human Sexuality, I work alongside clients to provide growth and healing using my unique skillset and a healthy dose of humor. I help couples navigate sexual concerns, communication issues, resentment, jealousy, and affairs. Additionally, I support couples and polycules around ethical nonmonogamy. I also use my knowledge as a sex therapist to aid individuals in navigating a range of sexuality-related challenges, including sexual dysfunction, gender, identity, desire, sexual trauma, and shame.
(215) 770-0264 View (215) 770-0264
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Kealsey Beecham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
(215) 883-4896 View (215) 883-4896

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