Kyla Hadenfeldt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Not accepting new clients
My practice is trauma-informed, and kink & non-monogamy aware, and queer & trans affirming.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Maybe the pandemic has created some new problems for you, or brought up old stuff. Or perhaps, you're doing okay in your day-to-day life, but have been wondering if therapy could help you do some deeper work. In any case, I'm here to help. I support folks in learning more effective ways to work through their emotional struggles, and creating a life of meaning, pleasure, and authenticity. I also enjoy working with folks on personal growth, identity, life transitions, and sexual self-empowerment.
(314) 207-7894
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Saint Louis, MO 63118
Not accepting new clients
My practice is trauma-informed, and kink & non-monogamy aware, and queer & trans affirming.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Maybe the pandemic has created some new problems for you, or brought up old stuff. Or perhaps, you're doing okay in your day-to-day life, but have been wondering if therapy could help you do some deeper work. In any case, I'm here to help. I support folks in learning more effective ways to work through their emotional struggles, and creating a life of meaning, pleasure, and authenticity. I also enjoy working with folks on personal growth, identity, life transitions, and sexual self-empowerment.
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Leah Polk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Offers online therapy
I am a Kink-Aware professional (KAP) and offer a non-judgmental, strength-based, intersectional perspective so that my work is both inclusive and culturally responsive.
When we find ourselves in an atmosphere of radical positive regard and acceptance, it is not simply a transformation that occurs, but a homecoming. We reclaim our fears, our worries, and our pain, and we truly discover ourselves for the first time, or the first time in a long time. I believe that healing in this way is our human birthright and destiny, but it must be claimed. The greatest reward in my work is to facilitate and bear witness to this process, and to be with you each step of the way.
(314) 328-7554
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
Offers online therapy
I am a Kink-Aware professional (KAP) and offer a non-judgmental, strength-based, intersectional perspective so that my work is both inclusive and culturally responsive.
When we find ourselves in an atmosphere of radical positive regard and acceptance, it is not simply a transformation that occurs, but a homecoming. We reclaim our fears, our worries, and our pain, and we truly discover ourselves for the first time, or the first time in a long time. I believe that healing in this way is our human birthright and destiny, but it must be claimed. The greatest reward in my work is to facilitate and bear witness to this process, and to be with you each step of the way.
Jean Ricks-Ayer
MEd, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Offers online therapy
*NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!* Hello & Welcome! I’m Jean and an advocate of and for queer, trans, and Black lives, and a wholehearted supporter of equity and equal human rights for all. With me as your counselor, you can expect sacred space held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. I offer a queer affirming, sex positive, trauma informed, and integrative counseling space. All genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. Each client will be approached from a holistic, trauma informed lens, and each experience will be tailored to fit individual needs.
(314) 208-3326
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Saint Louis, MO 63132
Offers online therapy
*NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!* Hello & Welcome! I’m Jean and an advocate of and for queer, trans, and Black lives, and a wholehearted supporter of equity and equal human rights for all. With me as your counselor, you can expect sacred space held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. I offer a queer affirming, sex positive, trauma informed, and integrative counseling space. All genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. Each client will be approached from a holistic, trauma informed lens, and each experience will be tailored to fit individual needs.
Sophie Pellegrini
MSW, LMSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My practice is sex-positive, consensual non-monogamy-affirming, kink-aware, and sex-worker-affirming.
We all deserve to feel seen, supported, and affirmed. As a therapist, I create a warm, compassionate space for exploring and becoming a more authentic, grounded version of yourself. I help clients reconnect with who they are and develop tools for navigating the world in the face of overwhelm. I work best with open-minded, reflective folks who want a non-judgmental, empowering ally in their process of growth, healing, and self-exploration. Finding a competent, affirming therapist is especially challenging for those in LGBTQIA+ community; I am proud to be a queer therapist with a passion for providing LGBTQIA+-celebratory counseling.
(314) 207-9104
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My practice is sex-positive, consensual non-monogamy-affirming, kink-aware, and sex-worker-affirming.
We all deserve to feel seen, supported, and affirmed. As a therapist, I create a warm, compassionate space for exploring and becoming a more authentic, grounded version of yourself. I help clients reconnect with who they are and develop tools for navigating the world in the face of overwhelm. I work best with open-minded, reflective folks who want a non-judgmental, empowering ally in their process of growth, healing, and self-exploration. Finding a competent, affirming therapist is especially challenging for those in LGBTQIA+ community; I am proud to be a queer therapist with a passion for providing LGBTQIA+-celebratory counseling.
Greg Tissi
PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself at a moment where you are wondering how to refine how you hold space for yourself and others around you? Get off the exhausting treadmill, move with intention, and realign with the trust you have envisioned for yourself. Expect your space to be held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. In a sex-positive, trauma-informed, and integrative space, all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. If not right now, then when will it be time for you to give yourself permission to transform? Success can take many forms.
(314) 208-3566
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Saint Louis, MO 63132
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself at a moment where you are wondering how to refine how you hold space for yourself and others around you? Get off the exhausting treadmill, move with intention, and realign with the trust you have envisioned for yourself. Expect your space to be held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. In a sex-positive, trauma-informed, and integrative space, all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. If not right now, then when will it be time for you to give yourself permission to transform? Success can take many forms.
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Melissa Anderson
MA, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Offers online therapy
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
(314) 408-6837
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Saint Louis, MO 63141
Offers online therapy
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
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Aditi Ahlawat
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
I am a sex positive therapist and provide kink-affirming therapy.
*I am unable to take new appointments at this time.* Welcome to Mental Health Together, my name is Dr. Aditi Ahlawat. In life we all encounter times where we are unexpectedly thrown off balance and I commend you for taking this brave step in seeking support and resolution for your concerns. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist with years of experience in college and community mental health. My purpose as a therapist is to provide you with a supportive and confidential space where you can gain resources for regulating stress & other overwhelming feelings and deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships.
(978) 300-8657
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Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
I am a sex positive therapist and provide kink-affirming therapy.
*I am unable to take new appointments at this time.* Welcome to Mental Health Together, my name is Dr. Aditi Ahlawat. In life we all encounter times where we are unexpectedly thrown off balance and I commend you for taking this brave step in seeking support and resolution for your concerns. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist with years of experience in college and community mental health. My purpose as a therapist is to provide you with a supportive and confidential space where you can gain resources for regulating stress & other overwhelming feelings and deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships.
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Loren Barnes Gaillardetz
MEd, LPC, NCC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Offers online therapy
Currently accepting new clients. Many people come to me because they feel stuck in old cycles in their relationships, in their work, or in their own mind. They want to get out of them, but they're not sure how. Many people I work with have been in therapy before and learned cognitive or mindfulness skills that, while helpful, don't seem to go quite deep enough. Often, they feel frustrated because they don't know why they keep repeating the same behaviors or feeling the same way despite all of their best efforts.
(314) 310-4899
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Saint Louis, MO 63117
Offers online therapy
Currently accepting new clients. Many people come to me because they feel stuck in old cycles in their relationships, in their work, or in their own mind. They want to get out of them, but they're not sure how. Many people I work with have been in therapy before and learned cognitive or mindfulness skills that, while helpful, don't seem to go quite deep enough. Often, they feel frustrated because they don't know why they keep repeating the same behaviors or feeling the same way despite all of their best efforts.
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Genevieve Friedmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109
Offers online therapy
As a woman, you face unique challenges. Constant demands pull you in every direction, leaving you feeling inadequate; as if you’ve lost you own voice and vision for what you want out of your relationships, life, and future. Maybe it feels like a struggle to make a meaningful connection, a decision, or time to focus on your own well-being. You’re left feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want your relationships to be a place for support and understanding. You want to have balance, peace and stability.
(636) 200-6871
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
Offers online therapy
As a woman, you face unique challenges. Constant demands pull you in every direction, leaving you feeling inadequate; as if you’ve lost you own voice and vision for what you want out of your relationships, life, and future. Maybe it feels like a struggle to make a meaningful connection, a decision, or time to focus on your own well-being. You’re left feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want your relationships to be a place for support and understanding. You want to have balance, peace and stability.
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A. P. Carmichael
MEd, MFT, PLMFT Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
Relationships are part of what makes us human. We thrive when connected with others. I am passionate about helping people create and maintain healthy and loving relationships. I work with couples, families, and individuals and have strong experience working with LGBTQ clients. I make it a priority to create a safe space for all of my clients. It is through this atmosphere of acceptance that we can work together to create true change and growth. I work with individuals, families and couples who are going through a crisis, or those who are simply looking to strengthen their relationships.
(314) 682-4859
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
Relationships are part of what makes us human. We thrive when connected with others. I am passionate about helping people create and maintain healthy and loving relationships. I work with couples, families, and individuals and have strong experience working with LGBTQ clients. I make it a priority to create a safe space for all of my clients. It is through this atmosphere of acceptance that we can work together to create true change and growth. I work with individuals, families and couples who are going through a crisis, or those who are simply looking to strengthen their relationships.
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Daeton DeGrant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Offers online therapy
The journey to wellness starts with the choice to hope that there is the possibility for tomorrow to be a better day. Our mission is to assist others in finding hope on their journey to wellness by providing practical solution focused options, including therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, education, information, professional development trainings and more.
(314) 470-9794
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63103
Offers online therapy
The journey to wellness starts with the choice to hope that there is the possibility for tomorrow to be a better day. Our mission is to assist others in finding hope on their journey to wellness by providing practical solution focused options, including therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, education, information, professional development trainings and more.
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Mitch Cartwright
LPC Intern
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it may feel like your inner worldview and dreams don’t match the outer world’s experiences and expectations. Sometimes we need help to gather all of our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, histories, and dreams in order to speak them out loud and make sense of them in a safe space. My goal is to help you share your story and your light with the world. When we share our story we heal; when we heal, we give to the greater world and the ripple of change is exponential. My ideal client's goals are to live authentically and freely, unapologetically, powerfully, and to find fulfillment in the day to day.
(314) 207-5401
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it may feel like your inner worldview and dreams don’t match the outer world’s experiences and expectations. Sometimes we need help to gather all of our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, histories, and dreams in order to speak them out loud and make sense of them in a safe space. My goal is to help you share your story and your light with the world. When we share our story we heal; when we heal, we give to the greater world and the ripple of change is exponential. My ideal client's goals are to live authentically and freely, unapologetically, powerfully, and to find fulfillment in the day to day.
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2021 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, and Texas. You belong here!
(314) 208-2320
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Saint Louis, MO 63101
2021 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, and Texas. You belong here!
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Rachel Wyrick
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Many of us have experienced pain and distress through relationship with ourselves and with others. I believe that relationships can serve as a catalyst for change, and counseling can offer a corrective relational experience to aid development and facilitate growth. It is a truly amazing experience to connect with another person in an authentic, non-judgmental way; to be fully seen. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be fully seen. I view counseling as a collaborative process in which we work together to set goals, explore, and gain deeper understanding into who we are and how we are in relationships.
(855) 979-7692
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Many of us have experienced pain and distress through relationship with ourselves and with others. I believe that relationships can serve as a catalyst for change, and counseling can offer a corrective relational experience to aid development and facilitate growth. It is a truly amazing experience to connect with another person in an authentic, non-judgmental way; to be fully seen. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be fully seen. I view counseling as a collaborative process in which we work together to set goals, explore, and gain deeper understanding into who we are and how we are in relationships.
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Lauren Komp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients.* Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been providing therapy services for 7 years. I have a background in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I can also help with life transitions, lack of motivation, and struggles with self-esteem. I have direct experience working with diverse populations, including specialized experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who identify as ethically non-monogamous. I see individuals ranging in ages from 6 years old and up.
(314) 274-6632
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients.* Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been providing therapy services for 7 years. I have a background in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I can also help with life transitions, lack of motivation, and struggles with self-esteem. I have direct experience working with diverse populations, including specialized experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who identify as ethically non-monogamous. I see individuals ranging in ages from 6 years old and up.
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Roman Franzen
MEd, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Offers online therapy
Maybe it’s your sexuality or gender, maybe it’s how you relationship or what you like sexually, or maybe you just move through the world differently; you’ve been othered, outcast, and feel like there’s nowhere you really fit in. Feelings of confusion, isolation and being misunderstood by everyone creep in and take over. You're afraid you'll never be able to just be yourself and be accepted for who you are. But you want, and DESERVE, to have hope for a future that includes love and acceptance from people who truly care about knowing our true selves.
(314) 470-9831 x100
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63118
Offers online therapy
Maybe it’s your sexuality or gender, maybe it’s how you relationship or what you like sexually, or maybe you just move through the world differently; you’ve been othered, outcast, and feel like there’s nowhere you really fit in. Feelings of confusion, isolation and being misunderstood by everyone creep in and take over. You're afraid you'll never be able to just be yourself and be accepted for who you are. But you want, and DESERVE, to have hope for a future that includes love and acceptance from people who truly care about knowing our true selves.
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Teresa Strong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I know it can be intimidating to reach out for support and I’m glad you are here. You may be in a place where you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, like no one understands what you are going through, or like you have nowhere to turn. Often current challenges intersect with past traumatic or painful experiences that you haven't yet processed. These feelings/thoughts often come from a protective place. They might have been helpful at one point, but right now, they aren't helpful or serving you anymore. Remember, you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress (quote by Sophia Bush).
(314) 293-5860
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I know it can be intimidating to reach out for support and I’m glad you are here. You may be in a place where you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, like no one understands what you are going through, or like you have nowhere to turn. Often current challenges intersect with past traumatic or painful experiences that you haven't yet processed. These feelings/thoughts often come from a protective place. They might have been helpful at one point, but right now, they aren't helpful or serving you anymore. Remember, you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress (quote by Sophia Bush).
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Elizabeth Rastberger
PLPC, NCC, MEd Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My approach balances genuine compassion and understanding with direct feedback that gets right to the heart of the matter. There is no judgement with me, and you can feel safe to talk about anything. I work with couples and individuals that are feeling "lost" or "stuck", clients pre/post-abortion, LGBTQA+ identifying, and clients in non-traditional relationships. Whether you need to vent about your dissatisfying job, or help and guidance with your sexual liberation, there is space for you.
(314) 833-8761
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My approach balances genuine compassion and understanding with direct feedback that gets right to the heart of the matter. There is no judgement with me, and you can feel safe to talk about anything. I work with couples and individuals that are feeling "lost" or "stuck", clients pre/post-abortion, LGBTQA+ identifying, and clients in non-traditional relationships. Whether you need to vent about your dissatisfying job, or help and guidance with your sexual liberation, there is space for you.
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Elaine Krull
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My work is focused on creating a safe, warm, and inviting space for individuals and couples to receive therapy. Many of the couples I work with experience poor communication, lack of trust, and resistance to change. I believe those who are open to change and self-awareness are those who will benefit the most. I also enjoy working with individuals. You may be struggling with interpersonal issues. You may feel unsure of your identity and of the things you want in life. For both couples and individuals, my job is to walk with you on the path toward happiness and contentedness.
(314) 501-9972
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
My work is focused on creating a safe, warm, and inviting space for individuals and couples to receive therapy. Many of the couples I work with experience poor communication, lack of trust, and resistance to change. I believe those who are open to change and self-awareness are those who will benefit the most. I also enjoy working with individuals. You may be struggling with interpersonal issues. You may feel unsure of your identity and of the things you want in life. For both couples and individuals, my job is to walk with you on the path toward happiness and contentedness.
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Marina Klier
LMSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
If you are navigating sexual, romantic, or emotional difficulties I am here to help. Struggling with identity and authenticity in a sex negative, stigmatizing society can be an isolating experience. You and any partners need an affirming space to explore the full bounds of your potential. A validating and inclusive space can help you feel comfortable questioning the social constructs and relational education you’ve received that may no longer serve you. You will receive guidance in existing confidently and finding the connection you seek. You deserve someone who is on your side, rooting for your success, whatever that may look like.
(314) 938-2418
Verified
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
If you are navigating sexual, romantic, or emotional difficulties I am here to help. Struggling with identity and authenticity in a sex negative, stigmatizing society can be an isolating experience. You and any partners need an affirming space to explore the full bounds of your potential. A validating and inclusive space can help you feel comfortable questioning the social constructs and relational education you’ve received that may no longer serve you. You will receive guidance in existing confidently and finding the connection you seek. You deserve someone who is on your side, rooting for your success, whatever that may look like.

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