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32 therapists in Arizona accepting Golden Rule

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Cathy Ruffin

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Cathy Ruffin and I am a licensed therapist specializing in trauma and trauma related issues. I also treat those with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and loss. I use a biopsychosocial approach that recognizes the importance of addressing the interaction between physical, psychological, and social factors in both the prevent and management of symptoms. I have over 25 years of experience and will provide a nonjudgemental, warm and relational style of therapy. I am licensed in the following stated and jurisdictions. AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, IL, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX AND VA.

Next available: Dec 14

Mike Cotayo

(he/him)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a heartfelt passion for making a positive difference in people's lives. My journey started back in 2000 when I earned my MSW from NYU. In 2007, I embarked on a transformative journey to become a Gestalt Therapist, honing my counseling skills to better serve the public. As a sex and kink-positive therapist, I help my clients explore their sexual desires, preferences, and identities. We will focus on fostering fulfilling sexual lives, emphasizing the importance of communication, consent, and destigmatizing diverse sexual expressions while respecting individual boundaries. What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to embracing diverse lifestyles and choices, and I bring a touch of humor to each and every session. Laughter can be a powerful tool for healing, and I believe in creating a safe and judgment-free space where you can be yourself and even find moments of lightness in your journey.

Next available: Dec 11

Natalie M. Knight

(she/her)

Natalie M. Knight  profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
We do not need to struggle any longer against our old conditioned patterns... we must only recognize them for what they are. Hello! My name Is Natalie Knight and I am an LCSW who is passionate about utilizing the strength of the therapeutic alliance as a support to enter into an exploration of what is beckoning for our attention at any given moment. I believe once we learn how to meet our emotions that we can clear ourselves of old past traumas or new ones. Together I begin to assist the client with untangling the knots of beliefs that have held them back from truly knowing the peace and contentment that underlying all of our distrations is what we all so badly long for. I have been doing this work for the past eight years professionally. I use a person-centered approach in my counseling practice which emphasizes that the client is the best authority for his/her own life and that the answers to his/her questions are inside of them. I serve as a mirror to reflect to the client the inherent wisdom that we uncover during our therapy sessions. I also rely strongly on EMDR as a modality to help client with the root of their trauma. This process has been quite effective for me in my search for understanding and I hope to be able to share it with others who feel called to this type of work with me as well.

Next available: Dec 12

Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC

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Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Mr. Daniel Hernandez, LCSW-S has experienced enormous success helping his clients in his 34-year career in the human services field. He has seen tens of thousands of clients in practice. He is also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), which allows him to discuss the impact of nutrition, diet, and detoxification as it relates to one's mental health. Mr. Hernandez specializes in inspiring empowerment within people who have suffered sexaul trauma, grief & loss, and domestic violence to move forward with the rest of their lives. He also specializes in helping people to develop anger management mastery and serves as a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), which supports one's sexual health goals. Mr. Hernandez often uses a mental-spiritual empowerment approach to help his clients develop the necessary skill of inner healing. Mr. Hernandez is a licensed clinical social worker-supervisor in Texas and has an LCSW in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and is authorized to conduct teletherapy in Florida. He has 25 years’ experience as a master-level clinician. Mr. Hernandez completed his professional training as a master social worker from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1998 and his bachelor’s was earned from St. Mary’s University in social studies in 1988, both schools are located in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hernandez has been married 28 years and has two adult children. He loves traveling for the enjoyment of nature and culture with his family and friends. He also loves spending time with people he meets and learns from everybody.

Next available: Dec 22

Aida M Girod

(she/her)

Aida M Girod profile image
LPC
13 years of experience
Virtual
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and 20 years ago I moved to Florida where I currently reside. I graduated in 2005 from Florida International University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. At the present time, I hold 8 state licenses that allows me to to provide Tele-health counseling in other states besides Florida; Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Missouri, Utah and Michigan. I am also bilingual (English and Spanish) and I have more than 10 years of experience in the mental health and social services arena.

Next available: Dec 21

Jennifer Velasquez

(she/her)

Jennifer Velasquez profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working in the mental health field providing individual and group therapy. My specialty is in working with self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, and spiritual crisis (spiritual awakening, shadow work, “dark night of the soul”). I operate from a humanistic theoretical framework; which just means, that I focus on the Individual as a whole and focus on existing positive strengths and behaviors.

Next available: Dec 13

Robyn Rose

(she/her)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I'm Robyn and I am glad you are considering therapy! Have you been wanting to make some changes but are not sure where to start? You have found a safe space to begin that journey. I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating unique ways to help my clients. I address clients with compassion as we work together to address body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, transphobia, depression, social anxiety or difficult family relationships, I am here to help support you navigate these challenges. I have experience working with individuals, on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, marital, grief, and stress-related issues. I have a strength-based, solution-focused and person-centered approach. With 12 years of experience, I make use of different evidenced-based interventions such as: CBT, mindfulness, CPT, and motivational interviewing. I’m looking forward to partnering with you on your journey of wellness and achieving your goals.

Next available: Dec 12

Kristien Hollingsworth

(she/her)

Kristien Hollingsworth profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self-regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution-focused approaches. I have over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 6 states. Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. I offer WEEKEND availability! FREE workbook resources to support yourself or a friend! -------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself (The workbooks include the topics of anxiety, assertiveness, appearance concerns, bipolar, body dysmorphia, depression, disordered eating, health anxiety, panic, perfectionism, procrastination, self-compassion, self-esteem, sleep, social anxiety, tolerating distress, and worry and rumination. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For those members who are part of the ***LGBTQIA2S+ community, BIPOC, and the Pagan/ Magickal/ New Age/ Alternative Healer/ Spiritualist/ Agnostic or Atheist community this is a safe, accepting, and open space***

Next available: Dec 16

Dr. Crecenra Boyd

(she/her)

Dr. Crecenra Boyd profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Crecenra. Are you ready to focus on yourself and the true possibilities of your life? You have goals and they should be nurtured allowing you to focus on success. You will be given a chance to have someone listen to you which enables growth and healing from past experiences. I am a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate in psychology who offers tailored approaches to therapy. You are invited to join a warm, person-centered, and nonjudgmental place where you will feel supported and can thrive. I encourage you to join me in taking a step toward better health. Looking forward to supporting you!

Next available: Jan 8

Renee Tong

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Open-minded
Holistic
Virtual
Renee Tong, LCSW, LISW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to adults over age 18, and seniors and is LGBTQ-friendly. Her private practice began in 2007. With a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of human behavior, Renee is committed to helping her clients navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. Renee earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University, Florida, equipping her with a solid foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques and theories. She went on to obtain her clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice. She is currently licensed in the following states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, and Kansas. Throughout her career, Renee has successfully assisted clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her expertise spans various areas, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem struggles, Stress and worry, Caregiver stress, PTSD, Trauma, ACOA (Adult Child of Alcoholic or Drug Addict), addictions, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Shame and Guilt, Abandonment issues, Betrayal, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Postpartum Depression, and Infertility-informed. By employing a holistic and client-centered approach, Renee fosters a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Renee's therapeutic style combines empathy, active listening, and collaboration, ensuring that each client's unique needs and goals are addressed effectively. She employs evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy to promote personal insight, resilience, inner child wound work, narrative therapy, attachment style theory method along with client center humanistic approach towards positive change.

Next available: Dec 14

Dr. Sara E Ratliff, DBH, LCSW, C-DBT

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Dr. Sara E Ratliff, DBH, LCSW, C-DBT profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I earned my Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2018. I am bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in children and families. I hold unrestricted clinical licenses in Social Work in the states of Illinois, Arizona, and Maryland (LCSW & LCSW-C). English is my second language

Next available: Dec 16

Melissa Mendez

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Arizona and Indiana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. I have had the opportunity to work in and gain knowledge from a diverse collection of settings that include elementary, middle and high school, hospital chaplaincy department, private practice and private agencies working with families in the child welfare system. Each of these settings has provided me with hands-on experience working with individuals and families in crisis, as well as those who are faced with navigating some of life’s challenges such as divorce, loss, and addiction. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love a systems approach, understanding that we do not exist in a vacuum, but rather are part of larger systems. I take a non-judgmental, warm approach to therapy and I believe in tailoring my therapy towards my client's individual needs. Together we will establish goals and design a path towards a healthier way of being. I draw from a multitude of therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy. Clients who work with me have a desire to change. Whether facing everyday challenges that are holding them back from living a fulfilling life or struggling with family dynamics that have caused distress or trying to navigate through grief, my clients can learn to use their insight to find new ways of functioning that better serve what they want from this life. My clients can see a future for themselves that brings peace, happiness and healing. The first step towards seeking help is often the most difficult. I am excited that you are here and look forward to taking this journey alongside you.

Next available: Dec 12

Nancy Wildrick

(she/her)

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LCSW
27 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help and I would be honored to work with you. I have over 25 years of counseling experience and enjoy working with people of varying age groups, backgrounds and cultures. My career started with working with child and adult victims of violence. I utilized play therapy and EMDR techniques to help individuals process and heal from trauma. I transitioned into working with the elderly population, helping the individual and their families work towards accepting their current physical abilities, and at times, processing end of life issues. Currently, I am working with adults to understand and utilize Cognitive Behavioral tools to help develop and accomplish their goals.

Next available: Dec 13

Patricia Campana

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LMFT
40 years of experience
Virtual
Patricia Campana is a licensed marriage, family therapist in California and Arizona. She graduated with a masters degree from the University of San Francisco. Patricia is also a registered dance/movement therapist and expressive arts therapist. Patricia is also a graduate of the Main Street Vegan Academy and holds a certificate as Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. She has practiced in various settings including, hospitals, residential treatment centers, private practice settings with many populations. Patricia enjoys coaching and counseling to those wanting to transition to plant based living, and looking at the effect lifestyle plays in mental health. Currently she is providing teletherapy services to individual adults with the online platform Better Help. She currently resides in Arizona with her two cats Sofia and Bella. When not working she enjoys dance classes, the gym, church, volunteering at a farm animal sanctuary and visiting the beach to surf.

Next available: Dec 11

Rick Rodgers

(he/him)

Rick Rodgers profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I first became interested in working with mental health when I returned home from Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard. I have seen many friends fall victim to substance abuse, depression, and PTSD. I swore that I would work on being in the position to best help veterans and others who go through difficult situations. Being an addictions counselor and Social Worker is very personal to me. It is my passion. Seeing that I already had a bachelor's in Community Health, I made it my goal to become some kind of practitioner. When I learned about Social Work, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting my Masters and working towards a license. A few years later, I finally received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am proud of my license and it took 5 years of hard work to attain. I have now been working in the mental health and addiction field for roughly 10 years. I first got into counseling in the military. After a few years of working in inpatient mental health and substance abuse, I spent some time outpatient. I specialize in addictions but have much experience with people with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have an extra certified credential of being a Certified Trauma Therapy Professional. I also have experience helping people dealing with relationships, careers, and other life issues as well. Also, I have experience working with those who have a criminal background. I try to listen and understand your problems and point of view the best I can. Based on this I work with you to develop a plan to help you make improvements. My main focus is to help you make a positive change. I hope to work around your needs. It's my hope that I can help support you through whatever it is you're going through. Some people just want support, while others want formal therapy. Just let me know what it is you're looking for. Sometimes people just need to talk to someone or need positive encouragement. I am happy to give this as well. I am here to be a positive person in the lives of people that need more positive people.

Next available: Dec 12

Dr. Alicia M Moran

Dr. Alicia M Moran profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Virtual
"There can be no transforming of darkness into light ... without emotion." -Jung Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the core of my training. It embraces the belief systems of the past that affect your present. It's a state-of-mind that defines thinking that affects emotional awareness. To become aware is not to change, but to understand and accept. Carrying guilt or shame of the past, triggers the conflict of now. I don't offer advice - I offer choices - a chance to choose your own method of healing that fits you - not something others feel 'should' be. Come. Sit. Talk. Let's wander your path together. Licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington DC, Arizona, and Florida

Next available: Jan 9

Toby Mautz

Toby Mautz profile image
LCSW
28 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am an experienced LCSW with whose been working with clients for 28 years. This experience has led me to meet and work with thousands of clients throughout the country and world to expand my understanding of the complexities and struggles which are part of the growth process. I've learned through active engagement, demonstrating consistency, and applying effective techniques and tools those I work with experience effective and sustainable growth. My experiences have taught me the power of change and what occurs when clients choose to actively engage in their lives and the process it takes to work through many of the hurdles we all face. I've had multiple roles throughout my career which has given me great insight into the treatment process. I've served as a clinician, clinical director, consultant, program owner, and CEO. I've had a great deal of experience working with addiction, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and dual-diagnosis issues. My depth of experience has given me great insight and allows me to effectively engage and address and provide positive outcomes for clinically complex issues.

Next available: Dec 12

Tony Kesner

(he/him)

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LMFT
28 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome to Grow Therapy, I would like to introduce myself- My name is Anthony Kesner and I prefer “Tony” when conversing with others as yourself. I am a seasoned therapist with over 30 years of experience. I have expertise in multiple evidence-based therapy approaches that I apply effectively so that you achieve your therapy goals in a very timely manner. My philosophy is that our time in life is precious and to be lived at peace with one's self and others. A therapist is a guide toward the discovery of what may be interfering with this desire and how to remove such blocks effectively. My areas of specialty include the following for both adults and adolescents:  Anxiety Disorders  Depressive Disorders  Sexual Disorders  Stress & Trauma-related Disorders  Adjustment Disorders  Behavior and Impulse Control Disorders M.S. Psychology California Coast University B.A. Psychology, DePaul University Addictions Certificate, College of DuPage

Next available: Dec 16

Nena Ahmad-El Bey

Nena Ahmad-El Bey profile image
LPC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Nena, your down-to-earth licensed clinical mental health counselor and spiritual healer. I'm a proud alumna of both Grand Canyon University and Delphi University, where I gathered the knowledge and skills that help me guide you through life's mazes. In our sessions, imagine us sitting in a circle of trust, where science meets the spirit, and where your mental health finds sanctuary. Together, we'll explore the landscapes of your inner world, uncover hidden strengths, and maybe even share a laugh or two as we journey towards a more joyful, balanced you. Welcome to a place where healing happens and where every step forward is celebrated with heart and soul!

Next available: Dec 11

Caroline Garden

(she/her)

Caroline Garden profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Caroline Garden is a highly skilled and compassionate therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome the challenges of modern-day living. With a master's degree in social work and over ten years of experience, Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her therapy practice. Her extensive experience includes working with military populations, school settings, acute and long-term mental health centers and much more. Caroline is a dedicated and experienced therapist who is passionate about helping individuals navigate the overwhelming stress associated with the fast-paced world we live in. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by women in particular, she recognizes the pressures of the social media "perfect" world and the constant demands of a fast-paced society and provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and address the underlying issues contributing to their stress. Whether it's navigating high-stress jobs or coping with the challenges of motherhood, marriage or just in need of a sounding board, Caroline offers guidance and support to help individuals find balance, improve their well-being, and achieve a healthier, more fulfilling life. With Caroline's warm, empathetic and no BS approach, clients can expect to feel understood, validated, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. By working together, Caroline helps clients develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and discover their inner strength to thrive in today's world.

Next available: Dec 11

Sarah Mossa, MBA, LCPC, LPCC, LPC, NCC

(she/her)

Sarah Mossa, MBA, LCPC, LPCC, LPC, NCC profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Anxiety & Sleeplessness Fear, insomnia, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we work towards increasing sleep time, decreasing panic or anxiety attacks or symptoms, fully understanding where overwhelming emotions stem from, and how to move towards being your best self. Relationships Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both partners and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship. Trauma and Healing Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after post-traumatic events. We work together through these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.

Next available: Dec 13

Kathryn Vicks

(she/her)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Ohio with over 8 years of experience working with diverse populations providing individual counseling services. The majority of my experience has been providing counseling to military and veteran families focusing on treating depression, anxiety, low self esteem, adjustment, relationship, anger management and substance abuse in outpatient settings. Since 2001, I have transitioned to a telehealth platform providing individual counseling to adults with difficulties adjusting post Covid, work stress, relationship concerns, developing new support systems and learning how to cope with new symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Next available: Dec 12

Otishia Hill

(she/her)

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LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
WHO IS Otishia HIll Otishia Hill (Tishia) is a master's degree-level provider with clinical practice licenses in numerous states. She cares about people, and helping them discover themselves, listening to the rain and ocean and finding peace. She is a strength-based, client-centered therapist with over 24 years of experience. She has years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health clinics, and inpatient hospitals, telehealth and teletherapy, helping Individuals and families learn to cope and manage life stressors, chronic illness, family illness, conflict and trauma. Otishia Hill, MSW, LCSW, LICSW -Licensed Clinical TherapistJust call me "Tishia"

Next available: Dec 13

Stephen Roser, LCSW

(he/him)

Stephen Roser, LCSW profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Stephen. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people manage anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self-approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Dec 12

Danielle Scanlon

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LPC
13 years of experience
Authentic
Challenging
Intelligent
Virtual
My name is Danielle, and I am here to help people navigate life's bumps, twists, turns, mountains & standstills. I have lived through some complex and dark experiences, come through the other side and this has allowed me to gauge the level of depth required to help others. I work from the soul. I am grounded in common sense & reality and am ready to offer a “port in the storm” to help you catch your breath, sort out your thoughts, quiet the internal chatter, create meaning and make sense of some of life’s curve balls.

Next available: Dec 13

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