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450 White therapists in California

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Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie Reyes profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I understand that sometimes life can be challenging and can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, apathetic, sad and/or irritated. You may be surprised to know that there are ways to cope with these feelings so you can grab the reigns and get back on that horse! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. I believe that the catalyst to that change exists within each of us, sometimes we need a little help to find it. I have experience working with older adults, adults, (teens 17+), veterans, active-duty military and their families, college students, EMS personnel, and caregivers in the treatment of mental health and life transition issues, marital issues, interpersonal issues, deployment, military separation, reunification, divorce, pregnancy, work and school issues, parenting and end of life issues (grief/placement). I can also provide case-management services, life coaching and ESA evaluations/letters.

Next available: Jun 24

Michael Bacallao

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Michael Bacallao profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action? It's difficult to grow without support and even harder at times to find the tools to carve your own path. If you feel ready to explore how to reach your unique potential; let's figure out some goals, what's in the way, and how we can work through those challenges so you can reach your goals. My background in research, crisis care, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in-home therapy, group therapy and outpatient therapy has given me exposure to several forms of therapy. I am currently practicing CBT, DBT, ACT and some elements of other forms of therapy. If you are curious how we could approach your challenges and goals, please reach out and we can discuss options. Consultations are welcomed.

Next available: Jun 25

Kim Lottes

Kim Lottes profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco and have over ten years of experience working with spirituality, grief, and life transitions. I take people on a journey of initiation and reclamation to remember their true essence. My own path has involved listening within and following my heart's guidance. This allows me to offer a unique perspective aimed at healing and stepping into your wholeness.

Next available: Jun 24

Nina Sandberg

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Nina Sandberg profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
As an experienced family therapist, I have the skills and knowledge needed to help families navigate even the most challenging situations. What sets me apart is my unique perspective as a former stay-at-home mom to now-grown children, which gives me a deep understanding of the struggles and milestones that families face. If you're looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can make a real difference in your family's life, I invite you to consider reaching out to me for help.

Next available: Jun 24

Jill Wakefield LPCC

Jill Wakefield LPCC profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
When booking a session with me you can expect to be greeted with openness and comfortability. I am a very personable person and aim to ease you into our therapy journey. I provide a safe, relaxing environment where you will feel comfortable uncovering the issues you are experiencing. My approach is calming and kind, and because of my personality I focus on positive outcomes. I believe you have the capability to relearn negative thinking and behaviors that have contributed to life's struggles. My experience covers adults and adolescents in areas of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, educational and career planning, infertility, adoption, life transitions, and suicidal ideation/attempted recovery. I know therapy can be scary and intimidating, however with me you will feel like I really do care and understand what you are trying to say. My goal is that you leave my office feeling positive and empowered to take the next step in your healing journey.

Next available: Jun 24

Connelly Jenks

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Connelly Jenks profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I work with women who are transitioning to motherhood and are learning how to be themselves within their new role. Many of my clients are experiencing a difficult transition to their new role as a mom. They are finding their way into their new identity, feeling as though they have lost their past self, identity, and freedom. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist in California. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of San Diego and my Masters of Social Work at Azusa Pacific University. I have been working as a therapist for 11 years and have experience working with children, families, and individuals to address mental health needs. I specialize in working with postpartum women. I have my Perinatal Mental Health Certification from Postpartum Support International. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which helps to address and heal trauma. I have worked with many individuals who have a history of traumatic experiences in their lives and utilized EMDR to assist in reprocessing their experiences. I use an eclectic approach working with my clients, focusing on person-centered and solution-focused care.

Next available: Jun 24

Robyn Sevigny

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Robyn Sevigny profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello. I'm Robyn, If you are here, there's a good chance that you have been trying your best to navigate challenges that feel like too much. You may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or out of sync with the life you want to live. You may be going through a life transition, have become more aware of past or present traumas impacting you now, or have faced a recent difficult experience, and are ready to begin your healing journey. I help empower teens and adults to overcome past adverse and traumatic experiences to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Adversity and trauma may have led you to experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, that negatively impact your daily life. But these symptoms do not define you. Rather they speak to the hardships and challenges you have faced. Allow me to offer you a safe space to process your story and learn new skills to begin your healing journey, release shame, build self-compassion, and live authentically YOU. I look forward to working together.

Next available: Jul 1

Alicia Santiago

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Alicia Santiago profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Alicia. Are you feeling lost or stuck in some aspect of your life and finding it hard to move forward? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? With your permission, I help to hold the container for deeper exploration and healing. I am a trauma-based therapist trained in EMDR, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I believe that each of us possesses an internal source of wisdom that can be cultivated through psychotherapy, psychedelic medicines, meditation practices, yoga and other connecting practices that link the brain, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach has a foundation of mindfulness and compassion, curiosity and respect. I often use EMDR as an evidence-based approach to working with trauma and other challenges. I am sensitive to the impact of one's social, physical and cultural environment as well as systems of oppression. Clients say my approach is warm, relational, collaborative, strengths-based and trauma-informed. I cannot do the work for you, but I can help you along the way, and it is truly an honor and a joy for me.

Next available: Jun 24

Marion Kvasnicka

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Marion Kvasnicka profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you feel like you've lost HOPE?! Do you often feel like what's the point? Do you feel like you are just surviving? HOPE! HOPE; noun; 1 - A feeling or expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. 2 - A feeling of trust HOPE; Verb; Example: - I HOPE therapy helps me and I HOPE I learn the skills I need to move through this experience. I truly believe as a therapist that hope is the catalyst for change. Hope propels us to keep trying. When we feel stuck due to trauma holding us back, our thought distortions, or our self-sabotaging, HOPE still is present and propelling us to move forward. I am a firm believer that all mental health disorders' root cause is trauma. This has been widely researched and confirmed. My goal is for us to meet the goals you have for yourself. We will do this by identifying healthy coping skills, becoming aware of thought distortions we are experiencing, and be able to identify AND work through triggers. I believe in acknowledging generational curses. Trauma is passed down from generation to generation until a cycle breaker comes along who is willing to put in the hard work to heal themselves and prevent inflicting any more damage to themselves and the future generations to come. I can promise you this work is not easy, life is not easy, we have to pick our hard. Staying where you are is also, HARD. Your healing will be worth it! You are worth it! There is HOPE for a better future for yourself. My open environment will serve as a safe space for your to process and move through life's challenges. Let me work alongside you to offer an empathetic, genuine, empowering, and encouraging experience. LETS WORK!

Next available: Jul 4

Darian Brinton

Darian Brinton profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, my name is Darian Brinton and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe you have the answers to life's biggest challenges and questions. I have found that by providing a listening ear, and space for intentional self-reflection, everyone can make significant improvements in many areas of their lives. I have experience working with men, young adults and teens with a variety of mental health-related challenges and complex life circumstances including Men's Issues, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Divorce, and overall stress to name a few. My mission is to help you find mental clarity, clarification of values, and an increase in present awareness. My approach to working with clients is to be a guide, allowing you to uncover insights and self-discovery at your own pace. I utilize an eclectic approach utilizing modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention to name a few. I assist in values exploration, mindfulness practices, and replacing faulty and unhelpful thoughts.

Next available: Jun 23

Marlys Woods

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Marlys Woods profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a board-certified Music Therapist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last 12 years specializing in helping clients overcome addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression. “Feel it... Face it... Freedom!” is my motto and the basis of the work I do with clients. I believe that living a fulfilling, enjoyable life is a birthright. I believe everyone deserves to explore their dreams, and the work we do addresses anything that is holding you back from creating and living a life you love.

Next available: Jun 25

John Cothran

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John Cothran profile image
LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Change is stressful and adolescence is a period of enormous change - especially so these days with the pandemic, social media, gender politics, and looming concerns about the future. Many, many teens today feel overwhelmed by pressure. Struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship problems, drugs, alcohol and academic problems is common. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that by 2021 49.5% of adolescents in the U.S. had a mental disorder, with females, LGBTQIA, and multiracial individuals at the highest risk. If you are a teen or the parent of a teen in pain and looking for a way forward, I can help. I began work as a counseling psychotherapist in 1994. Since then I've helped many adolescents, adults, couples, and parents ease their suffering and overcome problems such as these. My effectiveness as a helper comes from 1) listening carefully to understand your concerns and experience 2) non-judgementally accepting you as you are 3) knowing that you are the expert on you and planning treatment collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. 4) Providing the tools of skills training and coaching to empower you to heal and thrive For me, it's all about knowing that my clients don't need to be fixed. They need to be understood, accepted, provided with effective tools for solving their problems and trusted to overcome their difficulties in a way that works for them so they can feel better, function better and begin living life as they choose to. My approach is straightforward and built on compassion and evidence-based techniques.

Next available: Jun 21

Sammy Glenn

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Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: Jun 22

Matthew LaCapria

Matthew LaCapria profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
14 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Life's struggles are hard. Every day we are dealing with the stressors of relationships, responsibilities & the demands we put on ourselves. It takes a toll on us Mentally, Physically, & Emotionally. It is absolutely normal to experience symptoms of Depression &/or Anxiety when we are significantly overwhelmed. You may feel stuck & it is hard to move forward. Talking with a Therapist can help provide you with the symptom relief you need to focus on the things that matter to you the most. I have worked in clinical settings with individuals, couples & families for over 25 years. My career started with adolescents in Social Services & at Orange County Health Care Agency. I worked 2 years for Sober Living by the Sea, as a Program Therapist and 12 years at College Hospital Costa Mesa, also as a Program Therapist working with Adolescents & Adults. Within the last year, I began Interactive talk Therapy providing individuals, couples, and families Therapy in a Private Practice setting. In that time I have mastered the ability to provide the guidance, compassion, understanding & empathy necessary to assist with relieving Mental & Emotional pain & distress associated with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship struggles & Childhood Issues. If you need someone to talk to please call for a free consult.

Next available: Jun 25

Reina M. Michelle

Reina M. Michelle profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! I am Reina Michelle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping people who are going through difficult times in their lives. I am a good listener and teach communication skills that can make a big difference in improving relationships with others. I also am experienced in working with people who have anxiety, depression, chronic illness and mood disorders as I have been certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) treatment. Sometimes we need a little help when life becomes too difficult to handle on our own. Looking at our problems from a different perspective can make a difference in becoming able to live a happier life harmoniously with our family and friends. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in San Jose, CA. I live in Santa Cruz, CA, and have worked with clients throughout Northern California for over 15 years.

Next available: Jun 24

Merisa Bambur, LMFT, ATR

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Merisa Bambur, LMFT, ATR profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result? Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Do you feel like there's a part of you that has died and hasn't come back to life? Hi, my name is Merisa. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist and artist. I help highly functioning adults manage their stressors and find more balance in life. I am an art therapist, meaning we will use art as a communication tool to express emotions, process trauma and relieve stress. I have many clients who are not willing to do art therapy, and that's okay as well! Talking is just as effective. If you're from a family who didn't talk about feelings, and/or avoided conflict, it is possible that talking about your feelings isn't easy. I am here to help ease you into it. Therapy is like exercising. You will be working new muscles and I'm here to help you get stronger. Professional Background: I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, minoring in Psychology in 2014 and graduated with my Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy in 2016. I was always creative and wanted to help others which lead me in the direction of art therapy and LMFT. I have worked at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, providing therapy to patients and families; multiple addiction treatment centers and I was also a school counselor. I have been in recovery for years, and have personal and professional experience working with teens, adults and families in substance use and mental health treatment. I am willing to help you with addiction, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Next available: Jun 24

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D.

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Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D. profile image
PhD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga 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: Jun 22

Shannon Saltzman

(she/her)

Shannon Saltzman profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Shannon Saltzman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical social work experience and over 20 years in the field of social work, I specialize in treating adults and older adults. My approach I provide individual therapy to clients residing in the state of California. Treatment is comprised of a combination of evidence-based talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, and a solution-focused approach. As a therapist, I provide a warm, supportive, empathetic, non-judgemental, safe space for healing and recovery. I help clients move through whatever it is they may be struggling with and develop coping tools that they can continue to use beyond our time together.

Next available: Jul 15

Susan M Willett

Susan M Willett profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
Open-minded
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
I believe in genuine, authentic interaction with my clients using humor and warmth. I believe using an informed approach with proven interventions are the 'keys to the kingdom' and allow the client to 'unlock' their own way forward. I believe each client has an inner wisdom that - once discovered - will lead them onto their own path, towards their most genuine, core sense of self, and healing. It is important to be able to identify and describe your goals, and remove whatever is blocking you from reaching them. My concentration was neural-plasticity (the way the brain is trained and untrained), I have extensive experience in addiction medicine (this includes disordered eating as well as other addictions), and multi-cultural experience as well as LGBTQ. I am also a member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, accredited supervisor candidate, Adjunct Professor of Psychology.

Next available: Jun 26

Dawn Hull

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Dawn Hull profile image
LCSW
2 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
As a clinical social worker and therapist, I have worked with survivors of narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood trauma. I am deeply committed to fostering a supportive and empowering therapeutic environment where clients feel heard, understood, and valued. I prioritize building strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, empathy, and collaboration. My goal is to provide a safe space for healing and growth, empowering clients to reclaim their voices and live more fulfilling lives

Next available: Jun 22

Ashley Garrison

Ashley Garrison profile image
LPCC
4 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California. I am based out of Los Angeles and am passionate about supporting individuals toward becoming the best version of themselves. I have been practicing since 2020 through a variety of settings such as intensive trauma therapy and private practice settings. Throughout my career I have carefully selected modalities and interventions that I have seen make big changes in people's lives.

Next available: Jun 25

Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart profile image
LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Jul 9

Melanie Harriss

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Melanie Harriss profile image
LMFT
2 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Whether it be anxiety/depression, unprocessed trauma, medical issues/illness, divorce, or chemical dependency just to name a few. Allow me to help you address the emotional challenges that may be causing you a variety of symptoms -- frustration, sadness, decreased motivation or anger -- as this is often how the issues we are struggling with surface in our lives. Helping you discover and understand the root cause of your issues is the goal to help you live a more empowered and fulfilling life. I've worked in various clinical settings from psychiatric hospitals, to county jail. My approach is truly collaborative, I utilize CBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing, etc. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Registered Nurse for over 15yrs. I understand the interplay between our mental and physical health, and how one effects the other. Let’s work together to address the challenges in your life. Finding a therapist that fits your needs is essential, if I am not the therapist for you, I'll help you find one who is.

Next available: Jun 28

Jacquie Simpson

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Jacquie Simpson profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there I'm Jacquie, If you need help getting past stuck points, patterns of unwanted behavior, or just don't know where to start, I'm here to help. I have a great deal of empathy and take great care in working with clients. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are dealing with significant trauma history. I not only help my clients' cope with their problems but work at healing the root of the issue. I bring presence, patience, perspective, persistence and a bit of playfulness into the therapy room. I also strive to be culturally affirming, uphold the dignity and worth of every person, and work towards social justice in the way I interact with the world and in my practice.

Next available: Jun 22

Marcella Iannacito

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Marcella Iannacito profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of California. I received my Master's degree from the State University of New York, Albany and have been practicing for over 10 years. Most recently, I helped high-functioning adults work through anxiety, depression and chronic pain so that they can reach their full potential and live a balanced, happy and healthy life. As an engaged, solution-focused therapist, I provide insight and practical feedback for clients with an individualized approach. An important part of my therapy approach is to provide you with coping skills to navigate through life's struggles. We cannot eliminate the ups and downs of life, but we can become more well-equipped to navigate through it all. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can can gain tools and strategies to work through the pain and move forward into a space of confidence and self-trust.

Next available: Jun 25

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