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Important Note:I am a trained mental health professional, but cannot diagnose or medicate psychological disorders; I am also not licensed to accept private and/or online clients. My counseling services are restricted to educational settings where I consult with and refer to outside agencies on an as-needed, employed basis. The content contained in this blog and related social network channels does not suggest, promote, establish a counselor-client relationship, or offer therapeutic counseling services or advisement in any way.

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