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Kelsey Somppi, Owner/Director
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MA, LMFT, RPT-S, CMHS

Hello! My name is Kelsey Somppi and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. I identify as a female and a woman of color with she/her pronouns. I have my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from George Fox University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington State University Vancouver. I am also registered as a Child Mental Health Specialist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I specialize in therapy and counseling for couples in all types of relationships as well as children and families. My primary focus is treating trauma including sexual assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse and domestic violence. I have a passion for assisting clients in working through conflicts, building better relationships, and overcoming trauma.

I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have other specialized training in trauma, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also Level Two Gottman trained to work with couples. Other approaches I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Before entering the mental health field, I served in the United States Navy for seven years as a Hospital Corpsman. I have also been blessed with two children of my own, and have been married to my husband for the past 13 years.

Tania Castañón
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MA, CSWA | WA

Hello, my name is Tania Castañón. I am passionate about working with children, young adults, families and the Latino community. I am bilingual in Spanish and also provide Spanish speaking services. I received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Social Work with a certificate in social work with Latino/as from the University of Denver.

 

I have been in the field for over 7 years and have worked in a variety of settings within counseling and therapy, social work, and restorative justice. I have worked with trauma, crisis management, adolescent substance use, adolescents in the criminal justice system, depression, anxiety, restorative justice, self harm, behavioral issues and other areas as needed.

 

I look forward to working with you and helping you on your journey.

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Catie Hardman
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MA, LMHC, NCC | OR, WA

Hi there! My name is Catie Hardman (she/her) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington and a Professional Counselor Associate in Oregon. I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from George Fox University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Warner Pacific College. My passion lies in working with young children and their parents, teen girls, survivors of intimate partner and family violence, and especially individuals and families of non-dominant identities.

My primary focus is on treating trauma and anxiety, stressed relationships, struggles with low self-esteem, and identity exploration. I hold specialized training in intimate partner and family violence through the YWCA of Clark County and Washington State Coalition, trauma informed care and crisis response, Multicultural Trauma Treatment, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security Parenting, and in treating mental health struggles in children and individuals on the spectrum.

I am currently in the process of becoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Personally, I identify as a bi-sexual female and culturally as Lakota Sioux Indian and white. I have a partner of almost four years and a vivacious six- year-old daughter by love as well as a new baby! I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your therapy journey.

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Suzanne Dilitto
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MA, MFTA | OR, WA

Hi there! My name is Suzanne Dilitto (she/they), and I am a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Washington State and Oregon State. I am a queer, bisexual, white, neurodiverse, gender-expansive femme person with invisible disabilities. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy with a specialization in sex therapy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Social Sciences with an emphasis in Gender Studies.

I am trained in systemic family therapy modalities with specialized training in trauma-informed care. My work is grounded in relational, Queer, Feminist Family Therapy, and Ecosystemic frameworks. I acknowledge that every single person exists in relation and connection to one another, and I include in my work, the knowledge that our daily experience is impacted by larger systems of oppression and power such as white supremacy, capitalism, heterosexism, and the gender binary.

I provide individual. relationship and family therapy that is anti-white supremacy, anti-diet culture, kink/BDSM-aware, sex positive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. My specialties include working with folx 13+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relationship distress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, queer & LGBTQIA2S+ populations, sexuality, and relationship constellations (nonmonogamy/polyamory/monogamy). In my work with you, I offer a nonjudgmental and supportive space in which humor and authentic lived experience is welcomed.

Angelee Berrian
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MA, MFTA | WA

Hello! My name is Angelee Berrian (she/her). I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington. I earned my Master’s from George Fox University in Portland.

 

Affirming and authentic relationships are crucial to survival and wholeness; I’m passionate about supporting parents who struggle with anxiety or frustration in their role, and I work with couples who are seeking deeper connection and restoration. In my work with individuals, I integrate creative and expressive therapies to help clients experience the value of play and process-over-product. My approach is based on experience & training in the following: Attachment Theory, Systems Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Existential Therapy, Intuitive Eating, Incredible Years Parent Program, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. 

 

I address the following concerns in my work with individuals, couples, and families: body-image & identity, burnout, spiritual & religious trauma or questioning, relational and communication difficulties, parenting, life transitions & grief, childhood emotional neglect, perfectionism, anxiety & existential questions. With curiosity and compassion, we’ll examine patterns that hinder self-acceptance, nourishing relationships, and whole-body living. We’ll uncover and hold some big questions to get to the heart of what kind of life is most meaningful to you. 

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Jasmine Hankerson
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MA, MFTA | OR, WA

Hello, my name is Jasmine Hankerson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. I have my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from George Fox University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Portland State University. I am a proud Assiniboine Native American and Black American woman with she/her pronouns.

My primary focus is treating trauma including sexual assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse and domestic violence. I am also passionate about working with children/adolescents, family conflict, anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, life transitions, identity exploration, self-esteem, systemic/institutional challenges, LGBTQIA2S+ issues, harm reduction, and non-suicidal self injurious behaviors. My approach is person-centered and strengths-based, meaning you can bring whatever you want into the space at your own pace. I encourage people to progress toward self-actualization and recognize the strengths they already have.

 

I hold specialized training in treating victims of sexual assault/abuse through Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy and Emotionally Focused therapy for couples. Therapy with me is a collaborative process where we can have fun (laugh a lot or maybe cry), speak the unspeakable and open up new opportunities for you.

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Jessica Dougherty
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MS, PCA | OR

Hi there! My name is Jessica Dougherty, PCA (she/her), and I am excited to be a part of the Vancouver Counseling Solutions team! I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, and I will be providing services to those in the state of Oregon.

 

I have a background in working with young children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. My primary focuses are treating anxiety, depression, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, interpersonal conflict and relationships, family conflict, self-esteem, stress, disability adjustments, life transitions, self-harm, self-identity, and behavioral concerns. Throughout our collaboration, the following modalities may be used: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Reality Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Existential and/or Play Therapy.

 

As a counselor, it is my top priority to provide you with the safe space you may need to speak your truths and share your thoughts and emotions. Counseling may seem intimidating, so my hope is to bring you a comforting experience and provide you the opportunity to progress and identify your resiliency throughout your life experiences. I look forward to meeting and sharing this new journey with you!

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Kelsey Carrier
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MA, MFTA | OR, WA

Hello - I’m Kelsey! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and Child Mental Health Specialist. I hold a Master’s degree from George Fox University and an undergraduate degree in Clinical Counseling from Western Oregon University. 

 

My therapeutic training and approaches include: Narrative therapy; Narrative Play therapy; TheraPlay for parents and children; SandTray therapy; bio and neurofeedback; somatic approaches such as breathing and yoga; parent training and support; and systemic family therapy. I am actively involved in continuing education and training. 

 

My belief is that the relationship we create is the most important aspect of therapy and I work from a person-centered, emotion-focused, trauma informed, and attachment-based foundation. My hope is to provide a safe space for my clients to have new and different experiences while working towards reaching their goals and finding fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. 

 

I look forward to sharing an authentic and genuine connection and human experience with you! 

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Anthony LiGregni
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MA, CSWA | WA

Hey there! My name is Anthony LiGregni (he/him), and I am thrilled to be a new member of the Vancouver Counseling Solutions team! I received my Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Louisiana State University and have had the pleasure of working with people from all different backgrounds and stories.

 

I have experience working with families, adolescents, individuals with substance use disorders, co-occurring diagnoses, domestic violence victims, etc. Working hands-on with clients throughout my studies and professional experiences has been extremely valuable and enjoyable. 

 

I am passionate about helping clients overcome the struggles associated with anxiety and OCD, and advocate for the use of exposure therapies in my practices whenever possible.

 

Counseling should be a journey, and I will always work to best guide my clients— however, it is them that will be doing the heavy (and most beneficial) lifting. I believe that everyone deserves to understand what they are going through, and that everyone has the ability to feel better. I look forward to being a part of your journey!

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Brianna Hughes
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MA, PCA | OR

Hello, my name is Brianna Hughes (she/her). I am a Professional Counselor Associate in Oregon. My passion for working with clients is based on the foundation that everyone deserves to live well. My therapeutic approach is multicultural, trauma-informed and feminist, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy. While using narrative therapy, my practice recognizes the traumatic impact of systems of oppression and how this affects the wellbeing of individuals, families and marginalized communities.

 

I earned a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University. In my graduate work, I also became certified in Trauma Response Services from the Trauma Response Institute. This specialized training allows me to offer focused services to help with post-traumatic stress prevention, body mindfulness and intervention.

 

The client populations I enjoy focusing on experience anxiety, depression, disordered eating, post-traumatic stress disorder from systems of oppression (racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, capitalism, fatphobia, etc), grief, abusive family/romantic relationships, suicidal ideation and self-harm. By using narrative therapy, I encourage my clients to empower themselves and amplify their voice for all concerns regarding their health and identity.

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Gita Sterling
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MA, MFTA | OR, WA

Hello! My name is Gita (they/she). I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Portland State University. My previous work experience has been in public health education and advocacy with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.

My clients are typically couples/partnerships, individuals ages 15+, and families who come from a range of backgrounds and experiences. My work often focuses on exploring LGBTQ+ identity with a focus on transgender and gender noncomforming clients, anxiety, depression, relational conflict and communication, and sexual issues. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities rooted in Systems Theory and Intersectional/Feminist perspectives, such as Emotion Focused Therapy and Satir Experiential, as well as Narrative and Collaborative theories.

 

I am queer, South Asian, and white and grew up in rural Alaska. These identities only begin to touch on who I am. As a person with many intersecting identities and complexities, some that are valued more than others, I know what it is like to feel like I have to hide my whole self. I also know how good it can feel to have a space to exist with contentment and authenticity. Because of that, my goal is to help you find the value in existing as your whole self and provide a place where you can begin to explore who you truly are. While my work is with individuals, couples/partnerships, and families, I have a special love of working with couples/partnerships who are taking the first steps to reconnect, grow, and exist authentically in their relationship(s).

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Katheryne Lewis
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MA, LPC, PCA | OR, WA

Hello! My name is Katheryne Lewis (she/her). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington and a Professional Counselor Associate in Washington and Oregon. I earned my Masters degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling as well as a certificate in Ecopsychology from Lewis and Clark College. 

 

My practice is oriented to Narrative Theory and Ecopsychology. Celebrating each individual’s uniqueness, I aim to help clients understand their stories within a larger sociocultural context while encouraging them to make room for meaningful narratives. Narrative theory emphasizes that our stories are not only our own, but are comprised of the narratives that society may have of us. It is important to embolden the voice of the client as they work to rewrite the storylines of their identity. I work to help clients create meaning while also acknowledging and holding the larger systems of oppression accountable for the barriers they continuously uphold.

I hold true that in order for our ecosystems to thrive, it embraces all that is queer, diverse, strange, unique, beautiful, and mystifying. The fact is, there is nothing queerer than nature. Imagine the thriving community we could cultivate if we choose to use nature as a mirror and model for success. As a queer Black woman and a clinician, my goal is to help my clients understand their unique existence in this greater ecosystem, ready to be embraced for all that they are. 

Honoring my role as an advocate for youth, I hope to normalize the presence of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as key components to create a meaningful and successful life. However, no matter how old you are, I hope to empower you in deepening your awareness of self and safely hold space for you to explore the unknown. I offer you compassionate validation, guidance, curiosity and challenge. While this process won’t be easy, I hope you will allow me to sing praises of your unique story until your voice finds the strength to do the same.

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Kaylee Torres
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MA, MFTA | OR, WA

Hi! My name is Kaylee (she/they) and I’m a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in Oregon (R7048) and Washington (MG61202357). I received my Master’s in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at Lewis and Clark College in 2021. I completed training in EMDR therapy in 2022 and am in the process of becoming trained in the Gottman Method. I am a queer, monogamish, Asian and Pacific Islander, neurodiverse, femme person who is temporarily able-bodied and currently exists in a mid-size body. I name these aspects of my identity because my lived experience influences who I am as a therapist and I also know how important it can be as someone with marginalized identities to find a provider who is part of your community.


I provide individual, family, and relational therapy to teens and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+, Gender Diverse, all ethnicities, all body sizes, types and abilities. I work with all relationship styles, including monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory, and relationship anarchy. I am sex-positive, BDSM/kink-aware, and trauma-informed. I draw from Systems Theory, Intersectional and Feminist perspectives, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems and an Intergenerational framework. I incorporate techniques from a range of modalities in order to provide you the best care possible.

I approach therapy from a relational and ecosystemic lens, meaning I acknowledge that we exist in relation to other people and beings, as well as the land we occupy, and our daily life is impacted by larger systems such as capitalism and white supremacy. Human beings are built for connection and that connection to others and to ourselves is often disrupted by systems of oppression. I work with clients to gain insight on their unique struggles and then make change based on their goals. Therapy can be uncomfortable and it can bring up a lot in us because it requires such vulnerability, but that is exactly where change happens.

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Mariah Sullivan
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MA, PCA | OR, WA

Hi there - I’m Mariah (she/her), I am a Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Oregon. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western New England University and my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from American International College. I come from a background in nonprofits and community mental health work. 

 

I enjoy working with people experiencing big life transitions, such as, grieving the loss of a loved one, moving, or changing jobs. Similarly, I enjoy working with people who feel stuck and are looking to make big life changes, dealing with existential crisis, the quarter-life or mid-life crisis, or feelings of uncertainty or confusion about one’s path or identity. Additionally, I love working with interpersonal challenges in relationships of all kinds: setting boundaries, exploring new ways of communication, and building healthier, stronger relationships where both people feel fulfilled. Other focuses of mine include: anxiety, stress, disordered eating, body image, and self-esteem.

 

Outside of work, I am a passionate outdoorsy person. I spend as much time as I can camping, hiking, running, backpacking and being near any body of water. When I’m not outside, I can be found cooking, writing, or listening to a detective or mystery audiobook. 

 

I think the most important part of therapy is connecting with your therapist in a way that creates safety and comfort. My goal is not to steer clients in any particular direction, but instead to facilitate a space where we are comfortable enough to be uncertain, explore different ideas, and build awareness. Through this, I hope that it allows my clients to uncover their own path and what works for them. 

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Morgan Vann
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MA, CSWA | OR

Hi there! My name is Morgan Vann (they/she pronouns), and I identify as a queer, pansexual, white, neurodiverse woman. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University, and my Bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in gender and sexuality from the University of Oregon. I am passionate about working with individuals age 15+ from all walks of life! I’m particularly interested in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, exploring gender and sexual identities, self-compassion, interpersonal and relationship conflicts, spiritual identity, substance use, personality disorders, sense of self, chronic illness, and trauma. 

 

My therapeutic approach always focuses on trauma informed care, and creating a safe space that feels centered around you and your goals. I use a variety of traditional modalities including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy, and more. I also enjoy incorporating more holistic approaches including ecotherapy, somatic methods, spiritual exploration, dream analysis, and other alternative practices. You’re wonderfully unique, and your therapeutic experience should be as well! Additionally, I come to this work from an intersectional feminist standpoint, and aim to carry awareness of how our well being is impacted by larger systems of power and oppression. I strive to address this through a therapy framework that is sex positive, gender affirming, anti-white supremacy, body-neutral, and oriented towards social justice.

 

As a counselor, it’s a gift to be able to hold space and honor folx throughout their mental health journey, and it’s my goal in our work together to provide a space that feels welcoming and embracing of your authentic self. My approach focuses on compassion, validation, and fostering self kindness through non-judgemental curiosity. I would be honored to be a part of your healing process, and look forward to knowing you! 

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Audrey Olzak
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GRADUATE STUDENT INTERN | WA

Hello! I’m Audrey Olzak (they/them), and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern from Lewis and Clark College. I hold two bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and the other Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Davis. My previous work has been in outreach to people affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness. I identify as nonbinary, White, neurodivergent, and chronically ill.

 

I practice from a body-neutral, sex-positive, gender-affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-racist standpoint, because I believe each and every person is entitled to a good and meaningful life, free of subjugation. I enjoy working with the many different ways people show up in relationships, including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and monogamy; BDSM, kinky, and vanilla; LGBTQIA+ and straight; disabled, abled, you name it. I am especially passionate about the relationships people have to each other, but work with families, relationships, and individuals 16+ alike. I employ attachment-based and emotionally focused therapy, based in systems theory, interpersonal neurobiology, intersectionality, queer theory, and feminist theory. This means that I work with you in the context of your life, paying attention to how the systems you are embedded in (such as your body, your family, your community, your job, your identities) are affecting your mental well-being.

My therapeutic practice is rooted in compassion and empathy. In a world fractured by hardship and violent conflict, authenticity, kindness, and understanding are vital to maintaining connections to our friends, family, and loved ones. When suffering occurs in our lives, whether physical or mental, it is partially through these connections that we can heal. Suffering comes in many forms, and the emotions that accompany it can be taken as messages from our bodies and minds that can lead us to the source. What I aim to do in our time together, is work with you to identify and interpret those emotional messages, and then to follow you to the source of suffering and process what we find there. My role in our work together is like a tour guide – I have a general map of the human experience and know multiple different pathways that lead to these different places. But ultimately, I work with you to determine where to go and how to get there. What is the “terrain” like? What sort of obstacles might be encountered, and what do we do when we get there? I come in with this information, but you have the power to choose amongst all these options. I look forward to doing this work with you!

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GRADUATE STUDENT INTERN | WA

Hello, my name is Misti Patrella (she/her). I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern at Capella University. For the past ten years, I have worked as a certified life coach, supporting people in achieving their life and work goals, regardless of what they believe holds them back.

 

I believe that the life you desire wants you just as much. Whether you are struggling with losing your way (existential crisis), dealing with relationships issues, loss, other big life changes, or something that feels outside of your control, I can help. I particularly enjoy assisting individuals in managing their relationships with greater empowerment. Additionally, I can provide support in moving forward from divorce, overcoming people-pleasing habits, managing anxiety and stress, finding solutions to feeling stuck and overwhelmed, and navigating relationships with partners or family members who have mental health issues.

 

In my view, therapy begins with establishing a strong relationship between client and therapist. Trust, compassion, and empathy form the foundation upon which everything else is built. It is my role to create a safe environment for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. I strive to cultivate an atmosphere of non-judgment, allowing you to discover the answers that work best for you. I am here to support you in gaining a deep awareness, healing, and achieving the most positive outcomes for both you and your life.

 

Personally, I love being in my veggie garden, cooking, reading, and writing. I feel lucky that I live between the mountains and the beaches - the best of both worlds. My partner and I have 4 dogs and a whole gaggle of chickens.

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