Avina Khiatani, Therapist in Pennsylvania — Zencare
Avina  Khiatani

Avina Khiatani

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Psychologist, PhD
Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin Accepting Online

I offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation to prospective clients - Feel free to contact me via phone or email to set up your first meeting!

Updated November 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Dr. Avina Khiatani (she/her) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a variety of work experience. She has primarily worked within university counseling centers where she specializes in treating clients with interpersonal concerns, sexual assault, disordered eating/body image concerns, depression and anxiety.

She spent eight years training and practicing in Southern California, interning within K-12 schools, community mental health and university settings. In Texas, she worked specifically with children, adolescents and families in outpatient therapy before moving to Oklahoma to focus on work within higher education. Upon moving to the East Coast, she has continued to work in higher education and also has enjoyed starting to see clients via private practice. She has been successful in her work at multiple settings, and as such has also worked with new clinicians as a training director, clinical supervisor and faculty member.

Having worked in multiple states, Dr. Khiatani has experience and comfort working with clients with varied identities and enjoys understanding the impact of intersecting realities on mental health. She values and respects her experiences at different locations and is constantly reflecting on current and historical systems as they affect her clients and her approach to healthcare. In addition, having immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong, she has a strong awareness of struggles faced by immigrants and immigrant families. She has focused her research on the many ways culture and identity impact mental health diagnosis, treatment and clinical training.

As a clinician, Dr. Khiatani has been described as present, challenging and motivated yet highly empathic, down-to-earth and relaxed. She utilizes contemporary dynamic, cognitive/dialectical-behavioral and health-at-every-size (HAES) approaches to support her clients. She emphasizes both the science and interpersonal aspects of her work, and stays up to date on research and trainings to best care for her clients.


Message to clients

Scrolling through profiles to find a therapist can be stressful, when you're already probably really stressed! I imagine you're dealing a lot at this moment and right now are really just hoping that things can change. As social beings, we often feel expected to appear highly functional when we are carrying around so much fear and heartache, be it related to trauma, relationships, perfectionism, change, loss or something as seemingly simple as eating. I also understand the added pressure of having marginalized identities, and the worry that you won't feel safe or seen by a healthcare professional.

I chose to be a therapist because for one, I've seen it help many a time, for many different people. I also deeply enjoy connecting with humans for who they truly are, in their uniqueness and authenticity. To me, therapy is a space to feel known and empowered as you learn about yourself and your relationships, your patterns, and your coping. It is in this space that you're able to find clarity and support as you work towards a life that feels not just livable, but is chosen and meaningful for you.

You're a real person to me, not -just- a "client" or a file on my docket - If we work together, I'd want to get to know you, and you to feel comfortable with me. If you have questions about therapy or would like to get to know me more, please reach out to schedule a free 15-minute consult!


Specialties

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Avina Khiatani is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $195 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 5pm (Central)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11am - 5pm (Central)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arkansas)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Delaware)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Idaho)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kansas)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kentucky)
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Missouri)
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nebraska)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Oklahoma)
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (West Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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  • Mon 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 4pm (Eastern Time)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Immaculata University, Assistant Psy.D. Faculty, 2022 - Present
Temple University, Eating and Body Image Concerns Unit Coordinator / Clinical Supervisor , 2021 - Present
University of Oklahoma, Staff Psychologist / Training Director , 2018 - 2021
Oklahoma State University, Senior Clinical Counselor, 2015 - 2018
Applied Psychology Group of Texoma, Licensed Psychological Associate Intern, 2014 - 2015
Biola University, Staff Counselor, 2013 - 2014
Biola University, Psychology Teaching Assistant, 2012 - 2014

Rosemead School of Psychology, Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, 2015
Rosemead School of Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2012
Biola University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2010


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PS019314

Alabama: 12067

Arkansas: 12067

Arizona: 12067

Colorado: 12067

Connecticut: 12067

Delaware: 12067

Washington DC: 12067

Georgia: 12067

Idaho: 12067

Illinois: 12067

Indiana: 12067

Kansas: 12067

Kentucky: 12067

Maine: 12067

Maryland: 12067

Minnesota: 12067

Missouri: 12067

Nebraska: 12067

Nevada: 12067

New Hampshire: 12067

New Jersey: 12067

North Carolina: 12067

Ohio: 12067

Oklahoma: 12067

Tennessee: 12067

Texas: 12067

Utah: 12067

Virginia: 12067

Washington: 12067

West Virginia: 12067

Wisconsin: 12067


Languages

English