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Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, at 7 Cups you'll find a path connecting you to kind people and helping you develop new skills to solve your problems. Over 3 million conversations. Over 6 million people supported.

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Want to connect with a listener based on life experience or affiliation? Browse or search our listener community to find the right listener or online counselor, someone with whom you feel comfortable chatting. Whether you want listening or online counseling about life, love, relationship problems, stress, depression help, or you just need to vent about your problems, we have an active listener or therapist for you to vent to via anonymous chat.

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7 Cups respects your privacy. Our bridging technology connects you one-on-one to a listener or online therapist while remaining completely anonymous. Our friendly Noni bot will welcome you to your private room where you can get settled and learn a bit more about how you can feel better. Your listener will join you in just a few seconds for a confidential chat.

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Learn & grow with the community. Chat with supportive people in group support rooms who have overcome similar challenges. Engage in guided discussions or lighthearted banter. Join conversations about issues and struggles that matter to you in our community forum. Follow positive, kind people you meet at 7 Cups and post about how you are taking care of yourself to your own support network.

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Make emotional wellness a daily habit by following your growth path. Reminders and progress along your path can help you get support from trained volunteer listeners and do simple activities on your own to relax, on a regular basis, giving you more control over your own well being.

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What is a Growth Path?

Do you need help with your life? 7 Cups is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. When you need to chat we connect you to a real listener or therapist when you want someone to talk to. When you may not feel ready to chat, you can try simple activities to help boost your mood. Whatever step you take first - chatting one-on-one, doing solo activities, watching short videos, reading self-help guides, forum posts, and uplifting feed posts, or participating in group discussions - starts you on a path that will encourage and support you as you take steps daily to become stronger.

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There are many ways to receive support online -- therapy, counseling, coaching, and guidance are among them. New technologies, like those provided through 7 Cups, allow us to offer affordable, convenient, flexible, accessible counseling to fit your individual needs.
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What is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is mental health counseling provided via the Internet. Sometimes it is called e-therapy, distance therapy, telehealth, or Internet therapy. Online therapy can be done by texting, video chatting, voice messaging or audio messaging with licensed therapists online.

What about Video Chat Therapy?

While video chat therapy does allow for more accessibility, it does not eliminate some of the key challenges that traditional therapy faces. More and more clients are now opting for message therapy as an even more convenient and affordable solution.

Consider how Online, Message-Based Psychotherapy has the ability to improve upon traditional office-based counseling services

Traditional Therapy Online Therapy
Location Must find a local Counselor or Therapist Can find an expert on your issue, not necessarily based on geography
Accessibility Must meet in therapist or counselor’s office Can connect with your therapist from home, work, or wherever is convenient for you.
Availability Bound to the therapist or counselor’s schedule, and often meet once per week. Can chat with your therapist anytime--when you truly need it--and, as often as you’d like.
Affordability Often very expensive, traditional therapy can be as much as $200 per session, and upwards of $800/month. Significantly cheaper: you pay as little as $37.50/week, or $150 for the whole month of unlimited contact with your therapist.
Visibility Requires face to face interaction, which can be challenging for some people. Allows anonymity, and can be accessed privately, without others knowing that you are receiving therapy.
Effectiveness Equally as effective, but given that it is harder to access, and there are more barriers, remaining consistently in treatment can be challenging. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of online therapy. It gives the added bonus of allowing people to take their time to explore their thoughts, and put them into words.

Why Clients & Therapists Often Prefer
Text-Based Psychotherapy:

  • They already enjoy texting, spend a lot of time doing it and feel texting therapy fits that lifestyle.
  • Texting therapy is similar to journaling or keeping a diary.
  • Therapists and clients can take more time to respond to difficult questions or issues.
  • It is easy to look at previous messages and progress. Clients and therapists do not need to take notes.
  • Video chat can still be upwards of $100/session, must be at a scheduled time, and requires the client to find a private place with good internet connection. Message counseling can be done anywhere, anytime, without anyone else knowing, for a much cheaper rate.
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