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Hi! My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My scholarly focuses were in ethnic, cultural and gender studies, and psychological studies in abnormal psychology and human sexuality. You'll find me to be exceptionally open-minded and able to talk about practically anything that is on your mind. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. I have personal experience with a number of things, and my professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, depression/anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online, and if I'm not, I'll respond to messages as soon as I can after getting notice.
Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions!
I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on immediate needs. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" though I am open to doing so. Just note that I focus on emotional crisis first. I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.
I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been accused of being mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. I cannot help it, and I cannot change it. Believe me, I've tried. If you're sensitive to that sort of thing, it's best to move on! This being said, I am a person and I have feelings. All I can do is try my best, but I limit my support list for a reason and ask certain questions at the start so we can be on the same page.
My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason.
Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or dysfunctions; if you need help in this area, I recommend working with a professional. I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org
As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path.
While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional.
Lynn is truly a kind and amazing listener! She takes her role as a listener seriously and really wants to help. She was direct with me and helped me to better understand some very complicated feelings I was having. I would totally talk to her again! SO HELPFUL!!!
The Touch of the Masters Hand
Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin,
but held it up with a smile; "What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start the bidding for me?" "A dollar, a dollar"; then two!" "Only
two? Two dollars, and who'll make it three? Three dollars, once; three
dollars twice; going for three.." But no, from the room, far back, a
gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then, wiping the dust
from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody
pure and sweet as caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low,
said; "What am I bid for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow.
A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two? Two thousand! And who'll make
it three? Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice, and going and
gone," said he. The people cheered, but some of them cried, "We do not
quite understnad what changed its worth." Swift came the reply: "The touch
of a master's hand."
And many a man with life out of tune, and battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd, much like the old violin, A
"mess of pottage," a glass of wine; a game - and he travels on. "He is
going" once, and "going twice, He's going and almost gone." But the Master
comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand the worth of a soul
and the change that's wrought by the touch of the Master's hand.
Myra 'Brooks' Welch
Lynn is a very approachable and kind person. She is very careful to explain things in a way that clears up misunderstanding. I think that anyone with an open mind approaching her will find her considerate, honest, and compassionate. For much of my life, I have been socially awkward and have not felt comfortable opening up to people. To encounter someone with such a keen sense of consideration is a rare find.
She’s kind understanding open minded
They are really the best. The things I wanted to hear from the beginning they said. I never thought it would be so helpful. I would not forget what you said.
She was the BEST listener I've come across! She was the 3rd person I talked to about this situation, and she gave me a better perspective than anyone! Helpful, friendly, and as she says in her profile, blunt! And still always super respectful and polite. And she keeps things light-hearted, which makes her even easier to talk to. Would recommend! Would give 100 stars if possible!
As her profile says, she is blunt. In just a few minutes, she helped me gain the courage to sign up for counseling at my university. She's very logical.
Fantastic - no beating around the bush.
Helped realize what I needed to do.
They were very blunt and I needed that.
Very Helpful . Thanks
Thanks very much for your kind listen and attentiveness towards my worry!! Much appreciated.
Well informed and inspirational. A great teacher.
I feel she listens without judgement and gives complete answers.
An incredibly insightful lady. A huge help.
Super helpful, calming and fast responding
Simply the best!!!
Lovely woman, great communication, will contact again
Offered me practical things to make my situation better, was very calm and reassuring to talk to! Thank you!!
Helpful, understanding, offered own views with discretion when they were relevant.
Very wise, clever and honest person. & lovely
Thanks for your time!
Very knowledgeable and insightful with a lot of expertise. Grateful for the opportunity to speak with her.
Thanks :) A big help
A very kind person and really nice gave good feedback and a great friend
Very attentive and helpful
Amazing professionalism, Very smart, very helpful
Extremely helpful, Very professional, Understanding
Very educated listener!
Very serious girl
Very helpful. Please continue to spread positivity in this community.
Bit harsh at first but I soon started to understand why and she helped me feel a bit better
Of all of the people who I have spoken to on 7 Cups, Blynng was the most honest and inspirational. I think Blynng is one of the most important people you could speak to when times are tough. There is inspiration in this person and I would highly recommend Blynng to anyone going through a tough time.
Great, totally understands!
top listener! fast response, professional and great advice! thanks
straight foward and really has an ability to understand what you mean, thank you♥
Lynn is a very helpful individual. Having spoken to her for a few hours we managed to cover a few areas I've been having problems with and now feel lighter and more hopeful about. Her approach to topics is somewhat blunt and brutally honest but none the less necessary in my opinion. Messages are usually backed with an explanation as to why it happens or an example of an experience she's had herself. She's open, honest and I felt genuinely comfortable sharing my problems and thoughts with her which is unusual for me. If you need a shoulder to cry on, I imagine Lynn would tell you to get a grip and stop blubbering. And that's because Lynn tells you what's best. Thanks gal! I look forward to speaking again soon. Adam.
Nice person. Very helpful and takes an intellectual approach to understanding the situation. Does not offer advice that she can't help with . Also very personable.
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