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Listener - Virtuoso 8

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My focus is on helping someone get "unstuck" and finding a path forward, whether that be from depression, grief, anxiety, addiction, being in the closet, social anxiety, or something else. I want our conversation to be about more than just making you feel better in the moment. If possible, let's explore helping you on a path towards your best self.

I have a background that gives me a lot of tools to help our conversation, including having volunteered on a crisis hotline and trained in various forms of communication and listening, including non-violent communication (NVC), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

LGBTQ+/Queer/Trans/Non-Binary/Questioning Friendly
Neurodivergent/ADHD/Learning Disabilities/Autistic Friendly
Consensual Kink, and Polyamory/Non-Monogamy Friendly

I'm looking forward to talking with you!

Now some quick disclaimers.

* While I am open to discuss non-normative sexual practices, I do not engage in sexual chats, period.
* If you're a Listener and you're looking for a casual conversation, please hit me up! But I don't Listen for other Listeners.
* I am not available for Long Term Listening.

Please let me know you've read my profile by sending me the word "Popcorn!"
Number of Ratings: 431
Number of Reviews: 212
Listens to Over 18
Languages English, American Sign Language, Esperanto
Listener Since Jul 17, 2017
Last Active in last week
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 301
Cheers 201,801
People Helped 999
Chats 3,305
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 3
Forum Posts 2
Forum Upvotes 0
Feedback & Reviews
I'd recommend. Good listener.
Mature, level headed, logical. Gives great direction
Took his time to understand my situation and help me find a solution. Very helpful!
Very good and professional. A unique experience!
he's a cool dude. talked me out of an anxiety attack.
Lent a kind and gentle ear to a situation.
He was helpful and unfe
Great listening skills and thoughtful replies
He was honestly amazing he helped me a lot, he told me the truth and had facts to back up what he said. He is super kind caring ,understanding and respectful. I would definitely recommend
He was a fantastic listener! Super insightful and empathetic! Really helped me calm down so much. Thank you!!
Kind and helpful listener
Excellent approach to my problem.
The person was open to my concerns
Caring and professional
He was great at listening but also came up with helpful and practical suggestions based on the situation... He has a lot of useful background knowledge which you can see on his profile .. Would highly recommend
very professional, I highly recommend chatting with him
He is good at listening to what you are saying and providing his insight as much as he can
I liked it, helpful chat.
Was the friend who was there for me when I felt alone.
Literally the most helpful, coolest person. I am lost for words wow
Awesome listener who helped my few good about my self
He's so nice and respectful, and gives insightful feedback
He was a pretty great guy
Thank you for listening and being so understanding.
Very patient and open minded. Helped me see things from an outside perspective I couldn't see for myself.
BooksAndBeard was supportive, but more important, honest and provided perspective on the situation. Thank you! I appreciate all of your help.
They are super helpful, super understanding, empathetic, kind and just an awesome listener all round. Thanks so much
Kind, positive listeners
He was very patient to guide me to a fresh perspective on my issues. Hard but insightful chat.
Quick, responsive
Excellent listener. They had a very organized approached to the problems I mentioned, asked good questions and steered the conversation to a meaningful and helpful conclusion.
Dan is one of the best listeners I have ever had one 7Cups. Thank you for all your wonderful support.
Thank you for being so kind. I appreciated you giving me your time and energy and being there for me when I felt alone.
Really great listener, really took the time to understand what I was saying and made me feel heard.
good listener helped
What a guy! Nice and real and insightful
A very intelligent and compassionate listener. Made me feel heard and understood and provided some very helpful insight. Can't thank you enough. Keep up the great work :)
Thank you for listening to me.
Perfect convo! So understanding and this listener GETS IT! - Much love
Very understanding and supportive. He made me feel better and find a way to develop!
Asked a lot of important questions and touched on the important subjects.
Really understanding! Didn't feel judged!
Interesting exchange, really realistic and attentive
Asked really insightful questions and gave many options for how to help my situation!
Very patient and understanding, helped guide me into a very good place with some tools that I'm grateful for!
Very understanding and patient. Thanks for listening!
Such a good encounter he really enlightened me with his wisdom.I really enjoyed our chat and I think he really helped me solve one of my biggest issues. I highly recommend!!
Such a good listener.
A helpful, sympathetic and interested listener.
I had great conversation.
He was quite nice dude and kinda helped me understand some things
Nice talking to you
Acutely aware of my situation
Really nice person that really participates to help you
A very great listener! Very insightful and helpful; really helped me feel better and lightened my mood and way of thinking. Thank you!!^^
willing to chat thanks
good listener :)
Helped to talk to him. Seems like a person!!
Gentle listener and wise conversation! Thank you!
The chat encouraged me to believe in myself
Extremely helpful and listened attentively. I am very glad I had the chance to chat today.
Lovely person, very honest and is not afraid of speaking the truth, one of the best listeners on this website.
Very nice conversation
Really compassionate and caring... awesome listener!!!
Such a great listener!
BooksAndBeard was very helpful and honest. Helped me make some hard decisions.
Amazing listener! One of the best here!
Very understanding and a great listen
He's pretty good
Very thoughtful, mature and kind listener. I am more than happy that I let out my worries to Dan, he helped me out a bunch and I'm very thankful!!
So so wonderful of a person to talk to. In my worst moment I was able to talk to the best person. Thank you
Kind and compassionate
The kinda friend we re all looking for...he was just great , I highly recommend!
Thank you for being here and being supportive and to the point
It was great. Amazing.
One of the best guys on this website! Straight to the point and constructive. Really helped me put many things into perspective and organize my thoughts!! Has much knowledge on lgbt issues
Love the conversation. Great listener
Great listener.
Helped me so much when i felt so down
Great thanks for being an awesome lis
Super kind and helpful person. It was rea
Great guy. Really interested in helping out the best he could.
easy to talk to, very straight forward and honest. exactly what i need
The conversation was in a good flow and I really appreciate it.
Helped me narrow my sorrows into action items. Thanks
Really great person, open honest and very understanding
Quite helpful and logical with in depth insights
Very helpful and thoughtful
A solution based listener who does focus on your problem
Dan was calm, patient and helpful. Thank you for the listening and perspective.
thanks for taking time to help people
Very compassionate.
Very responsive and thoughtful responses
He really helped me with exactly the words I needed today. Extremely insightful and wise. I recommend him ♡
Very supportive talk in times of need. BooksAndBeard first and foremost tries to find out what you might need and be looking for. Then the discussion is fit to those in an attempt to provide the best possible support. I hope to be talking to BooksAndBeard again when I am struggling. Recommended.
It was magical and I felt relieved to have met this person, God Bless Dan !
Helpful and thoughful
patient and helped me process
Meaningful conversation
Dan was very helpful in sorting out some facts and feelings related to a very difficult situation. He's a thoughtful, intelligent and kind person and an asset to this community. Thanks again.
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