DarkestBeforeDawn |
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Well, hello there! :) I am glad that you came to 7 Cups of Tea for support and that you have found my profile.

I have a background in Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counseling. My story is a long a drawn out one, but I feel that my personal experiences, paired with my educational/professional background could potentially make me a decent resources and sounding board. Even if you don't need a 1-on-1 session, I am often in the LGBTQ+ Support Room, feel free to stop by and say, "Hi".

I enjoy reading, getting lost, yelling in the middle of the woods, most things water related, and films.

I have also posted a Listener AMA in the Forums. I am an open book...you can find that here...

https://www.7cups.com/forum/Ask7CupsWhatOnYourMindAMA_41/ImAListenerAMA_127/Imanopenbook_25785/

Make good choices, don't do anything that I wouldn't, and love each other! :D
Number of Ratings: 26
Number of Reviews: 17
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Jun 3, 2015
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 65
Cheers 38,130
People Helped 85
Chats 466
Group Support Chats 235
Listener Group Chats 3
Forum Posts 31
Forum Upvotes 65
Feedback & Reviews
Nice laid back lady.
Great listener, offers good advices
cool and nice
Amazing and compassionate listener
She was really nice and cool about everything. I would recommend talking to her anytime. Pretty cool chick! ;)
DarkestBeforeDawn really helped me to feel better and let me talk things through so I could figure out the best course of action for me without telling me to do anything outright. I felt very valid and found a good way to describe my feelings which was very helpful for me.
She's amazingly incredible. A regular listener to me. She's always given me amazing help.
She is one of the best listeners on 7cups. Always know what to say and how to support me. I recommend her to anyone out there!!!
Really listen to me and was really understanding. She helped me realize the answer to my own question. I really recommend this listener.
got a very relaxed vibe, easy to talk to, had creative advice and listened very well definetly would talk to again.
she's really nice and friendly
DarkestBeforeDawn was kind and gentle and a great listener.
shes beyond perfection :)
You my friend are amazing . Thank you SO much
absolutely gave me great insight and advise. i will be passing this info to play it forward. Thanks so much.
My listener was very helpful and I wish there were more out there like her. Thank you for having this site.
Great listener, offered realistic feedback. I didn't think I would smile anytime soon, but I definitely did at least once while we chatted.
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