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ErinHelps22 |
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About Me:
Hello! My name is Erin and I live in Tennessee. I'm married with 2 young children. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Wichita State University, my Master's from Illinois Chicago, and my PhD from Johns Hopkins. I studied a multitude of areas but my expertise is in psychology and heart disorders. I recently switched career paths and have moved from direct care/research to working as a professor at a nursing school in the MSN and DNP programs, where I continue with research. Between my job and my family, my time on 7 Cups is much more limited than in the past.
At this time, I am available by appointment only. 
Areas of Expertise:
Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Borderline BPD, Breakups, COVID support, Depression, Disabilities, Exercise Motivation, Financial Stress, Forgiveness, General Mental Illness, Getting Unstuck, Grief, Loneliness, Managing Emotions, Relationship Stress, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Spirituality, Weight Management
Who Do I Speak With:
I can speak with anyone, but most of my chats are with young adults. I do apologize for any inconvenience, but I do not take chats regarding the following: Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Perinatal Mood Disorder, Self-Harm. There are different reasons for different categories, but the main reason is I don't feel I'm qualified enough to speak on these categories. I would be willing, however, to help you find someone to talk to regarding one of these categories.
Number of Ratings: 37
Number of Reviews: 12
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Mar 11, 2016
Last Active in last 6 months
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 311
Cheers 23,696
People Helped 66
Chats 441
Group Support Chats 15
Listener Group Chats 1
Forum Posts 35
Forum Upvotes 43
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Feedback & Reviews
Amazing listener. Kind & knows what to say
Erin is by far the best listener on 7 Cups. She’s an actual therapist that does listening on here for FREE. I found her to be extremely calming and truly seemed to want to listen to what I had to say. I’m very thankful I got to speak with her.
I don’t even know what to say. I came across this site without much hope for my disability hearing. Erin gave me so much insight and helped me look towards the right resources and right people to keep positive. I can’t believe someone I don’t even know cares about me as much as it seemed Erin does. I hope I can chat with her again soon. If you are going through a disability process for mental illness Erin is very knowledgeable!
Best listener ever! Unlike any other. I'm very lucky to have this person speak to me each & every week. She's AWESOME!
Very thoughtful and courteous with advice. She was able to take any issue I had and address it very clearly.
Helpful and very professional. Thank you.
very good! xxx
Fast responces and very professional.
I just joined today and I saw her in a group chat and sent her a message she chats by appointment but made time to talk to me for almost two hours even though she had an appointment early in the morning that made me feel like she really cared and I ended up opening up to her with ease. For once in a very long time I didn't feel alone. She was ready to listen and give her advice while helping me understand my own feelings I really enjoyed talking to her and I'm very glad I found this website
Nicest person on here
I loved speaking with Erin. Down to earth and cool person
She's soooo nice. I felt like I was talking to one of my best friends. She really helped me put my problem in perspective
Badges & Awards
Listening Ear Magnet Peppermint Jester of Smiles Ellen Jump Start Anxiety Depression Eating Disorders Managing Emotions Panic Attacks Surviving Breakups Traumatic Experiences Crisis Intervention Listener Oath Work Related Stress Self Harm Sexual Abuse Alcohol & Drug Abuse Family Support Cultural Diversity Verified Listener Bullying Chronic Pain Psychological First Aid Family Stress Sleeping Well Graduate Master Love Bug Refresher Help Angel Break-A-Leg College Guide Loneliness Guide Test Anxiety Exercise Motivation ACT Therapy Affirmative Reflection Chat & Text Listening Ace Active Listening Startup Support Perinatal Schizophrenia People of Color Guide ADHD Social Anxiety OCD Boundaries Forgiveness Grief Managing Bipolar Managing Finances Surviving Domestic Assault Getting Unstuck Hello Again Above & Beyond Soaring 7Cups Guide Rocket Listener 12 Steps Community 101 2nd Birthday Party Loyal Friend Tick Tock Fellow Friend NAMI Listener NAMI Oath Steadfast Soul I Steadfast Soul II Steadfast Soul III Proudly Proactive I Reconnection Hero I First Community First Chat First Post Five Steps High 5 Hang 10 Open Door Weight Management Diabetes CBT Thankful Heart Gratitude Abound Appreciated Hope Training Peer Pro Peer Training 01 Peer Training 02 Peer Training 03 Peer Training 04 Peer Training 05 Peer Training 06 Peer Training 07 Peer Training 08 Peer Training 09 Peer Training 10 Peer Training 11 Peer Training 12 New Mom Support Support Key Continuing Education Pineapple Soul Searcher
Questions Answered
Why do I feel so depressed before my period?
April 21st, 2016 6:28am
How to talk to a therapist without your parents knowing?
April 28th, 2016 5:07am
What makes a person sad?
March 23rd, 2016 10:40pm
How to tell your boyfriend or girlfriend you have depression?
April 21st, 2016 6:32am
How do I make friends online?
April 28th, 2016 5:10am
Is 7 Cups of Tea safe and legit?
April 23rd, 2016 2:21am
Who can I talk to about my depression online?
April 28th, 2016 5:11am
What do I do when my husband is depressed?
April 21st, 2016 6:25am
What to do when you're lonely and have no friends?
April 13th, 2016 2:11am
I hate myself for being fat and ugly. What can I do?
April 28th, 2016 5:09am
How do I live in the moment?
April 28th, 2016 5:07am
How to stop overthinking things in a relationship?
April 21st, 2016 6:22am
How to stop thinking about someone who hurt you?
April 21st, 2016 6:20am
Why am I so nervous for no reason?
April 21st, 2016 6:18am
What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?
April 28th, 2016 5:09am
How many hours of sleep do I need in a night?
June 6th, 2016 4:23am
Why do I wake up every hour, on the hour?
June 11th, 2016 4:46am
How do I stop over thinking at night?
April 21st, 2016 6:27am
How do I know I should break up with my boyfriend or girlfriend?
April 9th, 2016 5:59am
I still have dreams about my ex, sometimes they're good and sometimes they're bad. What does that mean?
October 25th, 2019 12:41am
How to get closure from my ex? I feel I need it.
October 25th, 2019 12:35am
Is it usual to breakup twice in 2 months then get back together within a week?
September 23rd, 2017 8:02pm
My dad constantly forces me into and embrace no matter how many times I say that I don't want to. It makes me very uncomfortable. Can I do anything about this?
October 16th, 2020 4:07am
What happens if you get kicked out of your house?
October 16th, 2020 4:03am
How to answer a grown son who says I have ruined his life? His siblings disagree. I have been a good father to each of them. He has a victim complex and has always blamed others for his problems. How can I have him see I love him?
October 16th, 2020 3:59am
Feeling cooped up at home - what should I do?
October 25th, 2019 12:37am
What is the difference between isolation and loneliness?
October 25th, 2019 12:45am
Is college worth it?
September 23rd, 2017 8:05pm
Why my therapist thinks im lying when i talk about my trauma?
July 26th, 2018 7:47pm
I’m pretty sure I have border line personality disorder. Could it be possible I’m bipolar as well?
July 26th, 2018 7:38pm
I am thinking of having a baby real soon, but I have BPD. Can my baby get this as well?
July 31st, 2018 7:03am
I have borderline personality disorder. I heard having suicidal thoughts was common. Will I be suicidal and have thoughts on this?
July 31st, 2018 6:59am
I only see things as black and white to the extreme. And know people as all good or all bad. Do I have BPD?
July 31st, 2018 6:57am
Is being depressed because of not getting your crush or a girlfriend ok?
July 26th, 2018 11:38pm
I am having a bad habit of masturbating daily, whenever I see something intimate I can't control myself. What should I do?
October 31st, 2019 1:33am