KatRebane |
Listener - Maven 6

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(TL;DR : ☑ Depression ☑ Mental (Disorders) Illness ☑ Sexual Issues ☑ Trauma Support ☒ Financial Stress ☒ Gender Identity Issues ☒ Pregnancy ☒ Relationship Issues and Breakups ☒ Self-Esteem ☒ Self-Harm ☒ Sexting  ☒ Social Anxiety)

Above all else, I'd like to specify that I am unable to help those with problems relating to self-esteem (i.e. negative body image, shame and feelings of worthlessness) and those who are struggling with self-harm. This should be noted by those who have not personally requested me, therefore I'm sorry for any inconvenience. 

I might not be the best listener for the following topics:

reakups (as I'm unable to help those looking to move on) and other relationship issues; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; exercise motivation; financial and work stress; grief; self-harm; social anxiety; transgender issues; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy.

I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better compliment your needs.

My name's Katariina; I'm very easy-going, open-minded, and can understand the majority of situations. I'm a very honest person, therefore what I tell you might not be what you want to hear, but be assured that I always have the best intentions. If you find that I am being too insensitive, you'd be able to inform me of your opinion and I'll be able to change my behaviour accordingly. Yet, I'm a stereotypical Canadian most of the time: kind and polite, not to mention maple syrup loving.

I am familiar with a variety of mental disorders including:
Anxiety, autism (and Asperger's syndrome), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative identity disorder (DID/MPD) and other psychosis-related disorders.

I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as
busy. If you request me with a different issue, I may turn you away.

I do take chats on loneliness, although I am not very talkative and might struggle to carry a light conversation.
I'm comfortable taking chats that are sexual in nature if I am being respected during the chat (i.e., I will not continue a chat with someone who has made a pass at me).

Those interested to know more about me: I am more logical than I am emotional, I possess many extensive philosophical views and I am of Jewish belief, however, I practice Buddhism. Also, I have obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).

Be warned that I do have a "suck it up attitude" and might not be the right listener for some struggling with depression, and I do not chat with those who would like to talk about self-harm and having low self-esteem.

If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request.
Number of Ratings: 160
Number of Reviews: 37
Listens to Over 18
Languages English, French
Listener Since Jan 15, 2016
Last Active in last week
Progress Path Step 674
Cheers 91,862
People Helped 563
Chats 1,465
Group Support Chats 32
Listener Group Chats 111
Forum Posts 67
Forum Upvotes 53
Feedback & Reviews
Friendly, professional and supportive. Did not feel judged or unheard even once
Thank you for listening. Very well done.
helped me realize a lot about myself allowing a fresh perspective on my problems. Things should hopefully get somewhat better from here on.
Was very helpful and positive!
Very Professional
Nice person.
Amazing person
She was a great listener. Made me feel more human
Thank you
Very helpful listener
KatRebane was very empathetic and a wonderful listener! She made sure I felt understood and even offered to set up a follow-up chat. I would recommend her.
amazing person to talk to!
thanks for listening
KatRebane was an absolute pleasure to talk to, non judgemental, understanding and very patient
a very nice person. was very quick to understand my issue
She was very professional and helpful, very patient with me, and a thoughtful person. Thanks!
Really helpful
Great Listener!
Very respectful
Kat is a great listener. I just needed someone to listen, and she did exactly that
Empathetic human being
Completely understanding and professional, listened to everything I had to say in a calm and non-judgemental manner. Very friendly and helpful, introduced me to the site and kindly talked through realistic ways to better my feelings and situation without being blunt or dismissive. Helpful, understanding and, empathetic, greatly appreciated.
You're awesome!!!
Kind and nice
Simply awesome
One of the best listeners I've talked with. She has a unique understanding of some very difficult issues, and stuck with me for quite a while until I was finally able to keep myself up.
Kind and honest
Very nice person
a good calm listener with insight
Thank you!!
She helped me in the most difficult time of my life... Great listener, even greater person
I can tell they really understand, or at the very least care to the point that they really try to understand rather than pretending. Thankyou!!
Patient, nice, good listener
Thank you.
very intelligent and helpful
Its not much but it helped me alot.. thankyou very much
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