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5.0 star rating

Hello! Thanks for checking in. Making connections and helping others is an integral part of my life. Please feel free to be in touch.

The first time I came across the site in 2014, I had no plan to speak with anyone or to become a listener. As I browsed the listeners and actually tried it out, I became concerned with the lack of professionalism in comments made by members who receive training. Though I am not a professional in the area of counseling, I hold a MA in a social science and extensive experience doing Crisis Hotline Intervention. Additionally, I have professional/real-life training and experience in several areas: hospice/end of life care; AIDS/HIV education and treatment; depression; time management; gender issues. Because of these things and years researching and working in multiple countries caring for all kinds of people, I felt I was a good fit as an experienced listener. I am currently working on a doctorate. 

My style is caring and straightforward. The goal of this site is not therapy, though I can provide a caring and mature listening experience with productive feedback. Your experience is yours alone. How it will affect you and how much it determines your future is up to you. Good luck.

Number of Ratings: 21
Number of Reviews: 11
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since May 25, 2014
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 1,249
Cheers 13,682
People Helped 41
Chats 189
Group Support Chats 2
Listener Group Chats 0
Forum Posts 81
Forum Upvotes 96
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Feedback & Reviews
Very nice to me. She listened and helped me to relax when I was upset about my bf. I didn't have anyone to talk to and I was happy to tell someone so I could understand the situation better.
Very helpful, knows things professionally!
very attentive and considerate person. pleasant and sincere to talk to..
Wonderful conversation!
I needed to talk and she listened to me n helped me relax and not feel alone. It was sweet.
awesome and thank you!!!
She was wonderful! Made me very welcome!
Really empathic and helpful!
I feel ashamed talking about my problems. I felt very safe. It was the first time i talked online.
Super awesome. Experienced listener.
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