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mahayana |
Listener - Supporter 7

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Hi! I'm Alex, but you can call me Mahayana, Maha, Maya, "That Girl Who May Be 14 or 30, who knows..." or whatever you want. What matters is that you found me :)  I have personally overcome an anxiety disorder, and know what it feels like to be in the depths of it. Sometimes, having someone to vent to can make all the difference.

I am a trained active listener and CBT therapist. I have experience working with survivors of trauma, and am trained in trauma-informed care, CPT, and TF-CBT. At this tme, I am only taking new chats and referrals from survivors of PTSD, as I have a passion for providing those with trauma with the utmost care. Please note that although I am a therapist, I am a Listener on 7 Cups :) I am happy to walk you through some CBT basics and work with those are currently working with a therapist and need extra support between sessions.  If you need someone to chat with, please set up a time to chat using this form! For my own self-care and in order to be the best listener for you, I like to set up appointments so that you can have my undivided attention.t
Just want to chat casually? Some of my interests include: health & fitness, especially yoga, hiking, and weight lifting; reading; Stardew Valley; Zelda;  movies & television/Netflix; music; cooking/baking. If my status is set to "online," reach out and I'm happy to chat!

If I'm not online or not responding right away, I'm likely taking time to practice self care. Please feel free to Browse Listeners if you want to chat with someone ASAP, or leave a message and I'll get back to you when I'm returned and refreshed :)
Number of Ratings: 16
Number of Reviews: 5
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Nov 12, 2016
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 192
Cheers 14,228
People Helped 40
Chats 239
Group Support Chats 49
Listener Group Chats 4
Forum Posts 4
Forum Upvotes 10
Feedback & Reviews
This listener is simply amazing! She's incredibly smart and helpful. I always get something out of our conversationso. Her empathy is right on point! I'm am lucky to have found her. Whenever I need a quick pick me up I always go to her. Her response time is impeccable. Whenever I share something personal with her, I never feel like she's judging me. She's very professional. I wish there were more listeners like her out there! I look forward to reading her replies. Thank you again for being such an amazing thoughtful listener. ❤Rachel
Very kind and helpful.
This listener is truly the most loving, gentlest listener I have ever ran across and is extremely caring and kind, is wise with their words and is extremely nonjudgmental and shows absolutely nothing but appreciation and love and admiration for you when they listen to you. I have never in my entire life talked to such a beautiful heart and soul and I would never forget Mahayana who has gone above and beyond to make me feel wanted and appreciated and cared for. This person is an absolute godsend. They are very rare and precious. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication Mahayana. You will always have a place in my heart.
very kind to me despite it being so hard for me to be kind to myself
This is the first time I've had a listener that seems to "get it." She doesn't pry or judge, which is really helpful when you're anxious about talking in the first place. She stays calm and does a great job creating a safe place to share. Easily the most positive experience I've had so far here.
Badges & Awards
Listening Ear Jester of Smiles Jump Start Panic Attacks Traumatic Experiences Listener Oath Self Harm Verified Listener Psychological First Aid Graduate Love Bug Ray of Hope Self-Care ACT Therapy Affirmative Reflection Chat & Text Listening Ace Active Listening Schizophrenia 7Cups Guide Rocket Listener Community 101 Sparkler Loyal Friend Tick Tock Fellow Friend First Chat Five Steps Hang 10 Open Door