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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

connect2STR

Scholar 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! life is full of confusion and surprises. You have two options- let life leads you or you lead your life.The best quote in life - If you want something you never had, you have to do something you never did!
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626
India

Classyelephant

Guru 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Dear everyone, Self Presenting you the Most Wanted Foodie 🥰😍😋,Pet lover 🐶😍,Travel Lover 🏍🤩,Music Lover🎧🕺,Books Hater🤮🤢🤒🤕,ACTIVE LISTENER and your BEST friend🖤🖤🖤! The One and only CLASSYELEPHANT🐘🖤😎 You can Text me if you are searching for a friend to unburden yourself without being judged!  
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2033
India

Blynng

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
My current availability is restricted to Friday/Saturday/Sunday overnight from 6p to 6a CST. ALL members looking for a support discussion are expected to review the content below and follow the instructions as given.If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener first.I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. Instructions for requesting a discussion: Review the above content IN FULL *prior* to messaging me. I wrote it for a reason. Take a few minutes to deeply consider what you're coming here to talk about today. 1. What is the primary goal for reaching out? The answer to this question requires a brief explanation (1-3 sentences) of the personal accountability topic/situation you are wantingt to discuss. After confirming that your topic is not one of the excluded pieces above, choose one of the following, providing details:   a. Specific Event/Choice/Decision/Question, skill building, guidance, tutoring, etc. b. Question regarding one of the areas of expertise listed above c. A more casual style exchange, with the understanding that the chat will be lower priority with potentially slower response times. d. I don't know, but this seems to be the most comfortable place to discuss my issue. 2. What kind of support style are you expecting from our interaction? a. Constructive - I will provide the important details to my listener, and would like confirmation of understanding followed by questions b. Challenging - I will provide some details, but want my listener to push me, using difficult questions and providing detailed educational info c. Purely Educational - I want to ask a question, and have my listener explain what they know, allowing for me to ask questions and learn; I accept the information as given is not intended to be exclusive, and that it is up to me to confirm it with additional resources. d. Just a chat - I understand that I still need to identify what I want to speak about, and that my listener prioritizes other chat types over casual chatting. I also confirm that I am not making contact for chat using my own listener account. 3. How will we measure the progress/success we make towards your stated goals? a. Obvious - My goal has a distinct resolution that will be clearly identified, such as question/answer, obtaining a specific piece of information or knowledge, etc. b. Discreet - My goal has a resolution that will be identified by me, and I commit to providing progress updates during the conversation so that my listener is aware of how successful we are. c. Witnessed - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified through the witness of 3rd parties, such as my boss confirming an improvement in my workplace performance after I've implemented the work/information gained through my discussion with the listener. d. Listener-Only - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified and confirmed by the listener. I trust them to provide feedback to me regarding how well I am doing, and accept that my perception of progress may differ from theirs.WHEN LEAVING ME A MESSAGE WHILE I AM OFFLINE OR BUSY, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE INCLUDING THE DETAILS OF EACH ANSWER. MESSAGES LEFT WITHOUT FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE CORRECTED AFTER 3 CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS WITHOUT DETAILS. ON THE 4TH CONTACT WITHOUT DETAILS, THE MEMBER FORFEITS THEIR ACCESS TO DISCUSSION. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this profile, you are welcome to ask specific and direct questions. I will answer them at the earliest convenience.
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United States

magicalEars

Scholar 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm not a professional, But I will listen to you. I neither judge nor give advice. I'm a logical person and help you to feel better and think logically. I'm always patient, I will give you emotional support.  I'm here for you always,  I can be available for an hour at a time, please reach out to me if you want to talk to someone. I do not take Sexual Health and Spirituality.
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679
United States

Bewoss

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello ! My name is Gustavo, I`m 36 years old and I`m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Although I travelled to a lot of places in the world). I am happy you found me here on 7cupsoftea. I`m a trained active listener and I like to support people who are struggling. If you'd like to talk about serious issues in your life then I'm your guy. However, if you'd like to also talk about trivial matters then I'll lend my ear for that as well. If I am online, please feel free to start a chat and if not you can always send me a message to set up a time for a conversation ! If you find our conversation helped you, you can always reach to me in the furue :)
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549
Brazil

lilyflowerrr

Master 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
*not taking new chats right now, if we have a chat already then i will still reply but i'm not taking any new ones for a while! im very sorry*  About me! Hello, I’m Lily and I’m a 16-year-old girl from England! I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community {lesbian} and my pronouns are she/her! I like to do photography and painting; I also like going on walks. I joined this site first as a member so i know how it feels to be the other side, but you do not have to afraid to open up to me! There is no judgement coming from me so i promise I’m here to talk to you and listen. If you would like to check below to see what im comfortable talking about then check below.  Availability I’m based in the UK and my times are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm to 10pmFriday: 12pm to 9pmSaturday and Sunday: 12pm to 10pm If i’m busy between them times then i will tell you!The coloured dots on my profile mean:Red: Offline or not taking requestsOrange: Not taking requests and replying to the chats i already have, i’ll try and take your request if possibleGreen: Online and happy to take requests.   If you would like to speak and I’m not online, then just send a message and ill get back to you as soon as I’m available again! I do not mind booking dates and times to chat, but you can just send a message again and ill reply to you!  
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1783
United Kingdom

Healwithlove96

Supporter 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I beleive everyone deserves compassion, kindness, understanding and empathy. I am here to listen so you can heal and consciously create a new version of yourself🤝 You dont have to pretend to be perfect or like you have this life thing all figured out. Know that we are all trying our best and that counts✨ I wish to stay inspired and get out there and help in every way I can!🤗
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191
India

DrDonut

Virtuoso 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
                                                                                                                                      IM NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHATS  AT THE MOMENT FOR MY LONG TERM MEMBERS, I WILL RESPOND ASAP WHEN I GET THE CHANCE PLEASE USE THE BROWSE LISTENER SECTION TO FIND A LISTENER  ☯ Greetings ☯ I have cyclothymic disorder and im currently on the path to making my life as tranquil and happy as possible. Please feel free to join me or share your story!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Some things about me: ~ Studying BSc Physiotherapy in hopes of lecturing one day. ~ I'm currently working in a respiratory hospital 5 days a week so please bear with me as i may reply slower these days ~ I'm an amateur Muay Thai fighter (im also a 3rd stripe bjj white belt), love gaming and my cat :D <3 ~ ☯ I'm a zen and mindfulness enthusiast ☯ I believe balance is the key to life, one cannot live in an imbalance, no matter what it is, everything needs balance _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please see the issues i deal with before sending a message :3 Main Topics: Bipolar, Anxiety (GAD, SAD, Panic disorder or any other form of anxiety) and Narcotics and Alcohol Abuse but i do take other chats (see below) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Things I do on 7cups: ~ Global Chatroom Mod ~ Safety Patrol Team ~ Support Team Member: Healthy Living, Mindfulness, Support Room, Student Support and Depression ~ Welcoming Committee ~ Group Support Session Host: Support Room (13:00 - 14:00 ET, Saturdays and Sundays) ~ Discussion Host: Mindfulness (Fridays 13:00-14:00 ET) & Healthy Living (Saturdays 11:00-12:00 am ET) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I am meIn all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies, My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me – by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts – I know There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other Aspects that I do not know – but as long as I am Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles And for ways to find out more about me – However I Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically Me – If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that Which I discarded – I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be Productive to make sense and order out of the world of People and things outside of me – I own me, and therefore I can engineer me – I am me and I AM OKAY - Virginia Satir ☯ Peace and Prosperity unto you ☯
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1288
South Africa
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Hannah Caradonna

HannahCaradonnnaMSW
Social Worker, MSW, RCSW (RCC #11330)
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space for you to work through your problems. I can help you with anxiety, disordered eating, depression, relationship problems and more.
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Victoria
Canada

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

ImPhares

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello there ! It's Phares here.Thanks for giving my profile a try. I would love to talk to you. I like listening to music and watching videos on YouTube, Gaming, Sports, watching anime, movies, shows and I got other hobbies also making new friends!! I enjoy talking to people generally and love to help them. I would describe myself as a geek, caring, I would do my best to comfort you. feel free to hit me up anytime you want and I will make sure to reply asap !.
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9218
Egypt

JJNice

Master
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome to 7 Cups,My name is JakeI am 32 years old and I identify as a gay cis male. I have been openly gay since I was 16 years old and have had the opportunity to work in the multicultural affairs office focusing on LGBTQIA+ students throughout my 6 years in college. My Promise to you is to create a safe confidential space for you to talk freely about anything that may be on your mind. I promise to always remain non-judgmental and supportive through any situation.This is a safe zone for you to be completely honest and open. My areas of focus are LGBTQIA+, Alcohol/Drug Abuse & Recovery, Relationship stress, Anxiety, and Depression…but I am here to help with whatever may be on your mind. Feel free to reach out if you want to vent about something or if you just need a friend to talk to. I look forward to hearing from you soon.Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was Breathe!
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1695
United States

sereneButton43

Explorer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Our conversation will entirely be centred on you. I accept diversity and individuality in all forms, and nothing will ever be too much for me to not be able to treat and respect you as a person. I look at behaviour and identity through a spectrum and acknowledge their fluidity. In listening, I try building a safe place for you where you can freely vent about your thoughts but know that I do not have the solution to your problems. Learn more about what you can expect from a listener here.  I feel that listening sessions are ideal when the member expresses their thoughts without reservation. I am comfortable dealing with negative emotions even if they're directed towards me. I don't want anything stopping you from asserting yourself. I am unable to take long-term members presently because of my commitments (read more about long-term listening here). But I will be glad to follow up with you every once in a while.I need your feedback to get better at what I do so feel free to bring it up during the conversation.Generally available from 2:30 AM-11:30 AM EST (although you can text me anytime- I promise I'll be chill). 7 Cups has a wide range of communities that you can explore here. Various forums cater to general discussion/support, mental health concerns, and a few others. For the forum on general support, click here. If you're experiencing anxiety or overwhelming thoughts, I suggest checking mindfulness exercises here.Happy to answer any questions.
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327
India