I'm a normal human being in an abnormal world... I'm the most understanding and trusted person one will ever find. I really want to help people and their happiness will make me happy. That's all I want. People should be happy.
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Hi! 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 scholarly focuses were in ethnic, cultural and gender studies, and psychological studies in abnormal psychology and human sexuality. You'll find me to be exceptionally open-minded and able to talk about practically anything that is on your mind. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. I have personal experience with a number of things, and my professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, depression/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, and if I'm not, I'll respond to messages as soon as I can after getting notice.
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 immediate needs. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" though I am open to doing so. Just note that I focus on emotional crisis 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 accused of being mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. I cannot help it, and I cannot change it. Believe me, I've tried. If you're sensitive to that sort of thing, it's best to move on! This being said, I am a person and I have feelings. All I can do is try my best, but I limit my support list for a reason and ask certain questions at the start so we can be on the same page.
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.
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 dysfunctions; if you need help in this area, 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
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.
"Listen to understand rather than listen to respond."***Leave me a message and I will get back to you so that we can set up a time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you!***Hey guys, my name is River! I am a soldier in a constant war, but I can say with certainty that I'm winning.
I'm an Aquarius sun-Scorpio moon (for those of you who don't know what that entails, it means I'm argumentative but also very open-minded!). I am also an ISTP-A and primarily a Type 8: The Challenger, though I'm not nearly as scary as that sounds.
I love to read about the human mind, random facts, mental illnesses and how to manage them. I also write pretty much anything. I draw well, too, but usually mess my drawings up when I try to add colour. I'm a huge fan of rock music; you'll find me dancing to Green Day or Marianas Trench at 4 am. I like to cook as well, and I make a killer salad. The trick is orange and lemon juice as a dressing (citrus yum). I want to go into experimental and/or forensic psychology and perhaps neuroscience or criminology! As you can see, I still have much thought to give it.
I watch Supernatural (“A wise man once told me, ‘family don’t end in blood.’ But it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you, not what you can do for them. Family’s there; for the good, bad, all of it. They got your back, even when it hurts.”), The Big Bang Theory (Bazinga!), and Criminal Minds (Hotch and Blake are my favourite).
I have Bipolar Disorder which is like an unwanted rollercoaster ride and Asperger's Syndrome, this means I'm a genius hah. I also have Synesthesia—basically means that I have some werid wiring in my brain and I connect certain things to other certain things instinctively—not as much a diagnosis as a superpower! This means that I feel the same physical sensations as other people do (mirror-touch), and I see people as colours (personality-colour). This being said, it might not sound so weird when I say that I like green, purple, and orange people!My Roles:Verified Listener - I have been verified by the 7Cups community based on quality active listening skills. Peer Support - I am trained to support listeners after an upsetting, stressful, or triggering chat.Discussion Leader - I host weekly discussions on different topics. Feel free to drop by!Safety Patrol Team - I help keep 7Cups a safe place for everyone.DJ team - I am a member of the DJ team. Join us during a music therapy session to rock out with everyone!Come Join Us! (times are in Eastern Standard)Monday: Teen Listener Discussion - 4-5pm Wednesday: Sharing Circle - 1-2pm Thursday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / Self-Harm Recovery - 10-11pm Friday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / GTKY - 2-3pm Saturday: Sharing Circle - 9-10am / Icebreakers & Games - 4-5pm Sunday: Sharing Circle - 1-2pm People who are important to me:mykenziemarie03:
Kenz is both an amazing listener and astounding friend! She is highly empathetic which shows in every aspect of her life, be that her listening, her frienships, or her relationships. She loves being overprotective of others. I'll let you in on a secret: she likes to think she's tough but I can vouch for the fact that she is a major softie. Icicle0212:
Van is hilarious and lighthearted, but is so incredibly caring that he surprises me sometimes with his endless wisdom. He's open-minded, and much more of a lover than a fighter! greenfox3456:
Benji is a close friend of mine; always thoughtful of others and very welcoming! He was one of the first people on 7cups who made me feel like part of the community, and I can never thank him enough, though I do try by giving him oreos and skittles. Sydney113:
SydnEy has a very positive and loving energy that follows her into whatever room she enters. She's very lovable and the kindest person I have ever met! I don't even feel that bad when she steals my chips.
~ And a quick shoutout to my mentors @hopedreamlove and @24Help1! ~***Feel free to text me about anything, I can hold a conversation pretty well (especially if it's about shrimp)***
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Hello! My name is Molly and welcome to 7 cups, I'm very happy you're here. It takes a lot of courage to reach out. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family but I also love watching my favourite shows on Netflix, reading and travelling. I really want to help as many people as I can through listening and I believe that because I have been through some really tough times, including a fight against depression and a very difficult childhood, which has led me to my fight today against anxiety, which is ongoing however I am working hard to beat it with my wonderful support net, I am even more passionate to help you get through your current troubles. I believe you can get through anything you put your mind to. "I will do my utmost to prove myself worthy of your friendship." (If you can tell me where this is from I love you forever!)What can you expect from a 1-1 chat with me?
Our chat will be 100% confidential and I am caring, non-judgemental and very openminded. I accept every request and often do accept general requests when my personal requests are empty. You will guide the conversation and I am there to be a friendly ear and will listen with compassion and kindness. Do not feel under any pressure or uncomfortableness, I will never force you to tell me anything. No matter what you're going through, if it matters to you, it matters to me. Never believe that your problem is too big or too small, here on 7 cups, we are all here to help.
If I'm online I'll reply to your request almost instantly. If I'm busy just leave me a message and I'll get back to you asap. If I'm offline, leave me a message and I'll get back to you in the next 24 hours.
"Life is not a problem to be dodged, but a reality to be experienced."
I am a member of the Verifying team, so if you are a listener who wishes to be verified, let me know and we can sort the qualifications and the mock chat for you!
Hello, I'm MonicaQu a listener glad that you came across my profile and more than welcome to message me. Hola soy una oyente y estoy muy feliz que has encontrado a mi perfil.
I am able to talk to teens as I teach 15 and 16 years old. Also I can talk about most topics with adults about anxiety, relationship problems, school problems just to name a few. I am able to talk about sex related topics but with not too much information. All other topics I'm fine with such as chats on Bipolar, depression and issues to do with Weight Management and Eating Disorders as I have family members who deal with these.
You can message me offline to make an appointment . I'm free most weekends during the day or night and sometimes around 5pm until 6pm on Monday to Thursday. Or else you can send me daily messages telling me about your days.
In my chats, I usually can talk for 40 minutes then continue another day and talk to only one person at a time. Listening to you, means a lot as I know some things you can't go to a friend or family member that it is easier to do where you are anonymous. In my chats, you can expect a non-judgemental place and feel like you are talking to a friend.
I can take chats in English or Spanish.
I am a teen/adult listener and have been a member since 2014 so you can come to me for any problems or if you want to refer a chat you can tell them my username. You can find me in Listener Support Room, or High School Room for teens. I am also part of the Spanish Speaking group so if you come across a Spanish speaker or you are a Spanish speaker yourself, send me a message. :)
Some cool information about me : I'm an Anthropologist and study Spanish at university. I have been in Ecuador for 3 and a half years now. I'm originally from New Zealand.
I have been involved in a variety of projects like the : Red Cross, Refugee Service and I am a yellow ambassador where students at my school could come to me to talk a bit like 7cups but in real life. I really like coffee and like to use Stumbleupon as it interests me to see what random page I come across. I also like to destress by going to rumba (dancing latin rhythms at the gym)