New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time. I'll still try to respond to messages if possible, but will be unavailable for live chats and more delayed in responses from:
- July 30-Aug 6
Otherwise, my normal availability will stand - I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slightly slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.
Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out!
You can start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me. I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you.
If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"
"Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself."
"Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day."
Much love to all,
Coming, going, the waterbirds
don't leave a trace, don't follow a path.
I'm Charlie and I'm trained, verified and experienced as an active listener for both adults and teens. I like to support people who are struggling with something. Also people who aren't struggling with anything. And people who aren't sure whether they're struggling or not.
The poem is said to be by Eihei Dōgen, a Japanese poet who wrote it around eight hundred years ago. I don't know why I like it. I just do. My photo is the moon shining on the sea. There's some darkness and some clouds there but the light of the moon shines on everything. I like this too.
If I'm online, please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline or busy, please feel free to send me a message so we can arrange a time to chat. No topic of conversation is off-limits for me, not even difficult and distressing topics.
Thank you for reading my profile. I'm glad you are here!In an emergency or a crisis: If you are in an emergency or a crisis—for example, if you are at immediate risk of suicide or other serious harm—7 Cups is not the right place, because we cannot deal with emergencies or provide crisis counselling. Click here for information about getting help: Get emergency or crisis support
Schedule: I don't have a fixed schedule. I'm online some weekdays between about 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. US Eastern Time. In the UK this is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On other days and at weekends I'm often online too, but at times that are not predictable. If you message me or tag me in a forum I'm usually able to respond within a day or two.
I am a qualified female psychologist and like to volunteer my time to help others. I work mostly with teenagers and young adults, but also enjoy working with the general adult population. If I am offline or busy, please feel free to send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible!
"Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for your to rewrite the story of your life"
"Have hope, be strong, laugh loud & play hard. Live in the moment, smile often, dream big, remember you are loved and never ever give up."
I spent a lot of my time trying to figure out a formula for my life. I struggled through various bouts of learning, relearning and ignoring the knowledge I thought would help me - to be a better person - until I stumbled across that all the answers I see are within me. I may not have access to them immediately but they are there. And now I am on a path to explore that.
I try to talk to one person at a time. If you send a request, and I don't respond, please do send me a message. I will try to connect as soon as possible. Thanks.
"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." --Rumi
****Currently not taking on new chats as I am applying for masters programs. If you need to, message me and I will do my best to get back to you asap! If I haven't gotten back to you in 3-5 days please send me another message.****
Hello my name is Anna and I am a twenty-two year old biology healthcare and neuroscience student in Wisconsin. I am getting my degree in genetic counseling. I have always been a listener to those in need and I hope to continue to be so for the rest of my life. I have experience with anxiety and depression as well as other mental illnesses. In addition I am a trained sexual assault victim advocate and human trafficking advocate. I know first hand what it's like to live with anxiety and panic attacks. I know life isn't always easy and I want to be there to walk in your shoes if even for a short time. You'll never walk alone.
"'Cause if there's one thing in life, that I've learned so far, It's that we're all a little stronger than we think we are. And you can bend a little farther, or you can stay just how you are." - 'Who You Are' Paradise Fears
Although I am unable to be online all the time feel free to send me a message and we can set up a time to talk! I look forward to chatting with you!
Dillion's Schedule for PM's02/20/17
In office between 5PM - 9PM EST02/21/17
Out of Office02/22/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/23/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/24/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/25/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/26/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/27/17
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST02/28/17
Out of Office03/01/2017
In office between 4PM - 9PM EST Please note that I may have a delayed reply to PM's for about 3-5 days due to my PM volume.
If you're an intern, and you need your hours checked, please e-mail me with the following information, and the subject as Listener Hours Request: (My email is Dillion@7cups.com)Listener Username: Date your Internship Started:
How many times you have checked your hours before this request:
Any questions you may have regarding your internship as well can be included in the email. ~My Involvement~Community AmbassadorTeen Chatroom Mentor LeaderQuality MentorChatroom Mentor My Listener Twins:@Sarra@Amelia@Jenna@MissZ@Amy@BunnyFrufru Below is a picture of my little best friend who passed away in June of 2016. His name is Ollie, and he brightened my day up like nothing else had before.
NOTE: I am currently working in Australia as an au pair, just outside a small town. I have limited WIFI of only 8GB's a month (yes, it's still possible to not have broadband!) and the connection isn't always strong enough. It might take a while for me to respond. Please keep that in mind :)
Hi there! I am an ambassador on 7 Cups of Tea, which means I spend a lot of time 'behind the scenes'. I am not online to take chats as often as I used to, but I will always respond to your message, even if it takes a couple of days. For questions or concerns about different teams or badges, you can always reach me by email as well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I've struggled with really low self-esteem, which lead to depression and other problems in my teenage years. Feel free to talk to me about those things and ask me any question you like; I would really like for other teens to not go through these problems as long as I did. Besides the experiences I had personally, I just got my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, so I am able and willing to support people struggling with all kinds of problems and ages as well, don't be shy! Besides any mental issues, you could also talk to me about anything else. I would like to think that I am really open minded, so just give it a try :)
I like to sing, read, write and eat, and I would really love to travel the world. My motto is "luctor et emergo" , meaning "I struggle and emerge". I truly believe that anyone can overcome their battles. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here and I hope you'll find what you're looking for. Take care, Evi.
[Currently inactive] Hello, I'm here for you at 7 Cups, doing my Law degree on the side. I like to listen to others and provide them with the attention they deserve and can't seem to get elsewhere. I'm currently battling my demons and I've been through quite a lot myself so I can relate to a fair amount of situations/issues at the very least. All fences can be opened... I'm all ears.
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with (fill in here). I enjoy (hiking, camping, reading [fill in here]). I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!
I'm a sensitive guy, 37 - that enjoyed a fun and at times frustrating single life but ended up with a great family, dove into a number of crazy business opportunities yet succeeded in becoming self sufficient when it came to making a living. I have been through a variety of tough situations in the past and in my everyday life and would like to share some of the ways I got through them, or how I can aid you in your particular situation. I enjoy talking about anything really - if you are lost and just need someone to vent to, or maybe have a specific topic that needs immediate input. I'm here. New Dads, are you looking for some kid tips, have a crazy question, just need advice on ramping up the parenting skills? - I've goofed, and learned - found resources and more I'd be happy to share. Hit me Up.
Hello! I'm Laur and I'm so glad you're on 7Cups. I am here to listen to you and guide in you in anyway I can.
I will keep an open mind, remain judge free, and be a friend when you need one.
Please take a look at my profile to see what I specialize in. If your catagory isn't there, you are welcome to message me anyway and I will do my best to guide you.
If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, send a message and we can set up a time to connect. I'm so glad you are here and I look forward to talking to you.
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to other commitments, I will not be able to respond to all messages at the moment. I try my best to keep up with you, but please don't be offended if it takes longer. I will be fully back starting end of May and then reply to all of your messages! :) ***
Hi! I'm Lukas from Germany and I really love talking and listening to people. I also had to struggle through life at some points. If you need someone to listen - either in English or German - you should start a chat with me and get to know me! :-)
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss