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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.

LoneWolf1010

Exemplar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi!!!  ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ నమస్కారం नमस्ते You can call me wolf!! and I don't bite😅  A teacher, engineer, animal behaviorist, travel enthusiast and a big fat foodie✌🏻😅Do you Feel like talking about anything or just wanna vent off? You know where to tap... What are you waiting for? Grab a steaming chai.. maybe a kettle too for refills.. Let's talk!!! *currently  accepting  personal  requests   only*welcome aboard Feel free to leave feedbacks    
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6631
India

KatRebane

Sage 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please note that I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social anxiety) and those who are struggling with self-harm. Due to a busy schedule, I am also unable to perform recurring chats at the moment. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgment or prejudice. My name's Katariina, I'm very easy-going and open-minded. The way I say things sometimes can be blunt, so if I'm coming across as insensitive, you're uncomfortable for any reason or starting to feel overwhelmed, please remember that it is helpful to tell me these things, and what you expect from our chat (it doesn't make you annoying). This is your space: you don't need to talk about anything you're not ready to; if you want to suddenly change the topic, that's okay, or if I'm not focusing on the parts that are most significant to you, don't let me lead you off-track! Getting everything off your chest is what's most important, we can always circle back to anything after. I might not be the best listener for the following topics:  Breakups (those looking to move on) and infatuations (e.g. crushes and love-triangles); bullying; eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem issues; envy (or jealousy); financial and work stress; self-control (including anger management); social anxiety; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better complement your needs.Topics I am comfortable talking about, but can help best with:  Mental illness (disorders) (such as but not limited to, anxiety; behavioural and social deficits, like those present in autism spectrum disorders/Asperger's syndrome (ASD) and other developmental disorders (please keeping in mind that I am not comfortable discussing self-esteem); bipolar disorder and mania; delirium and other psychogenic illnesses (neurosis); dissociative (and conversion) disorders, including dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder (DID/MPD); antisocial/dissocial (ASPD), avoidant, dependent (DPD), sadistic, schizoid (SzPD) personality disorders; and psychosis-related disorders, including schizophrenia); sexual health and sex-related issues (such as but not limited to, sexual dysfunction (including lack of, and excess of, sexual desire, and premature ejaculation (PE)); sexual preference (including fetishes/paraphilia) and sexual orientation; and healthy (and satisfactory) sexual relationships); and trauma. I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you're wondering if I am the right listener for you and have any other questions, you're welcome to request me or leave me a message. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request! If I'm offline, my inbox is always open and I will respond ASAP. :)Post-Scripts  - I accept casual/loneliness chats, but I'm not skilled at leading conversations.  - Those interested to know more about me: my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ, I am a Buddhist (although not a very good one, as I'm always putting off practicing) and I believe that everything comes down to philosophy (so it's something I'm happy to talk about, whether it's making sense of a messy situation or questioning the meaning of life).
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2729
Canada

LittleBirdie30

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently taking new chats and I would love to talk to you! Please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Have an amazing day!   
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1506
United States
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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
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Lindsay Scheinerman

lindsayscheinermanLPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
My work with clients is to help them recognize and build on their strengths to find solutions for the conflicts presented in their lives.
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St. Louis, MO
United States
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Cynthia Stocker

CynthiaStockerLCSWLICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW,
My approach is direct, kind, honest & collaborative. My clients appreciate that I help them in a way that cuts through the jargon and gives clear explanations.
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Ellis, ID
United States

Bubbles2025

Expert 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey! I am bubbles. I am a Female and I am 17 years old. I am a senior in high school with the love of psychology. Please read my bio before messaging me <3🌺My roles on 7 cups🌺💫Verified listener 💫Teen Quality Star(Mentor for Listeners) 💫Peer Support/Chat Support💫Room Support💫Chatroom Moderator  💫 Gloabal Moderator💫Doorkeeper 💫Healthy Living Team💫Sharing circle/healthy habits host/co-host💫LSC Host 💫LD Host 💫Project Agent(For LD)💫Saftey Patrol      My special Potatoe @Kara13V love ya 🌸Availability🌸 -Personal request/pms only -Focus mainly on long term but still take new chats. <3 -Sessions are about 45-60 mins -I am available from 4pm-11pm EDT(Weekdays) -Available 11am-10 pm(Weekends) -I usually reply within 30min-2 hoursNote! I do not take chats on Sexual Health or BPDJust A Note: Please do not overuse ! Or ❤️ When talking to me. It's just something that bugs me and triggers me.  Also, I use a lot of . (Periods) but that doesn't mean I'm mad or don't want to talk, it's just how I type most of the time. 💐Online- Means I am online and available to talk💐Busy- Means I am on cups and will reply when I have time💐Offline- Means I am not taking chats at the moment but feel free to pm me and I will reply when I am online✨Please note that I am very busy these days, and am not ignoring you. My main availablity is on the weekends from 11 am- 11pm EDT But will still be on during the week.✨   Why I joined 7 cups❤️ -🌼I joined 7 cups because I have been through a lot myself. I know what it is like to feel alone and unheard. I want to be able to provide a safe place where others can let go and vent about things on their mind without being judged. Reaching out is hard and so I want to make it easier for others and to remind them that it is okay not to be okay. My sole reasoning for joining is to help others and make sure they have someone to talkk to and feel less alone. 🌼⚡️How I listen⚡️- I will be there the best I can. I will have fast response times, and I will validate you. I make sure you know that your feelings are valid and that no matter what you are going through, you are not going through it alone. I will help push you to find ways to cope and better understand your situation, but will not do the work for you <3 I will ask open-ended questions, and will give you the safe space you need. <3My special listeners  My Listener Sibling: @Listeningsarinn My Listener Go to: @EmmaE  My PS Twin @LoveLilly My TQS Twin @sophiasanae  My Hosting buddies: @Starmedia, @vivelespatates, @fairyava, and @roweerainn123 My Listener twin: @dajia215 Other listeners I truly appreciate and won't forget: @AnnaListens06 ,  @EvelyneRose , @whenitsdarklookforstars , @itssoren , @kieran000 , @starmelon7 , @calmingMermaid5761 💘I want you to remember that its okay not to be okay. It is okay to struggle, It doesnt make you weak. You all matter and the world shines brighter with you in it. Sometimes we have to take a step back before we can move forward and thats okay. Life can be tough, but you are even tougher. Recovery may be hard but it isnt impossible.  HOPE stands for Hold On Pain Ends. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are enough. Never forget that. 🔐"If you want to fly, give up on everything that weighs you down."- Buddha💞  
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308
United States

SoulSupporter102

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm SoulSupporter102. I'm glad you found my profile! I believe that nobody should feel they are alone and have no support. You are worth so much and are valuable! Remember that What I am part of on 7 Cups:- Verifiers Team - Safety Patrol- Room Supporter for: - Trauma Support - Depression Support - Addiction SupportActive Status:Green - I'm Available To Chat.Orange - I'm either busy, or away for a bit. Red - I am OfflineI am not always on, but feel free to send me a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can   If you would rather find a listener that you think will best help you, search for one in the link using the filters provided: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/
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502
Canada

rebecca947

Sage 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :) Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Monday at 9/10pm ET! I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1238
Australia

DrumDude

Genius 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome to 7 Cups of Tea. I am a certified peer/family support specialist in the state of California, as well as a certified life coach. I'm an experienced mentor, and a long time Buddhist practitioner. These diverse models have all contributed to my growth, and I believe have made me a better Active Listener. We are living through very difficult and challenging times. Some of us were struggling with life before, some of us are finding the world harder than ever. Whatever you are dealing with, I hope we can make a connection, and I hope you feel better after we chat.
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3158
United States

Juzzy

Expert 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey Peeps, im Juzzy, Let me introduce myself a little, I've suffered from depression and anxiety for many many years now, thankfully they are both things ive overcome in my own ways and after a long time of fighting it. I'll admit im a gamer at heart and as a gamer myself i locked myself away from the world for years when i was suffering depression and gaming was something that had actually helped me out of it, as well as the people i met online, years later and here i am, doing much much better thankfully, also as a positive i do a lot of video game ingame photography (Using Nvidia Ansel & Photoshop) also into table top warhammer 40k tho more the hobby side. I will admit that if your looking for a professional tick all boxes listener chat, then that is not me, i am australian so our curse is we're pretty down to earth, if you need someone to vent to, to sit there and say nothing and just let you scream it all out then you couldnt of found anyone better then myself, so be it venting or just help in general to where you feel like your talking to your best friend, then swing me a message :) im always here to help.                                                   Avaliable - Avaliable and Willing to help anyone, drop me a line                                                          Busy - Will be slow replying but will definately get back to you                                                       Offline - Feel free to leave me a message and ill get back to you ASAP  Members, Listeners or Guests my door is always open to you  
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1355
Australia

lovelyNight9853

Intermediate 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am a current college student that is willing to listen and support others.
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271
United States

healingWhisper

Scholar 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Welcome! I am glad you found me here on 7 Cups.   I offer support in the following areas: depression, managing emotions, panic attacks, anxiety, break-ups, domestic violence.  Feel free to leave me a message here and I will get back to you as soon as I can or book a live chat here          Safety Patrol Team,         Verified Listener,        Long Term Support Listener,         Peer Support   
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297
Slovenia

VicK5123

Master 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey there. :) I'm AK from India. Call me Vic/Victor. I'm 17, but don't let my age fool you. I have wisdom way beyond my years, because I've personally witnessed and successfully overcome a lot of different issues in my life. I intend to use my knowledge to help you as best as I possibly can. Reach out to me if you want to let out your feelings, or if you want to share a recent happening, or if you need a friend to talk to. I'm there to listen to you and help you figure out a solution for your problem I hardly ever keep my status as online 🟢, so reach out to me anyways, even if my status may be busy🟠 or offline🔴. I don't keep my status offline🔴 on purpose usually, so if my status is red🔴, then I'm most likely not on 7cups at the moment. My timezone is IST (ET + 9½ hours). I'm on 7cups from 3am ET to 3pm ET, usually. I can definitely arrive earlier than 3am ET and stay later than 3pm ET. But, my schedule is unpredictable, so let's just assume 3am - 3pm ET as my availability. In this time period, I may not be consistently available or online, because I live my everyday life in this time period as well, so forgive me if I respond late to your texts. I take chats for a maximum of 60 minutes. Sometimes, I may take them for less than 60 minutes also, depending on the situation on my side. I can extend the time if really needed. But, let's try to deal with your issue as soon as possible.😊 I'm usually not fine with casual chats, so please don't reach out to me if you need to pass some time. I've dedicated my time as a listener to help and support those in need, not to entertain those who are bored. I can always make some exceptions, but that's entirely up to me. (Listeners and members I already talk to are allowed to PM for casual talks🙂) Just note that I have my limits and I can't handle  some extreme conversations. If I feel uncomfortable dealing with/listening to your situation, I will let you know, and refer you to another listener. Please don't reach out to me if your issue is related to sexual abuse. I'm usually not comfortable listening to such issues.Some amazing friends of mine:​​​​​​@lueurspace - My 7cups bestie, friend and elder sister. Thank you so much for being there by my side, and for being my closest friend. Your presence is enough to make me smile and happy. I don't have enough words to describe your value. I love you❤​@SuryanshSingh - My listener coach and verifier. A very lovely and helpful guy. Thanks for your guidance, Surya❤​​​@ItssssMJ - She was my listener when I first joined. One of my closest friends on 7cups. Thank you so much for being there when I needed support, MJ. You're awesome❤Shoutouts: @considerateParadise6717 @fairyava @mamtasha22 @calmingMermaid5761 @Greenchoice1 @Rhlexia520 @sia1325 @Anna706 @kieran000 @jessrabbit7 @shiningSky3745 @ShiningStars1 @EmmaE @KateDoskocilova @Starmedia @CommunityModAnne @CommunityModElliot @CommunityModJennie @richuyulin @Fristo @DonaldDraper @rrretsuko (Some more people will be added soon) Thanks for reading my bio. Have a great day/night :)(Bio Last Updated : 14th June 2021)
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522
India

TheGoodFairy

Expert 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you are, then I'm happy for you! If you aren't, then I'm here for you. I know times are tough right now, but I promise things will get better, and I will be here for anyone if you need it. And please don't be afraid to reach out; this is a judgement-free zone for all of us to grow. Please approach me for support at any time, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please remember that no matter who you are, I genuinely wish nothing but the best for you! Love,The Good FairyP.S.  I am on the ace spectrum as well as a survivor of r*pe.  If you identify with either of the two, please come talk to me and I will 100% empathise and be here for you.  However, I have gotten quite a few members coming to me to talk about the act of s*x and an addiction to it; please understand that I am both inexperienced in and triggered by that line of conversation.  So as much as I wish for you to get the support you need, if the conversation goes down that line of thought, I think another listener can do more for you than I can.  Thank you for understanding.
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107
United States