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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.

TaranWanderer

Sage 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: ūüĆí I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. ūüĆď I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. ūüĆĒ I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. ūüĆē LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

positivePumpkin22

Sage 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hiii!! I'm sooo glad that you decided to check out my profile. Feel free to message me anytime!!Members, I appreciate that you have reached out for support. If my status is  Green  -- go ahead and send me a message. I'm looking forward to hear from you!If my status is Yellow -- Im sorry, I cant take anymore live chats.If my status is  Red  -- you can send me a message as long as I am not on a break and I'll get back to you as soon as I canI am so sorry but I Do Not Take chats on sexual topics and LGBTQ+ because i am not the best person to address those issues, you can find another amazing listener here. Thank you for understanding.If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource. If you have questions or wanna know more about active listening, 7cups site navigation (what is what, and where you can find it), Leadership development program, internship program, teen transitioning (teens moving to adult side on their 18th birthday), becoming an adult-teen listener - hit me up & don't hesitate to ask away!While you are waiting for me, try to do my happy dance, might make you feel a lil bit better!!Welcome To My Unicorn IslanddI am Hanna, an 9-teen year old coffee and book lover who looovvee to connect with people and understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions, so dont hesitate to poke my inbox.  I'm enthusiastic about exploring new things and ideas, I like to push through boundaries and comfort zones and is constantly on the road to be the best version of myself. I am passionate in psychology, business and teaching field. I also love martial arts, especially karate.My Roles On 7cups :# Adult- teen listener - I listen to both adults and teen and offer support at the teen side of 7cups. # Safety patrol member - I flag profiles and ensure safety on 7cups. If you see any profile (username, bio or profile picture), you can pm me and I can flag them.# Teen transition mentor - I mentor teens who are aging up before, during and after their transition to adult side. If  you have any questions about teen transition or becoming a teen transition mentor - leave me a message!# Group Support Outreach - (Aging up Program Outreach Team) I reach out to people eligible to join ATL and Teen Transition Mentor team. If you or someone know is eligible for applying for ATL or teen transition mentor - leave a message and I can give you the resources!I am happiest when i can be myself, sing and dance around the streets like there is no one around.    I also love to sing a song out of absolute nowhere and do my tiny dance moves.  I love it when i have the space and freedom to choose my passion and do things that makes me happy that is my happy place. that is my unicorn island. a place where i am just me! and surrounded by lots of awwwesome people.7 cups is one of my unicorn islands.  I love the community and the fabulous people here at 7cups 7 cups provided me with a platform to reach out to people and help them and I am so grateful for that.                                                                 i believe that everybody deserves a chance to be listened and helped. I believe thats it's very important that everyone has a shoulder to cry on and a body to hug. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged.  I'll always be here. You can message me anytime. I answer everyone in the best way I can.I love all of you and I care for all of you. i am fighting my own battle everyday.  i know what it means to be alone.i understand you. i think you makes sense. maybe you dont see it now but in larger picture, your problems makes sense, so do you.MY  LISTENER   TWINS :   @carefreeSea8899  - My first friend here on 7cups. She is the kindest and sweetest person you will ever come across. <3@DreamTouch - she is very kind, very sweet and has a very beautiful soul. <3 @PinkAward - she is awesome, genuine and very open minded . <3@enchantedlove- she is very friendly, approachable, and open minded. I'm so glad I met her <3MY  BEST FRIENDS :  @SammyRocksListener - she is a very cheerful, adorable and a really cool girl. she makes everyday of your life just better and beautiful with her infectious cheerfulness <3@JojoRK - Jojo is just amazzinnggggg. She is super friendly and one of my good friends here.People Who Are Important To Me :@Goodhomespring3 - She is one of the best people i have met here. An angel.@Sydney113 - Syd is an amazing friend, beautiful inside out.@benny0 -- benny is just increddibblleee. An awesome friend, someone you can always count on.@comfortableEyes5 -- A wonderful person filled with positivity.Thank you for all the work you do here <3@DontFearToDream -- Dream is the definition of refreshing, positive and encouraging listener. They never fail to bright up my days with their amazing self and infinite compassion. Thank you so much for being the incredible, wonderful person you are. <3oof i love all of you guys sooo muchhh!!! 
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1764
United Arab Emirates

joshcrs101395

Pinnacle 14
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
~ Hi! ~I'm a recent college graduate with a degree in English & Communication, a writer and proofreader, a music enthusiast and TV/film buff, and a former college radio DJ. A few years ago, I had some people come into my life who had been struggling with some things, and I was able to be there for them and support them in ways they seemed to appreciate greatly. I came to realize how passionate I am about making others feel good, and how much I always want to offer support or help them feel better when they're down; and I became a listener on 7Cups because I wanted to extend that to some of you. I've been a listener here for over three years now, and I still love doing it.I can talk with teens as well as adults in their 20s or 30s, and I offer long-term support. If you'd like for us to chat, please message me a brief description (it doesn't need to be more than a few words long) of what you're struggling with/looking for support with, and I'll get back to you when I can! These are the topics I have the most experience talking with people about:Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, & Body Image Strategies & exercises to help you accept yourself & your body, & take steps toward self-loveAbuse Recovery Helping you recover & move forward from physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, work toward blaming yourself less, & manage symptoms of PTSDAnxiety Strategies to help you manage & overcome your general anxiety, social anxiety, or panic attacksDepression Learning self-care strategies, healthy coping skills, & ways to counteract the thoughts & beliefs that fuel your depressionBreakups Strategies to help you manage & work through your emotions, & move forward from a difficult breakupSomething I like to remind people: There's more to you than just your struggles or your mental-health issues; there's more to you than just the worst things that have happened to you, or the worst ways people have treated you; there's more to you than any one aspect of your life. Let's chat about what's been difficult and see if we can find some strategies to help you feel better. Sending you lots of love and positive vibes (and a hug, if you'd like one) and I'm looking forward to talking with you soon!~ In memory of Ana ~
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10831
United States

Ahlex

Pinnacle 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Please read (at least first paragraph) before messaging me.Welcome, I'm glad you're here!¬†Topics I DON'T¬†take: career & financial stress, politics, religion, spirituality, cheating, polygamy, labels (sexuality and gender), chronic pain, disability issues.¬†I am also happy with casual conversations or to keep you company!¬†Or if you want some funny/cute YouTube videos.My chat style: I'm very patient, down to earth, I try my best to understand everything and prefer a friendlier approach than most listeners, but am mostly practical and logical. I don't give fake validation or tell you what you want to hear. I never disappear mid chat and reply as fast as possible. I am also quite talkative, so you can feel free to ask me anything!‚úį I'm a very direct and don't like to beat around the bush, so please keep that in mind if you are very sensitive.¬†I prefer a tough love approach to life.¬†And don't be afraid to message me anytime even offline, I am very open and friendly!¬†About me:¬†My name is Alexis but you can call me Lex or Alex! I'm not a female. I'm 22, study medicine and worked part time as a nurse. I'm very extroverted and active with a lot of hobbies and obligations! I train gymnastics, play the violin, design clothes, paint, run workshops and I'm a big fan of horror movies and have a lot of pets. I love to travel and learn new things, meet new people. I've been through a lot in the past so I have quite the experience with many issues and people. I'm happily married to my husband and am a proud parent.Things I have experience in: relationships/people, depression, alcohol and drug addiction, violence, managing emotions, narcissism, guilt, kinks, incest (consensual), night terrors, parenting, anger issues and work/college issues.Things I DON'T have experience in: break ups, anxiety, lack of motivation, dwelling on things, LGBT issues, being sensitive, financial issues, strict parents, seeking validation/approval.‚úįI am fine with sexual, taboo and embarrassing issues as well, and won't judge you. But please don't make any advances towards me, ask me for my social media or demand a solution from me. I'm just a regular student doing their best, and not a licesened therapist.Thank you for reading, and I hope I can be of some help!¬†FAQWhat's your gender really? - I get asked this so much. I'm male biologically but I just look and live as a woman. I didn't take any hormones and I'm happy this way.What's your sexuality? - I don't have one. I've only felt something for one person my whole life. Anyone else never interested me or will. And I don't see the point of labels.Why don't you take chats related to studies and career? - It's not something I'm really interested in or that knowledgeable. So it wouldn't be a good time for either of us.When can I message you? - You can message me whenever, and I'll respond when I can. But if you'd like a chat please ask me if I'm available first.Why don't you tell me what to do/give advice? - I'm not a professional therapist, I'm not the expert on you or your situation and it is against the site rules. So please don't demand answers or solutions from me.Can I ask you personal questions? - Yes you can, as long as you don't ask me information that could be traced back to me or reveal my full identity. Especially not social media. ¬†
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9283
Russian Federation

Isentropic

Paragon 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
¬† ¬† ~ Hello, I am @Isentropic.¬†‚ėÜ Currently not taking Member's chat ‚ėÜ I am a¬†verified active listener at¬†7cups, I only¬†take chats on¬†-‚Äʬ†Anxiety‚Äʬ†Sleeping well ‚ÄĘ Spirituality¬†~‚ô° Take time to work, it is the price of SUCCESS. Take time to meditate, it is the price of POWER. Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual YOUTH. Take time to read, it is the way to achieve KNOWLEDGE. Take time to be friendly, it is the road to HAPPINESS. Take time to laugh, it is the music of SOUL. Most importantly, take time to LOVE and BE LOVED ‚ô°
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1575
India
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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

Heather225

Connoisseur
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello, 7 Cups! ‚̧ԳŹūüíõūüíöūüíôūüíú My name is Heather (my nickname is H), and¬†I head the 7 Cups Community Management Team. Please drop by my PMs if you have any feedback or safety concerns!You may know me by my birds!Tuna:¬†https://imgur.com/hKKOcojFlip:¬†https://imgur.com/NPPrtVG ‚̧ԳŹūüíõūüíöūüíôūüíúBe gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.¬†- Max Ehrmann, ‚ÄúDesiderata‚Ä̬†- NOTE: I am unable to take chat requests as I cannot respond in a timely manner. To find a listener click the¬†Browse Listeners. Listeners indicate if they are taking on new chats in their profile. The green dot indicates they are currently online. For urgent needs please join the general queue and the first available listener will connect. ¬†
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208
United States

ColorfuldogsofParadise

Specialist 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
¬†¬† I really like to study psychology. I really Like to help people out.ÔŅĹ
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202
United States

HopefulBambi

Discoverer 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
About MeHello! My name is HopefulBambi, or Olivia, and I'm so glad that you're here today. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I appreciate you! I am an 18 year old student who is majoring in Political Science, but psychology and helping others has always been a huge part of me. I am passionate about making others feel heard, and believe that every feeling is 100% valid. I enjoy reading, writing, swimming, listening to music, hiking, journaling, binge watching tv shows/movies, and playing video games.My AvailablityI currently have a response time of 48 hours if I am offline, and will respond to your message as soon as I view it. This time is fluid and may change at any given time. Please note that at this current time I am not taking any new 1-on-1 support chat sessions without an appointment first, or if you're a long-term member of mine. If you need a 1-on-1, you can submit to join the chat request queue by going to "Chat" and then "Connect Now", or alternatively selecting an online listener (labeled with a green circle) here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ , otherwise, you can send me a message working out a date and time for a one hour session. Thank you for your understanding.My RolesPresent: - Peer Support. I assist other listeners after they've had a distressing or triggering chat. - Chatroom Moderator. I moderate and provide a compassionatenvironment for the LGBTQ+, Sharing Circle, Support Room, and Teen/Member Community group support chatrooms. Sometimes you may see me hosting discussions from time to time. - Question and Answer Approval. I help aprove and deny answers to the Q&A section of 7 Cups. - Verifier Team. I work closely with the Quality Track to conduct mock chats with listeners who wish to be verified within the community. - Safety Patrol. I help regulate profiles by monitoring their username, bio content, and picture to ensure they are following the 7 Cups regulations. - "Uptown"/Aging Up Support. I host AMAs (ask me anything) sessions monthly to assist teen listeners with the aging up process and any questions they have reagarding the ATL role. - Adult Teen Listener. I listen to both teens and adults, working on both sides of 7 Cups.- Verified Listener. I have been verified by the community to provide quality support chats.Formerly:I have held many former positions. I won't go into detail with their duties as I am no longer apart of the teams, but will briefly list them all: Safety Patrol Outreach Team, Forum Supporter, and Internship Mentor.Remember...You are loved. You are cared for. You matter.
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216
United States

incognitoknight0101

Paragon 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
On Break!¬†Responses could take 48 hrs or more. Till then have chocolates ūüćęūüćęūüćęūüćęūüćę Glad you are here. :)‚ÄúThe moth prefers the moon and detests the sun, while the butterfly loves the sun and hides from the moon. Every living creature responds to light. But depending on the amount of light you have inside, determines which lamp in the sky your heart will swoon."‚ÄúOut of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."‚ÄúBeauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror."
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3472
India

PrettyPapillon4354

Explorer 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi! I'm pretty new to the adult side, so it would be much more comfortable for me to take chats from members who are under 25 ‚̧ Just until I get used to this ‚̧ You can call me Colleen, and I'm here if there's anything you want to get off your chest.‚̧ I love to read books, bake fancy cakes, and I love nature. I have suffered with anxiety and depression and I know how it feels to be unheard and completely alone.¬† I want you to know that you are special and unique, you are a gift and a blessing, you are important and cherished ūüĎĎ Your ratings and reviews mean the world to me and help me grow on my listening path. I do not accept sexual chats, unless they are about coping with past sexual abuse.¬†
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409
United Kingdom
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Anna Pavia

annapaviacounselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, psicologa psicoterapeuta psychoterapist psychologist counselor
I feel my work as my personal mission and I love it. My work with clients is nonjudgmental, supportive. I am a very good listener. I use several approaches. Amo il mio lavoro.
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rome
Italy

SynSavory

Specialist 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*ON A BREAK* Hello! My name is Syn and I'm an aspiring therapist in Canada. I am pursuing an MA in Counselling Psychology. I am a volunteer active listener, safety patroller, forum supporter, and peer supporter. Non-Profit/Government-Vetted Emergency Crisis LinesCrisis Text Line (USA): Text HOME to 741741Crisis Text Line/SHOUT (UK): Text 85258Crisis Text Line/Kids Help Phone (CAN): Text CONNECT to 686868 Government of Canada (CAN): Mental Health Repository Non-Profit/Government-Vetted Mental Health Apps MindshiftCBT - Anxiety/rumination managementClear Fear - Anxiety management SuperBetterApp - General self-care managementCalm Harm - Self-harm managementPixel Thoughts - Stress Management & mindfulnessDaylio - Journal management Worksheet Resources/Tools for Aspiring Counsellors & Curious MindsThe Counselling Teacher Therapist Aid Positive Psychology Psychology Tools Get Self HelpCOVID 19 Resources / Guides / Factsheets Centre for Disease Control: Website  Johns Hopkins University: Resources & Map  7-Cups' Covid-19 Repository
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1141
Canada
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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

WatchingOverYou

Paragon 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
HELLO and WELCOME, glad you're here, stick around!#Peace #LongLiveLifeI'm¬†PEDRO, a trained, active, and verified listener at 7 Cups.You can either call me that, Watch, WOY, You, or something like that... I'm not picky!PLEASE NOTE: Due to the very high volume of messages I receive daily, and due to my work responsibilities and other life events, I'm unfortunately unable to reply as quickly as I'd want to all the members who reach out to me. For that, I apologize in advance and ask and am grateful for your understanding.My roles: Adult-Teen Listener and Peer Support. Besides being a part of the new LDP (Leadership Development Program), I'm also an Intern Graduate With Honors.Twins: @ifyouknowtocountcountwithme¬†& @lyricalAngel70¬†I also and always tend to believe in the better side of people and am very empathetic.Being a¬†28 years-old man¬†from Portugal, I'm kind, honest, sensitive, calm, shy, smart, responsible, hyper-complex, and thoughtful by nature. And, as you may have already noticed by going over my profile, I'm also a positive, out-of-the-box, and full of life person.I've gone through living hell myself and emerged victoriously, so I know YOU too can do it and turn the tide around! Please see my listed categories bellow...Because I have Direct Lived Experience with Anxiety + Depression¬†+¬†PTSD/Trauma¬†+¬†Sleeping Well¬†+¬†General Mental Health +¬†Managing Emotions¬†+ Grief¬†+ Student Life +¬†Social Anxiety¬†+ Work Stress¬†+ Bipolar¬†+ Financial Stress +¬†Family¬†+ Getting Unstuck¬†+ Loneliness¬†+ Panic Attacks¬†+ Self-Esteem¬†+ Relationship Stress¬†+ Spirituality +¬†Breakups¬†+ Bullying¬†+ Exercise Motivation¬†+ Forgiveness + Recovery,¬†those are the categories I can provide the best and most effective support into.Find my listed categories disclosed below for further and complete detail.On the other hand, please know that I DO NOT take chats on LBQT+ & Self-Harm & Alcohol/Drug Use, as I do not feel qualified to be supportive enough at those.One of my mottos is always to try and strive to be the best version of yourself...If necessary, try to emulate a Phoenix, who, after burning itself with its bare fire, rises from its ashes, reborn! Also, if possible, instead of just giving a hungry man a fish, teach them how to fish, and they'll never starve a single day of their life.What Lights Up My Brain? What Turns On My Love?AKAWhat¬†Do I Care About The Most?My Girlfriend & Family + Helping Others + Playing & Watching Chess + Writing + Children + Reading + Watching Series & Movies + Mindfulness Meditation + Watching Sports.I'm here for you, for the times of need, and will be extremely honored to lend a supportive, compassionate, friendly, safe, respectful, and non-judgmental listening ear!You can count on me as a friend, your 7 Cups buddy, and my mission is to assist you in sorting out and through some of the most challenging times in your life!Also, any written¬†reviews, as well as ratings, are much appreciated!¬† ............................................................................................................So, let's talk and chat, then?!ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND...¬ęThe journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.¬Ľ¬ęThe toughest battles are given to the bravest soldiers.¬ĽAGREE?#BabySteps #Breathe #WeAreInThisTogether #YouAreGonnaMakeIt #KeepFighting
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1668
Portugal