I’m not what you call “an active listener”. But I’ve been through a few things myself, so I might be able to help. No matter what the issue is, having someone who can understand you does help a lot. I may not have the answers, but I can listen to you, anytime. Leave me a message, I’ll get back to you ASAP. Happy to Help. :)
I'm glad we find each other here. I don't know what you are going through, but hey, you are not alone and I am willing to understand you. So please feel free to leave a message when you need someone to listen to you and/or to support you.
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.
Hi! I'm a trained active listener - listening to people speaking about their problems and passions is one of my favorite things in life. I've overcome a lot in my life and I'm here to assist you. Feel free to start chatting if you see me online. If I'm offline, you can still write to me, and we will set up time to connect later. Cheers!
Hello! :)I'm so glad that you have chosen to speak with me. Whatever your problems may be, please know that there is someone who really cares about you. I think of myself as the people's servant, someone who would be there in times of hardship. If you trust me (although I'm a stranger to you) your more than welcome to talk with me.
Whenever I am not available, please use this link below to schedule a chat session with me 😊 I promise the quickest response!
Just being there for someone, just giving them a hug or just listening to them when they need it the most can do wonders...
I have been there... Craved for those simple gestures... Now I'm here to walk with you, as a silent friend, as a non-judging companion...
Poke me when I'm online... Drop me a message when I'm offline... I'll surely get back to you...
One of the first things I ever loved was books, I think. It's something that's remained constant about me throughout the years. My favourite author at the moment's Marie Lu, and here's a quote of hers: Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.
Stories just attract me, I suppose. In much the same way, people do as well. It fascinates me that everyone's so unique, that each possesses a story that's unlike any other. And thus I'm always willing to hear your story, no matter what it is! When I read, I get so caught up in the story that my thoughts and feelings are secondary to what the character's thinking and feeling. I believe - and hope! - that I listen in that way too.
Regardless of your story, you're not a waste of my time, I promise. If you're struggling, I'm really sorry, and I hope that I'll be able to support you. If you've got something you'd like to rant about, then you may think of our chat as a safe space for you, and vent all you'd like. And though these are not the only emotions, I hope my point manages to get across - that no matter who you are or how you're feeling, I'll do my best to be here for you, because you're worth it.
Some things I've dealt with include anxiety, bullying, depression, eating disorders, stress, forgiveness, loneliness and self-harm. I'm a teenager, girl, sister, student and daughter, not necessarily in that order! That being said I'm willing to listen to you even if you're not going through anything that falls under the topics I've mentioned - but if you'd prefer to find someone else, that's okay too. You can do so here.
Welcome to 7Cups. My name is Imogene; it's nice to meet you. I'm so glad you're here.
Here's a bit about my involvement on-site! I'm awfully serious at times (as you can probably tell from my bio), but I'm always ready and willing to help. ✽ Peer Supporter, Peer Support Buddy
Listeners, if you've had a hard chat and need some support, feel free to message me! You're doing an amazing job and I'm so glad you've decided to give up some of your time to be a listener; being able and happy to support others is honestly incredible. Please remember that you're important too, though!
I also lead sessions in the Peer Supporters room! Here is the time:
- Peer Supporters: 11am ET, Fridays✽ Support Team Teen Star, Group Moderator, Group Mod Buddy, Support Session Leader and Doorkeeper
I'm a global Group Mod who leads support sessions in Teen Support (the team for which I also lead!), Self-Harm Recovery and LGBTQ+ Support! Here are the times for the sessions, held weekly:
- Self-Harm Recovery: 10am ET, Fridays
- LGBTQ+ Support: 10am ET, Saturdays
- Teen Support: 11am ET, Saturdays
I'm also a doorkeeper, so I can open/close rooms! Just shoot me a PM and I'll try and get back to you as soon as possible.✽ Project Agent, Teen Forum Star and Forum Flag Team
I'm a Project Agent on the forum team for the Needs Reply section! The forums are my favourite section of the site and I'm usually found replying to forum posts. I'm also a teen forum star for Teen Only Zone and the Needs Reply category! ✽ Social Soldier, 7Cups Intern Graduate with Honours and Internship Teen Star
I am a Social Soldier on the Twitter track! In addition, I was an intern in July and August 2018 and graduated with honours in September. I'm now an Internship Teen Star as well! ✽ Quality Teen Star, Chat Supporter, Safety Patrol Team Member and Q&A Answer Approver
As a Quality Teen Star, I can hold mock chats with you and guide you as a listener! I also help grade the Active Listening 3 course. As part of the Safety Patrol, I help make sure 7Cups is safe for everyone! I'm on the Q&A team as well, so I help approve the answers submitted to the Q&A page.✽ Community Teen Star Leader
Along with Mel, I lead the TOZ subcommunity! You can message me if you're interested in joining, or if you have any questions - I'd be glad to bring you on board.
Triplets with the incredible @ChassyMom and @VinylFlyTwinnies with the amazing @ItsDev and @LeetheUnicorn
I'm sorry but I'm not currently accepting new member chats unless referred right now. Please search for a Listener here or connect with a live listener.
I'm glad that you have found this site are are reaching out for support through difficult times. I am a trained active listener and am able to offer support most effectively for those who are going through addiction, grief, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Some of the things that I enjoy the most are reading, talking walks through the park, hiking, yoga and writing. I've overcome many obstacles in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online please don't hesitate to reach out. If I happen to be offline, you are always welcome to send me a message and we can set up a time to talk. I'm glad that you are here.
I am a person who has lived many walks of life, and have been through many difficult and challenging things. This has given me a deep compassion for others, so I will try to help you as much as I can. I will try to tackle a topic of any nature (except on sexual assault and suicide) but I specialize in LGBTQ+, Loneliness, Forgiveness, Family Stress, Bullying, Student Life, and Self-esteem. I love reading, cats, and the outdoors. I have learned a lot from being on my own and without support. This is a safe place for LGBTQ+ and everyone else.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny” – C. S. LewisMy Listener Twins:@Raspberrycheesecake@SouthernFlame@MidnightRaven999@BunnieLuv@Jenna@KarrotCake