My name is Leah and some things that I enjoy doing on my free time include painting, reading, listening to music and playing with my dog. I find meditation and exercise are two things I like to do daily that help keep myself mentally and physically healthy. I'm here to listen and provide support on any issues that you may want to discuss. I hope to create a comforting and open environment for anyone who wants to talk.
Think of me as a therapy pet who can speak! If you want to bounce around ideas or are just looking for someone to listen, I try to be calm, patient, and attentive. I've had a broad range of life experiences (working in college student life, the corporate world, and now for myself) and sincerely hope our chat brightens your day. Take care of you!
I like to help in any way I can, we're all human and life takes a toll sometimes. However, I will not discuss anything that can be precieved as sexual. It is not something I feel comfortabe with but feel free to ask me and I can let you know whether or not I believe you should be referred to a different listener.
▸▸▸Please read the following paragraph before sending a personal request◂◂◂ Above all else, I am unable to help those with self-esteem and related problems (i.e. negative body image, shame, feelings of worthlessness and social-anxiety), problems arising from the current pandemic, and those who are struggling with self-harm. Currently, I am accepting all topics (excluding the above), but might not be expressing empathy as much as some might require,(this doesn't mean I don't care, I'm a bleeding-heart and will do everything to try to help you, so any way I can change my listening to better support you, I really encourage the feedback), please keep this in mind if you're requesting me. Thank you for understanding. My proficiency is my knowledge of psychiatry, and lack of judgement or prejudice. My name's Katariina; I'm very easy-going, open-minded, and can understand the majority of situations. I'm a very honest person, therefore what I tell you might not be what you want to hear, but be assured that I always have the best intentions. If you find that I am being too insensitive, you'd be able to inform me of your opinion and I'll be able to change my behaviour accordingly. Yet, I'm a stereotypical Canadian most of the time: kind and polite, not to mention maple syrup loving. I might not be the best listener for the following topics: Breakups (I'm unable to help 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; social anxiety; transgender issues; and unwanted/unexpected pregnancy. I do not accept personal requests that pertain to these problems. Please seek another listener that will better compliment your needs. I am comfortable with many topics including, but not limited to: Mental illness, such as anxiety (GAD), Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, depression (MDD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative identity disorder (DID/MPD), and other psychosis-related disorders; sexual issues; and feelings of guilt (especially relating to significant wrongdoings). I accept all requests dealing with the mentioned, sometimes even when I'm marked as busy. If you request me with a different issue, I may turn you away. If you see that I'm online, don't hesitate in sending me a request!Post-Scripts
- Please be warned that I tend to have a "suck it up attitude" and might not be the right listener for some who would like to talk about depression and I do not take chats with those struggling with low self-esteem or self-harm.
- I accept chats on loneliness, but I'm not very talkative and might have trouble carrying a light conversation.
- Those interested to know more about me: I am more logical than I am emotional, I possess many extensive philosophical and spiritual views (for example, I am of Jewish belief, however, I practice Buddhism, which compliments my nihilism). Also, I have obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).