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Anomalia

Paragon 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
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: - May 9 - May 16 - May 20-May 27 - May 30-June 2 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, Anomalia
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5503
United States

aky

Newbie 2
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
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
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490
United States

Annalia

Proficient 3
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
****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!
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593
United States

Beth

Scholar 3
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
I have passed my state's licensure exam, now I am waiting for my state license as a professional counselor. thanks for everyone's encouragement and support! Beth is married, has a blended family with 5 children, so she understands the challenges of this type of family and relationships. She also understands the pain of divorce and the death of a dream. Beth has an MA in Mental Health Counseling and BS in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Management. She is working on state requirements for licensing. All that being said, Beth has a heart for hurting people and is here to listen to what you need to say. Sometimes we don’t want answers, we just need to be heard. Real recovery does not transport you back to being the person you were before the tragedy; it incorporates who you were with who you have had to become. - Ron Deal
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2171
United States

Chaliercy

Master 4
Listens to Over 18
in last 6 months
I'm Bruno and I live in Brazil. I joined 7 Cups on 2014 motivated by the idea that we need to help each other. In addition to my 7 Cups work, I'm a member of the Youth Rights Comission and some students organizations. I'm a former activist at Drugs, Alcohol and Violence Prevention Program. My experise field revolve around LGBT, women's, civil and human rights. I'd be really happy if you want to chat with me. I'll be here if you want to tell me how was your bad day at the school (or a good one maybe, I hope so!), or how much in panic you are because it seems that nobody is here for you (we are!). I also needed help and I found it right here at 7 Cups. I learned that we can always be stronger than our problems, and I'm here to help you to learn it too!ADITIONAL INFO Availability: I'm currently readapting myself to the 7 Cups scenario. By now, I'm trying to be online all the time and take some chats. You'll see me here on holidays and weekends for sure. My personal life and 7 Cups: My life allows me to talk about a variety of things. I'm always participating and leading comissions, meetings and a lot of things that allows me to understand more about several scenarios you might be experiencing. Listeners: As you can see on my badges or statistcs, I don't spend many time on listeners chatrooms or talking to listeners, however I know how important it is. The point is that I prefer to focus on the priority here, and the priority is to support members and guests. 
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519
Brazil

Dillion

Exemplar 5
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
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.       
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1090
United States

Evi

Connoisseur 10
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
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 (evi@7cups.com). 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.
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772
Netherlands

HelpfulNick95

Connoisseur 2
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
University Partnership Mentor 7 Cups Chapter Team Click here to learn more about 7 Cups Chapters!   7 Cups of Tea Roles: ✓ University Partnership Operations Mentor ✓ 7 Cups Chapter Team member ✓ 7 Cups Fall 2016 Intern Graduate ✓ Campus Leader ✓ Verifier ✓ Verified Listener   Creator of the Fly Swatter Badge    My beautiful wife is @magnificentBeauty56!   Welcome and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Nick if you didn't already get that from my username, and I have a bachelor's degree in social work, finishing with a minor in criminology. I am currently a Probation and Parole Agent for my state's Department of Corrections. I help them reenter society after being incarcerated and I continue to supervise them throughout their supervision period. I hope to one day be a PREA Investigator or a Federal Probation Officer.  Have a wonderful day, and remember: deep breaths, you got this!    
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813
United States

Jaelin

Maven 8
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last 6 months
Hi, I'm Jaelin (I'm 26) and I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea.[[HOWEVER I won't be taking many new chat requests right now! As my focus will be placed elsewhere on the site for a bit, I recommend "browse listeners" and entering a specific search term relating to your problem to find a listener best suited for you]]I'm a trained active listener and I like to support those who are struggling with various problems and situations, most of which you can find listed under  "Areas of Expertise"  (And of which I have personal experience with) (The one's not listed there, I'll list here) • Life Stress • Long Distance Relationships • Medical Problems (Both Mental And Physical) • Problems related to School (High school or College)Fun facts about me; I enjoy swimming, reading, the beach, painting, writing & volunteering.<I am also a trained Crisis Intervention Counselor with http://crisistextline.org>I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help you do the same by listening and providing that much-needed shoulder to lean on that so many of us feel that we're missing. I believe that by showing people they aren't alone we can help each other from feeling those detrimental feelings of having nowhere to go and no one to help us.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. I'm glad your here! FREE 24/7 Support for people in Crisis.  Text HOME to #741741 (U.S.)  And #686868 (Canada)
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766
United States

Jake

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last 6 months
Hello! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step in your own self-care and, for that, you are amazing. I believe in the healing power of being listened to. I know that the fundamental thought of just being listen to may seem like it isn't very healing, but quite the contrary is true. When you are listened to, you feel: empowered, understood, connected, real, relieved. These are just some of the powerful feelings you might have. I am more than happy and excited to be able to help you on your journey of happiness (whatever it is that that means to you). Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you feel more comfortable or if there is something that I do that does not feel helpful; I love to grow and learn and I cannot do that without you. Welcome to your journey to happiness! Jake ♥
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278
United States

Kutless

Guru 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last month
Welcome to my little corner of the universe! My name is Karina and I am an 19 year old girl who lives for Christ!  On my free time I enjoy taking professional photography, journaling, and calligraphy! I am here to talk to you about anything! I have lots of experience with pregnancy, depression, self harm, anxiety, eating disorders, rape and abortion recovery. I won't judge. I promise.  I am an adult-teen listener so I can talk to anyone, regardless of age. Want to talk? Feel free to send me a message and I will respond as soon as I can! Thank you so much for reaching out! *Please not that I do not promote or refer abortions*
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548
United States

LilyMoonShine

Beginner 10
Listens to Over 18
over 6 months ago
Hello, I'm Phoebe. I have overcome a lot of things in my life such as self harm, depression and bullying. Even now I struggle with anxiety, managing emotions and being apart of the LGBTQ community but I decided to share my experiences by listening to others. I love TV shows, books, video games and comics and I can talk to you about any struggle you might have when i'm online. If i'm not online, just pop me a message and I will respond when I am.
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48
United Kingdom