Hello! My name is Kim and I'm 24 years old. I would love to be able to lend an open ear to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties at the moment as I have personal experiences with depression, self-harm, suicide, and anxiety problems. I have overcome a lot in recent years thanks to all the people that were there to listen to me and I want nothing more than to be there for those in need, too. I have been studying Psychology for over 4 years now and received my Master's degree in October 2013, and hope to become a Clinical Psychologist in the future.
My interests outside of all this include reading, baking, playing the Viola, all things Disney and watching Once Upon a Time, and occasional gaming (mostly the Wii and PS3).
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 would love to talk to you! :)
12/22/15. I have been away for several months, nursing a broken heart. i will be back, just not sure when. Please feel free to leave a message.
Hello! My name is Randy. I'm a Verified Active Listener on 7 Cups, a Peer Support, and a Group Moderator. By day I'm a counselor with ten years in recovery. I like to offer solution-focused chats to help you achieve your own goals. I look forward to building our relationship! If you just want to vent, that's fine too.
Now, for a few disclaimers: I prefer to respond to personal requests, so please feel free to message me. I would also prefer that you take a moment to create a Member account. This allows you to provide valuable feedback on our sessions, and also for us to message one another if you would like to speak with me again. A note on the term "Solution-focused" - this is a type of counseling designed for short term issues. For example, a break up, a new job, a fight with a friend. It is not really something that can be used effectively for long term issues, such as abuse, personality disorders and the like. Feel free to message me if you have questions. I get many requests for it, so I thought I would add this clarification. Be well!
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
Welcome to your journey to happiness!