What exactly is a therapist on here ? what training do they have? How do I find a therapist? What can I do if I decide I don't like my therapist ? Etc
@Clementine666 therapy on here sucks. I would look for an person you can work with in person. I had a therapist on here for several months and all she did was check in once a day and recommended other resources. It’s total BS and not helpful. If your mental illness is not already being managed, look for a therapist you can work with in person.
@Larlar That is not my experience at all. If you add up being in touch with that person nearly every day! I am lucky (from a certain point of view). I have a trauma therapist whom I get to see for 45-50 minutes once a week for free. Then I can afford to have a 7 cups therapist Listener -- and a very good one -- for a month all for the the price of one, maybe two therapeutic 1 hr sessions. The point is 7 cups therapists give you another option for the kind of support you need, whever you need it. If you need something else, knock yourself out. But this works for me. I am in my 50's. I've been in counseling since I was 17. I believe you never stop growing and healing. I believe everyone needs a therapist, even therapists. Counselors come in all varieties and suit many different varieties of clients. If you want a good therapist with lots of really good experience here on 7 cups, Anna-Kate Miller knows her stuff. Here's a link. http://7cups.com/@AnnaKateMillerLCSW
@honestCup6891 I am so grateful to have found this resource. I feel very supported and encouraged here, and have made some positive breakthroughs on what is challenging me. I have not spoken/connected with any Therapists on this site yet. This is purely from connecting with a few Listeners. This in the mere 2 days I have been a member.
I am a fully licensed professional who has worked in the highest levels of care (acute inpatient, long term hospitalization, rehabilitation inpatient, and outpatient). I have a background that includes trainings surrounding evidence-based therapies such as, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, and Trauma-Focused interventions. I am a real person who can be available to my clients most evenings, Monday-Friday. Access to me is a chat away. With a local therapist, insurances usually only offer 2 visits per month or a maximum (ie. 12 visits per year). It's up to you how you would like to explore your therapy options but first you must believe that any sort of therapy can help you help yourself. In the end, you will be the catalyst for change but you do need a trusting therapeutic relationship that can help guide.
I NEED MY REFUND OF $150 RIGHT NOW! I SIGNED UP FOR THR FREE 3 DAY TRIAL AND CANCELLED THREE DAYS LATER ON TIME BUT WAS STILL CHARGED $150! I WANT MY MONEY NOW! I HAVE SENT IN ALL MY PROPER DOCUMENTATION AND REQUEST AND IT IS TAKING 7-CUPS WAY TOO LONG TO RESPOND AND GIVE MY MONEY BACK! THIS SERVICE WAS NOT HELPFUL AND THE THERAPIST TOOK WAY TOO LONG AND WOULD NOT TELL ME WHEN HER COMMON AVAILABITLTIES WERE! I DID NOT USE THE SERVICE AND HAVE BEEN TRYONG TO CONTACT YOU AND THERE IS NO TELEPHONE NUMBER TO REACH AND I AM FED UP.
@gentlePear6403 If you still have had no luck, I would recommend going to your bank and telling them, that way they can keep an eye on suspicious activity and depending on the situation the bank can re-imburse you. (Or they can in the UK, I'm not sure where you are.) But yeah, get your bank involved in this.
*shrugs* 7cups is usually pretty quick to respond (depending on day / time) & i've never seen them not issue a refund over trial unhappiness so <3'
we're here to love & snuggle you for free forever & staff isn't here to steals yr monies fer services not rendered so xP <3
(I'm asking this question my LISTENER account but am embarassed )
I know you're not allowed to talk about medications or say you're intoxicated
but are you allowed to acknowledge it if you use drugs recreationally?
I would not reccomend or condone use, I just want to know if I am allowed to say that I have used drugs recently and talk about experiances with said substances.
Anything I said would, of course, be aimed to help others and (again) would not encourage drug use.
Ie: Mushrooms having an effect on my depression
Interesting question. If you are supporting someone through substance abuse or usage, referring them to a medical professional would be helpful, as every person is different. In these situations, stick to your active listening skills and best practices. Empathy, Open ended quesitons, professionalism..etc. Sharing about an experience you have had in the past that relates to your member can be helpful, however, should be clearly explained and the topic should remain professional at all times.
As a member, I pledge to:
1. Remain professional, kind, and respectful.
2. Prevent hurtful rumors or gossip spreading.
3 Aim to grow and learn as a person.
4. Show respect and kindness to Group Moderators.
5. Refrain from sharing personal contact information.
6. maintain a confidential atmosphere.
7. Engage in healthy problem solving (I call this being involved in a continuous state of improvement).
8. Use proper conflict resolution skills with every person on this site.
9. Respect the boundaries of other community members.
10. Choose not to engage in sexting and flirting.
11. Never create second accounts on the site.
12. Not engage in hateful behaviors of any kind.
13. Not being suicidal, homicidal or abusing anyone.
and to hold these values:
We treat one another with honor and respect.
We provide high support and have high expectations.
We are building something that is greater than ourselves.
We recognize that life is messy, unpredictable, hard, and surprising.
We don't give up.
It is better to give than to receive.
@1Marg1 Thank you so much for the list of things to pledge to. I hadn't found it yet on the site. (I'm a new member: only 2 days. :-D).
That said, on the matter of not setting up second accounts:
I'm trying to AVOID doing that, but have an issue with my phone where it's stuck on the page asking me to set up an account (when I already have one). I put in a Support Ticket, but am wondering if there's another quicker fix out there? Any advice for a newbie?
My workaround has been to access the site off my laptop, but I'd really like to be able to access it off my phone as well!
ANY help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
@SpruceRaven Solved it.
I have noticed that only positive reviews are posted. I find this interrsting.
@1Marg1 Love the post. Staying professional and providing support is so important
I solemnly agree all rules and regulations of engagement of 7 Cups. I will adhere to give positive posts and authentic responses to those whom I listen to, to whom I engage with, and to not only all my new community members in 7 Cups, but for everyone I come in contact with daily. I promise to maintain respect for every individual I come in contact with as a member of 7 Cups. I promise to give insight, understanding, patience and thoughtfulness. I promise, where I can be a benefit to, I will be there. As in these promises, I take the oath to be a member adhereing to all rules, regulations and moral support that is required. I will help make humnity a better place to all the best of my ability.
signed://beautifulDreamer64// Date: 9/29/17
I'm thinking about therapy but one on one. The therapy here is probably useful to some but it is the money what puts people off. There's been few people who have signed up and been charged. It's suppose to be three day trail. You shouldn't get charged for that and the therapist should say if they like to continue and give them that option. I know therapy isn't always free it just needs to be explained clearly what people are signing up for.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am really confused. I was blocked by a listener and I can't figure out why. They asked me what my issue was and I said that I was having an issue related to weight control and just needed to talk it through and thought they could help. I was kind and polite. But suddenly I was blocked with no explanation.
I had specifically sought out a verified listener with great reviews, because I had two other listeners on the general line who went straight to "I think you should go see a doctor" or just one word answers. This is so discouraging. Am I missing something?
I'm sorry you had such an experience friend.
Know that as listeners we strive to be fair, and our quality projects are here to better the services we offer.
However, we cannot control everyone, and monitor everything.
If you feel you have been wronged, I encourage you to follow this link: https://www.7cups.com/supportDesk.php .
If you wish to talk about your problem, I'll be happy to schedule a time to chat with you.
Don't give up friend !
I'm pretty sure that I had posted this when I initially had started on 7Cups at some point, but due to taking a long hiatus, I felt the need to do this again. I have read the rules and take an oath to continue to abide by them.