Stephenlarsen33

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections
Willing to help others find local resources
English

About Stephenlarsen33

Biography

I am a 5x spinal surgery survivor, I live with Bipolar 2 disorder. I have life experience with medication dependency. I have family and others professionally I have successfully supported though very difficult times in their lives. I would love to become your personal peer support, I am currently working within my field in the city I reside in, and I am certified by my home state to provide support to my assigned peers in my regular day job as a part of my clients comprehensive treatment teams. I have 2+ years of experience in the community, crisis stabilization, conflict resolution, and peer support in psychiatric hospital settings. Additionally, I have experience working non crisis hotlines, (warm lines) providing a listening ear, compassion, hope and community resources to callers whom are looking for support in a non-judgmental manner. NAMI Peer to Peer and Nami In Our own Voice Certified and Certified in QPR suicide prevention. I take great pride in the individualized service and resource referrals I provide, and the time I spend with each client/peer. Feel free to add me if you would like some support, one on one, or for group ideals. I like to co facilitate groups with other peer specialists also, I have a few here on HeyPeers I look forward to working with in the near future!

Specialities

Recovery Story

Recovery status: I'm finally comfortable with myself and who I am. I'm comfortable with Where I have or haven't been in life. I have achieved acceptance of my mistakes, and pride in my successes.

Greetings

Hello! I'd love to hear from you and offer my unique life experiences, listen and offer my support to you. I love hosting groups , they are great places to meet others living with similar situations. In these groups we may become comfortable enough with each other to move towards one on one more specialized peer support on a sliding fee scale.

My Motivation To Help

As a peer, I understand what it's like to feel alone in my troubles . There are times I have felt like I was the only one who is going through the situation or condition I am or was living with. I learned as my recovery progressed: we all need people! It took me a while to gain new skills to form healthy relationships with proper boundaries; now I can finally say I know how to cope with my anxiety and enjoy socialization. My motivation to help is my life experience, now knowing exactly what I needed all along, and what behaviors I was ( or wasn't) engaging in that were holding me back.

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