Stephenlarsen33

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

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.

Willing to help others find local resources
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About Stephenlarsen33

Biography

I am a 5x spinal surgery survivor, I live with Bipolar 2 disorder. I have personal lived life life experience overcoming and learning to manage medication dependency, and supporting others with medical conditions who have encountered this problem. I have family and others professionally I have successfully supported though some very difficult times in their lives. I would love to become your personal peer support, Please feel free to add me and reach out privately to me through my listing in the peer supporters directory. I am currently working in practice providing comprehensive community support services in Wisconsin, and I am certified by my state to provide that support to my assigned peers as a member of their treatment team. I have 3+ years of experience in the community, this includes 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. I am trained in QPR suicide prevention. I also have received training and certification by NAMI through their Peer to Peer and In our own voice presentation training programs. 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 meetings. 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! Again, Feel free to reach out for a one on one session if you are in need of support and think we may be a good match! I'm here to listen, support, share experiences and to help you find resources for you in your area!

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.

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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