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Reseach does not lie, and we know that emotional and mental wellness is based in prevention, that's where we come in.  Get to the end of your career healthy, happy and alive. Scroll down to see what services we offer for first responders, military members and their families.  
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What we do: 

Hold The Line Services exist to prepare, prevent, and save lives for First Responder and Military Member mental health and emotional well-being. Evidence based and experiential approaches to mitigate cumulative, relationship and traumatic stress. We utilize the power of the outdoors, horses and more for change. Located in southern Ohio, accessible to the Cincinnati region and northern Kentucky. All of our services are offered at a low cost to eliminate barriers to health and happiness. We appreciate any donation given. 

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Active Decompression

The critical steps we take in the days, weeks and months following after a bad call that sticks with us, can be life saving. Come out to our place and decompress, process and resolve individually or with your squad. Customized sessions including EMDR, acutue traumatic incident processing,  equine therapy, and getting outside in nature. Active Decompression is free of charge within the first six weeks after a bad run or bad call. 

 For immediate contact, please contact 513-278-3074

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Coming Summer 2022

 Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.


Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances.


We highly recommend that a person undergoes an EEG first so your protocol for training is based on your brain. We partner with Rightmind Wellness Center for EEG services. For more information on how to schedule and EEG, including costs please contact us! 


Training sessions are offered at a low rate for first responders. EEG rates are set by Rightmind Wellness Center. 

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Approach and Retreat- Retreats

Sound Familiar to you?

Have a parade of faces that run through your mind at night?

Feel shut down?

Not present with friends or family?

It doesn't have to be this way.


Retreats (sometimes called extended sessions) can help with distress after a bad run, the end of a relationship, anxiety, panic, and chronic pain. My job is to have your back, so you can get back to yourself. We utilize the same concept with our horses, we want to get a little closer to the "threat," while learning how to stay safe and feeling connected to ourselves. 


Typical weekly therapy sessions take months to years to have the same results we offer with our retreats. 

A single retreat day (or half day) is equal to (4-8) 45-50 min sessions. In other words, 1 retreat day is equivalent to 1- 2 months of weekly therapy, but the effects are substantially more powerful because of the continuity of the work. 


Your one-on-one day with a therapist means there is no wasted time saying hello, catching up or shutting down a session, you have their full attention. The retreats are outdoor and equine based, not in an office setting (although we can do traditional based therapy as well). 


Options are available for half day (4 hour) or whole day (8 hour) retreats, at a low cost for first responders. Most insurances cover the first hour and we offer the remainder of the retreat at a low cost through our non-profit. Financial aid is also available through our non-profit and other partnerships. At the end of your retreat, the therapist will coordinate helpful next steps for you , including a handoff to a first responder therapist should you decide you would like to carry on with therapy. 


Each retreat is customized, and can be booked under "book now," above. Locations in Clermont and Brown Counties in Ohio and Dry Ridge in Kentucky. 

2-3 Day retreats available by request


Financial Aid

Do you know a first responder who wishes to go to counseling but finances are a barrier? Know a First Responder who has encountered hardship or loss? We know that asking can be outside of your comfort zone, but we believe in overcoming barriers. We are here to help, email us today to find out more. 

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