You're Not Broken.


Thin Line Counseling is a safe, confidential place for all emergency first responders and their families to sort through the unique and challenging issues that stem from an inherently dangerous career of shift work and odd hours, repeated exposure to critical incidents, and constant pressure to be infallible. Here you will find an environment in which you can be real—no need to sugar coat the ugly and traumatic things you’ve seen, done, or thought about because I can take it. If you’re looking for someone who “gets you,” someone who won’t shy away from the hard sh*t but will stay by your side as you explore the dark and perhaps scary thoughts and feelings that creep up on you then Thin Line Counseling is a place for you.

Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

At Thin Line Counseling, my goal is to help you stay strong, face your fears, and maintain the courage and dedication it takes to do these jobs. I utilize evidence-based techniques, theories, and approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality/Choice theory, Person-Centered therapy and Gestalt therapy, to help foster resilience, recognize and avoid burnout, and deal with stress in a healthy way.

The Thin Silver Line is a symbol used by Correctional Officers to pay their respects to actively serving officers as well as those killed in the line of duty.

The Thin Gold Line is representative of the loyalty and strength embodied by Emergency Dispatchers and Communication Specialists.

The Thin White Line symbolizes EMS workers who bravely fight the battle between life and death that occurs on the streets during a medical emergency.

The Thin Red Line refers to the last ounce of courage firefighters find deep in their blood to conquer their darkest fears in order to save and protect life and property.

The Thin Blue Line refers to the concept of Police and other Law Enforcement officers as the line that keeps society from descending into violence and chaos.

The Thin Green Line is a symbol used to show support for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, as well as Federal Law Enforcement Agents dedicated to keeping America safe.

About Tonia Lowe

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an unshakable level of admiration and respect for our nation’s emergency first responders.

Over the last 4 years I have earned the trust and respect of numerous police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and dispatchers by offering confidential, empathetic, and candid counsel during their most troubling times. I’ve been called upon to provide clinical oversight and support during several critical incident debriefings and have assisted with developing and improving departmental peer support programs. I also spent close to 10 years as a volunteer victim advocate with my local police department, an experience that taught me a great deal about how working an emergency scene can impact the mental and emotional well-being of those who show up to help.

My studies have included specific emphasis in crisis and trauma counseling; I have also completed and regularly attend a variety of professional development and continuing education courses related to emergency first responder cultural competence.

I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University (Columbia, MD) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Regis University (Denver, CO).

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