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What is a Listening Service?

Transcript of video:

Hi, I’m Deb Porter, owner of HOLD Hearing Out Life Drama.


I created a safe, confidential space for people to speak their truth without unsolicited advice, a space where uncomfortable feelings like sadness, anger, fear, guilt, disgust, can be spoken without judgment.


We are not for trauma; we do hope people will seek therapy for that. But if you don’t deal with drama, it can become trauma – stop it in its tracks.

Family, friends, and coworkers are great, but what do you do if you have something embarrassing or you’re not in agreement with what they think. You need to talk to someone further outside the people you know. I know it’s been true in my life. Sometimes, my mom and I just don’t see eye to eye. I know we’re not the only ones!

I’m here to actively listen to what you are going through. I was trained as a pastor in my 20s, with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling, a 96 hour Master of Divinity degree. Church ministry was not for me because of the conflict with the LGBTQ+ community. I believe everyone deserves to be fully accepted.


I train my team of Listeners so that what you get from a Listening appointment is nothing short of amazing. Unlike therapy, you don’t have to worry: How do I choose a therapist? Will it be a good fit? How quickly can I make an appointment? How can I find all that time?

It’s scientific fact that when we talk about what’s wrong, we feel better.


Here’s what just a few of our clients have had to say:

Eden says, “This is an incredible service - the kind of thing that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it, and why you didn't think of it yourself! GREAT way to unload tough stuff you'd rather not divulge to someone you know.”


From Inbal G: I scheduled an appointment with HOLD immediately after finding out some news that I wasn't sure how to process. Deb was incredible. She listened, only offered insight after I asked for it, and I left the conversation with a sense of ease and able to breath. So grateful for a resource like this –


And Anonymous said: “I loved that I could really let it all out and not have any judgment for my thoughts. I haven’t cried like that for a long time. I needed that.”


We offer appointments by Phone, Chat, or Zoom. If you’re booking on your phone, you may need to scroll to find the option you prefer.

Each 15 minute increment is only $25.


If you’re ready to be liberated from what’s bringing you down and feel centered again, click here to schedule now.

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