Helping Veterans & First Responders

Residential and PHP treatment programs for primary mental health, trauma, PTSD, addiction, depression, and co-occurring disorders.

Transformations at Mending Fences offers the Help For Our Heroes program which is specifically designed FOR veterans and first responders BY veterans and first responders in order to improve their physical, mental, and emotional wellness, helping to heal and repair their lives. This program specializes in treating military veterans and first responders who are suffering from primary mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Our location is on 400+ acres in beautiful northern Florida, an ideal setting for peaceful treatment and recovery.

What We Treat

We treat veterans and first responders struggling from mental health or substance use disorders including:

  • Primary Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Combat Trauma / MST
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Alcohol / Substance Abuse
  • Process Addiction

Experiential & Traditional Therapies

Our unique program offers a variety of individualized therapies which have successfully helped hundreds of veterans and first responders nationwide manage the problems incurred by job stress and chemical dependency. These therapies include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Creative expression/Music Therapy
  • Sand tray Therapy
  • Individual sessions
  • Trauma groups

Our Treatment Programs

Transformations at Mending Fences provides the appropriate psychological and physiological care necessary for healing. We offer a variety of traditional 
and experiential therapies and programs including:

  • Residential Program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Detox Program (Offsite)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Experiential Therapy (adventure therapy & art therapy)
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Choice of groups
  • Family Program

By Heroes For Heroes

The Help for Our Heroes Program was founded and developed by Carlos Farina, a Military Veteran who served 30 years as a law enforcement officer with the broward county sheriff dept in FL. When it comes to the Help For Our Heroes Program, the majority of the case managers, group facilitators, and therapists are either veterans or first responders themselves who truly understand what this population has been through.

Treating Trauma

Our primary focus is to help veterans and first responders who experience traumas including PTSD, combat trauma, grief and loss, and MST (military sexual trauma). Our licensed clinicians help individuals work through the traumatic events that continue to create obstacles which impede their progress toward long-term stability. Clients will begin to learn and develop healthy coping skills and begin to address their trauma in a safe space.

Physical Activity

Our clients are able to participate in a number of engaging activities such as grief group, Rucksack and virtual runs, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), yoga, meditation, and breath work. These types of activities can help improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood. We also have an on-site gym as well as a labyrinth for clients to utilize throughout their stay.

Beautiful Residences On-site

We are located on 400+ acres of beautiful Northern Florida landscape and offer a total of 24 residential and 12 partial hospitalization beds. We have an outdoor area designed for fellowship and a fire pit for chilly nights. In addition, we have large group rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center to ensure a sense of community and normalcy during treatment.