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The Refuge Center for Counseling was founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of income level, deserves a chance to improve their life and find hope and healing through counseling.
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In this season of holidays and family gatherings we may find ourselves trying to intervene in another relationship for various reasons. This is referred to as a triangle, and focusing on a third party, often unconsciously, acts to reduce the emotional intensity between two individuals. This is done in an effort to relieve anxiety and keeps us from addressing the actual source o... Read More
by Laura Deneen, Refuge Center Intern Shame shows up in many different forms, across a variety of circumstances. A husband who returns home to tell his wife that he lost his job, an adolescent who frequently abuses substances, or a mother who tells her child she is unsure of the father’s identity are examples of situations that may be shame inducing. According to Merr... Read More
by Andrea Gregg, Refuge Center Intern
“For in grief nothing "stays put." One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A Grief ObservedGrief is an experience like n... Read More