The Refuge Center for Counseling opened in December 2005 as the vision of its founders Amy Alexander and Jennifer Gillett. Amy and Jennifer had a strong desire to serve their area of residence—Williamson County—which is recognized for its wealth, oftentimes overshadowing those who are in need. To live among great prosperity and to be in need is often to feel invisible.
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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.
Thank you for your interest in interning at The Refuge Center for Counseling. It is our goal to ensure that every intern gets as much as possible out of their experience at The R...
No one is immune to the impact of sexual abuse. Although much of the current research has shown how one abusive event dims the life of the victim, we live in a time where sexually harmful behavior has become so common that we avoid naming it as abuse. In the midst of such tragedy, most […]... Read More
Mental health used to be a concept that was often stigmatized, associated only with mental illness and often not socially permissible to be discussed openly. Mental health was neglected until it was ‘a problem,’ and even then, the problem was handled exclusively by a doctor. Thankfully, much of society has changed greatly in the last […]... Read More
As a nonprofit, we are often asked about specific immediate needs and how people can help. For almost a year, our services have been in such high demand that we are experiencing waitlists of up to 60 people per week. This is despite being open 71 hours each week—almost twice the average business hours of […]... Read More