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.
The Refuge Center’s mission was clear from them beginning—to offer affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need. Amy and Jennifer had discovered that there were few opportunities for affordable counseling in the area, as many local therapists charge $90 – $150 per session. They wanted to offer therapy to those who could not afford those fees, so they created a sliding-scale fee structure that ranges from $25 – $100 per session and is based on each individual’s income level.
We love our volunteers! Whether you volunteer by offering administrative assistance, performing maintenance projects, supporting special events, or by serving on our Partnership Council or Board of Directors, you are providing individuals, couples and families the opportunity to find hope and healing through counseling at The Refuge Center for Counseling.
The Refuge Center for Counseling is so grateful for our community of supporters! Without your generosity, we would be unable to do this work. Whether you give monetary or in-kind g...
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...
The Refuge Center has grown! On January 4th we added six new counseling offices and a new group therapy/training room to our current location. We also updated one of our play therapy rooms. We are thrilled to be able to serve more clients here and to enhance our mission of affordable, excellent counseling services. We are also grateful to Read More
By Tina Goode, Refuge Intern A friend recently flew up North to attend a cousin’s wedding. The wedding took place in a lovely lakeside location in the Pennsylvania countryside. The return flight to Nashville originated in a small regional airport near the wedding site. My friend arrived at the airport, checked her bag and boarded the plane for the scheduled depart... Read More