Hope Grows 2017 Update

October 10, 2017

This was our most successful Hope Grows event in its five year history thanks to our community’s support. We are excited to let you know that we have exceeded our $100,000 goal! With your support, we raised almost $160,000! Praise God for stealing our show! We must raise $30 for every counseling session on our […]

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VOTE for The Refuge Center

August 31, 2017

VOTE for The Refuge Center to Win a FREE Data Analytics Project by Think Data Insights   We want to ask for your help with an exciting opportunity presented to us! A well-respected local firm, Think Data Insights, has been creating data analytics and business intelligence solutions for large and small organizations for the last […]

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Hope Grows 2017

August 16, 2017

THE REFUGE CENTER FOR COUNSELING TO HOST HOPE GROWS CELEBRATION AND ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER Mike Fisher, retired captain of the Nashville Predators, to be honored with the 2017 Hope Award FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Refuge Center for Counseling, a local nonprofit organization that offers affordable counseling services to those in need, will hold its celebration […]

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Shame Resilience Group Counseling for Women

July 25, 2017

The Women’s Group for Confidence & Connection is now taking new members, 18+, starting Wednesday, September 27th. 12 members max.  This is a closed, 10 week Psychoeducational group for women, using Dr Brene Brown’s work on Shame-Resilience. More information can be found here.

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Speaking Topics

July 20, 2017

The Refuge Center for Counseling is equipped to provide qualified mental health expert speakers for your organization, church, workplace or small group concerning a wide range of topics such as:

– Dangerous Relationships-Identifying the power and control dynamic and creating a safety plan
– Integrating healing art into your everyday life
– Protocols for caring for an individual who is suicidal
– Recognizing depression and anxiety in the workplace
– Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention

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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Infidelity

July 11, 2017

In Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for infidelity, the focus is not on the actual sexual betrayal itself, but on the emotional effects caused by an attachment injury brought about by the betrayal. Read more about this therapy technique here. 

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Brainspotting Therapy Technique

June 28, 2017

Brainspotting actually was discovered by using EMDR (a form of therapy which uses bilateral eye-movements). Click here to read more about Brainspotting on our Blog. Give us a call if you have any questions about this specialized therapy technique.

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Hope Award Nominations

June 14, 2017

The Hope Award honors a member of the Middle Tennessee community who embodies our mission — to empower, educate and support those in need. For the first time, we are asking the Middle Tennessee community to participate in the nomination process for the Hope Award, presented at our celebration and annual fundraising dinner, Hope Grows […]

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A Simple Challenge

May 10, 2017

By Refuge Center Intern Corey Springer Recently I’ve noticed the topic of minimalism riding another wave of popularity in media. The concept of living simpler in an increasingly complex society is understandably attractive. Learning to live simpler means learning to filter out our lives’ clutter so we can focus on what truly matters. Dreaming of […]

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Big News About The Big Payback

May 4, 2017

Wow! We are excited to announce that we exceeded our Big Payback goal of $50,000 and raised $53,630 from 107 wonderful online and offline friends supporting over 1,700 session hours on our sliding scale! This is a 30.3% increase from The Big Payback 2016 and we had 84.5% more individuals “paying it back” this year- […]

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The Big Payback 2017

April 19, 2017

The Big Payback is BACK! We are participating! We are kicking off The Big Payback giving day with “Coffee with the Counselors”. Come by The Refuge Center anytime from 7:30am-9:00am on May 3 for coffee (or tea!) and a goodie before work.  Come by for food and fellowship as we kickoff this day of giving. The […]

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Calling The Refuge Center For The First Time

March 29, 2017

We understand making that first phone call to inquire about counseling can be anxiety-inducing. We have two administrative assistants, both in school to become counselors themselves, answering our phones from 9:ooam-7:00pm every weekday. They are well equipped to answer all your questions about the process to begin counseling and our sliding fee scale system. If […]

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The Refuge Center for Counseling beings Neurofeedback therapy

March 15, 2017

Non-invasive Neurofeedback is a new therapy option for clients. The Refuge Center for Counseling will now be offering Neurofeedback therapy services. Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is a non-invasive technique that helps the client’s brain to train to self-regulate and increase optimal functioning. Neurofeedback is an innovative technology which harnesses the brain’s neuroplasticity – its ability […]

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