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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March 1 News

March 1, 2017

March has certainly blown in like a lion both with the weather here in Middle Tennessee and for The Refuge Center for Counseling. This upcoming weekend is a busy one for us. We hope to see you at one of these events.   Saturday, March 4, 2017   The Refuge Center for Counseling’s featured charity game […]

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February 2017 News

February 10, 2017

We hope everyone has had a wonderful start to 2017. We’d love to share what is going on at The Refuge Center for Counseling. We have a busy and fun few weeks ahead in our community. Please check out our February Newsletter.

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2017 Taste of Williamson

January 25, 2017

Sunday March 5th 4:00pm update: Please purchase tickets at the door at Cool Springs Galleria. Nonprofit agency pre-sales are over now. You can purchase tickets at the door for $40. Thank you! Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm at Cool Springs Galleria.   The Refuge Center for Counseling is thrilled to once […]

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Hungry for Healing

January 24, 2017

Hungry for Healing was created in Fall 2016, when The Clergy Community Faith Alliance met with school counselors, clergy, first responders, and Chief Faulkner and Sherriff Long, to discuss the alarming statistic that while suicide is the ninth-leading cause of death in Tennessee, claiming over 950 lives per year, it is the number two cause […]

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2017 at The Refuge Center for Counseling Kicks Off With Staffing Changes

January 19, 2017

Connie Kinder has served as Clinical Director of The Refuge Center with passion and excellence. At the time she accepted, she gave a three year commitment, ending this January. As most are aware, in late 2016 our former Director of Compassionate Care, Linda Bennett, lost her hard fought battle with cancer. We miss her and […]

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Executive Director, Amy Alexander, Returns From 10-Week Sabbatical

January 11, 2017

The Refuge Center for Counseling’s co-founder and executive director, Amy Alexander, L.M.F.T., was the recipient of the first ever Sabbatical Grant of $23,874 from The Healing Trust in Fall 2016. The Sabbatical Grants program was created by The Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, to support CEOs/Executive Directors of nonprofits who need to take […]

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Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2016

Dear Friend, During this season of giving, we joyfully reflect on the impact of the sacred work done at The Refuge Center for Counseling. In our eleven year history, we’ve provided over 80,000 counseling sessions. This is possible because of your help. Because of people like you, many have found healing. Marriages have been repaired. […]

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