The Refuge Center exists to offer excellent, accessible, and affordable mental and emotional healthcare services in support of a transformational impact on communities.

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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Finding Your Way in the Face of Traumatic Loss

A traumatic event in our community takes our breath away. It sends us into fight, flight, or freeze. Ourminds spin trying to make sense of it all. We look for answers and reasons and don’t always get them.We make calls and send texts and hit “refresh” on news apps, trying to gather information andreassurance. We […]

Talking to Kids about School Shootings

Early this morning, our Nashville community suffered in unison. The devastating shooting at Covenant School left many teachers, school staff, parents, and children in fear along with amyriad of other emotions. While we mourn the precious souls that have passed, we urgeparents to look within their homes. It may be first instinct to try and […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony a success at the future home of Refuge

Groundbreaking at Refuge’s new Long Lane property was met with plenty of laughs, cries, and hope. To read more, click here.