Molly Parker is a therapist at The Refuge Center and a native of Franklin, Tennessee. Molly received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mississippi, and she received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee-Nashville. She is licensed as an LMSW and is pursuing LCSW licensure.
Molly is passionate about partnering with children, adolescents, and families, and she believes that the best work and healing comes from a strong therapeutic relationship. Molly has experience providing school-based therapy and counseling to children in foster care who have experienced complex trauma. She has worked with clients who are managing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger, life transitions, and traumatic events. Molly is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates components of Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She believes in utilizing a strengths-based, trauma-focused perspective and considers it an honor to walk alongside clients during their journeys.
Mari Hanson is the Senior Staff Administrative Assistant at The Refuge Center. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Biola University and an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She most recently worked as an Executive Assistant at her church in California, and previous to that worked 10+ years supporting youth and families at a treatment center for abused children. She is passionate about helping others and her role in supporting the staff and community at The Refuge Center.
Amy Holmes is delighted to be serving as an Administrative Assistant at The Refuge Center for Counseling. Amy comes to The Refuge Center with a heart for ministry and a sincere love for people. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission of The Refuge Center and the renewed hope it offers the brave people that walk through the doors everyday seeking support and compassion. Amy brings with her a life journey full of experiences that have given her the gifts of true empathy and kindness for others walking through difficult times.
Sarah Chisolm-Miller is a Master’s level intern studying marriage and family therapy and clinical pastoral therapy at Belmont University. She is also a member of the AAMFT. Sarah is passionate about having the honor and opportunity to sit with people as they wrestle with life’s traumas and sorrows, discover internal strengths to heal from hurts, and hone skills to journey through life in the most holistically healthy way possible.
Sarah is fierce believer in developing self-compassion and approaches therapy using holistic and integrative modalities. Sarah has valuable experience which informs her work, particularly with grief, couples, those journeying through miscarriage and child loss, the stresses of ministerial life, religious trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting, and those battling chronic illness.
Erin is a Master’s Level Intern studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Lipscomb University. She is also a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (TNAMFT).
Erin is dedicated to working with children and families to bring equilibrium to their daily lives with common-core factors through her practice. Specifically she focuses on experiential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and mindfulness techniques. She is in training for play therapy and interventions for parent & child.
With a BA degree and more than 20 years experience in the corporate environment, Erin is also passionate about helping adults through life changes including infertility, divorce and life stage transitions. Upon requests, Erin also incorporates spirituality for faith based clients.