David Braud

Dave is a Master’s Level Intern at The Refuge Center studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He also holds a BS in Art Education from the University of Georgia and an MA in Religion. 

Dave believes in everyone’s innate goodness while acknowledging that the complicated histories that have formed all of us often block our attempts to understand ourselves and others. Dave brings a combination of clinical training and life experience as he shares hope and help with individuals, couples, and families. 

Dave is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and also incorporates aspects of IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Narrative Therapy into his work with clients. He’s also a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator for couples wanting to incorporate this valuable tool for pre-marital work or for those wanting to strengthen their current relationship.

Madalyn Renfrow is a Masters Level Intern studying clinical mental health counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She holds a Bachelors of Music from Belmont University and is a board-certified music therapist. Madalyn is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association and the Chi Sigma Iota International Honors Society.

In her previous role as a music therapist, Madalyn worked with individuals having experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, addiction, and/or major life transitions.  As a therapist, she uses holistic, experiential and mindfulness techniques to help the client feel hope, reconnect with their bodies, recognize their dignity and value, communicate their needs and feelings, and most importantly be heard. She sees each client as the expert in their experience and therefore uses a client-centered approach, focusing on a client’s strengths and internal resources through the modalities of MI, ACT, TF-CBT, and solution-focused therapy. Madalyn has specific interest in working with adolescent and young adults and those who have experienced trauma.

Lindsay is a Master’s Level Intern studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Lipscomb University. Lindsay earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling at Lee University. Lindsay is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

While attending Lipscomb, Lindsay is specializing in Play Therapy. She has a passion for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and has a special heart towards those who have been adopted or have experienced living in the foster care system, as well as their families. Lindsay has a deep belief that no one is ever too far from restoration and has a desire to instill hope in everyone she encounters. She desires to create a safe space where children, adults, couples and families can bring any presenting issue into the room and feel accepted and cherished. Lindsay uses techniques from Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Bowen Family Systems and Restoration Therapy.

Piper Elrod is a Master’s Level Intern studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Middle Tennessee State University. Before starting the professional counseling program at MTSU, Piper graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. She is a member of the American School Counseling Association and the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.

Piper is eager to work with individuals across the lifespan with a focus on young children, adolescents, teens, and families. She has experience supporting those who are going through life changes or relational difficulties. She works with children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma, and behavioral issues. Piper has received specialized training in child-centered play therapy, expressive arts, crisis intervention, Gottman training, internal family systems, and other person-centered techniques.

Piper believes that each person is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and strength they need to heal, and she desires to provide a safe space to foster these qualities within them. Using expressive arts modalities, sand tray therapy, play therapy, and person-centered techniques, she hopes to empower her clients towards their most authentic and happiest self as they each bring their own perspective, past, and potential. Piper desires to create meaningful relationships with her clients that allow them to feel valued, understood, and accepted.

Lauren Prince is a Master’s Level Intern at The Refuge Center studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. Lauren holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from The University of Alabama.

Lauren is passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults on their journey to healing. Lauren has several years of experience working with young children in an educational setting, and she uses this experience to connect with children/young people on a deeper level. She believes in meeting her clients wherever they are in their life journey and walking alongside them in a positive, supportive, and safe therapeutic relationship.

Lauren’s therapeutic approach draws from various theories and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Some of her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and self esteem.”