When I started trauma therapy at The Refuge Center I was plagued with nightmares, fears, and anxiety. I refused to do EMDR because I was too fearful to truly face the trauma of my past. But my therapist worked hard with me and met me where I was at. In time I trusted her enough and felt safe enough to give EMDR a try. I am so thankful I did! It has been a hard journey – the hardest thing I have ever done. BUT thanks to EMDR, my therapist, and The Refuge Center (who made it affordable to do the intensive weekly therapy I needed) I FINALLY am at a place where my past doesn’t dictate how I view myself or how I live my life. I am not at all the person I was when I started doing therapy here and I will forever be grateful to my therapist and The Refuge Center for all they have done for me!
Female, Age 27
The Refuge Center has hit the sweet spot of providing affordable counseling that is both spiritual and practical. This combination has enabled me to take steps towards healing that I believe will last. TRC is a place where my faith can be combined with works to produce life in my soul. I find myself lighter and more joyful after each session; more proud of my progress. My counselor creates a space of safety where I can bring my pain, disappointment, apathy, etc., rummaging through the mess of my heart, without judgment. I’m always met with encouragement, understanding, and acceptance. In one of the darkest seasons of my life, TRC stepped in as a beacon of hope, guiding me towards a more whole version of myself. I am extremely grateful to God for that, and it’s icing on the cake that I am able to afford it due to their willingness to adjust to my income.
Male, Age 25
I feel like a different person now than the first time I came in. My therapist helped me find the confidence in myself I needed. It’s great to find a place that gives the help people need and works with them on a price they can afford. A fear of mine when looking for counseling was that it would cost too much and that I wouldn’t be able to afford it. The Refuge Center was a perfect fit for me.
Female, Age 45 (daughter age 12)
The Refuge Center has given me peace during a chaotic time in my life. My counselor that worked with my daughter was amazing. She really helped resolve some issues and helped us both get back on the path of healing. I’m very thankful that they offer a sliding scale which made the sessions very affordable. The Refuge Center I would definitely recommend to someone that needs counseling.
Male, Age 40
I am forever indebted to The Refuge Center. As someone who has experienced horrific childhood trauma, there were many times when there seemed to be no hope for healing. With the level of counseling I really needed, there would have been virtually no way to afford therapy. Due to the sliding scale fees that The Refuge Center offered, I was able to get the help I needed. Counseling was not new to me, as I had participated in counseling over ten years in my adult life, but still was suffering from the past trauma. In less than a year of therapy at The Refuge Center, I was able to experience more break throughs than those other ten years combined. My healing will enable me to be a better father and husband and so much more. I am so thankful for the care I was able to experience and only wish more people could experience the same!