Sheila Marczak, MMFT

I came to The Refuge Center to complete my practicum experience from Trevecca Nazarene University. I knew in my heart this was the site I wanted before all others. I favored their vision, goals and the services they not only provided to their clients but to the interns as well. I wanted a place that would allow me to grow as a therapist through extensive continuing education outside of my university education, personal growth work, mentoring, and exposure to a diverse population that would allow me to experience and choose what is best for me as a therapist. At the start of my journey with them, I was given a population to work with that I vowed I would never work with due to my past personal experiences, but with the immense support from my supervisors at The Refuge Center, I was able to realize that I enjoyed working with the population and learned more than I ever thought I would learn about therapy and myself. I am so very thankful for my year at The Refuge Center and the continuous support I still maintain from them. I am truly thankful for all that they gave me professionally and personally. The Refuge Center has made me the therapist I am today and taught me to continually work at being better.