The Refuge – A Healing Place

The Refuge Banner - 520x254The Refuge – A Healing Place is a residential treatment center that specializes in the treatment of PTSD, the effects of trauma, eating disorders, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. We provide treatment for adults age 18 and older.

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The Refuge offers diverse treatment styles that include a variety of therapies, intervention methods, and treatment modalities. Our methods aim to help clients unravel past traumas that have impacted their lives and resulted in the development of additional behavioral and psychological concerns.

Refuge Miracles Happen HereWe utilize the 12-Step model of recovery, as well as a variety of holistic and experiential therapies.

Our clients’ treatment experiences include art therapy, psychodrama, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, daily yoga, breathwork, meditation, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, massages, and adventure activities.

Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) help clients recover from their distressing symptoms while also assisting them in developing new, healthy ways of coping with their past and future experiences.

The combination of individual therapy, group therapy, experiential therapies, skill-based classes, meetings with a nutritionist, and community meetings offers a well-rounded, individualized treatment experience.

Each client is actively involved in the crafting of their treatment plan to include elements that are recommended by their therapist, as well as their specific preferences.

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For clients who come to The Refuge struggling with addiction issues, we offer an on-site, 12-bed, medical detoxification facility for those who require this service. Once they have completed detox, clients can seamlessly transition into the next phase of their care.

In addition to residential treatment and detox services, The Refuge also offers partial hospitalization programming (PHP). This level of care is ideal for clients who do not require round-the-clock supervision, but who can benefit from a structured, day-long treatment experience.

We also offer intensive retreats that last between three and five days, depending on the specific program.

These retreats are ideal for clients who have been in therapy, but who are feeling like they need a bit more support. They are also beneficial for clients who have never required residential treatment, but who could use a respite from their daily lives in order to focus intensely on their recovery.

The Refuge is set amidst 92 acres in the Ocala National Forest, offering stunning views of nature. Clients reside in small, upgraded cabins with screened-in porches where they can relax and enjoy a respite from the stresses of everyday life.

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While at The Refuge, clients enjoy an environment of serenity and peace, where they can focus solely on their healing and recovery.

The campus boasts an array of amenities and opportunities for recreation, including two outdoor group rooms with fire pits, horse areas, canoes, pontoon boating, a swimming pool, a ropes course, beach volleyball, and a driving range.

At The Refuge, we believe that chemical dependency, the effects of trauma, mood disorders, and process addictions are treatable illnesses and that recovery can occur with the proper services and supports.

The focus of our program is on physical, spiritual, and emotional healing through the integration of client-centered care in traditional and experiential modalities.

We use education, counseling, behavior management, and peer support to introduce and reinforce abstinence and promote healing from the effects of trauma so that clients can move forward into a happy and productive lifestyle.

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Our goal is to provide sanctuary, protection, and refuge from the distress of addiction, trauma, family issues, and co-occurring concerns for all of our clients.

If you, a loved one, or a patient in your care can benefit from the services offered at The Refuge – A Healing Place, please contact our admissions department at your earliest convenience. Or, if you have any questions about any aspect of our programming, we would be happy to help.

The Refuge – A Healing Place
14835 SE 85th St
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
(877) 415-6761


Last Updated & Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on September 3, 2018
Published on EatingDisorderHope.com, Eating Disorder Treatment Resources

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