The Refuge - A Healing Place

3.5 (15 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
14835 SE 85th Street
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
8445574467 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The Refuge is one of the few nationwide programs that specializes in the treatment of Trauma & PTSD. Men and women come to The Refuge to examine and heal trauma from accidents, sexual abuse, severe grief & loss, rape, and PTSD. As our residents recover from their traumas, we treat the co-occurring substance abuse, depression and anxiety, and process addictions that often occur with or because of traumatic events. Utilizing holistic and experiential methods and modalities, The Refuge encompasses a person's mind, body and spirit allowing them to Unravel the trauma story, Understand the addiction story, and Create the recovery story.

The Refuge - A Healing Place Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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I have never been there, my insurance company told me that it would be covered for my son. When I called they told me I would have to have $5,000 before you would be able to be admitted. Even though h...


I did not realize how much I learned until I was stable back in a home. I was given a second chance at life, how many people can say thank you. I think I just did. I learned a lot here and wished I le...


Place was a joke. I was already sober (still am)going to this place for PTSD treatment. Bad place. Not worth the money...There are better places out there. This one is a waste.


The property is the only strength, nature has a healing power all by itself sometimes. There is no rhyme or reason for their modalities, except to have clients go over their trauma over and over again...


I just got in more troubles.


Lots of one on one counseling; strong family program but very expensive


good support system, consistent, but inconvenient business hours. it was a good experience that offered a strong support system


The programs at The Rufuge are good, but the execution of those programs rarely was. Medical -- even emergency medical -- decisions were often made by nurses and therapists. The psychiatrist didn\'t d...


The refuge focuses on the underlying issues of addiction and what drives us to use. I think the facility does an awesome job of personalizing ever patient's treatment. They do intensive trauma work an...


It seemed to be a very supportive environment for our daughter. It gave her the structure she needed at first and then seemed to move to more self directed directions that helped her to gain insight i...


Very serene place to attend treatment in a beautiful setting.

Areas of Focus
Child and Adult Sexual Abuse Treatment

Often when a young man or woman’s childhood lacks a healthy connection with a parent or family member or is sexually abused by a family member, friend or stranger, they develop a misunderstanding of the words love and sex. These young people will confuse sexual abuse, neglect or inappropriate affection for love and sex and seek these destructive behaviors in relationships later on in life. At The Refuge, we provide treatment for these behaviors by introducing clients to the correct meanings of love, sex and intimacy. Individuals that come to The Refuge suffer from some form of Trauma/PTSD that they experienced earlier on in life and Sex Addiction is one of the ways these clients cope with that Trauma/PTSD.

Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation Treatment

When you come to The Refuge our assessment and treatment team will do a complete evaluation to gain further information about your symptoms to determine the most appropriate type of treatment for your specific difficulties. While individuals who suffer from depression share certain symptoms, depression comprises numerous causes, indicators, co-occurring disorders and effects. This means each person’s experience of the illness is unique and should be treated as such. The Refuge provides individualized treatment based on your your specific needs.

Key Staff Members
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    Judy Crane - Founder & Executive Director

    Judy has over two decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003 she brought her years of specialized training and her distinctive insights on treating trauma and addiction to create The Refuge-A Healing Place. Under her leadership, The Refuge has grown to become one of the foremost leaders in treating Trauma/PTSD and Addiction.

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    Douglas Davies - Director of Medical Staff

    Dr. Davies is fellowship trained in Addiction Medicine and certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves full time as the medical director of The Refuge, leads our medical staff, and offers a no judgment, no pressure healing energy to all who cross his path. Dr. Davies is fully integrated as a key member of an exceptional team of nurses, consultant physicians and therapists.