The Refuge - A Healing Place

3.9 (10 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
14835 SE 85th Street
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
8445574467 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • 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 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
Trauma-Focused Addictions Treatment

The Refuge program is designed to provide Trauma and PTSD treatment in a wide variety of ways based on how a person copes with unresolved PTSD and trauma. Unresolved PTSD and trauma manifests itself in a number of self destructive ways that include self harm, overeating or restricting to mollify negative feelings, gambling, workaholism, and internet addiction. Clients that suffer from PTSD or unresolved trauma often pedal backwards a lot faster than forward.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Treating patients with a Dual Diagnosis — a mental health condition combined with an addictive disorder — requires an intensive, integrated approach to therapy. Residential rehab facilities provide a structured environment for these individuals who face special challenges in their journey to recovery. At a residential treatment center, where the stressors and distractions of daily life are removed, you can devote all your time and attention to learning new coping skills and building a stronger sense of self-worth.

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.