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Tree of Life

The assignment of doing a Family Tree has long been used in Addictions to determine various addictions, codependency and family traits of the addict. You know, Hero child, mascot, scapegoat, codependent, comedian, plumber, parentified child. I made up the plumber role, but in my house that was an important skill to have. My father was … Read More

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men and Women and Children There is a dramatic difference in the way researchers and most therapists see the world and the people of the world. For very good ethical reasons researchers generally do their magic with mice and correlate that to the lives of people. Well, I am very excited about … Read More

A Grieving Heart

The Refuge is Blessed to have an extremely talented, committed and compassionate staff. For this blog, THE HEART of Trauma we are delighted to occasionally have a guest blogger from our clinical staff. So in addition to my blog on Wednesday, today Cheryl Bailey, LMHC, CGC, CTT  our nationally known Grief Therapist is sharing her … Read More

The Heart Of Trauma

The logo of this blog, that beautifully painted heart is the healing work of an incredibly talented young lady who has overcome enormous trauma and become a shining star, a woman of substance and purpose.  Her story is riveting. She awoke one morning and found her fiancée overdosed in her bed. She was unaware of … Read More