The Refuge Staff

the trauma story.
the eating disorder, addiction, and mental health story.
the recovery story.

Janina McClain, MA, LMHC

Clinical Director

Janina received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has been working in the field since 2011. Janina is currently licensed by the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor having experience working with both adult and adolescent individuals in an residential and outpatient setting providing mental health and addiction treatment.  Janina attributes The Refuge-A Healing Place to not only molding her style of counseling but also to the development of her passion to continue counseling others and assisting clients in developing their foundation for continued recovery by living balanced lives.  Janina is strongly rooted in attachment theory, noting that trauma negatively contributes to a client’s ability to understand healthy attachment and their perception of safety in the world.


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