This week’s Member Spotlight is on Refuge Behavioral Health. This agency opened in 2012 and offers outpatient mental health counseling with specialties that include: child-centered counseling, marriage and family counseling, individual counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling. Services are offered for adults, adolescents, and children. Refuge also offers an after-school and summer program for students. The after-school program currently serves 30-50 school-aged children on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The summer program runs for 8 weeks of the summer starting on June 10th. The goal for these programs is to provide a positive and safe place for kids to work towards their educational, social, and behavioral goals.

Refuge Behavioral Health has a great team on board to assist you and your family. Tyson Ratzlaff is the owner and agency director with Lindsay Ratzlaff as the office administrator. Zach Dodd serves as administrative assistant and case manager, and Ty Hull, Terri Claborn, Bruce Hammond, Allison Leonard, and Kay Cagle are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), while Jade Eason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Tyson has both certifications.

This agency has participated in many community events including health fairs, first responder trainings, school-related assemblies and is a member of the Johnston County Chamber. In 2012, Refuge Behavioral Health served only Johnston County and has since expanded to servicing Marshall, Love, Bryan and Carter counties! Refuge has received 3 consecutive 3-year Accreditations by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is nationally recognized by the Centers of Medicaid Services. Most private insurance policies are accepted, and a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance coverage.

Refuge Behavioral Health is located at 201 S. Murray Street in Tishomingo and can be reached by phone at 580-371-0321. We appreciate their good work in the community!

Read next week for a Spotlight on Tishomingo Handi Shop & Inn. – Jordyn Frazier

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