Building Safe and Secure Connections
Your experiences have taught you how to be and interact with the world around you. The truth is that you don't get to your teen, young adult, or adult years without any emotional scars. Our therapists use experiential practices to help you work through attachment injuries. These are the moments when you should have been able to lean on important other people in your life, and you found yourself face down in the metaphorical dirt again. So, as intelligent people do, you learn to adapt. You may start thinking that the only person I can consistently rely on is myself. You certainly don't want to be vulnerable or feel weak in front of others. I mean, why would you, right? It certainly feels safer to put up the walls, but it is also a lonely place.
Emotional safety and security, from a connection standpoint, is about having space to be truly vulnerable and raw with another person, to have the assurance that you can take off the mask and be fully you without the fear of looming judgement and criticism. Ideally, this would be found in your relationships with partners, friends, and families. However, it is simply not always that easy.
This is where our therapists come in. We will build a safe and strong alliance with you as we explore your attachment history and gain a deeper understanding of why you stay guarded.
Our goal is to bring healing to the emotional pain and restructure the emotional bonds in your relationships. This provides you the resources that you need to create accessibility, responsiveness, and engagement with others, especially the people you care most about, in a way that feels much safer and more secure.
Refuge Counseling of Arkansas was founded by Adam Maisen, LPC-S, in 2018. The mission was and still is to provide a safe and secure environment for emotional healing and connection. Our team is comprised of Licensed Professional Counselors that are passionate about meeting people where they are in a supportive and non-judgemental way. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience in serving individuals, couples, and families in some of their most vulnerable times. We know that life can be a challenge and we understand the power of safe connection in navigating the rough waters. We are here to see you through.
You Are Our Highest Priority
The services you receive are tailor made to fit your needs
There are very few places in the world where you can truly be your authentic self. Can you imagine being able to take off the mask and be completely real? We will accept you as you are. Our therapists offer a confidential and safe environment for you. Your therapy will be specifically catered to your needs. We are here for you and are excited to join you in your journey towards self-exploration and healing.
There is nothing like having another significant person by your side to intimately share the highs and lows with. Sometimes, we find ourselves feeling distant from our person, which can be very distressing. We start asking ourselves where our partner went. We have therapists on our team that are well equipped to help you overcome attachment injuries and reignite the connection that you have longed for.
For many people, family is so important. These people are a part of your origin story. Ideally, these are the people that get your jokes and have been there for you through thick and thin. However, sometimes family dynamics can be painful. Our team is equipped to help you and your loved ones reconcile what was broken. We will join you in coming to terms with pain and forgiveness to re-establish love and connection.