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A sad-looking woman leans her head against a window, which reflects her image.
Ever feel like you’re not enough? Not doing enough, not saying the right things, not keeping in touch the way you envision, not living up to the perfection your friends or family seem to effortlessly display? Welcome to the “guilts.” Too often, our expectations are higher than our reality can...
Man is comforted in group session
The call came on a Tuesday. An employee of a manufacturing plant had died in a car accident just after midnight. Some of his co-workers first heard about it on the news. By Wednesday afternoon, a Village counselor was at the workplace nearly 350 miles and several states away. She...
Black-and-white line drawing that can be seen as a young lady's profile or an old woman
By Alicia Kellebrew | NFCC Certified Financial Professional | The Village Financial Resource Center There’s a classic optical illusion that features a drawing of an elderly woman or a young woman, depending on how you look at it. It’s purposefully ambiguous. The nose of the elder woman could be seen...
Sarah Flaten is a counselor with The Village's Alexandria office.
When families struggle, family therapy can get them talking again. Sarah Flaten , a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works at The Village's Alexandria office , says facilitating conversation is a big part of family therapy. The Village offers family therapy in several locations . It can be extremely...
Calculator and pen on top of worksheet
A lot of people are under the impression that there is a top secret super solution to solving money problems. Some think that if they could just discover this secret, it would solve all money problems and put them on the road to riches. People often spend lots of money...