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The Village is helping clients through web-based services
In a matter of days, the COVID-19 outbreak changed the way we all work, live, and support one another. This is especially true at The Village, where therapy sessions, addiction treatment groups, financial counseling appointments, and other services quickly shifted from in person to online. Adoption and Pregnancy Social Worker...
Maintain self-care during trying times can feel like a balancing act
Many of us are trying to figure out how to work from home. The kids are out of school and adjusting to a new way of learning. We are separated physically from family and friends. Events you looked forward to have been cancelled or postponed, and the things you're used...
Telehealth appointments are secure and effective for mental health counseling
Life's stresses right now are unlike those we've ever known. That means it's more important than ever to stay connected with your therapist . For some people, it may be the first time they've felt the need to access mental health counseling or addiction treatment . In order to protect...
It's important for caregivers to keep calm when talking to kids about something scary or unfamiliar
Everyone's talking about it, including your kids. But how do you explain something as potentially scary and nebulous as COVID-19 to a child? Kathryn Dahlstrom , MS, LMFT, with The Village’s Moorhead office, said in a recent interview that it’s important for adults to keep calm when having conversations about...
Anxiety can be contagious
By Kim Douglas, MS, LPCC | Outpatient Therapist | The Village Family Service Center Nonstop news and headlines about the coronavirus, mass disruptions to our schedules, sold out shelves of toilet paper, water, and flu meds have many of us on edge. This is understandable. “Social contagion” is the spread...