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student loans
Whether you are starting to take out loans to pay for your education, or you are making plans to pay back your existing student loans, it’s important you understand student loan terminology to best help you gain control of your financial future. What is a student loan? A student loan...
During times of conflict we must communicate clearly, define the problem and hold ourselves accountable
By Nik Lovaas, MS, LMFT | The Village Family Service Center While we are in many ways still bound to our primal instincts, we’ve evolved. In times of conflict, we can communicate our complex thoughts and emotions. I believe we owe it to our ancestors to address conflict by communicating...
Diverse hands reach out in support
By Nik Lovaas, MS, LMFT | The Village Family Service Center I hear the stories of pain and anguish. I see the struggles of financial hardships and distant relationships. The fear, hurt, and loss of identity are real. The struggle is real. Many people are questioning how to manage through...
Reach out and support others during difficult times
At some point, we all "get by with a little help from our friends." And at other times, we're the one supporting a friend in need. Having a strong social support system improves our mental health outcomes and our resiliency, or the ability to bounce back from stressful events. "While...
Father and son play with rockets
In his short life, Xavier * experienced so much trauma . His parents battled substance use disorders, which caused him and his siblings to be neglected. Child Protective Services became involved, and Xavier lived in several foster homes before moving in with his adoptive family at age 5. As a...