Counseling | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center


You don't have to go it alone.

Life is about change, and change often results in stress. When life's stresses are too great, we've got you. The Village's caring, professional counselors have extensive training in providing evidence-based treatment, and will tailor the counseling service to your needs – empowering you to find solutions. 

We offer confidential counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, families, children, and adolescents. It takes only one call to start living a better life. 

  • Depression – Feeling sad, alone or discouraged is a normal reaction to a major loss or disappointment. However, a blue period that won’t let up or keeps coming back may be a sign of depression. 

  • Anxiety – Anxiety is a part of our everyday lives, but when it becomes over-whelming, constant, or interferes with everyday activities you may have an anxiety disorder.

  • Addiction – Alcoholism and other substance use disorders are physical, emotional, social, and spiritual disorders. 

  • Relationship Conflict – As anyone who has been in a romantic relationship knows, disagreements and fights are inevitable, but how you handle them can make or break a relationship. 

  • Anger Management – Anger and rage issues can cause lasting damage to relationships at home and at work. Whether your anger has led to violence or not, anger management counseling can help you control your anger.

  • Workplace Conflict – While conflict is a normal part of any social and organizational setting, the challenge of conflict lies in how one chooses to deal with it. Concealed, avoided or otherwise ignored, conflict will likely fester only to grow into resentment, create withdrawal or cause factional infighting within an organization.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – PTSD is not only a disorder of soldiers. Fifty to 90 percent of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime.

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How does it start?

It is very easy to use The Village's counseling services. Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 1-800-627-8220. Once you call and ask for a counseling appointment, you'll be connected with someone who will ask you questions about your specific situation and the issues you'd like to discuss. After gathering the necessary information, they will set up a convenient time for you to meet with a counselor. 

What about cost?

When you call for an appointment, our intake specialist can give you information about fees. In many cases, counseling services at The Village are covered by third-party payer such as your insurance or an employee assistance program.

If you don't have third-party payer, in some locations, United Way or other funding sources allow us to provide financial assistance, so your fee is based on gross household income. Payment plans also are available. 

When and where are you available?

We offer services Monday through Friday during typical business hours, and some evening appointments are available. Our regional office locations include Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, and Minot in North Dakota, and Moorhead, St. Cloud, Alexandria, and Detroit Lakes in Minnesota. 

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We can help.

Unsure where to start? Just call the office closest to you or request an appointment online

Over the years, The Village's services have evolved, just as the world around us has changed. We remain flexible, open, and committed to serving people wherever and however we can. We welcome all who come to us, no matter their age, race, or creed. More questions? For more information, check out these commonly asked questions

What to expect.

Katie Figuerres, LPC, shares what you can expect when you contact The Village for a counseling appointment.

The Village is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services, and is a member of the National Foundation for Consumer Credit, Inc., the Alliance for Children and Families, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.