The Village Blog

What is Brainspotting?
Hey! My name is Kelsey Terhaar and I am provider for our Minot office. I have experience working with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. I also have experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I [...]
Intensive Outpatient Program Counselor
Hi! My name is Tyrza, and I am the lead clinician for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at The Village. IOP offers a unique, sacred space for clients to address concerns, practice skills, and receive support from other clients who may relate to or even experience similar challenges when [...]
"What can I expect at IOP?"
Hi, I am Jenna! As a counselor with The Village’s Fargo location, I work with children/adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings, including family therapy, school-based mental health therapy, and Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP). I use a strengths-based approach where I work along [...]
Phrases to Let Others Know You Need Help
We often hear people say, “If you need help, just reach out.” But how can we possibly ask for help when we feel we’re at our worst? Reaching out is a skill we are expected to know, but is often not modeled for us. When you’re in a negative mental space, you might have thoughts of loneliness [...]
10 Steps to Follow if You're Worried About a Loved One
Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, largely due to stigma, but it’s more important than ever that we have open and honest conversations when we’re concerned about the mental health of a loved one. While there is no single cause for suicide, it is a preventable death. We can help prevent [...]
How a Bedtime Routine Can Help Kids Get Their Zzzs
Ahh, bedtime. We won’t sugarcoat it – sometimes getting your kids ready for bed is a chore. However, creating a consistent routine is crucial for their development. You know that! Sleep helps them thrive, grow and avoid excessive daytime sleepiness. In addition to having a direct effect on happiness [...]
4 Steps for Making a Sensory Bin to Calm Your Mind
Everyone gets stressed and overwhelmed. One way to regulate big feelings is to use sensory interventions to help calm your body and mind and process your thoughts. If you use sensory approaches to help control your emotions, you can make a sensory bin whenever you feel anxious. Keeping all of your [...]
Sensory Intervention Items to Help Calm Your Nervous System
Using sensory interventions can help regulate your body when you're in a stressful or overwhelming situation. By utilizing one of your senses, your mind and body can focus on a specific stimulus, which will ground you and calm your thoughts. Sensory tools and toys can help with this. How do sensory [...]
Hard-to-Kill Plants & How To Cope After a Plant Dies
Plants are great! Caring for plants can aid in mental and physical health. Nature can bring us peace. Plants can even offer benefits like emitting a fresh scent or cleaning the air. Check out our post on plant therapy for more info on all the good that can come from plant care. Many people are great [...]