Why Equine Therapy Helps Troubled Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / April 25, 2019

When students at Greenbrier Academy fall in love with our horses, it rekindles their sense of purpose and belonging in the world.  If you’re worried about a troubled teen girl who struggles to reflect on her nonverbal communication with others or develop emotional awareness of herself and others around her, you are in the right…

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5 Art Therapy Ideas for Teen Self Esteem

By Greenbrier Academy / April 22, 2019

  When your teen is struggling with low self esteem, you want to help them see their innate gifts and value. They key to boosting teen self esteem is to help them feel good about themselves through positive connection. We want to help them connect to themselves while also helping them process negative self perceptions…

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Drumming As Music Therapy For Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / April 18, 2019

When researching help for troubled teens, you’re going to find a lot of different therapeutic activities for youth. In our decades of experience offering a residential music therapy program, parents are always surprised to learn about the therapeutic benefits of drumming for troubled teens. While music therapy is a great therapeutic activity for teen recovery,…

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Top Ten Therapeutic Activities for Troubled Youth

By Greenbrier Academy / April 15, 2019

Let’s be honest. When your child becomes a teenager, you might have moments when you want to pull your hair out. Maybe your teenager has developed some behaviors that concern you. Don’t worry, there are therapeutic activities for youth to get your teen’s life back on a positive path. No matter how challenging this developmental…

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Programs for Troubled Girls: How to Choose

By Greenbrier Academy / April 11, 2019

  Choosing the right program for a troubled teen can be an overwhelming process.  You want the very best for your child. You’re worried about their future and need to trust that you’ve made the right choice. Unfortunately it’s difficult to sift through all of your options. Programs for troubled girls vary in length of…

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How to Help Your Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 9, 2019

  Teenage defiance and rebellion can be common characteristics associated with adolescent development, but that doesn’t make raising a teenager any easier. During this transformative time, your teenager is becoming more of an individual. You’re bound to have disagreements throughout the maturation process. At what point, however, should you be concerned for your teen and…

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Parenting a Troubled Teen: Practice Self Compassion

By Greenbrier Academy / April 4, 2019

We are all taught from a young age of how important it is to show each other compassion, but self-compassion is not always taught. If you are parenting a troubled teenager and need help, remember there are some things you can do internally to take care of yourself during this stressful time. As a therapeutic…

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Parenting A Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 1, 2019

Your daughter isn’t a little girl anymore. The rules (whether spoken or unspoken) of living with a teenage girl may have thrown you for a loop. She’s going through many developmental changes and becoming more of an individual. Maybe you’ve noticed things have gone too far and she’s become a defiant teenage daughter whom you…

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