What Makes a Teenage Intervention Program Effective?

By Greenbrier Academy / May 30, 2019

  With the plethora of teenage interventions available today, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the options. Each intervention program will have its own philosophical approach to facilitating change in troubled teens, structure/model, minimum length of stay and tuition cost. How does a family even begin to choose the right therapeutic program for…

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Motivational Interviewing for Teen Substance Abuse

By Greenbrier Academy / May 27, 2019

  When a teenager is struggling with substance abuse, they may be in denial that they need help. This is a very common problem when trying to help those with substance abuse issues. How do you help someone who doesn’t think that they need help? Motivational interviewing for adolescent substance abuse can be a useful…

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Best Activities to Build Self-Esteem in Teenagers

By Greenbrier Academy / May 23, 2019

  As a parent, you spend your child’s entire upbringing trying to protect them from the harmful aspects of the outside world. As adolescence approaches, it can be confusing and difficult to watch your child become unsure of themselves. Losing confidence can be a completely normal aspect of the developmental process. As their bodies change…

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What Causes Low Self Esteem in Adolescence?

By Greenbrier Academy / May 20, 2019

It’s completely normal for adolescents to experience a lack of confidence at times. After all, this is a developmental phase that includes self exploration and exposure to new things as they begin to cultivate a new sense of identity. Low self-esteem in adolescence, however, can create lasting damage to their self perception, limiting a teen’s…

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If Your Troubled Teen Is Self Harming, Read This

By Greenbrier Academy / May 16, 2019

  Nothing can strike fear in a parent like finding out your child is engaging in self injury/self harm. If you have a troubled teen that is self harming, there are things you can do to keep them safe and help them through this difficult time. Oftentimes self harm is a cry for help and…

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Enrolling Your Troubled Teen In Therapeutic Boarding School: What to Expect

By Greenbrier Academy / May 13, 2019

  Enrolling your daughter at a therapeutic boarding school is probably one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. The thought of sending your troubled teen away to a therapeutic boarding school for girls to get closer is paradoxical, and you’ve worked hard to do your due diligence to ensure that the placement…

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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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