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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Programs for Oppositional Defiance Disorder: A Unique Approach

By Greenbrier Academy / March 28, 2019

Parenting a teenager who’s defiant or disrespectful can be frustrating. While there are ways to respond to a disrespectful teen, we’ve found that their environment and peer culture play a significant role in teenage defiance. At Greenbrier, we’re a therapeutic boarding school that treats Oppositional Defiant Disorder through a unique approach. When looking for defiant…

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Best Therapeutic Activities for Youth

By Greenbrier Academy / March 26, 2019

Understandably, teen mental health has taken a negative turn over the years. With social media, negative peer pressure, and high expectations to perform and conform, the real world is bombarding our youth’s mental health and they’re struggling to cope. The rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise. The rate of youth with…

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Parenting a Teenager: Tips at Every Stage

By Greenbrier Academy / March 22, 2019

As tweens begin their teenage years, it’s important that parenting a teenager involves playing an active role in their lives. As a parent, you’re probably thinking your teenager wants absolutely nothing to do with you, but whether that’s apparent or not, research shows that it’s important to stay tuned in. While no parent is perfect,…

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Positive Peer Support At a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 20, 2019

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and in self esteem programs. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life…

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4 Ways International Service Can Help With Academic Success

By Greenbrier Academy / February 18, 2019

  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If your daughter is suffering from mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or emotional trauma, you’ve no doubt noticed a significant effect on her life and her interactions with family members and friends. Mental health problems can have serious…

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Clinical Director Mike Beswick On Greenbrier Academy’s Therapeutic Philosophy

By Greenbrier Academy / February 11, 2019

Interventions and relations at Greenbrier are guided by the model’s philosophy of Strong Relationality. The following concepts represent core elements of our therapeutic orientation. I probably incorporate all of these statements into my conversations on at least a weekly basis. Review these statements and see how many you recognize in your own life and with…

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