Anxiety and Depression in Teen Girls: How to Preserve Her Future

By Greenbrier Academy / February 7, 2019

  At our therapeutic college preparatory boarding school, students are surrounded by mentors and peers who’re dedicated to helping them heal their depression and anxiety symptoms. Teen depression and/or anxiety can be a result of having lost “meaning” to their lives. We’ve found that certain activities can infuse meaning into the lives of the girls…

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Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: Help for Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / February 4, 2019

  When your teen daughter’s eating habits suddenly change, it’s easy to say, “It’s just a phase.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through different phases where they figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like. It IS normal for…

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Who Is A Greenbrier Academy Girl?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2019

You want your daughter to do well in school. Perhaps you have dreams for her to attend college one day. Unfortunately the traditional school system has limited capacity to support teens struggling with mental health. A college preparatory therapeutic boarding school exists because academic success and emotional health are intertwined. Most students at Greenbrier Academy…

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4 Months To Get Your Teen’s Life Back On Track

By Greenbrier Academy / January 24, 2019

Have you heard of a therapeutic college preparatory boarding school? These programs provide a fully immersive therapeutic experience alongside an academic curriculum that’s designed to engage and inspire teen mental health. If you have a teen that you’re worried about, considering one of these programs could be the best decision you’ve made as a parent.…

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Dianna Dorman, LGSW On The Impact of Strong Relationality to Empower Adolescent Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / January 21, 2019

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dianna, you’ve experienced her infectious positivity and enthusiasm. Our mission at Greenbrier Academy is as strong as our team. We’re blessed with some of the most dedicated clinicians in the field, and today, we’re happy to introduce you to Dianna. With a Masters in Social Work from the…

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How Yoga and Meditation Help Teen Girls with Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / January 17, 2019

  Anxiety symptoms can wreak havoc on a teen girl’s social, academic, physical, and emotional life. According to past studies, about 32% of teens have an anxiety disorder, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, and panic disorder. Whether she’s recovering from a traumatic event, struggling with negative self talk, or coping in an environment where she doesn’t…

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A Formula for Therapy: Words of Wisdom from Clinical Director Mike Beswick, LICSW, BCD

By Greenbrier Academy / January 14, 2019

  These are exciting times for the mental health field as neuroscience is rapidly evolving to help guide therapeutic interventions. As our understanding of brain development and how such things as trauma impact the entire central nervous system expands, treatment modalities can be developed that more effectively target problematic behaviors. I recently read an article…

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Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / January 10, 2019

As a parent, you want to believe the best of your child. However, if you’ve noticed some changes in your daughter’s behavior, attitude, physical appearance or social group, you may wonder if you should be concerned. This is perfectly normal, and this concern could, in fact, save your daughter’s life. Physical, emotional, behavioral and social…

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5 Things That Can Reduce the Risk of Drug Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / January 7, 2019

Drugabuse.gov states that in 2013, approximately 24.6 million Americans over the age of 11 used illegal drugs. While your teenager may not seem like the type to use drugs, drug use is a problem that isn’t restricted to class, social standing or age. Marijuana is a big problem throughout the United States, with 22.7 percent…

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This One Choice Could Change The Trajectory of Your Teen Daughter’s Future

By Greenbrier Academy / December 31, 2018

Does your teen daughter… struggle to get out of bed in the morning? suffer from low self esteem? threaten or engage in self harming behaviors? fluctuate between depression and anxiety symptoms? have emotional trauma symptoms? isolate herself from peers and family? You’re not alone. Many families come through our doors with an introverted teen having…

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