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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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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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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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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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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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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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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