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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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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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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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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Teens Who Self Harm- 5 Signs You Need Help

By Greenbrier Academy / December 27, 2018

  When your teen is self harming, the constant monitoring and unpredictability of her behavior can be debilitating to your life. Sure, all teens will go through ups and downs in their adolescence. When do you ask for help? Quick question: Does your self harming teen daughter have any of the following behaviors? Eating patterns…

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Beyond the Holiday Blues: 5 Self Help Activities for Teen Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / December 24, 2018

  Sometimes it’s not just the holiday blues. If your depressed teen is struggling more than usual through this time of year, know that there are things that they can do to combat symptoms of teen depression. At our boarding school for girls, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with…

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Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / October 25, 2018

“I remember the first time I went to the doctor for my bipolar symptoms. I was 18 and experiencing signs of depression and self harm. My parents, unsure of what to do, took me to the family physician. When I tried to explain that I wasn’t always depressed, that sometimes I felt full of energy…

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The Benefits of Mindfulness at an All Girls Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 22, 2018

Here at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we work with many young women who struggle with the weight of poor self-perception, depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma. Our educational philosophy at Greenbrier is unique because we know that if students experience therapeutic breakthroughs in an academic environment, they are more likely to develop positive self perception,…

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Why Greenbrier Academy is a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls That Puts Family First

By Greenbrier Academy / October 15, 2018

When families are struggling with troubled teens, many families assume that their teen is the driving source of family issues.  As teenage girls grow and develop, they face physical and mental changes that affect how they act and who they become. Life starts changing as they age into their teenage years which often results in…

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