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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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 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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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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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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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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7 Ways to Help a Grieving Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / December 17, 2018

A teenage girl sits beside a hospital bed, holding the hand of her dying grandfather. Tears roll down her cheeks; she knows the end is near, yet doesn’t want to acknowledge it. After 13 days in hospice, her grandfather takes his last breath, and her world is shattered. Grief overwhelms her entire being, enveloping her…

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