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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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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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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Setting Your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Forget About This!

By Greenbrier Academy / December 20, 2018

It’s the end of the 2018! What a full and purposeful year it’s been. Do you have any New Year’s rituals that you love? At GBA, we’re taking a moment of reflection. We’re celebrating the many successes of our students this year, and acknowledge the steps many are taking towards higher education. Nothing is more…

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Yoga for Teen Depression: Get These Benefits in 30 Minutes

By Greenbrier Academy / December 10, 2018

  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 millions teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have a major depressive episode at least once. While there are many benefits of yoga for teens that contribute to improving depression symptoms, it’s also proven through research. Research published in the National Library of…

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5 Art Therapy Benefits for Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / November 30, 2018

Among the many activities at our boarding school for girls, the therapeutic arts program is always a favorite among students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are part of a well rounded curriculum at a boarding school for girls. In fact, the arts…

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This Can Help Your ADHD Teen Succeed Academically

By Greenbrier Academy / November 14, 2018

  Many of the troubled teens that come to our boarding school for girls experience mental health issues like depression, anxiety and ADHD. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a disorder that can be treated, but never goes away completely. In fact, many adults with the disorder experience symptoms in their daily life because…

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Healing the Family While Your Teen is Away at Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 11, 2018

  Troubled teens often wreak havoc on the world around them, in addition to their own inner selves. While most often unintentional, teens with anger issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and academic problems often take focus away from other individuals in the family. Relationships between spouses can suffer. Siblings can feel left…

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4 Common Causes of PTSD in Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / March 15, 2018

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is more common among adolescents than you might think. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, five percent of teens experience this anxiety disorder. PTSD occurs more prevalently in girls than boys, with 8 percent of girls experiencing it during their teen years and only 2.3 percent of…

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