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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Positive Peer Support At a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 20, 2019

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and in self esteem programs. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life…

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Clinical Director Mike Beswick On Greenbrier Academy’s Therapeutic Philosophy

By Greenbrier Academy / February 11, 2019

Interventions and relations at Greenbrier are guided by the model’s philosophy of Strong Relationality. The following concepts represent core elements of our therapeutic orientation. I probably incorporate all of these statements into my conversations on at least a weekly basis. Review these statements and see how many you recognize in your own life and with…

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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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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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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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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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5 Ways to Help Your Child Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / December 29, 2017

The teen years aren’t easy. In fact, it’s challenging for any teen to deal with the physical and mental changes associated with adolescence. When you factor in a trauma like separation or divorce, the teenage years can become even harder to deal with. Can your teen survive this type of change and emerge from it…

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How Our Boarding School Helps with the Emotional And Physical Trauma Caused by Bullying

By Greenbrier Academy / November 8, 2017

  Bullying: verb: unwanted and/or aggressive behavior that involves a power imbalance which may be real or perceived Bullying is a problem that has become more and more frequent in the past few decades. It often occurs between children and teens, inside or outside of school. It can even happen on the internet; this is…

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5 Benefits of a Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / February 23, 2017

While a traditional boarding school is often an ideal solution for students who need to be challenged academically or need structure to keep them on track, Greenbrier Academy’s therapeutic boarding school provides additional benefits. Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a residential facility created to provide help for troubled teens. Like traditional boarding schools, we provide housing and academics,…

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