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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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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How to Help Your Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 9, 2019

  Teenage defiance and rebellion can be common characteristics associated with adolescent development, but that doesn’t make raising a teenager any easier. During this transformative time, your teenager is becoming more of an individual. You’re bound to have disagreements throughout the maturation process. At what point, however, should you be concerned for your teen and…

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Support your daughter to transform from an angry teenager into a compassionate student leader.

By Greenbrier Academy / December 6, 2018

Adolescence can be a tough and confusing time for teens. They often feel trapped between their childhood and becoming an adult. It’s a time of exploration, and sometimes that means testing boundaries. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the…

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Are Your Teen’s Friends the Problem? How To Know What’s Going On Without Causing a Fight.

By Greenbrier Academy / November 26, 2018

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your teenage daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out who she is. However, she isn’t doing this without peer influence. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those…

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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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Breakthrough in Equine Therapy for Troubled Teens: HEAL Therapy Model

By Greenbrier Academy / February 16, 2018

Some horses will test you. Some will teach you. And some will bring out the BEST in you. Unknown Many of us grew up with an interest in horses. There is something about their powerful stature and knowing eyes make them a special kind of animal. At Greenbrier, we’ve learned just how special they really…

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7 Ways to Helps a Teenage Survivor of Sexual Trauma

By Greenbrier Academy / January 13, 2018

Learning that the daughter you love has been a victim of sexual trauma can be devastating. How will you help her heal? Will your family ever be the same again? Although your grief and pain might be all-consuming, it’s very important to help your teen through this trauma. Professional therapy is vital. Here are other…

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Four Reasons Adoption May Have Been Traumatic for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / January 1, 2018

  Adoption is a wonderful thing, a path, a choice that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s only the special that reach out to a child and say, “You are mine. I may not have given birth to you, but you are my daughter, my love, forever.” It takes someone special to invite someone…

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5 Healthy Ways to Engage Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / December 2, 2017

Adolescence can be hard on teenagers, but just as difficult on parents as well. You may not know what to say to capture her attention or how to act when she pushes the boundaries. Some parents have more to deal with than others, too. Troubled teens suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, or trauma often react…

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