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Coping with Loss Shows Itself in Different Ways for Teenagers

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Here’s a fact that many parents forget: coping with loss as a teenager is much different than dealing with it as an adult. It’s relatively common to have lost at least one close person in your life or [...]

Self Identity in Teens: Social Media Is Getting in the Way

By | April 18th, 2017|Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Teen Girl Issues|

The shaping of self identity in teens is one of the most important and most vulnerable processes of our lives. The self identity that we build during the adolescent years follows us into adulthood, which makes it an [...]

The Critical Components of PTSD Treatment for Girls

By | April 10th, 2017|Therapy, Trauma|

Specifically in residential PTSD treatment for girls, there are many important components needed in order to ensure the best results. It’s not just about the PTSD-specific therapies being offered, it’s also about the setting, staff, and feeling the [...]

Could Teen Technology Use Be the Next Big Drug?

By | April 3rd, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

The world we live in today involves massive amounts of technology. Few will argue that technology is the future. It’s how we communicate while on different continents. It’s how we tell our children we love them when we’re [...]

Moving Forward at a Residential Treatment Facility for Teen Girls

By | March 28th, 2016|Mental Illness, Therapy|

When your daughter is struggling, it’s hard to know what to do among all the options available. The first try is usually traditional therapy. When this doesn’t result in improvement, many parents are lost on what to do. [...]

Beating Trauma with Trauma Focused CBT

By | March 22nd, 2016|Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma|

Trauma is a part of life. It comes in many different shapes and sizes, from national tragedies to personal hardships – and, whatever the cause, can leave a trail of pain in its wake. Trauma knows no age [...]

Beating Back the Monsters with EMDR Therapy

By | March 21st, 2016|Depression, Mental Health, Therapy, Trauma|

When something traumatic happens to you, sometimes it stays in your mind, vivid as the day it happened years later. It can manifest in dreams and reality, making life more difficult. Moving forward with trauma, anxiety, or depression [...]

Putting the Pieces Back Together: Helping Your Daughter through the Effects of Trauma in Teens

By | March 15th, 2016|Mental Health, Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma|

As far as adults are concerned, childhood is the best time of a person’s life. Unfortunately, for a large number of teens, that is not the case. For some, the culprit is simply puberty. For up to 43% [...]

Working Through Emotional Struggles in Teens

By | March 15th, 2016|Mental Health, Relationships, Teen Girl Issues|

Ah, puberty. The time when every problem seems like the end of the world. And the time when a child begins discovering their individuality. Unfortunately, growing up is never easy – not for the child, and especially not [...]

All Team Cabin Camping Trip

By | March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Each quarter, Solstice students get the chance to go on an Adventure Therapy camping trip. While these camping trip are normally attended by one team at a time, earlier this month all of our students were able to [...]