New Lifehouse helps teen girls who struggle with negative body image perceptions.
With images of models, celebrities, YouTube stars, and social media influencers, teen girls are seeing ‘the ideal body’ at every click of a button. It’s easy to ignore this when a girl is in her childhood years because her body hasn’t changed yet. But when a girl moves from child to adolescence, they must not only adjust to physical changes, but also take on hormonal and internal physical changes that will lead to the onset of menstrual cycles.
For some girls, these changes can cause moodiness and frustration. For others, the process of her changing body is of greater concern for parents as they see potential depression, harmful actions towards herself and/or others in her life.
We are here to help teen girls develop a healthy body image.
With this instability, rash decisions can be made and poor choices will follow. This downward cycle becomes a vacuum that some girls have a difficult time coming out of. Because this situation is truly not who the teen girl is, she becomes even more moody and frustrated, setting off anger and potential aggravation that can turn into violence if escalated.
As you might suppose, your teen will greatly profit from family support to help with her body image, helping her to avoid the downward spiral to an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia nervosa. Remedies are available, typically a combination of psychotherapy and (anti-depressant) medications. Your teen girl might find success in working with a dietician, too, to help establish healthier nutritional and eating routines.
An outside placement may be exactly what is needed to get your teen daughter out of the environment that is bringing her down. We can help. We have served young ladies from all over the United States and are here to help you and your family. Call us today! 918. 435. 8206