Ways for Preteen Girls to Lose Weight Without a Diet
Making healthy food choices is the first step toward a healthy weight for preteen girls.
What is an Eating Disorder?
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They offer some basic facts about eating disorders.
Southern California Counseling Center
SCCC offers a non-judgmental teen counseling group that meets currently on zoom Fridays at 5 pm. It is intended for 12-19 years old and is open to new members. The group runs 60-90 minutes. Contact Jacqui Clay for information and to complete a quick intake.
Antioch University Counseling Center
The center offers both short and long-term therapy, workshops and community education in the following areas:
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Anxiety and stress management
- Relationship or family distress
- Parenting and communication skills
- Eating, food and body-image issues
- Trauma and abuse
Therapy fees are based on a sliding scale; however, nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. Clients may make an appointment by calling the Intake Line – (310) 574-2813, ext. 366.
In-House grief support groups meet at our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills centers every other week for children ages 4-18 who have experienced the death of a parent or caregiver. Groups are organized by the age of the child.
SHARE! is a big umbrella for multiple self-help support groups, all of which are happening as of December 2020 via zoom. Teens can join support groups including Depression & Bipolar Support and Grief & Loss Support Group among others.
Open Paths now offers two FREE Therapeutic Support Groups for LGBTQIA and COVID-19. Please call (310) 258-9677 to speak with an intake coordinator Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Messages will be returned within 48 hours.
LOVS offers counseling and support specifically for kids who have lost loved ones to homicide.
Allies for Every Child (formerly Westside Children’s Center)
Allies main programming offers support for foster families and children of adoptions. Currently they are also offering a Teen therapy group focused on COVID-19 issues and anxiety. Contact Michelle Schafer for information.
Mental illness can have wide-reaching effects on a person’s health, educational achievement, employment and well-being. Didi Hirsch’s experts provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and adults with mental disorders or behavioral challenges. To get help for yourself or someone you know, call 888-807-7250.
Seize the Awkward
Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Seize the Awkward is an organization that offers tips to teenagers– from conversation guides to tips –that can help teenagers (and anyone really) talk to those in need.
The Trevor Project
Welcome to the Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more! For immediate support or help, The Trevor Project also has counselors that can be reached by calling or texting.
Psychology Today offers a substantial list of support groups specifically for adolescents and teenagers (ages 14-19). These groups include but are not limited to groups focused on eating disorders, children of divorce, video game addiction, depression, substance abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorders.