Why an “In Between” series?

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I would like to introduce my upcoming workshops focused on preteen and teen girls and explain my motivation for designing this series.  My name is Stephanie Lowe-Sagebiel, LCSW and I have 17 years of social work experience within the Indianapolis community. Nearly half of those years have been spent in direct clinical practice.  I have never felt more passionate and concerned about what it means to be a young girl in our community than I feel now.  Girls today have to navigate their natural physical, emotional and social development all while managing an array of social media, technology and intense academic and sports expectations.  These phenomena have left them little time or ability to fully process and problem solve some of life’s most challenging issues.

In her book, Adolescent Girls in Crisis, Martha B. Straus states that “preteen and teen girls today are feeling unsafe, unknown and unloved.  Their experience isn’t like anything we can imagine from our own teen years; the risks are far greater than ever before.”  Her words validate the experiences I have witnessed in the growing number of preteen and teenage girls I have seen in my practice over the past several years.

It is my hope that this new workshop series will give girls the space to develop new skills, and the time to gain a better understanding of the current adolescent landscape.  I look forward to offering this “In Between” experience in a fun, creative, and safe environment.  Please view the brochure below and share with anyone you feel my benefit from this summer series.  Also, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have via email, SLoweSagebiel@CenterPointCounseling.org or phone, 317-252-5518 ext 2.

In Between- brochure