for girls, teens &
IN THE WOMAN
DREAMS & GRIT
designed to build
Welcome to the Institute for Girls’ Development!
Established in 2004, the Institute is dedicated to empowering girls, teens, adults, gender-expansive individuals, families, and their circles of community through engaged, culturally responsive, strength-based programs.
We collaborate with you to determine the best methods to assist you or your daughter or teen to heal and reach goals.
Our CEO and founder, Dr. Melissa J. Johnson sums it up wonderfully by saying, ” We work on the individual, relational and societal levels to support change. Empowering individuals of all ages to find their authentic voice and zest for life in a more just world is the most meaningful work we can do!”
We welcome you to explore our site or call us at 626-585-8075 ext 108.
Give Us a Call to Learn More!
Considering therapy for your child or teen – or yourself? We’re here for you, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have!
The first step is simply touching base with Paige Howard, our Intake Coordinator. She’ll chat with you about your questions, goals and needs – no cost, no commitment. Give Paige a call at 626-585-8075 ext. 108 or email her at PHoward@IFGD.care.
Learn more about getting started in therapy.
Dynamic Summer Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults!
This summer, build confidence, camaraderie, and connection through our engaging therapy groups!
In addition to our popular year-round groups, we’re offering Creative Connections Camp, Be Body Positive, Beautiful Shades for teens of color, Walk and Talk, Explore your Path and Inner Journey Circle for young adults! Learn more about our summer offerings!
Online Therapy with Some In-Person Availability
Most of our clients are currently meeting with our therapists over tele-health, which offers convenience and risk-free interaction. Learn how online therapy works.
In some cases when clinically warranted, we can offer in-person therapy following CDC and local health department guidelines. If you’re considering in-person services, you’ll discuss the clinical considerations with your family’s therapist and make a decision together. Learn our Covid-19 protocols for in-person sessions.