for girls, teens &
IN THE WOMAN
DREAMS & GRIT
designed to build
Welcome to the Institute for Girls’ Development!
Dr. Melissa Johnson, CEO and Founder
Established in 2004, the Institute is dedicated to empowering girls, teens, women, families, and their circles of community through engaged, strength-based programs.
We welcome you to explore our site or call us at 626-585-8075 ext 108.
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all who are working – past, present and future – to end systemic racism and racial injustice here and around the world. We’re also doing our own work of listening, relearning and taking action. Read our current Racial Justice Solidarity Statement.
We would like to shine the light on some of the incredible organizations that are educating and equipping people to act for systemic change and racial justice. We’re grateful to these organizations and resources.
We’re working with clients, both individually and in groups, via online therapy during the coronavirus crisis. Learn how online therapy works and get expert tips from our therapists!
Review our recommended resources to promote resilience and make the most of time at home.