SPecialized Services for Girls

 
 

As a counselor, educator, and researcher I have had the opportunity to work with girls and women of all ages in a variety of settings.  Throughout these experiences, I have come to realize that girls’ lives are intense, and they often feel as if they have no one to talk to about the important issues facing their lives.


In my research with over 3,000 girls, I learned that girls face difficulty surrounding relationships with friends and fitting in, pressure around alcohol, drugs and sex, difficulties with their families, challenges with school and academics, and internal struggles with body image and self-esteem.  I also know that girls have few opportunities to explore these issues in a safe and supportive environment. 


I have researched and developed effective evidence-based interventions for girls focusing on self-esteem, self-concept, communication, relationship management, and leadership and am the Founder/Executive Director of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) Empowerment Program for Girls (www.rulingourexperiences.com).  ROX is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates at 39 sites throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania and provides girls with the information and skills needed to live healthy, independent, productive, and violence-free lives.


In addition to this programming, I also provide services for girls in individual and group settings as well as consultation for parents who are having challenges with their daughters.


My research on girls in grades 5-12 is available via the recently released report on 3,000 girls in Central Ohio entitled ‘A Snapshot of Girls in Central Ohio’ (http://www.rulingourexperiences.com/ROX_Site/Whats_New.html).


 

Increasing Skills and Self-Confidence

Services Provided

In my research with over 3,000 girls, I have come to realize that girls’ lives are intense, and they often feel as if they have no one to talk to about the important issues facing their lives.


I provide girls an opportunity to explore these issues in a safe and supportive environment. 

Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D., LPC

1335 Dublin Road, Suite 20A

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-488-8600

Lisa@EquipYourMind.com