"As girls become teenagers, it's as though they are suddenly hapless tourists in their own lives, dropped in a strange, uncharted territory without a compass or map. Parents can learn to help their daughters navigate and think critically about the images, the messages, and the unspoken rules of todays' adolescence. In The Disappearing Girl, I suggest ways you can help the girls in your life cope with the pressures they encounter. It brings you the real stories, straight from the girls themselves."  From the Introduction


Dr Machoian, an expert on teenagers and mental health, is a national speaker and consults to families, parents, teens, schools, programs, and organizations across the country. To contact Dr. Machoian by phone: (617) 285-8198 or

email: lisa_machoian@post.harvard.edu.