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Greta Gleissner, LMSW

New York 10024
Greta Gleissner, LMSW, is a New York City based psychotherapist and author specializing in... Full Bio
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“Urge Surfing” by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders An important concept the patients learn at Renfrew is Urge Surfing. That is, you ride the wave of the urge to use ED symptoms until it passes. For so many years, ... Read on »
Binge Eating Disorder… A Diagnosis for Healing by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Great informative article on Binge Eating Disorder by Rachel Pomerance:     The post appeared first on . Read on »
Binge Eating Disorder… A Diagnosis for Healing by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Great informative article on Binge Eating Disorder by Rachel Pomerance:     The post Binge Eating Disorder… A Diagnosis for Healing appeared first ... Read on »
Dis-Ease or Disease? by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders At least two times a week, my clients at Renfrew will inquire about whether an eating disorder is a disease, like in alcoholism, or if this is a disorder one can ... Read on »
Eating Disorders Music Video–Ashley Jordan’s “Fading Away” by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Hey! Check out Ashley Jordan’s wonderful “Fading Away” Music Video . She wrote this song because she has a couple of friends who have battled depression and eati ... Read on »
Eating Disorders… The “Real Issues” by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In her most recent book, Your Dieting Daughter , Carolyn Costin provides great insight as to the issues that underly eating disorders. Below are the 14 “Real Is ... Read on »
Feeling Good Fridays! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I am now doing themed blog posts–I changed Fridays to Feeling Good Fridays, because it is SO important to talk about fe ... Read on »
FREE Meditation on Happiness by Deva Premal & Miten! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It’s not too late to register for Deva Premal and Miten’s FREE Meditation series. Click on the link below to tune in to your happiness now! ... Read on »
goodreads! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders   I finally got a chance to update my goodreads profile:  http://www.goodreads.com/GretaGleissner Take a look when you have a moment! What a great, ... Read on »
Goodreads! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders   I finally got a chance to update my goodreads author profile:  http://www.goodreads.com/GretaGleissner Take a look when you have a moment! What a great, interactive ... Read on »
Happy Sunday! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders S o, clearly I have been unable to keep up with daily posts. I’m an overachiever at heart, so maybe I should aim for a more reasonable goal like 3 posts a week. ... Read on »
I FEEL FAT by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I recently attended a conference where psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke gave a fantastic lecture about body image and decoding the language of I feel fat. Her phil ... Read on »
I Feel Fat…HOW to Feel Better in Your Body by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I cannot tell you how many times throughout my life—especially during the seventeen years I struggled with bulimia—I said the phrase, I feel fat. I could be havi ... Read on »
Institute for the Psychology of Eating – big thank you! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A big thank you to the  Institute for the Psychology of Eating  for voting my blog as one of their Top 50 Emotional Eating listings. I will be adding your w ... Read on »
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves… by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Why is it so much easier for one to internalize messages from society than to realize that one is good enough? Body hatred seems to be the go-to coping mechanism ... Read on »
Motivation Mondays! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders   Well, there are only a couple hours left in the day–better late than never! In thinking of motivation, if you are ambivalent or feeling “stuck” where you ... Read on »
Patience and Perseverance is Key! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So often I hear patients in early recovery questioning whether it is really working because they don’t feel better already. They share their discouragement about ... Read on »
Pie in the Sky by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Recently there has been a similar theme in several of the clients I work with. I guess the easiest way to describe it is that many have great difficulty imaginin ... Read on »
Serenity Sundays! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders   Better late than never! Ideally I wanted to write in the morning–but I was busy experiencing my own dose of serenity. It has been a glorious Sunday on the ... Read on »
Setting Realistic Expectations by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Setting realistic expectations during the recovery process–and accepting what that reality means for recovery–particularly early recovery–can be a challenging an ... Read on »