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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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The Real Truth About Eating Disorders… by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This morning I read an article by Erin Joy Henry in the Huffington Post  about eating disorders.   I think it is a great article about the superiority and glamo ... 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 »
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 »
“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 »
The Abyss of Bad Body Image…Don’t Get Sucked Under! by Greta Gleissner, LMSW Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders How many times in your life have you been having a perfectly pleasant day and then suddenly find yourself drowning in negative body image? In an instant, you fee ... 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 »
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 »