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LESLIE M. FAERSTEIN, ED.D., LCSW

Welcome! My blog is a direct response to the lack of information on women's relationship to their bodies as they age. Products labeled "anti-aging" and such are the result of the world wanting us to buy into a non-reality of quick fixes. 

My goal is to reveal how to accept our bodies and ourselves as we age.  We are valuable - not invisible.  We possess wisdom and power that is applicable to whatever path we choose NOW.

We are on the journey together and you've arrived at the right place at the right time.

About Leslie

My personal experience with body image and aging has led to my deep interest in exposing the marginalizing of talented, smart women. Initially, in my psychotherapy practice, I focused on eating disorders.  As my career progressed, I understood sociologically the far-reaching issues of body image for women; our youth-oriented society provides few, if any, realistic role models.  


As a psychotherapist, my specialty is eating disorders and women who have been sexually and emotionally abused. I also have over four decades of working as a nonprofit administrator in mental health, arts in healthcare, voluntarism and, most recently, helping older women return to the workforce as Executive Director of amazing.community. 


I received a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in Family and Community Education.   

I have a private psychotherapy practice in New York City.

I welcome the opportunity to meet you here on my blog.

December 3, 2018

Becky and me at my wedding, March 2013

And finally – the fourth generation of women: my daughter, Becky.  The generation that breaks free.

Becky is now 38, but she was only three when I began to study and train with Susie Orbach and the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute. 

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October 22, 2018

 Sadie, Eleanor, Leslie, Becky (Junior Bridesmaid)

November 1990

“Women are trying to change the shape of their lives by changing the shape of their bodies”, wrote Susie Orbach, author of the seminal book Fat Is A Feminist Issue. My family was no exception.

As the third g...

August 28, 2018

Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Me, Father

My daughter's Bat Mitzvah, May 1993

My first blog about my Grandmother escaped before I had a chance to explain why I started my site (www.LeslieMFaerstein.com). My blog is a direct response to the lack of information on women's...

July 23, 2018

 (Aunt, Me, Mother, Brother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather at my brother's Bar Mitzvah 1965)

“Women are trying to change the shape of their lives by changing the shape of their bodies”, wrote Susie Orbach, author of the seminal book "Fat Is A Feminist Issue".

Grandma

I...

It’s with great pleasure that my first blog is about the evening I had on May 2nd in New York City with some fabulous women, from 26 years old into their 70s. I was honored to be the speaker for amazing.community’s inaugural Meetup event at WeWork NoMad. The photo abov...

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