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.
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.