Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS is Vice President, Professional Development, for The Renfrew Center Foundation and has served as senior staff for 23 years.
As a body image expert, she works with women and girls to learn to appreciate their bodies and eliminate the negative self-talk that promotes body hatred and erodes self esteem.
Adrienne attended the University of Michigan where she served as faculty in the School of Education.
She is past president of the Board of Directors and a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
Her trainings reflect her background in body-focused methods to treat eating disorders, body image, trauma, and substance abuse. She is published in The International Journal of Fertility and Women’s Medicine, Social Work Today and Pulse, the journal of the International Spa Association.
Author of chapters on the use of experiential therapies for eating disorders in 2 textbooks, her work has also been included in the first Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance.
A frequent contributor to the popular media, she has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America Sunday and is the featured body-image expert for documentaries on both cosmetic surgery (Lords of Esteem) and menopause (Hot Flash Havoc).
She lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is an avid baseball and hockey fan.