Adrienne Ressler


Adrienne Ressler

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS is Vice President, Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation. A clinician, she serves on Renfrew’s Clinical Excellence Board and has been with the Foundation for over 27 years as senior staff.

Adrienne attended the University of Michigan and held a faculty appointment in the School of Education.

A body image specialist, she is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and is co-chair of the Academy’s Somatic Therapies Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow and past president of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and now chairs iaedp’s Senior Advisory Board. She serves on the Advisory Board of EDRS, Eating Disorder Resource and Support, in Petaluma, CA, and is the founding recipient of ED Hope’s Seal of Excellence for her ‘’empowering work as a body image specialist”.

Adrienne’s trainings and writing reflect her background in body- focused methods to treat eating disorders and body image. 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 and creative therapies for eating disorders in two textbooks, Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter, and Treatment of Eating of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, 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.

Adrienne lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is an avid baseball and hockey fan.