ABOUT GRETA

Greta Angert is an experienced and specially trained licensed therapist who is committed to helping individuals overcome problems with food, diet, exercise, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. She uses a combination of techniques that are aimed at eliminating eating disorder behaviors while simultaneously exploring the roots of these behaviors. She is keenly aware of the struggle in dealing with eating disorders and wants to help you see that there is a better way to live. Greta is committed to helping people understand, accept and nurture their bodies and minds in order to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 

Due to her extensive experience working in outpatient and inpatient treatment centers, Greta has personal relationships with nearly every treatment program in Southern California and can provide excellent referrals for more intensive treatment or local support groups. Greta is also a frequent speaker on eating disorders and healthy living in many high schools and universities.

EXPERIENCE

 

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Lic. #40676

 

  • MFT Intern Supervisor

  • Consultant & Media Expert on Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorder Consultant to many of Southern California’s most highly respected drug and alcohol treatment programs

  • Provide eating disorder education, staff training and in-services to drug and alcohol treatment programs

  • Featured in InStyle Magazine as Stress/Anxiety Expert

  • Featured in popular British television series “Hollywood Lives” on ITV network

  • Featured in W Magazine as Eating Disorders expert

  • Eating Disorder Speaker at high schools & universities – Greta offers a variety of customized presentations to all grade levels. Topics include eating disorders, healthy living, nutrition education & self esteem issues. Call or email Greta to set up a consultation at your school.

Professional Speaking Engagements

 

  • Navigating and Coping with Infertility - Southern California Reproductive Center, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Treating the Chronically Ill Patient - Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Increasing Interoceptive Awareness in Eating Disorder Patients with a History of Trauma - St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

  • Treating the Chronically Ill Patient - International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals National Conference, Henderson, NV

  • Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders - The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Healthy Living - Food, Diet and Exercise in the College Community - University of Southern California

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

 

California State University, Northridge, CA

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

 

Columbia University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

 

Clinical Experience & Training:

 

  • Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA – Provide ongoing weekly psychotherapy to private clients

  • Eating Disorder Center of CA, Los Angeles, CA – Primary Therapist for day treatment program

  • The Bella Vita, Pasadena, CA – Primary Therapist for day treatment program

  • BHC Alhambra Hospital, Rosemead, CA – Primary Therapist for day treatment program and inpatient unit

  • The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA – Two year clinical internship at Southern California’s most highly respected Psychodynamic training institute

  • New Directions for Youth, Van Nuys, CA – Therapist to adolescents and their families for non-profit agency

  • Bridge Focus, Van Nuys, CA – Therapist to adolescents and their families for non-profit agency

  • Lawrence Middle School, Chatsworth, CA- Facilitated a female teen group on a weekly basis. Topics included self-esteem, depression, relationship conflicts, parenting, abuse and divorce.

 

Certifications:

 

  • EMDR Level 3

  • TRM

 

Professional Organization Affiliation:

 

  • EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists National

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals - Founding Board Member and Treasurer of Los Angeles County chapter

  • Academy for Eating Disorders

PRESS

 
 
Interviewed for British ITV show "Hollywood Lives"

TESTIMONIALS

"Greta’s presentations at Wildwood were informative as well as sensitive and age appropriate on a difficult and sometimes confusing issue for adolescents. The presentations were interactive; students were comfortable asking numerous questions and these questions were clearly addressed by Greta and her team. I would highly recommend Greta Angert as a speaker to schools and other organizations working with young people."

Phyllis Gabriel

"We bring Greta Angert in every year to speak to our students on eating disorders, an important topic amongst young teens today. She discusses the signs and symptoms and potential long term effects of an eating disorder. Greta offers guidance and support about how to help a friend who students suspect might be in danger. Greta’s team also includes a dietitian who uses an interactive approach to present on healthy eating and the dangers of dieting. On a separate day, we like to have Greta meet confidentially with girls only to discuss their feelings, concerns and experiences with eating issues. She gives the girls the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic in intimate groups, where they feel safe and comfortable. Her expertise and true concern are deeply evident in her presentation of the material."

Gail Holmes

"It’s not easy to be a teenager in a media-centered world, but growing up in an image conscious city like Los Angeles can pose particular challenges for young people.  To help our parents understand the complexities of body image issues, we invite Greta Angert to facilitate a parent workshop at New LA Charter each year. Our school serves a diverse population of parents and students, and Greta’s presentations are tailored to meet the needs of our specific school community.  Greta’s talk is packed with important, science-based information that is relevant to the middle childhood years, while her facilitative style is welcoming and comfortable. Parents leave her workshops with a fundamental awareness of eating disorders and the tools to help their children develop healthy attitudes about food and their bodies. I highly recommend Greta as an expert in the area of eating disorders, and as a mental health professional who is able to empower her audience with knowledge, compassion, and understanding."

Brooke Rios

"I want to express my most sincere and heartfelt thanks for what you’ve helped our daughter to accomplish, and also the support and reassuring words you provided to all of us at the most difficult times of this journey. Checking a beloved child into the hospital to treat a mental illness is one of the most difficult things a parent can do. Although we knew it was the right thing to do, it was a hard decision to accept and the fear of the unknown was overwhelming at times. Your reassuring words at that time, to our daughter and to us, were particularly helpful to all of us in being able to see a light at the end of this dark and unknown tunnel.

 

I can still remember vividly you telling our daughter that this was going to be her first and only time that she would be in a hospital like this, that she was going to get better and that you and her family were going to help her make it through and beat her eating disorder. Those words were important for our daughter to hear, and for us as parents to believe. You told her (and us) that she would get better.

 

Thank you for all that you’ve accomplished with our daughter and for all of the support you provided to us during this difficult journey. We could not be more pleased with how far our daughter has come, and we are truly blessed to have had you in her support circle leading the way."

Parent of a Teenage Child

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