"I have known Susan Greif for many years and have had the pleasure of observing her work with clients using the Expressive and Healing Arts.  I have seen how she is able to help women and children transform through the utilization of her unique and creative ways of working.  I feel confident referring clients to Susan who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally as using art helps them get to the core of the issues with which they are struggling.  In addition to Susan’s work with the Expressive Arts, she has helped many children with dyslexia learn to read and write through the creative and multi-sensory process. Susan is professional and skilled and has a very kind and gentle way of working with her clients.  I highly recommend to anyone looking for coaching, consulting and healing."

Kimberly Agresta MSW, LCSW

"Susan's approach is far more helpful than any therapist in my opinion. She gets to the core of any problems:- hurts, fears, insecurities, anxieties, anger, sadness etc., 'just in 1 or 2 sessions'. Everything that happens to us at the present mostly stems from our childhood. Susan brings that to the present and helps us work on it from there with some amazing techniques."

M., Private Client

"I always preferred male therapists but I think I realize after this session with you that maybe I've missed the whole woman's intuition thing in therapy....Our session was really groundbreaking (for lack of better terms). I gained more insight in those few minutes than I have in 3 years."  

M.

"Susan is an inspiration her gentle way is able to make a big impact. Susan's special way of working with people lends to her ability to help people in their personal journey."

Reva, Participant in the Shifting through Art-Chi Workshop: Understanding Your Heart & Throat Chakra

 

"I tell everyone about your program how wonderful it is...That you are a leap ahead of any therapist. You strike the core of the matter head to head. Through drawing, throat exercises, breathing, giving awareness to the problem, writing out your thoughts of good and bad etc. I must say that I left you feeling relieved and happy and a little empowered. It felt good."

Michelle Edelstein, Participant in the Shifting through Art-Chi Workshop: Understanding Your Heart & Throat Chakra

 

"Susan Greif lead a wonderful heart opening workshop. Susan provided guidance, knowledge and activities designed to clear and open your heart chakra. All her materials were beautifully designed and informative. Susan lead us through an amazing meditation that left you feeling relaxed, and joyful. Susan's workshop was designed to help ease the affects of anxiety, sadness, loss, and unhealthy beliefs. It is obvious that Susan is devoted to her work and supporting women and children."

Debra H., Participant in the Shifting through Art-Chi Workshop: Understanding Your Heart Chakra

 

"I chose to attend Susan's workshop because I knew I would gain tools that would help me open up as well as heal. Having met Susan once before at an Expo, just speaking with her at her booth I was impacted. [She was] warm and easy to speak with. Plus the work [she does] is different and pretty amazing. So I knew her workshop would have practices I would be able to use in my daily life. ...

I have used several of these techniques since attending and have shared with others as well. The green/pink slips were a great eye opener! This was mind blowing! The exercise and having something visual and tangible was great. I told all my friends about it and even carry the zip lock bag around for a few days. ...The breathing technique was helpful. I loved the hand gestures of bringing Love into the Heart and I do that frequently. I was delighted with the rose quartz. I have many crystals and have given Rose Quartz as a gift to others many times. However, Susan was the first person ever to give me one. That touched me dearly. I keep it in my purse everyday and also place it by my bed at night as a reminder that I am Loved by the Universe even when it doesn't feel like it. ...

I think everything was pretty amazing. All the exercises, us sitting in a circle, interacting etc. It was fun and soothing. Also, its great we got to bring up emotions but then had tools to cope with them. The Heart is so important and we touched so many different ways of the Heart so it was amazing."

N.P., Participant in the Shifting through Art-Chi Workshop: Understanding Your Heart Chakra

 

"I felt that Susan's workshop was insightful and informative . I recommend it highly!"

Cathy, Participant in the Shifting through Art-Chi Workshop: Understanding Your Heart Chakra

 

"I learned how to become mindful of time management, refocused on my personal goals, we discussed in depth about healthy lifestyle choices including food and how important it is to eat to live, to nourish the body and mind. Susan coached us as we embraced the values of journals, exercise and how to cease toxic habits. As a bonus, I learned how to give myself positive affirmations. It's a wonderful journey to make friends and learn together. Thank you Art Mends Hearts for creating the workshop in 2013, May the positive journey continue this coming year!"

Kara Dee, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

Excellent workshop to help people focus on their inner selves and become aware of their positive and negatives. Highly recommend to anyone interested in becoming aware of how to better handle life and its challenges, especially when it relates to yourself. Susan Greif imparts information, articles, literature and tips on all the things we may all know but do not necessarily want to deal with.”

Judy Klein, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

 "Susan Horn Greif's workshop flowed with insightful information. She has an amazing gift in helping others to gain clarification and understanding in regard to goals they wish to reach and inner changes they with to make. She is positive by nature, and helps others to open up and share in a comfortable environment. Always giving more than 110% of herself, Susan’s daily inspiration and empowering information on whatever it was the group was working on, was always enlightening. She was consistent in her desire to be there for all of us, as well as her success in helping us move towards our goals in a constructive way. The information she brought to us daily, was a great mixture of what all of us as a group, and individually wanted to learn more about, as well as information Susan felt was important to share with us.”

Lori Snyder, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

  "Susan was a most professional, insightful, and a VERY WISE mediator, challenging at times that scratched some unresolved issues, brought it/them to surface, and as a result, I was able to 'send it off, and let it go!' It is a safe and nurturing environment, and what I felt to be very important, was that we were ALL SO RESPECTFUL of one another! We all need the opportunity to press the 'reset button' (my favourite line in therapy), be held accountable, live up to it, complete the course, etc...and I'm choosing to do it again this year with THIS GROUP. Challenge yourselves.”

Emanuel Sharp, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

"Susan was so inspirational last year with her dedication to this group. I watched her support everyone to help them reach their goals. Her level of knowledge, compassion and accountability really made this group the success it was last year. And what's so great…Susan has even MORE to give her group this year!"

Debra Angilletta, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

"Before I joined I was feeling very "out of control" about my healthy eating goals. The support from all of the participants really helped me focus on my goals. I'm still a 'work in progress' but the calm focus that the group gave me still sticks with me and gives me the tools to accomplish my goals. Thank you!!"

Linda Epstein, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

"What a gift to give yourself! Last year I joined the first ART MENDS HEARTS NEW YEARS RESOLUTION CHALLENGE and it was a game changer. This group and Susan Horn Greif, the founder/administrator is the real deal. Let's face it - we all set goals for ourselves from time to time and especially for the new year. Are they realistic? Are they attainable? There is tremendous support and guidance with the members here in this group. We are constantly asked about how we are doing? How are we moving toward our goal(s)? If we become frustrated, we are offered solutions and we are encouraged to be accountable for our actions. AND we learn to help others on their personal journey as well, which is satisfying as well. This time of the year especially, we are thinking of giving gifts to others who are there for us, now is the best time ever for us to turn inward and gift ourselves.

Pam Bilfeld, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge.

 

“Susan Horn Greif, you have added so much joy and inspiration to my life at a very challenging time and I am in awe of your amazing artistic talents and ability to love unconditionally.”

Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge.

 

“I participated in the New Years Resolution Challenge by Art Mends Hearts. I learned how to become mindful of time management, refocused on my personal goals, we discussed in depth about healthy lifestyle choices including food and how important it is to eat to live, to nourish the body and mind. The members were engaging, and courteous. Our Leader, Susan, and many professionals coached us as we embraced the values of journals, exercise and how to cease toxic habits. Personally, I gained a lot of knowledge and as a bonus I learned how to give myself positive affirmations. It's a wonderful journey to make friends and learn together. Thank you Art Mends Hearts for creating the workshop in 2013, May the positive journey continue!

 

While I meant to be brief, part of my journey was to learn to accept myself for who I am and move on and improve, move on, and come out of my shell, as I've been a wallflower for many years. Be yourself, Stand tall and shine! Art Mends Hearts' New Years Resolution Challenge will help you too. Peace to all”

Dinah Collins, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

"Last year I participated in the new years resolution challenge, I must admit it was very difficult. I want to give a Special Thanks to Susan Horn Greif and all the members in this group for keeping me focus and helping me reached my goal. In all honesty I could have never done it without you.

M.B, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

I did it last year and had a great time its so refreshing writing about your achievements and its great to have support when things just don't go you way that day. I met new people and strengthen old friendships. It doesn't require much of you time yet you feel you've contributed and learned.

Lisa Czyzyk, Participant, Art Mends Hearts New Year's Challenge

 

"Wow I just read your write up. You really put this in writing well...Once again what you said is really spot on and you really understood and saw the situation for what it was and I most appreciate that.”

Mother of 2.5-year-old child, Private Client

 

"Hi Susan, [My daughter] is doing great and a good part of it has to do with you. I’m not sure if you remember but there was a night in September with horrible rain and thunder and lightning...When we left the house the sky was grey... downpours and thunder and lightning right in front of us. She did her breathing etc and was amazing. I was scared so I only can imagine what she was feeling. We were talking it through and she did her breathing. I think that incident has given her the strength to deal with any storm."

Lorraine, Mother of 8-Year with Anxieties, Private Client

 

"Hi Susan, I am really thankful and impressed by the time you are spending analyzing [my child's] feelings. I think your observations are correct and I agree that for [my child,] knowledge is power (and you certainly have a lot of knowledge to share!) Let's keep up the good work together."

Debra, Mother of 8-year-old with anxieties, Client

 

"Art Mends Hearts is rather apropos description for Susan Greif's work. I would only modify it to: "Not Only Through Art But With Every Sense -Does Susan Greif Mend Hearts". (But I guess it would be too long of an email address )

 

Susan Greif has extensive knowledge as to the factors that can be derailing your child. She has an innate ability to tease out the deeper causes of a child's difficulties- but breaks it down to simpler and manageable ways of succeeding.

 

I have watched Susan transform my son. For years, other school professionals worked to try and get my son to stay focused in the classroom while working with his sensory integration disorder. In 6 months, Susan was able to transform his entire demeanor. My son was able to stay focused, learn and finally stopped being impulsive. What is most amazing is that she accomplished this, not by being a crutch - but by giving him the tools and strategies to succeed. Susan has given my child the strategies of not only being aware of what he is feeling, but how to understand and turn these feelings into positive actions. Susan gave him the ability to succeed!

 

But what makes Susan so exceptional is her constant devotion. She will sit for hours and hours working with my son- taking the scattered "pieces" and solving the "puzzles" that have been hindering him from feeling and being successful. She has an innate ability to know exactly how to break things down in a manner that is unique-and turns it into the "Ahhh-I Get It" moment. She will then spend even more time writing detailed insightful reports, keeping everyone updated and involved.

 

Susan Greif is the rarest of people. She is completely invested and determined to 'mend hearts' through her warmth, devotion and determination."

Libby, Mother of 5th grader who was shadowed by Susan during the Fall of 2015

 

"I just want to write my heartfelt testimony. When I was going through the roughest part of my cancer treatments, radiation. Susan Horn Greif, through her Arts Mend Hearts and her guided brilliance in relieving my anxiety. I could not be more greatful for her insight, professionalism and most of all her ability to help quell my anxiety through this most challenging time. She helped me, she helped my daughter, and I have no doubt she can help anyone going through any anxiety provoking situation.

 

Give yourself or your friend the gift of balance in life.

 

Thank you for everything, Susan!”

Lori Schlakman, Cancer Survivor, Client

 

"Just one session and things have changed drastically."

E.

"Today was enormously powerful. I can get emotional but this was not like other times, and I think whatever you are able to trigger with your energy thing is powerful and more effective than I ever imagined .... thanks for everything. Your intuition and healing abilities are really really powerful but in a non threatening way. You have the ability to make me feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable (no easy feat) and unguarded and not be running away from it. I don't know why I and [my son] (and family) got so blessed to have someone as special as you in our lives but I'm not even curious anymore to understand it. I just feel a sense of awe and gratitude to be so blessed at a time like this. Thank you again for everything."

M. H.