The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment -  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Renfrew Boston Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Boston

870R Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 617-278-6386

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services 

The Renfrew Center of Boston specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

Directions:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Boston
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Parking can be found near the The Renfrew Center of Boston at 925 Commonwealth Avenue (next to the Agganis Athletic Arena), Boston, MA 02215. Once parked, please take the east elevators from the garage which will be the closest entrance to The Renfrew Center of Boston. Public transportation is available through the Green B Line and exiting at the Boston University West stop. The Renfrew Center of Boston entrance is at the rear of 870 Commonwealth Avenue.


Meet our Clinical Team:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Ms. Ciotti is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has extensive corporate marketing and business experience, including founding and managing her own company. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area.

Jillian Hartman, LMHC, is the Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Childhood Development from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She interned at Renfrew’s New York site in 2013, and started at the Boston site in 2014 where she has held the positions of Primary Therapist and Team Leader. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartman served as Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Events:

Alumni Summer Event: Declaring Independence from Your Eating Disorder

Join us for a FREE and interactive workshop dedicated to celebrating all the ways in which you have become more independent and comfortable with yourself. Separating from your eating disorder is not an easy feat but acknowledging your accomplishments and successes (no matter how small) creates greater distance from that part of your life.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Identify the ways you have gained independence from your eating disorder.
  • Discuss what freedom from an eating disorder looks like.
  • Explore common concerns that may arise during the summer season.

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Jenna McCormick at 1-877-367-3383 or jmccormick@renfrewcenter.com.


3 CE Event for Professionals

The Unified Treatment Model: Clinical Applications for Eating Disorders

Presented by: Heather Thompson Brenner, PhD & Lori Ciotti, LICSW

Eating disorders are complex and varied in their genesis, and are often paired with co-morbid conditions. Regardless of the specific eating disorder diagnosis, however, they share being disorders of disconnection. In working with this acute population, it is critical to understand the interplay between a patient’s emotional dysregulation and their engagement in relationships in order to help them progress toward recovery. As emotional tolerance and psychological flexibility increase, the need for maladaptive coping behaviors decrease.

Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD and Lori Ciotti, LICSW, will present on how the Unified Treatment model, an evidence-based, trans-diagnostic approach, can successfully be utilized to treat eating disorders, including application to the treatment of patients with complex diagnosis, and the result of a demonstrable increase in positive outcomes.

Free event • A light breakfast will be served
Space is limited

Offering 3 CE Credits

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Registration/Breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Seminar: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tour: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Registration is now full. 
To be added to the waitlist, please contact kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.


Announcements:

The Renfrew Center of Boston offers the following groups:

Young Adult Aftercare Group 
This group 
is for adolescent girls and young adult women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets on Monday Evenings 
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Thirty Something and Beyond Aftercare Group
This group 
is for women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and other midlife challenges. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets on Wednesday Evenings 
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Support Persons Community Group
Those who are impacted by a loved one with an eating disorder - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers - often need additional support during the treatment process. This group is offered bi-weekly to anyone viewed as a Support Person.

Attendees receive guidance from clinical staff and each other, while learning how to effectively communicate with their loved one and help them move forward in their recovery. Participants also discuss The Renfrew Center Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® and gain an understanding of how it serves as the foundation for their loved one’s treatment.

Date: Meets Bi-Weekly on Wednesday Evenings 
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

*For a full list of dates, please contact Jillian Hartman, LMHC:
jhartman@renfrewcenter.com or 617-278-6380 ext. 4212


For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.