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 Los Angeles Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

12121 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA 90025
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 310-207-1415

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services 

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles 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:

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Meet Our Clinical Leader:

Heather Russo, MA, MFT, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President and Site Director for The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a board member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). She received her Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Behavioral Health. She has extensive experience in treating eating disorders in Inpatient Hospitalization, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Private Practice settings. Ms. Russo is an active, integrative therapist who works with her clients to promote empowerment and fulfillment. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively make strides in recovery. She has been the featured presenter of seminars addressing eating disorder treatment and recovery, educating both recovery groups and professionals treating mental illness.


Events:

2 CE Seminar for Professionals

Focusing on Emotions:
Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

Presented by: Heather Russo, MA, MFT, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President and Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

This workshop will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explores the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure. There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client. 

This workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients. Lecture, small group activities and experiential exposure demonstrations will be utilized.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 
Registration/Check-in: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Presentation: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Site Tour: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
Cost: $20 • Light refreshments will be served

Offering 2 CE Credits

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden, MBA: 
kmcfadden@renfrewcenter.com • 1-877-367-3383


 Announcements:

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in California who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder. 

This weekly therapy group is facilitated by Beth Tiras, MFT, Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles, and offers structured care in a web-based environment.

This online, virtual therapy group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communications and achieve recovery focused goals. Group curriculum is informed by the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.

To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a smart phone, computer or tablet with a camera and screen.

Participants must be located in California.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays 
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online


The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles offers the following groups:

The Eating Disorders Group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating. Led by an experienced therapist, the group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotional and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communication and achieve recovery-focused goals.

*Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

The Support Persons Community Group provides additional support during the treatment process to anyone viewed as a Support Person - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers. 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.

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles


The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles is in-network with most major insurance carriers, including but not limited to:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
California Blue Shield
Cigna
United Behavioral Health - Optum


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