The Renfrew Center of Orlando
Building 100, Suite 120
The Renfrew Center of Orlando specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming will consist of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, CEDS, is a licensed professional counselor and serves as the Regional Assistant Vice President. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Her interests include the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, and relationship concern. She maintains a private practice in the Oklahoma City area and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
Christina Purkiss, LMHC, CEDS, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Orlando. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Purkiss served as the Program Director for an eating disorders facility in Orlando, overseeing the PHP and IOP programs. She has extensive experience treating individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and related disorders. In addition, she has worked with various other clinical disorders including substance abuse, depression and anxiety. She is currently the President-elect of the Central Florida iaedp Chapter in Orlando.
2018 Alumni Winter Event
Relationships in Recovery: Connecting to Yourself, Relating to Others
One important element in successfully navigating recovery is identifying your true self, formerly hidden by your eating disorder. This step will give you the ability to foster positive and supportive relationships and set boundaries when necessary.
Join us for an enlightening and supportive workshop that will provide strategies for assessing the quality of your current relationships as well as expressing your needs and gratitude to those you depend upon for support.
In this workshop, you will:
- Understand the different types of relationships and why relationships are so valuable in recovery
- Prioritize your values to determine what is important to you
- Recognize which relationships are helpful or harmful to your recovery
- Learn techniques for setting boundaries
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Orlando
For questions, please contact Rachel Tenny, MA, LPCA, Alumni Coordinator at:
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Florida who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.
This weekly therapy group is facilitated by Lewis Jones, PsyD, Site Director at The Renfrew Center of West Palm Beach and offers structured care in a web-based environment.
The online, virtual therapy group actively engages participants with each other to explore the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating. Individuals also develop strategies to improve their communication skills 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 Florida and be followed by an outpatient therapist.
Date: Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).