The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

First in Eating Disorders

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

Renfrew Orlando Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Orlando

Renfrew Orlando Eating Disorder Treatment Center
3452 Lake Lynda Drive
Building 100, Suite 120
Orlando, FL 32817
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 407-658-4735

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services
Virtual Therapy

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.

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Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, CEDS, is the Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center, overseeing clinical and administrative operations at the Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Ridgewood, NJ; and West Palm Beach, FL locations. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and LPC Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families, with special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, relationship concern, mood and anxiety disorders, and life adjustments. A National Certified Counselor, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association, and certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, primarily discussing eating disorders and diversity.

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.


Announcements:

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 online, virtual therapy group offers structured care in a web-based environment. Participants actively engage 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 Florida.

DateMeets weekly on Tuesday evenings
Time: 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
Online

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


The Renfrew Center of Orlando offers the following groups:

Eating Disorders Group

This group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating.

Led by Jessica Fortunato, Registered Marriage and Family Intern and Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Orlando, participants actively engage with one another 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.

Date: Meets weekly on Thursdays
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Orlando

Eating Disorders Group for College Students*

College can be a challenging transition for most students, particularly for those with an eating disorder. Whether you are a freshman or a senior, a new environment often brings with it complex and difficult paths to navigate. Academics, social situations and new levels of independence are exciting and yet, at times, stressful. 

Join us for this NEW weekly, interactive group where we address the many challenges facing college students including: campus life, dining on and off-campus, dorm living, exercise culture, self-care, social culture, and structured support.

Date: Meets weekly on Tuesdays
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Orlando

*Group begins on Tuesday, September 10th.

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 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.

DateMeets weekly on Tuesdays
Time: 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location
The Renfrew Center of Orlando