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.
Free Community Event
Food Trends and Positive Body Image: Creating a Healthy Relationship with Eating and Your Body
Facilitated by: Christina Purkiss, MA, LMHC, CEDS, Site Director & Grace Sturgis, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, The Renfrew Center of Orlando
The Renfrew Center of Orlando invites alumni, friends, families, and the community to join us for a free workshop.
From clean eating to juice cleanses, from negative self-talk to the quest for perfection, nutrition myths and body dissatisfaction abound in our culture...
This workshop offers an explanation of why so-called “healthy” diets may be appealing and examines the often-unintended consequences of buying into their messages. Common nutrition and diet myths will be discussed and the concept of self-compassion to enhance body acceptance will be explored.
Attendees will receive tips for themselves and loved ones in decoding media messages that seek to motivate potential consumers by making them feel insecure about their bodies. The workshop will conclude with an interactive question and answer session.
Free event • Light refreshments will be served
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Orlando
For questions or to REGISTER, contact Jenna McCormick:
email@example.com • 267-338-2632
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.