The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh
The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh 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.
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, is the Regional Assistant Vice President and Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Nashville. Dr. Cooper received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, her clinical and administrative experience includes 25 years of care in outpatient and intensive-care settings treating eating disorders, women’s issues and child and adolescent assessment/intervention. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of best practices in the treatment of eating disorders and helping mothers and daughters be authentic and resilient. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, RenewED, and the National Academy of Professional Women.
Erin Wentroble, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and completed post-doctoral training at Western Psychiatric Institute. She served as a therapist at Western Psychiatric Institute’s Center for Overcoming Problem Eating and held student practicum placements at Western Psychiatric’s Pediatric Intensive Outpatient Clinic for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Chatham University Counseling Center and the University of Pittsburgh’s Counseling Center. Prior to joining Renfrew, Dr. Wentroble served as the Assistant Director of CO-STAR (College Option-Services for Transition Age Students at Risk) where she developed a new intensive outpatient program for treating at-risk students.
Liz Marino, RD, LD, CSSD, is the Regional Nutrition Manager for The Renfrew Center and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, OH, completing her Honors Thesis on “Exercise Preference and its Relation to Mindful Eating.” Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Marino worked in the University of Toledo’s Athletic Department, the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and served as the Research Assistant to Dr. Eleni Lantzouni at the Akron Children’s Hospital who published on “Predictors and Incidence of Disordered Eating in Adolescents with DM-I.” Ms. Marino is a member of the Pittsburgh Academy of Dietetics and iaedp.
Free Summer Event for Renfrew Alumni
The Positive Power of Neutrality: Accepting Yourself As You Are
Continuous exposure to media messages such as 'Love Your Body' and 'Celebrate Your Size' are often easier said than done. For those in recovery from an eating disorder, joining the body positive movement may seem like a challenging or unattainable destination. With this comes the concept of neutrality—accepting yourself, your body and your journey without judgment.
Join us for a FREE interactive workshop where we will explore the grey area between positive and negative, good and bad, right and wrong.
• Define body neutrality and realistic paths to attain it.
• Identify thinking traps that may arise and how to work through them.
• Learn tools to address extreme thoughts and find middle ground.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh
Alumni and those seeking extra support during their recovery journey are welcome to attend this event at any location.
For questions, please contact Paige Brown at 1-877-367-3383 or email@example.com.
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Pennsylvania who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.
This weekly therapy group is facilitated by Samantha Piazza, MS, LPC, 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 Pennsylvania.
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 Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
We are pleased to announce that The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh is now in-network with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Renfrew is dedicated to providing coverage to as many patients seeking treatment as possible, and we are continuously adding new insurance contracts. With the addition of Highmark Blue Cross in the Pittsburgh area, we will now be able to provide care to more adolescent girls and women seeking treatment for eating disorders.
Accepting more than 430 insurance plans across the country, The Renfrew Center has contracts with almost every managed care company for all levels of treatment and is a preferred provider for many insurance companies.
The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh now offers an Outpatient Group.
Eating Disorders Group
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. Group members are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
Date: Meets weekly on Monday evenings
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.