The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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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 Baltimore Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Baltimore

Renfrew Baltimore Eating Disorder Treatment Center
1122 Kenilworth Drive
Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 443-519-5601


Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Baltimore 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.


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The Renfrew Center of Baltimore is conveniently located just off Exit 25 of the I-695 beltway.

Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Laurie Cooper, PsyD, is the Regional Assistant Vice President. 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.

Laurie Wollman, LCPC, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University, her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from Towson University. Ms. Wollman has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health field, working in a variety of settings including Residential, Outpatient, Partial Day in both direct care and management, as well as educational. She has extensive experience with the child and adolescent population and has served in management positions for the past 10 years. Ms. Wollman served as a member of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Gala Committee for four years.

Victoria Shampaine, MD, is the Regional Medical Director and Psychiatrist at The Renfrew Centers of Baltimore and Bethesda. She received her Medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She completed her General Psychiatry training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her child Fellowship at NYU-Bellevue where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Shampaine specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders. She has a special interest in the treatment of eating disorders and related psychiatric difficulties. Dr. Shampaine provides a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology when indicated and a family-system, holistic approach to care.


Free Community Event

Who Am I? — Wearing Many Hats and Reclaiming Myself

The Renfrew Center of Baltimore invites alumni, friends, families, and the community to join us for a free workshop.

Sometimes it feels almost impossible to know who we are anymore. We get lost in the labels we put on ourselves, the roles we take on in our families and communities, and for some of us, the identity of an eating disorder. Not only are we expected to wear many hats, we have to look good doing it, especially on social media.

This workshop will explore the realities of trying to make ourselves fit into societal expectations and managing many different roles. At the conclusion of the evening, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of who they are at their core, ready to lead a life consistent with their values, and having affirmed their identity.

Facilitated by: Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader, The Renfrew Center of Baltimore

Free event • Light refreshments will be served

DateTuesday, August 28, 2018
Time6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LocationThe Renfrew Center of Baltimore

For questions or to REGISTER, contact Jenna McCormick: • 267-338-2632 

2 CE Seminar for Professionals

Helping Mothers and Daughters Stay Resilient

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD
Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Centers

This presentation will explore the identity development of girls and women over the lifespan and highlight the influences that shape perceptions of what it means to be female in today’s culture. Most often, these influences include both overt and covert messages from family and friends as well as the effects of cultural background, affiliations, and responses to the current media.

In this presentation we will examine the “down side” of the myth of the perfect female – how such unattainable expectations develop and are maintained. Mothers and daughters each grapple with issues such as perfection, body image, service, performance, and their own self-evaluations as they relate to these issues. The dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship can often significantly influence how these challenges are met; mother-daughter and daughter-mother communication can be a key factor in navigating this process in an authentic manner. When this dynamic is troubled, there are protective factors that may be cultivated to add increased resilience for young women just developing their sense of self. Promoting positive body image, enhancing body image in vulnerable populations and utilizing direct intervention with mothers and daughters are all mechanisms for cultivating authenticity and resilience for mothers, daughters and all women in today’s culture.

Finally, this presentation will provide an overview of treatment for body image issues and eating disorders, particularly as it relates to the inclusion of mother-daughter pairs.

Offering 2 CE Credits

Cost: $20 • Lunch will be served

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tour of Site: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: The Exchange Building • Conference Room, 2nd Floor
1122 Kenilworth Drive • Towson, MD 21204 

Registration is now full.
To be added to the waitlist, contact

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or

Annual Alumni Reunion

Celebrating Your Journey of Courage

Recovery requires courage. Fear of the unknown is often a significant obstacle throughout the process, however taking just one step forward can lead to a path of strength and healing. This year’s reunion theme, Celebrating Your Journey of Courage, reflects this belief. Courage is challenging, but it provides opportunities to build resilience, grow confidence and gain new life experiences.

Join us for an enlightening day of workshops in which you will reconnect with fellow alumni and strengthen your journey as you move forward in your recovery!

We invite you to bring one person to celebrate with you and fine-tune their skills for supporting your recovery.

Free event • Lunch provided

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact: Jenna McCormick •


The Renfrew Center of Baltimore offers an 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.

Date: Meets on Wednesday Evenings
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore

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