The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
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.
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 to Celebrate National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
This is ME - The Unfiltered Truth!
Social media users are frequently bombarded with messages from so-called successful “models” promoting diet culture, unrealistic body standards and the pressure to hide or disguise what we view as our unacceptable true selves. As a society, we must work together to discern truth from the media’s false standards of perfection.
Join us for an interactive event where you will:
- Hear from Renfrew alumni and supports as they share their own personal stories of truth
- Explore the messages you receive about how you should look, act and feel
- Debunk the diet culture’s lies and promises
- Discuss the impact social media has on our body image and self-worth
- Identify positive influencers that will enhance our pride, respect and self-compassion for our authentic selves
Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
The Exchange Building Second Floor Conference Room
TO REGISTER, please contact Jess Willard Ayer, LCSW-C at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.