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 Bethesda Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Bethesda

Renfrew Bethesda Eating Disorder Treatment Center
4719 Hampden Lane
Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 301-656-4601


Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Bethesda 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.


Directions to The Renfrew Center of Bethesda 
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The Renfrew Center of Bethesda is conveniently located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station at the intersection of Hampden Lane and East Lane and is easily accessible from all parts of Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia. Handicap access is available with garage parking available across the street or metered street parking.

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.

Danielle Cox, LCSW-C, is Site Director of The Renfrew Center of Bethesda, MD. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Towson University, Towson, MD and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to joining The Renfrew Center of Bethesda in 2012, she worked in  various healthcare settings and previously served as Director of Admissions, Social Services and Volunteer Activities at a 300-bed skilled nursing facility. Ms. Cox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS, MLSP, is the Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Bethesda and Training Coordinator for The Renfrew Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders, self-injurious behavior and trauma. Ms. Berman holds two graduate degrees from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, one in Clinical Social Work and one in Law and Social Policy. She also maintains a private practice in Arlington, VA. Ms. Berman is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Binge Eating Disorder Association and the National Association of Social Workers.


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: Friday, September 14, 2018
Registration: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Presentation: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tour of Site: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda

Click here to register!

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


The Renfrew Center of Bethesda offers the following groups:

The Support for Supports group is offered monthly to caregivers, family, partners, etc. to receive support and guidance from clinical staff and each other.

Date: Meets on the last Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (for supports of program patients)
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda

The Multi-Family group is for current patients and their support team, is primarily a psycho-educational group facilitated by an experienced leader who emphasizes the healing power and strength of families and other primary relationships in the process of recovery.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (for program patients and supports)
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda

The Thirty Something and Beyond group helps participants 30 years of age or older explore the connections between their eating concerns and other life challenges in the family, social and occupational areas.

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda

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