The Renfrew Center of New York
The Renfrew Center of New York 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 New York site is within walking distance to all major NYC buses, trains and subways and is handicap accessible.
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Lori Ciotti, LICSW, is the Regional Assistant Vice President. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Ms. Ciotti is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has extensive business experience including founding and managing her own company. Most recently, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area.
Amy Edelstein, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Master’s degree from Fordham University School of Social Services and Post-Graduate Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Edelstein was employed by Safe Horizon, a victim services agency where she specialized in treating and advocating for survivors of trauma and interpersonal violence. Acting as Safe Horizon's media expert, she held interviews for media such as CBS News, PIX 11, Huffington Post Live and FOX News. Amy has presented trainings to medical professionals, law enforcement, and college faculty as well as provided expert testimony in the NYC Court system for sexual abuse and trauma cases. She served as the Chair of the Staten Island Sexual Assault Task Force, a multidisciplinary collaboration to improve services to victims and enhance the criminal justice response in sexual assault cases. A consultant with the NYC Alliance against Sexual Assault, she trained medical professionals to become sexual assault forensic examiners. In 2012, she was honored by NASW-NYC chapter with the Emerging Leader Award.
Maggie Hartmann, LMHC, NCC, is Clinical Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartmann was Program Supervisor at BronxWorks where she developed and provided clinical oversight to a program offering trauma-informed education, counseling and enhanced case management services to households transitioning from shelter to independent living. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with complex mental health pathologies and their families across a variety of settings including hospitals, residential, day, and crisis stabilization treatment programs. Ms. Hartmann is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Baily Laitin, MHC-LP, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in dual studies of Psychology and Dance from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. Ms. Laitin began at the New York site as an Intern while attending graduate school, and later served as Primary Therapist. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families, trauma, mindfulness based psychotherapy, eating disorders, and parent education. Ms. Laitin is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and incorporates restorative movement practices into the therapeutic process.
The Renfrew Center of New York offers an Aftercare Group.
The Aftercare Group is for alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.
Date: Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.