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.

The Renfrew Center’s Body Image Expert Receives Seal of Excellence


Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS receives award from Eating Disorder Hope for improving eating disorder resources to the community

The Renfrew Center, celebrating its 30th Anniversary as the nation’s first residential eating disorder treatment facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women, congratulates Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS on being presented with the Seal of Excellence from Eating Disorder Hope, for going above and beyond to support those who are struggling, raise awareness and promote recovery within the eating disorders community.

Ms. Ressler is Vice President, Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation and has served as senior staff for over 26 years. A body image and eating disorders specialist, she is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Co-Chairperson of the Somatic and Somatically Oriented Therapies SIG, and serves on the Advisory Board of Eating Disorders Recovery and Support in Petaluma, CA. Ms. Ressler is a fellow and past President of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and she presently chairs iaedp’s Senior Advisory Board.

“This honor could not be received by a more deserving individual,” said Samuel E. Menaged, JD, Founder and President of The Renfrew Center. “Adrienne’s commitment to The Renfrew Center and The Renfrew Center Foundation makes her an invaluable part of the Renfrew team and the eating disorders field.  Her dedication to The Renfrew Center for the past 26 years has allowed professionals to talk honestly about what they do, say and feel when treating patients with eating disorders. As a friend and colleague, I could not be happier for Adrienne.”

This honor is bestowed upon an individual for his or her profound impact on the eating disorder community through their dedicated work. Ms. Ressler’s trainings reflect her background in body-focused methods to treat eating disorders and body image. She is published in The International Journal of Fertility and Women’s Medicine, Social Work Today and Pulse, the journal of the International Spa Association. She is the author of chapters on the use of experiential and creative therapies for eating disorders in two textbooks; her work has also been included in the first Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance.