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 of Los Angeles Now Open


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, announced today The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles is now open.  This facility, located in the suburb of Brentwood at 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 601, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is Renfrew’s 16th location throughout the country.

Like all of Renfrew’s facilities, the new site specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses in adolescent girls and women. Programming at The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles consists of a comprehensive range of services, including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy. The site is under the leadership of Site Director, Heather Russo, LMFT.

“We have been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders for 30 years and are excited to bring our expertise to California,” said Samuel E. Menaged, JD, Founder and President of The Renfrew Center. “Many of the women we have treated during this time have come to us from the west coast. For this reason, and because of requests from the professional community, we wanted to provide care ‘closer to home.’ This new site allows women in the west coast region to receive the highest quality of treatment, for which Renfrew is well known.”

Renfrew’s treatment philosophy emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own recovery. Drs. Gayle Brooks and Susan Ice, internationally recognized experts in the eating disorder field, oversee the clinical operations of Renfrew’s 16 locations. Its two residential facilities are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Coconut Creek, Florida. The Renfrew Center works directly with most major insurance companies and routinely petition out-of-network carriers to extend benefits to its patients. 

The Renfrew Center, the pioneer in eating disorder treatment and research, has treated more than 65,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues and trained more than 30,000 professionals. It has facilities in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. For additional information about The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles or any of its programs and services, please call 1-800-RENFREW.