The Renfrew Center's Virtual Therapy groups are held weekly for adolescent girls and women who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.
California Residents | Wednesdays • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut & New York Residents | Wednesdays • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Florida Residents | Tuesdays • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Illinois Residents | Mondays • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Jersey Residents | Wednesdays • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Carolina Residents | Thursdays • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania Residents | Thursdays • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Texas Residents | Wednesdays • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Renfrew Center’s Virtual Therapy groups:
- Offer structured care in a web-based environment.
- Actively engage participants with each other to explore the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating.
- Allow individuals to develop strategies to improve their communication skills and achieve recovery focused goals.
- Incorporate the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® into group curriculum.
Renfrew’s Virtual Therapy groups are available to individuals residing in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a smart phone, computer or tablet with a camera and screen.
For more information about Virtual Therapy or to schedule a virtual assessment,
please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).
Groups are led by:
Beth Tiras, LMFT, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles. A licensed marriage and family therapist, she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and has post-graduate training in contemporary psychoanalysis. Ms. Tiras has extensive experience working in residential, outpatient, school, home, and office treatment settings with children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with people who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, depression and interpersonal issues.
Nancy Magnetti, MA, LMFT, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lynchburg College and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Magnetti served as Program Director for Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy at Family and Children’s Aid in Danbury, CT. She has extensive experience in treatment within multiple levels of care, including in-home, outpatient and residential. Ms. Magnetti specializes in the practice of evidence-based modalities, family involvement in treatment as well as clinical supervision.
Tiffany DeVecchis, MEd, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, is the Regional Admissions Team Lead for The Renfrew Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling, both from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. DeVecchis started at Renfrew as an Intake Coordinator, and then held the positions of Admissions Coordinator and Group Counselor at The Renfrew Center of Florida, and most recently as Admissions/UR at The Renfrew Center of West Palm Beach. Prior to her experience with Renfrew, she worked in the substance abuse field as a group facilitator and counselor.
Courtney Johnson, LSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Chicago where she facilitates and leads evidence-based Unified Treatment Model groups, expressive arts groups, nutrition groups, and meal support therapy for clients in both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University and her Master’s degree in Social Service Administration with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago.
Tina Frank, MA, NCC, LPC, is a Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Prior to her current role, she served as the site’s Admissions Coordinator from 2015-2017. Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, Ms. Frank received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Caldwell University and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Deborah Gray, LPC, is the Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Charlotte. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Writing from Calvin College in Michigan and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In her current role, Ms. Gray supervises clinical staff and interns, and has extensive experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy. She specializes in integrating trauma work and Christian-based therapy into the treatment of eating disorders.
Samantha Piazza, MS, LPC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Southern New Jersey, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. A Pennsylvania resident, Ms. Piazza received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Holy Family University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Piazza served as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor at Project Transition.
Kiersten Rapstine, LPC-S, CEDS-S, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from the University of North Texas. Ms. Rapstine is trained in the treatment of co-occurring addictions and has worked with comorbid process addictions throughout her service in the mental health field for more than fifteen years. Ms. Rapstine has a passion for helping those with eating disorders as well as working to increase awareness in the community by presenting educational workshops in multiple settings including colleges, teachers groups and mental health practices in the DFW area. She is the sitting President of the DFW Chapter of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) as well as an iaedp approved consultant.