What to Expect
At The Renfrew Center, a multidisciplinary team provides care in a warm, nurturing environment, where the treatment philosophy is based on four comprehensive goals:
1. Stabilize and engage — The initial focus of treatment is to re-establish physical and nutritional health. As patients restore weight and interrupt other eating disorder behaviors, our therapists work with them to develop their own commitment and motivation for treatment.
2. Trust and experiment — This next phase helps patients make significant changes in their eating disorder behaviors. With the support and encouragement of their therapists and their peers, patients start to develop a new relationship with food and with their bodies.
3. Expand and practice — As patients move through our treatment programs, they are presented with new challenges that help them prepare for real life situations.
4. Relapse prevention — The final goal of treatment is to develop skills and strategies to manage ongoing difficulties with food, body image and eating disordered behaviors.