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.

Professional Event: An Overview of Eating Disorder Signs & Symptoms - Charlotte, NC

March 13, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

ED 101: An Overview of
Eating Disorder Signs & Symptoms

Presented by: Deborah Walsh, LPC, Team Leader  &
Jessica Berens, RD, LDN, Regional Nutrition Manager & Registered Dietitian 
The Renfrew Center of Charlotte

Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: The Renfrew Center of Charlotte
6633 Fairview Road • Charlotte, NC 28210

FREE event • Light breakfast will be served

Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can affect individuals of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. They are serious and often fatal, commonly associated with severe disturbances in eating behaviors, related thoughts and emotions.

Join The Renfrew Center of Charlotte for an interactive professional presentation where we will discuss how to identify when a client may be struggling with an eating disorder as well as evidence-based treatment options provided by Renfrew.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about eating disorder signs and symptoms.
  • Understand nutritional concerns and disordered eating patterns.
  • Be provided with assessment tools for their practice.
  • Receive tips on how to identify needs for a higher level of care.

About the Presenters:

Deborah Walsh, 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. Walsh 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. 

Jessica Berens, RD, LDN, is the Regional Nutrition Manager and Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Charlotte. She received a dual-Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition and Psychology from The University of Florida. At The Renfrew Center of Charlotte, Ms. Berens assists patients in exploring beliefs about nutrition and body image in additional to helping them identify the connections between food choices, exercise and emotions. She specializes in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) as well as bringing weight neutral language and goals into higher levels of care.

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano at 1-877-367-3383 or