The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

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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.

Renfrew Los Angeles Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

12121 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA 90025
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 310-207-1415

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services
Virtual Therapy

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles has shifted all Day and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) to a virtual platform until further notice. All of our clinical leaders have been trained in using this platform, and therapist guides and patient handbooks have been rolled out. Additionally, to support prospective patients seeking treatment during this time of uncertainty, we are still offering assessments and taking admissions at our Residential level of care in Philadelphia, PA and Coconut Creek, FL.

For more information and current updates, please click here or call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).


Alumni Testimonial:

"Through my work with Renfrew, I have found life again. I have been able to laugh, rediscover my values and reconnect with my family and friends. I have gone back to work, back to dating and back to being the girl I was always meant to be!"

-Lee • Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

Click here to read Lee's full testimonial.


Meet Our Clinical Leader:

Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, CEDS, is the Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center, overseeing clinical and administrative operations at the Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Paramus, NJ; and West Palm Beach, FL locations. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and LPC Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families, with special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, relationship concern, mood and anxiety disorders, and life adjustments. A National Certified Counselor, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association, and certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, primarily discussing eating disorders and diversity.


Events:

Virtual Alumni Summer Event

Recovering in a Virtual World: 
Facing Fears, Overcoming Obstacles and Harnessing Hope

Adjusting to life within and following a pandemic can bring up new fears and obstacles for many individuals. For those in recovery from an eating disorder, the social isolation, inconsistent routines, and limited resources can be especially challenging to cope with.

Join us for a FREE interactive online workshop where we will discuss how recovery may be impacted during this time, where to find support and what we can do to stay on track.

Attendees will:

  • Discuss the challenges uniquely faced by those in eating disorder recovery during this time.
  • Learn tools to address extreme thoughts and behaviors.
  • Receive take-away tips to keep themselves mentally and emotionally strong and stable in their recovery.

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Held Online: a Zoom link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Space is limited. For questions, please contact Paige Brown at pbrown@renfrewcenter.com.


Virtual 2 CE Seminar for California Professionals

Navigating Complexity:
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations, The Renfrew Centers

All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
  • How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
  • Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
  • How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?

This 2 CE training will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Time:
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT)Includes introduction
Held Online via ZoomA link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals residing in California only.

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.


Announcements:

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in California who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder. 

This online, virtual therapy group offers structured care in a web-based environment. Participants actively engage with each other to explore and understand the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communications and achieve recovery focused goals. Group curriculum is informed by the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.

To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a computer or tablet with a camera and screen.

Participants must be located in California.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment,
please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays 
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online


The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles offers the following groups:

The Eating Disorders Group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating. Led by an experienced therapist, the group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotional and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communication and achieve recovery-focused goals.

*Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles

The Support Persons Community Group provides additional support during the treatment process to anyone viewed as a Support Person - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers. Attendees receive guidance from clinical staff and each other, while learning how to effectively communicate with their loved one and help them move forward in their recovery.

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles


The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles is in-network with most major insurance carriers, including but not limited to:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
California Blue Shield
Cigna
United Behavioral Health - Optum


For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.