The Renfrew Center of California
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of California provides the skills to support recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating as well as the full range of eating disorders. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of California 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).
"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 California
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Meet Our Clinical Leader:
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, is a Regional 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. Additionally, she also serves as Co-Chair for Renfrew’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. 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.
Meghan Jain, MD, is the Psychiatrist at The Renfrew Center of California where she oversees treatment plans and provides medical management services. A board-certified psychiatrist, she specializes in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Dr. Jain completed her general psychiatric residency training at UCLA San Fernando Valley and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA Harbor Medical Center.
Virtual Alumni Winter Event
Renfrew's Ultimate Holiday Guide:
Maintaining Relationships & Connection in Recovery
The approaching holiday season may look different for many of us this year as we continue to adjust to a predominantly virtual world and decreased social interaction. Missing out on annual celebrations can elicit desolation and isolation for some, resulting in a negative impact for those who thrive on relational support throughout recovery. For others, feelings of relief or even guilt may arise as they are not required to participate in traditional gatherings focused around food and in-person engagement.
How do we get back to the joyous, warm feelings often surrounding this time of year? And, how can we protect our emotional well-being while being distanced from family and friends? This workshop will explore these important questions and offer concrete tips to maintain relationships over the holidays, with a strong emphasis on virtual connection.
• Learn skills to tolerate the range of emotions that may emerge over the holidays.
• Discuss ways to advocate for themselves and their recovery.
• Use experiential therapy to explore the relationship between holidays and emotions.
• Develop a plan for staying recovery-focused through the holiday season.
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PST)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event
The Renfrew Center of California offers the following outpatient groups:
Eating Disorders Group
This 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: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PDT)
Thirty Something and Beyond Group
This group helps participants 30 years of age or older explore the connections between their eating concerns and other life challenges in the family, social and occupational areas.
Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)
Support Persons Community Group
This 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 Tuesdays
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT)
The Renfrew Center of California is in-network with most major insurance carriers, including but not limited to:
Anthem Blue Cross
California Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health - Optum
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.