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 Philadelphia Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Center City

1528 Walnut Street
Suite 805
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services
Virtual Therapy

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City 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.


COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Center City 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 nearby at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane.

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


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President overseeing the clinical and administrative operations of the Boston, MA; New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Center City (Philadelphia), PA and Radnor, PA locations. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinical Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and events about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, with a focus and expertise in the unique challenges and approaches to care for college-aged clients. She has been a featured guest on radio programs to bring awareness about eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues, as well as highlighted in articles in The Boston GlobeHealth magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. She is a member of NASW, as well as a member and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Kristin Szostak, MA, LPC, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. Ms. Szostak has extensive experience in leadership, administration and direct care, serving those in recovery from substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders and individuals in the criminal justice system. She has also worked in a multitude of community agencies where she provided personalized and complete care. Ms. Szostak strives earnestly to develop and foster connections as she walks with individuals along their journey to recovery and a full return to living.


Announcements: 

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City is NOW OPEN! This site is Renfrew’s 4th facility in Pennsylvania and 19th location nationwide.

The feedback we received from consumers and professionals led us to recognize an overwhelming demand for services which made opening a site in Center City the obvious next step. This location allows local patients to easily transition between all levels of care, including Residential treatment at our nearby 58-bed facility.


Virtual Aftercare Group

This group is for adolescent girls and women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

DateMonday evenings
Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual:
Held online via Zoom

For more information or to schedule an assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).


Eating Disorders Group for College Students

College life often brings with it complex and difficult paths to navigate for students, particularly for those with an eating disorder. Academics, social situations and new levels of independence are exciting and yet, at times, stressful. 

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Center City is now offering a new group specifically for college students to address the challenges that may arise while trying to balance recovery with academics, work, family, friends, and the many other responsibilities of individuals in this stage of life.

Discussion covers the following topics:

Campus Life • Dining On & Off-Campus • Dorm Living • Exercise Culture
Self-Care • Social Culture • Structured Support

Date: Monday evenings
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location
The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Center City

For more information or to schedule an assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).


Virtual Therapy Group

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

DateMeets weekly on Thursdays
Time:
 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location
Online 

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


For more information about The Renfrew Center’s programs and services, please contact 
1-800-RENFREW.