The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Center City
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.
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, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional events and on college campuses about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, and has been featured in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com.
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.
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.
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.
Date: Meets weekly on Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
For more information or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).
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