The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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).
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, CEDS-S, is Regional Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center. Dr. Cooper oversees the clinical and administrative operations of the Baltimore and Bethesda, MD; Nashville, TN; and Pittsburgh, PA locations. She received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Cooper has maintained a life-long commitment to prevention, advocacy and treatment for those suffering with eating disorders; as well as education, training and supervision for new professionals. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and active in the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, RenewED Eating Disorder Support and the National Academy of Professional Women. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Ethical Considerations and Best Practices in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Christian Based Treatment of Eating Disorders and Helping Mothers and Daughters be Authentic and Resilient in Today’s Culture.
Erin Wentroble, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and completed post-doctoral training at Western Psychiatric Institute. She served as a therapist at Western Psychiatric Institute’s Center for Overcoming Problem Eating and held student practicum placements at Western Psychiatric’s Pediatric Intensive Outpatient Clinic for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Chatham University Counseling Center and the University of Pittsburgh’s Counseling Center. Prior to joining Renfrew, Dr. Wentroble served as the Assistant Director of CO-STAR (College Option-Services for Transition Age Students at Risk) where she developed a new intensive outpatient program for treating at-risk students.
Jaclynn Cosan, PsyD, is the Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and completed her specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She completed her Doctoral Internship training at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center with an area of concentration in sexual assault recovery. Since joining Renfrew in 2017, Dr. Cosan has supported Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh staff in delivering evidence-based practice via The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® while integrating Relational Cultural Theory, which promotes growth-fostering relationships.
Liz Marino, RD, LD, CSSD, is the Regional Nutrition Manager for The Renfrew Center and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, OH, completing her Honors Thesis on “Exercise Preference and its Relation to Mindful Eating.” Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Marino worked in the University of Toledo’s Athletic Department, the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and served as the Research Assistant to Dr. Eleni Lantzouni at the Akron Children’s Hospital who published on “Predictors and Incidence of Disordered Eating in Adolescents with DM-I.” Ms. Marino is a member of the Pittsburgh Academy of Dietetics and iaedp.
Virtual Fall Alumni Reunion
Giving, Growing & Gratitude:
Celebrating Recovery During the Fall Season
Fall is a season of change—trees lose their leaves, students return to school, holidays loom before us, and seeds are planted with the hope of blooming in the Spring. While this year has presented many challenges
for us all, it is important to celebrate the obstacles we have overcome and our strides in recovery.
Join us for our Annual Fall Reunion, held virtually, where you will have the opportunity to reconnect with Renfrew, fellow alumni and your commitment to recovery. No matter where you are in your journey or what levels of care you completed with us, this online event is for you!
• Discuss the importance of not only giving to others but also giving back to themselves.
• Highlight their accomplishments and recognize areas in which they want to continue growing.
• Receive take-away tips for increasing gratitude as they progress in their recovery.
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event
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.
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 Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
We are pleased to announce that The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh is now in-network with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Renfrew is dedicated to providing coverage to as many patients seeking treatment as possible, and we are continuously adding new insurance contracts. With the addition of Highmark Blue Cross in the Pittsburgh area, we will now be able to provide care to more adolescent girls and women seeking treatment for eating disorders.
Accepting more than 430 insurance plans across the country, The Renfrew Center has contracts with almost every managed care company for all levels of treatment and is a preferred provider for many insurance companies.
The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh now offers an Outpatient Group.
Eating Disorders Group
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. Group members are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
Date: Meets weekly on Monday evenings
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.