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 Atlanta, GA Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Renfrew Atlanta Eating Disorder Treatment Center
50 Glenlake Parkway
Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30328
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 770-671-8508

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Atlanta 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.

Directions:

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Patient Testimonial:

"I am grateful for Renfrew’s virtual programming. Virtual programming is helpful because it provides structure to my days. I feel supported around meals, as we follow our usual menus, make our own selections, and eat with our peers and supportive staff. All online groups have been consistent with how they were when we were together at the center. I am someone who really values and appreciates personal attention from my team, and I feel I still absolutely get that in the virtual format."

-Current Patient, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta's Virtual Day Treatment Program


COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta 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:

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.

Laura McLain, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and is the Social Media Chair for the iaedp Atlanta Chapter.  

Carrie Poline, DO, FAPA, CEDS, is the Psychiatrist at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She is a double-board certified practitioner in child & adolescent and adult psychiatry specializing in eating, anxiety, mood, and child behavioral disorders. Dr. Poline received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and completed her post-graduate training in Adult Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Prior to joining Renfrew, Dr. Poline served as Medical Director of The Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders as well as Medical Director at Veritas Collaborative's outpatient clinic. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN) and is an elected Medical Liaison for the Atlanta Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Dr. Poline was presented with the inaugural award of "Exceptional Women in Medicine" and recognized as one of the "Top Docs of Atlanta" by Castle Connelly in 2017.


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: Wednesday, June 24, 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 Atlanta, GA Professionals

Focusing on Emotions:
A Transdiagnostic Approach 
to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

Presented by: Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S
Director of Training for The Renfrew Center

This 2 CE presentation examines the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explores the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based trans-diagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure. There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client. 

This workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients. Lecture, small group activities and experiential exposure demonstrations will be utilized.

Date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Time: 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT) - Includes introduction
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event

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

Registration is full.
To be added to the waitlist, please contact kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals in the Atlanta, GA area only.


Virtual 2 CE Seminar for Atlanta, GA Professionals

Breaking Free: The Treatment of Eating Disorders and Trauma

Presented by: Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS-S, MLSP
Clinical Training Specialist for The Renfrew Center 

Healing from an eating disorder and trauma is a complex and difficult process. Through the use of compassion, that process is enhanced when the clinician helps the client understand how the eating disorder has served as a protective response. 

This 2 CE training will provide attendees with a transdiagnostic and Cognitive Processing Therapy approach to the treatment of adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and trauma. Attendees will learn the benefits that result when their clients are able to embrace strength and resiliency in tolerating and experiencing their emotions while staying anchored in the moment. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will address the themes of esteem, trust, intimacy, and control.

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
Includes introduction
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals in the Atlanta, GA area 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 Georgia 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 Georgia.

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 Mondays
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online


The Renfrew Center of Atlanta offers an 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.

Adult Group:

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Adolescent Group:

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta


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