The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

First in Eating Disorders

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:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Atlanta
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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; Orlando, FL; Ridgewood, 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, 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:

The Renfrew Center's 2019 Alumni Winter Event

The Winding Road of Recovery:
Handling the Speed Bumps and Pitfalls

The road to recovery can consist of unpredictable twists, turns and bends, but there is certainty in knowing others have traveled a similar road and found the straightway. Join us for an enlightening and supportive two-hour workshop that will explore the speed bumps that may arise this time of year and strategize a plan to keep you on the path to recovery, no matter how windy it maybe.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Identifying common speed bumps and pitfalls during the holidays.
  • Using experiential therapy to experience how recovery is not a linear process.
  • Developing a plan, should a slip-up occur, that can be shared with supports and an outpatient team.

FREE workshop for Renfrew Alumni • Light refreshments will be served

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Renfrew's Alumni Services Coordinator, Erin Birely, LCPC, at ebirely@renfrewcenter.com.


2 CE Seminar in Athens, GA

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

Presented by: Laura McLain, PsyD
Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

This 2 CE presentation will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explore the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based transdiagnostic 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 presentation will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation & Lunch: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Hilltop Grille • 2310 W. Broad St. • Athens, GA 30606
Cost: $20 • Lunch included

Space is limited.

Click here to register!

For questions, contact Kaitlin McFadden: kmcfadden@renfrewcenter.com • 1-877-367-3383


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 smart phone, 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.