The Renfrew Center of Atlanta
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta 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.
"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
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, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, is a Regional 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. Additionally, she also serves as Co-Chair for Renfrew’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. 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.
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).
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.
Date: Meets weekly on Monday evenings
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta
Adolescent/Young Adult Group:
Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.