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
Virtual Therapy

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.

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, 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.


Events:

Virtual Alumni Winter Event

Renfrew's Ultimate Holiday Guide:

Maintaining Relationships & Connection in Recovery

The approaching holiday season may look different for many of us this year as we continue to adjust to a predominantly virtual world and decreased social interaction. Missing out on annual celebrations can elicit desolation and isolation for some, resulting in a negative impact for those who thrive on relational support throughout recovery. For others, feelings of relief or even guilt may arise as they are not required to participate in traditional gatherings focused around food and in-person engagement.

How do we get back to the joyous, warm feelings often surrounding this time of year? And, how can we protect our emotional well-being while being distanced from family and friends? This workshop will explore these important questions and offer concrete tips to maintain relationships over the holidays, with a strong emphasis on virtual connection.

Attendees will:

• Learn skills to tolerate the range of emotions that may emerge over the holidays.
• Discuss ways to advocate for themselves and their recovery.
• Use experiential therapy to explore the relationship between holidays and emotions.
• Develop a plan for staying recovery-focused through the holiday season.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!


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: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Adolescent Group:

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta


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