The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Baltimore 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.
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore is conveniently located just off Exit 25 of the I-695 beltway.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Baltimore 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).
"I am so grateful to each staff member at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore — for your training in this area, your sensitivity, your knowledge, comprehensive treatment program, and all of the support you have shown my daughter and our family these past few weeks. I see great progress in my daughter’s recovery; it is slow, but we are working together and remaining patient. I'm allowing the change to come at a natural pace, free of pressure… your team has taught me that. Thank you for all that you have done for us!"
-Parent of a Current Patient • The Renfrew Center of Baltimore, MD
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.
Laurie Wollman, LCPC, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University, her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from Towson University. Ms. Wollman has more than 19 years of experience in the mental health field, working in a variety of settings including Residential, Outpatient, Partial Day in both direct care and management, as well as educational. She has extensive experience with the child and adolescent population and has served in management positions for the past 13 years. Ms. Wollman served as a member of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Gala Committee for four years.
Victoria Shampaine, MD, is the Regional Medical Director and Psychiatrist at The Renfrew Centers of Baltimore and Bethesda. She received her Medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She completed her General Psychiatry training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her child Fellowship at NYU-Bellevue where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Shampaine specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders. She has a special interest in the treatment of eating disorders and related psychiatric difficulties. Dr. Shampaine provides a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology when indicated and a family-system, holistic approach to care.
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.
• 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
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Maryland 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 Maryland.
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 Wednesdays
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore offers the following groups:
Eating Disorders Group
This 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. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.
Date: Meets on Thursday evenings
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
This group is for adolescent girls and women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.
Date: Meets on Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
This group is attended by current patients and alumni, as well as their friends, partners and family members. The facilitator is an experienced therapist who emphasizes the healing power of families and other key relationships in the process of their loved one’s recovery. The open discussion focuses on the influence of family communication styles and roles in eating disorder treatment.
Date: Meets on Monday evenings
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.