The Renfrew Center of Bethesda
The Renfrew Center of Bethesda 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.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Baethesda 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).
"With the support I found at Renfrew, and the discharge plan they have helped me set up, I am able to continue to fight my disorder."
Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Bethesda
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Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President. Dr. Cooper 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, her clinical and administrative experience includes 25 years of care in outpatient and intensive-care settings treating eating disorders, women’s issues and child and adolescent assessment/intervention. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of best practices in the treatment of eating disorders and helping mothers and daughters be authentic and resilient. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, RenewED, and the National Academy of Professional Women.
Danielle Cox, LCSW-C, is Site Director of The Renfrew Center of Bethesda, MD. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Towson University, Towson, MD and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to joining The Renfrew Center of Bethesda in 2012, she worked in various healthcare settings and previously served as Director of Admissions, Social Services and Volunteer Activities at a 300-bed skilled nursing facility. Ms. Cox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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.
Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS-S, MLSP, is a Clinical Training Specialist for The Renfrew Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders, self-injurious behavior and trauma. Ms. Berman has presented nationally on the transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders and the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. She has hosted several webinars on a variety of eating disorder related topics including recovery, self-harm, substance use, and trauma, and has also lobbied on Capitol Hill on mental health parity. Maintaining a private practice in Arlington, VA, she is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the National Association of Social Workers.
It is with great excitement that we announce that The Renfrew Center of Bethesda has officially moved!
Less than 1/2 mile down the street from our original site, this new, bigger and brighter location allows us to accommodate adolescent girls and women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems.
Under the continued leadership of Laurie Cooper, PsyD, CEDS-S, Assistant Vice President; and Danielle Cox, LCSW-C, Site Director, this location offers Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient Services, and Virtual Therapy. Since first opening our doors in the Bethesda area in 2009, our top priority has been to provide the highest level of patient care in a warm and nurturing environment.
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 Bethesda offers the following group:
The Multi-Family Group is for current patients and their support team, is primarily a psycho-educational group facilitated by an experienced leader who emphasizes the healing power and strength of families and other primary relationships in the process of recovery.
Date: Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.