The Renfrew Center of Bethesda
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Bethesda 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.