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.
The Renfrew Center of Bethesda is conveniently located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station at the intersection of Hampden Lane and East Lane and is easily accessible from all parts of Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia. Handicap access is available with garage parking available across the street or metered street parking.
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, 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 and Bethesda, MD, 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.
The Renfrew Center's 2019 Alumni Winter Event
The Winding Road of Recovery:
Handling the Speed Bumps and Pitfalls
The road to recovery can consist of unpredictable twists, turns and bends, but there is certainty in knowing others have traveled a similar road and found the straightway. Join us for an enlightening and supportive two-hour workshop that will explore the speed bumps that may arise this time of year and strategize a plan to keep you on the path to recovery, no matter how windy it maybe.
This workshop will focus on:
- Identifying common speed bumps and pitfalls during the holidays.
- Using experiential therapy to experience how recovery is not a linear process.
- Developing a plan, should a slip-up occur, that can be shared with supports and an outpatient team.
FREE workshop for Renfrew Alumni • Light refreshments will be served
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Bethesda
For questions, please contact Renfrew's Alumni Services Coordinator, Erin Birely, LCPC, at email@example.com.
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 smart phone, 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.