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 Nashville Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Nashville

Renfrew Nashville Eating Disorder Treatment Center Brentwood
1624 Westgate Circle
Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 615-221-7079

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Nashville 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.

Directions:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Nashville
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The Renfrew Center of Nashville is located just off of I-65 in the Cool Springs area.


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Laurie Cooper, PsyD, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Centers. 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.

Chelsea Woodard, LPC-MHSP, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Nashville. Joining Renfrew in 2016, she started as an Intern and later held the positions of Primary Therapist and Clinical Program Manager. Ms. Woodard received her Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Lipscomb University. Her clinical areas of expertise include working with the LGBTQ+ community, issues of faith and spirituality, and trauma. A frequent speaker on these topics, Ms. Woodard is an avid promoter of the body acceptance movement and enjoys helping individuals of all ages heal their relationship with their bodies. She is an active supporter of the American Counseling Association, the National Eating Disorder Association and RenewED.

Becky Mehr, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, LDN, is Director of Outpatient Nutrition for The Renfrew Centers and serves as the Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Nashville. Ms. Mehr received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Lipscomb University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Memphis. Her presentations locally and nationally focus on the topics of exposure therapy, diabetes and eating disorders. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.    


Events:

Free Community Event for College Students

A College Student’s Guide to Mindful Eating During the Holidays

Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of mindful eating during the holiday season.

In this interactive workshop, we will address scenarios that college students may encounter, whether remaining on-campus or traveling for the holidays. Attendees will practice mindfulness skills to build tolerance during challenging experiences, explore the concept of emotion-driven behaviors and identify alternative strategies for managing stress over the holidays.

DateWednesday, November 20, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
The Renfrew Center of Nashville

Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano at mfalzarano@renfrewcenter.com. Space is limited. 


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 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Nashville

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Renfrew's Alumni Services Coordinator, Erin Birely, LCPC, at ebirely@renfrewcenter.com.


Announcements:

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

DateMeets weekly on Tuesdays
Time:
 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location
Online


The Renfrew Center of Nashville offers the following groups:

The Emotional Eating Group provides a safe and supportive environment in which women can explore the emotional, behavioral and interpersonal factors influencing their eating behaviors as well as their feelings, thoughts and beliefs about their bodies. While focusing on the underlying issues of emotional and binge eating, participants gain the skills and confidence to tolerate a range of internal emotional experiences without resorting to the use of eating disorder symptoms. This group also addresses issues related to family, work, relationships, and phase of life struggles so that individuals can explore lifestyle changes that promote recovery.

This group is led by Laurie Cooper, PsyD.

DateMeets weekly on Monday evenings
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Nashville
Cost: $60 (may be covered by insurance depending upon the plan benefits)

The Aftercare Group is for adolescent girls and women struggling to overcome 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 explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work and school. One weekly group per month will focus on nutrition.

This group is for patients that do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets weekly on Monday evenings 
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 
Location: The Renfrew Center of Nashville


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