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 New York Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of New York

Renfrew New York Eating Disorder Treatment Center
38 East 32nd Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 917-326-8992

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services
Virtual Therapy

The Renfrew Center of New York 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:

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The New York site is within walking distance to all major NYC buses, trains and subways and is handicap accessible.   


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional events and on college campuses about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, and has been featured in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. 

Jillian Hartman, LMHC, is The Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Childhood Development from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Ms. Hartman has been with Renfrew since 2013, having interned the New York site, then holding the positions of Primary Therapist and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston, and most recently serving as Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartman served as Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Henry Cheng, MD, is the Northeast Regional Medical Director for The Renfrew Center. He received his Medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, completed his Internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, his Psychiatric Residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic/New York Presbyterian Hospital, and his Clinical Fellowship at the Public Psychiatry Fellowship of New York State Psychiatric Institute. Prior to joining Renfrew, Dr. Cheng was the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Evaluation and Referral Service at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. He has also worked in Ambulatory Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and was an attending psychiatrist for the Eating Disorders Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital –Westchester.

Maggie Hartmann, LMHC, NCC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartmann was Program Supervisor at BronxWorks where she developed and provided clinical oversight to a program offering trauma-informed education, counseling and enhanced case management services to households transitioning from shelter to independent living. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with complex mental health pathologies and their families across a variety of settings including hospitals, residential, day, and crisis stabilization treatment programs. Ms. Hartmann is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Baily Laitin, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in dual studies of Psychology and Dance from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. Ms. Laitin began at the New York site as an Intern while attending graduate school, and later served as Primary Therapist. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families, trauma, mindfulness based psychotherapy, eating disorders, and parent education. Ms. Laitin is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and incorporates restorative movement practices into the therapeutic process.


Events:

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 New York

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 Connecticut and New York 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 either Connecticut or New York.

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: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online


The Renfrew Center of New York offers the following groups:

Aftercare Group

This group is for alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder 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 Monday evenings
Time
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Location:
The Renfrew Center of New York


Image, Identity and Intersectionality:
Eating Disorders in the LGBTQIA+ Community

This group is designed to enhance the recovery experience of those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. With the goal of supporting group members in their ongoing recovery from an eating disorder, Renfrew’s experienced clinicians have created a safe, nurturing, trauma-informed environment.

Group members will be provided with:

  • An affirming environment to promote body acceptance and strengthen self-worth.
  • A forum in which members can discuss their individual experiences as part of a group emphasizing empathy, sensitivity and empowerment.
  • The opportunity to explore ways by which identity is informed by gender, sexuality and eating disorders.
  • A unique space tailored for members of the LGBTQIA+ community wherein individuals can openly process their challenges, gain resilience and positively transform their relationships.

Date: Meets on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York


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.

Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.

Date: Meets on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York


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