The Renfrew Center of New York
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of New York 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.
The New York site is within walking distance to all major NYC buses, trains and subways and is handicap accessible.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of New York 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).
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President overseeing the clinical and administrative operations of the Boston, MA; New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Center City (Philadelphia), PA and Radnor, PA locations. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinical Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and events about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, with a focus and expertise in the unique challenges and approaches to care for college-aged clients. She has been a featured guest on radio programs to bring awareness about eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues, as well as highlighted in articles in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. She is a member of NASW, as well as a member and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
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.
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in 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 computer or tablet with a camera and screen.
Participants must be located in 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 Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Renfrew Center of New York offers the following 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