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.


COVID-19 UPDATE:

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, 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 GlobeHealth 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.


Events:

Virtual Alumni Summer Event

Recovering in a Virtual World: 
Facing Fears, Overcoming Obstacles and Harnessing Hope

Adjusting to life within and following a pandemic can bring up new fears and obstacles for many individuals. For those in recovery from an eating disorder, the social isolation, inconsistent routines, and limited resources can be especially challenging to cope with.

Join us for a FREE interactive online workshop where we will discuss how recovery may be impacted during this time, where to find support and what we can do to stay on track.

Attendees will:

  • Discuss the challenges uniquely faced by those in eating disorder recovery during this time.
  • Learn tools to address extreme thoughts and behaviors.
  • Receive take-away tips to keep themselves mentally and emotionally strong and stable in their recovery.

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Held Online: a Zoom link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Space is limited. For questions, please contact Paige Brown at pbrown@renfrewcenter.com.


FREE Virtual Yoga Class for the New York Community

Led by: Baily Laitin, LMHC, Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York

Join us for a FREE virtual yoga class, open to the New York community.

We invite you to come quiet your mind and connect with your body. This restorative style class welcomes all levels to join us from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

DateFriday, June 5, 2020
Time
9:00 am - 10:00 am (EDT)
Held online: A Zoom link will be emailed to attendees prior to the online event. Only the instructor will be on video.

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Paige Brown at pbrown@renfrewcenter.com.


Virtual 2 CE Seminar for New York City, NY Professionals

Navigating Complexity:
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations, The Renfrew Centers

All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
  • How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
  • Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
  • How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?

This 2 CE training will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)Includes introduction
Held Online via ZoomA link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals in the New York City, NY area only.

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.


Announcements:

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
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.