The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey
In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey 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.
“Thank you for being instrumental in my daughter’s healing process. It was so beautiful to see her sit at our dining room table with a meal she prepared herself and eat without stopping, mindfully… you are amazing.”
-Parent of a Current Patient, The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey 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:
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, is a Regional Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center, overseeing clinical and administrative operations at the Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Paramus, NJ; and West Palm Beach, FL locations. Additionally, she also serves as Co-Chair for Renfrew’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and LPC Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families, with special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, relationship concern, mood and anxiety disorders, and life adjustments. A National Certified Counselor, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association, and certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, primarily discussing eating disorders and diversity.
Janet Negrini, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Joining Renfrew in 2004, she worked as a Primary Therapist at the North Jersey location for ten years, and most recently held the position of Senior Admissions Coordinator. Ms. Negrini’s former experience includes serving as Director of Social Work at Catholic Charities in Newark, NJ, and as Clinical Supervisor of its Partial Hospital Program in Union City, NJ. Her expertise includes addictions treatment as well as working with the persistently mentally ill.
Virtual Alumni Winter Event
Renfrew's Ultimate Holiday Guide:
Maintaining Relationships & Connection in Recovery
The approaching holiday season may look different for many of us this year as we continue to adjust to a predominantly virtual world and decreased social interaction. Missing out on annual celebrations can elicit desolation and isolation for some, resulting in a negative impact for those who thrive on relational support throughout recovery. For others, feelings of relief or even guilt may arise as they are not required to participate in traditional gatherings focused around food and in-person engagement.
How do we get back to the joyous, warm feelings often surrounding this time of year? And, how can we protect our emotional well-being while being distanced from family and friends? This workshop will explore these important questions and offer concrete tips to maintain relationships over the holidays, with a strong emphasis on virtual connection.
• Learn skills to tolerate the range of emotions that may emerge over the holidays.
• Discuss ways to advocate for themselves and their recovery.
• Use experiential therapy to explore the relationship between holidays and emotions.
• Develop a plan for staying recovery-focused through the holiday season.
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event
It is with great excitement to announce that The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey has officially moved to Paramus, NJ.
Just 4 miles away from our previous location in Ridgewood, this new, bigger and brighter facility allows us to accommodate adolescent girls and women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems.
Under the continued leadership of Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, CEDS, Assistant Vice President; and Janet Negrini, LCSW, Site Director, this location offers Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient Services, and Virtual Therapy. Since first opening our doors in North Jersey in 1995, our top priority has been to provide the highest level of patient care in a warm and nurturing environment.
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in New Jersey 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 Jersey.
For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).
The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey offers the following groups:
Virtual Eating Disorders Group for Adolescent Girls
This group is for adolescent girls who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from 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 will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, school, and social pressures. 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 Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP).
Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Held online via Zoom
Eating Disorders Group for College Students
College life often brings with it complex and difficult paths to navigate for students, particularly for those with an eating disorder. Academics, social situations and new levels of independence are exciting and yet, at times, stressful.
The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey is now offering a new group specifically for college students to address the challenges that may arise while trying to balance recovery with academics, work, family, friends, and the many other responsibilities of individuals in this stage of life.
Campus Life • Dining On & Off-Campus • Dorm Living • Exercise Culture
Self-Care • Social Culture • Structured Support
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey
Thirty Something and Beyond Group
This group helps participants 30 years of age or older explore the connections between their eating concerns and other life challenges in the family, social and occupational areas.
Date: Meets on Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.