The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

First in Eating Disorders

Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Virtual Therapy

The Renfrew Center's Virtual Therapy groups are held weekly for adolescent girls and women who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.

California Residents | Wednesdays • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Connecticut Residents | Wednesdays  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Florida Residents | Tuesdays  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Illinois Residents | Wednesdays • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Jersey Residents | Wednesdays  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New York Residents | Wednesdays  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

North Carolina Residents | Thursdays • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Pennsylvania Residents | Thursdays • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Texas Residents | Wednesdays • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Renfrew Center’s Virtual Therapy groups:

  • Offer structured care in a web-based environment. 
  • Actively engage participants with each other to explore the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating. 
  • Allow individuals to develop strategies to improve their communication skills and achieve recovery focused goals.
  • Incorporate the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® into group curriculum.

Renfrew’s Virtual Therapy groups are available to individuals residing in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

All groups are supervised by Heather Russo, MA, MFT, CEDS-S, Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Centers and TBHI Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner, and led by a local Renfrew clinician.

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.

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


Heather Russo, MA, MFT, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President. 
She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 
TBHI Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner and a board member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Russo received her Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Behavioral Health. She has extensive experience in treating eating disorders in Inpatient Hospitalization, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Private Practice settings. Ms. Russo is an active, integrative therapist who works with her clients to promote empowerment and fulfillment. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively make strides in recovery. She has been the featured presenter of seminars addressing eating disorder treatment and recovery, educating both recovery groups and professionals treating mental illness.