The Renfrew Center of Chicago
The Renfrew Center of Chicago, located in the suburb of Northbrook, 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.
The Renfrew Center of Chicago is located at 5 Revere Drive, Suite 100 in Northbrook. It is west of the Edens Expressway/Route 41 and east of Interstate 294 on the corner of Lake Cook Road and Revere Drive. Parking is located on the premises.
Meet our Clinical Team:
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, is the Assistant Vice President of the Central Region of The Renfrew Centers. Dr. Cooper received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, her clinical and administrative experience includes 25 years of care in outpatient and intensive-care settings treating eating disorders, women’s issues and child and adolescent assessment/intervention. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of best practices in the treatment of eating disorders and helping mothers and daughters be authentic and resilient. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, RenewED, and the National Academy of Professional Women.
Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Chicago. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Ms. Wickstrom is passionate about ensuring evidence-based practice is made available to those who need it. She is intensively trained in contextual therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®. She contributed the chapter titled ‘Healing Self-Inflicted Violence in Adolescents with Eating Disorders’ in the textbook Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap. Ms. Wickstrom is an adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and has worked in residential, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.
Mira Dahlheim, LCSW, is the Clinical Program Manager at The Renfrew Center of Chicago. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana. Ms. Dahlheim received clinical training in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders from The University of Chicago Medical Center’s Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. She is dedicated to the provision of quality, family-centered therapy services to strengthen individuals and support families.
Annual Alumni Reunion: Falling Forward Into Recovery
Moving in a forward direction is key to recovery, no matter how rapid or slow the pace of that movement might be. This year’s reunion theme, Falling Forward Into Recovery, reflects that belief. Like any undertaking, the road to recovery unfolds gradually and has phases that range from scary and overwhelming to calm and joyful. Join us for an enlightening day of workshops in which you will reconnect with fellow alumni and strengthen your journey as you move forward in recovery.
We invite you to bring one person to celebrate with you and fine-tune their skills for supporting your recovery.
Free event • Lunch will be provided
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Chicago
The Renfrew Center of Chicago is now offering an Aftercare Group.
The Aftercare Group is for alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, this group provides a safe atmosphere where members explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school.
*Group members are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.
Date: Meets Tuesday evenings
Time: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Chicago