The Renfrew Center of Orlando
Building 100, Suite 120
The Renfrew Center of Orlando specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming will consist of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, CEDS, is a licensed professional counselor and serves as the Regional Assistant Vice President. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Her interests include the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, and relationship concern. She maintains a private practice in the Oklahoma City area and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
Christina Purkiss, LMHC, CEDS, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Orlando. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Purkiss served as the Program Director for an eating disorders facility in Orlando, overseeing the PHP and IOP programs. She has extensive experience treating individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and related disorders. In addition, she has worked with various other clinical disorders including substance abuse, depression and anxiety. She is currently the President-elect of the Central Florida iaedp Chapter in Orlando.
Special Networking Event for Professionals
The Renfrew Center of Orlando invites you to join us in celebrating a new year of continued community collaboration!
- Network with local colleagues
- Tour our site & meet clinical staff
- Learn about Renfrew’s programs and services
- Enjoy breakfast & refreshments
Date: Thursday January 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: The Renfrew Center of Orlando
Please RSVP by Monday, January 21st to Melissa Falzarano:
215-254-1551 | email@example.com
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Florida who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.
This weekly therapy group is facilitated by Lewis Jones, PsyD, Site Director at The Renfrew Center of West Palm Beach and offers structured care in a web-based environment.
The online, virtual therapy group actively engages participants with each other to explore the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating. Individuals also develop strategies to improve their communication skills 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 smart phone, computer or tablet with a camera and screen.
Participants must be located in Florida and be followed by an outpatient therapist.
Date: Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).