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

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.   


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional events and on college campuses about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, and has been featured in The Boston GlobeHealth magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com.

Amy Edelstein, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Master’s degree from Fordham University School of Social Services and Post-Graduate Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Edelstein was employed by Safe Horizon, a victim services agency where she specialized in treating and advocating for survivors of trauma and interpersonal violence. Acting as Safe Horizon's media expert, she held interviews for media such as CBS News, PIX 11, Huffington Post Live and FOX News. Amy has presented trainings to medical professionals, law enforcement, and college faculty as well as provided expert testimony in the NYC Court system for sexual abuse and trauma cases. She served as the Chair of the Staten Island Sexual Assault Task Force, a multidisciplinary collaboration to improve services to victims and enhance the criminal justice response in sexual assault cases. A consultant with the NYC Alliance against Sexual Assault, she trained medical professionals to become sexual assault forensic examiners. In 2012, she was honored by NASW-NYC chapter with the Emerging Leader Award. 

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 Clinical 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, MHC-LP, 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:

2018 Alumni Winter Event

Relationships in Recovery: Connecting to Yourself, Relating to Others

One important element in successfully navigating recovery is identifying your true self, formerly hidden by your eating disorder. This step will give you the ability to foster positive and supportive relationships and set boundaries when necessary.

Join us for an enlightening and supportive workshop that will provide strategies for assessing the quality of your current relationships as well as expressing your needs and gratitude to those you depend upon for support.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the different types of relationships and why relationships are so valuable in recovery
  • Prioritize your values to determine what is important to you
  • Recognize which relationships are helpful or harmful to your recovery
  • Learn techniques for setting boundaries

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Rachel Tenny, MA, LPCA, Alumni Coordinator at: 
rtenny@renfrewcenter.com.


Announcements:

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.