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The Renfrew Center of Florida specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and group therapy.
Meet our Clinical Team:
Gayle Brooks, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for Renfrew’s residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in CA, FL, GA, NC, TN, and TX. For the past 30 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders. Dr. Brooks served as the eating disorders specialist in the HBO film Thin, has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the following publications: The New York Times, People Magazine, Essence Magazine and Perspectives, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s journal for professionals. A frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, Dr. Brooks speaks on topics such as the treatment of the complex patient, eating disorders and cultural diversity, the interplay between eating disorders and trauma, and eating disorders in mid-life women. Dr. Brooks is a member of the iaedp Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Diversity Special Interest Group.
Heather P. Maio, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who serves as Assistant Vice President of Clinical and Admission Services for The Renfrew Centers and Clinical Director of The Renfrew Center of Florida. Dr. Maio received her B.S. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester State Hospital, and her Post-Doctoral Residency at The Renfrew Center of Florida (specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbid pathologies). Dr. Maio has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her special interests include the treatment of eating disorders, substance use, relationship issues, women’s issues, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Maio maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and presents trainings and webcasts frequently on eating disorders and related topics including the need for eating disorder awareness and advocacy for access to treatment.
Jodi Krumholz, RD, LD/N, is Director of Nutrition at The Renfrew Center of Florida. She has been with Renfrew since 1997, received her Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin and participated in a coordinated undergraduate dietetics program. She was featured in the HBO documentary Thin. She has also presented several times at the annual Renfrew Conference in Philadelphia as well as to professionals in her community. Ms. Krumholz has spoken on various eating disorder topics for the local media throughout her time at Renfrew, including a recent segment on eating disorders in the Orthodox population.
Celebrating Recovery During the Holidays
A free workshop for alumni and those needing extra support
The holiday season can be filled with celebration and joy. Nonetheless, this time of year can bring with it a wide range of feelings and circumstances that may interfere with your ability to enjoy the sparkle of the season.
Join us for an enlightening and supportive workshop that will help you celebrate this holiday season and plan for the New Year ahead.
In this workshop, you will:
- Practice mindfulness skills to stay in the moment in order to appreciate the joy that the holiday season brings.
- Identify aspects of your own recovery that deserve recognition and special attention during this time.
- Develop goals for the New Year and take action to ensure you give yourself the gift of a happier, healthier you!
Date: Tuesday, December 5th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Florida
Time: 10:25 am - 12:05 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Florida
Who: Open to Alums of The Renfrew Center
Cost: $20 per session
This group is attended by current, former and prospective patients, as well as their friends, partners and family members. The facilitator is an experienced therapist who emphasizes the healing power of families and other key relationships in the process of their loved one’s recovery. The open discussion focuses on the influence of family communication styles and roles in eating disorder treatment.
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.