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The Renfrew Center – Philadelphia, PA has been the pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 19 in-person locations and virtual services available in more than 30 states, Renfrew has helped more than 100,000 cisgender adolescent girls and adult women, transgender, and non-binary individuals move towards recovery. Renfrew, family owned and operated, provides patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems with the tools they need to succeed in recovery and in life.
Renfrew’s extensive range of in-person and virtual services includes residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs. Each treatment level is built upon The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorder©, an evidence-based, emotion-focused therapy that addresses eating disorders and co-morbid symptoms. Within this model, individual and group therapy are enhanced with a diverse array of services to meet patients’ needs. Renfrew accepts most major insurances and is a preferred provider for all levels of treatment.
THE RENFREW CENTER – PHILADELPHIA APPROACH
Eating Disorders – From Insight to Understanding
Decades of treatment experience and research have given Renfrew unique insight into the nature of eating disorders and other complex conditions that frequently accompany them, such as depression and anxiety. Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are often signs of deeper emotional issues or conflicts, and can have a devastating impact on the individual struggling and their family. Renfrew helps patients restore physical and emotional health by understanding and dealing with the underlying causes of their disorders. We make it possible for them to create a firm foundation for recovery, both in mind and body.
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Many Tools. One Goal.
There is no simple, all-purpose solution for eating disorders. Each person’s situation is highly complex and can encompass many different factors—physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and cultural. To fully address these unique needs, Renfrew customizes each treatment plan and employs a skilled, multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, and other professionals—such as art, movement, and exercise therapists—all focused on helping every individual develop the tools they need to succeed. Additionally, The Renfrew Center Foundation conducts ongoing eating disorder research and the findings are used to modify and refine Renfrew’s treatment programs, therefore helping patients benefit from the newest advances in care.
Acceptance Builds Confidence
Eating disorders can impact anyone regardless of race, gender, body size, age, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. Diversity is celebrated at The Renfrew Center. Symptoms, age, neurodivergence, cultural experiences, and more are all taken into consideration as profound differences that make each individual’s journey distinctive. The result is an ever-evolving patient community that provides patients an opportunity to come together, share their experience, heal within relationships, and help one another find the strength and confidence to take back their lives.
The Renfrew Community
When choosing a treatment facility, an important factor to consider is the type of patient experience it provides. At one end of the spectrum are hospitals that only provide medical care; at the other end, are smaller specialty centers that focus on a specific age group or mode of treatment. Renfrew has developed a distinctively different approach. Unlike larger, generalized facilities Renfrew specializes in eating disorders. And, in contrast to more narrowly focused programs, Renfrew serves cisgender adolescent and adult women, transgender and gender non-binary individuals.
The result is an uncommonly diverse patient community, and an experience that gives our patients from different generations and backgrounds a chance to come together, share stories, and help one another find the strength and confidence to change and take control of their lives. Equally important, a variety of innovative treatment programs for adolescents and midlife are also offered. In addition to eating disorders, Renfrew offers specialized treatment programs that address other issues that patients may experience, such as trauma and substance abuse.
Eating Disorders Affect the Entire Family
The Renfrew Center – Philadelphia understands that loved ones can be a valuable source of support throughout the patient’s stay and long after their return home. The goal of family participation is to offer insight and practical knowledge that can help in the recovery process – not to find fault or assign blame. Through family therapy sessions, multi-family discussion groups, family weekends, and consultations with the treatment team, family members play an integral part in the patient’s care.
Families are supported in many ways, particularly with insurance and payment options. As a Joint Commission-accredited facility, Renfrew is a preferred provider for most leading health insurance and managed care companies. The Renfrew Center – Philadelphia collaborates with insurance professionals to make optimal use of patients’ benefits and routinely petitions out-of-network carriers to extend benefits to their members.
Recovery is a Journey
When patients leave The Renfrew Center – Philadelphia, it marks both an end and a beginning: a passage from learning and self-discovery to the application of these lessons to their everyday lives. To help ensure that this transition is successful, Renfrew works closely with referring therapists and other healthcare professionals to create a thorough, personalized aftercare plan. Another important component of the Renfrew experience is the extensive array of free alumni services and resources that allow patients to receive ongoing support as they continue their journey to lasting recovery.
Offering All Levels of Care Throughout the Country:
Coconut Creek, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Mt. Laurel, NJ
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA – Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA – Center City
West Palm Beach, FL
White Plains, NY
The Renfrew Center – Philadelphia Treatment Level:
RTC, Day Treatment, IOP Services, Virtual Day Treatment, Virtual IOP
Patient Types Served:
Adults / Adolescents
Cisgender adolescent and adult women, transgender and gender non-binary individuals
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Unified Treatment Model, Art therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Prescription Medication, Support Groups, Individual Therapy, Medical Care