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The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia opened in June 1985 as the country's first residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. From the beginning, Renfrew has addressed both underlying issues and behavioral change, and today we offer family therapy and art and movement therapy as well as traditional psychotherapies, psychiatry, and nutrition counseling.

In 1990, Renfrew opened a second residential facility in Coconut Creek, South Florida. In the same year, we started to develop our nationwide network of psychotherapists and nutritionists who share our philosophy and approach. More recently, we have opened outpatient Renfrew Centers in several locations which continue our tradition of innovation in clinical services. We now offer the full continuum of care—outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential treatment, extended care, and transitional living—as well as health-enhancing programs like Body Balance. In addition to specializing in eating disorders and women's issues, our staff possesses expertise in a wide range of associated problems including trauma, anxiety, and depression.


Since 1985, The Renfrew Center has been committed to meeting the mental health care needs of women and adolescents with eating disorders and related issues. Our residential and outpatient facilities offer a full continuum of services including individual, family, nutrition, group and experiential therapy, medical care, community outreach, and educational programs for professionals and the public. We offer a warm and supportive work environment with an emphasis on teamwork, shared goals, and objectives and the opportunity to participate in community-based programs and services. The bond that ties us together is our dedication to providing the finest care for our clients and their families and education for our community. Clients often tell us that our warm and caring staff and our homelike environment truly made a difference in their recovery.


In order to tailor our treatment programs to the needs of each of our clients, The Renfrew Center offers a comprehensive range of services. After a preliminary interview, we work with each client and her referring therapist to develop treatment plans and goals based on her unique situation. We also work to facilitate timely transitions to less intensive levels of care, thereby maximizing the client's insurance benefits. Continuity in philosophy and approach is maintained throughout the individual's treatment.