The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today
(866) 858-2876 Website

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today


The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Call Renfrew Center
(866) 858-2876
Offers online therapy


About The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center has been the pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation's first residential eating disorder facility, now with 19 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 85,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders move towards recovery. Renfrew provides women 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 services includes residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs. Each treatment level is built upon The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®, 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.

Our Treatment Philosophy

The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® integrates an emphasis on the healing potential of empathic relational connection with evidence based emotion-focused treatment interventions. At The Renfrew Center, our treatment is based on: A fundamental belief that relationships and a sense of community are central to the psychological health of women; A transdiagnostic approach to treating the whole person with treatment interventions that address eating disorders and co-morbid symptoms; The practice of explicitly targeting underlying emotional factors that drive maladaptive behaviors; The importance of building emotional and relational resilience for lasting recovery; The belief that it is essential for patients and their families to be involved in goal setting and the ongoing assessment of treatment progress; A commitment to soliciting feedback from patients, families and professionals in order to continually improve our services; The value of evidence-based practices and systematically integrating the results of the most current research findings throughout Renfrew's treatment programs.

Throughout treatment, patients develop the strength and confidence to take back their lives by: Understanding the important interplay between emotion regulation (intrapersonal factors) and authentic engagement in mutual relationships (interpersonal factors); Learning to courageously approach rather than avoid emotional experiences, including painful and uncomfortable emotions; Increasing emotional tolerance and psychological flexibility to decrease the need for maladaptive coping behaviors; Building emotional competence allowing for enhancement of self-empathy, self-efficacy and an ability to have meaningful relationships with others.
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The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Call Renfrew Center
(866) 858-2876
Offers online therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Adult Residential
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Residential Inpatient
  • Young Adult Residential
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022
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Treatment Center