Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LPCS, LPC, CEDS-S, NCC  is the Regional Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center, overseeing clinical and administrative operations at the Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Ridgewood, NJ; and West Palm Beach, FL locations. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and LPC Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families, with special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, relationship concern, mood and anxiety disorders, and life adjustments.

A National Certified Counselor, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association, and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™) where she serves as Co-Chair of the African American Eating Disorders Professionals (AAEDP) and Subcommittee Black Indigenous People of Color(BIPOC).

Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences with a primary focus on eating disorders and diversity. Contact: (704)-285-7644 / Email:,

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