Who We Help
Center for Children and Adolescents
We treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating in children and teens ages 5-18
Children and adolescents with eating disorders should not be treated in the same way as adult patients. Over the past decade, Columbus Park has been successfully treating younger patients with proven interventions, aimed at supporting full and complete recovery for the long term.
Family-Based Treatment – known as FBT or Maudsley – is the foundation of care for our youngest patients and their families. Columbus Park Founder and Clinical Director, Melissa Gerson, LCSW, who is a Certified Family-Based Treatment provider, spearheads our FBT program. Columbus Park has the depth and resources to provide extraordinary support to families. Children are encouraged to continue with school and other important activities as they progress through treatment.
With a deep understanding of the very specific needs of the young patients and their families, we will work hand in hand to restore your child’s nourishment and return her/him to a path of normal psychological and social development.