Who We Help
Family-Based Treatment – known as FBT or Maudsley – is the foundation of care for our youngest patients and their families. In FBT, parents take the lead in helping their child or teen restore weight, normalize their eating, and heal their relationship with food and body. The treatment is about empowering parents and giving them the tools they need to guide their child to recovery. 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.
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.