Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment
Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York.
Dr. Sala treats children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa using Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders. Research has shown that FBT is one of the most effective ways to treat eating disorders in children and adolescents.
What is FBT? FBT is a treatment for eating disorders that involves the entire family. In FBT, parents are empowered to help refeed their child. The core of FBT is family meals. Dr. Sala will work you to help prepare, plan, serve, and supervise your child's meals.
Who is FBT for? Research has shown that FBT is effective for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding and eating disorder. FBT may also be effective for young adults with eating disorders.
Where did you receive training for FBT? Dr. Sala received training in FBT from Stamford University.
Will you work with the rest of my medical team? Yes! Dr. Sala almost always works with your child's physician, and other professionals who are at times involved (e.g., nutritionist, psychiatrist), and communicates with them often throughout treatment. If you have not yet established a medical team, Dr. Sala is happy to provide you with referrals for a team of professionals (e.g., physician, nutritionist, and/or psychiatrist) who specialize in treating children/adolescents with eating disorders.