About Walden Behavioral Care

New England’s Leading Program For Treating Eating Disorders

Walden Behavioral Care was founded by Stuart Koman, Ph.D., in 2003 as a healing institution that would provide individuals and their families suffering from eating and psychiatric disorders with treatment close to home. Over the past 12 years, more than 15,000 individuals received treatment at Walden Behavioral Care, and currently nearly 250 patients are cared for each day at Walden’s locations across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia.

Walden prides itself on its attention to treatment innovation and accessibility to care. To achieve treatment innovation, we integrate a whole person approach that addresses a person’s mental, emotional, spiritual, social and physical well-being. This approach allows Walden staff to tailor a patient’s care at every step of the treatment process.

To best meet the needs of patients with eating disorders as well as those of their families and providers in New England, Walden created the region’s first full continuum of care. This includes hospital level of care, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming and outpatient services. With an extensive reach throughout the area and the ability to provide treatment across levels of care, Walden has become a leader in the treatment of eating disorders.

Walden also has a locked 23-bed psychiatric unit at our main campus location in Waltham and recently opened an outpatient clinic under Walden Psychiatric Associates in Waltham. These clinics offer psychopharmacology consultation, medication management and nutritional counseling and specialize in the treatment of depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.

As Walden matures as an organization, we will continue to expand our services and offerings throughout New England to help the thousands of adults and adolescents — of all genders — and their families who are struggling with eating disorders to find the treatment, healing and hope they need.