When individuals with eating disorders are admitted to Walden, they often come to us with a co-occurring disorder(s). In addition to their eating disorder, they may have one or more mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or addictions.
At Walden, we believe it is our priority and obligation to treat not just patients’ eating disorders, but any other co-occurring disorders they may have. To achieve this, our multidisciplinary team of experienced and dedicated doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, counselors, social workers, expressive therapists and mental health counselors evaluate each patient and develop a treatment plan that addresses all of their symptoms, not just their eating disorder.
We also offer a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic groups to help patients further understand their diagnoses and better manage their eating and co-occurring disorder(s) symptoms. Some of these groups include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and expressive therapy groups, including mindfulness and creative movement.