About Us

Our promise to you

An environment that feels warm and welcoming

We appreciate all that makes you, you. At Walden Behavioral™, every individual, no matter the age, gender, diagnosis, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, receives equal access to our empathetic and affirming care. Our diverse team of care professionals has experience working with all types of people and understands that all healing journeys are unique.

Treatment methods that have proven to support lasting recovery.

We want to help set you up for continued success following treatment. For that reason, we rely on information from scientific research as a guide for the work we will do together. Much of your time with us will be spent learning adaptive coping skills to replace unhealthy behaviors, implementing mindfulness-based skills to help fight urges in the moment and reframing unhelpful thoughts or beliefs that are getting in the way of your recovery.

The level of support that is appropriate for you

No matter where you are in your healing journey, we will provide you with the level of support you need for your current psychological and medical needs. Having varying levels of care helps us to ensure that transitioning from one level to another is as quick, seamless and stress-free as possible.

We will work with you – and your insurance company.
Your health and recovery are of the utmost importance to us and we work hard to secure in-network contracts with the majority of insurance and managed care companies.

A specialized treatment team dedicated to YOU.

Our empathetic and experienced team is here to support your specific needs every step of the way. Treatment requires an integrated and personalized approach. By choosing Walden, you will receive an individualized treatment plan and care from an experienced team of professionals that could include psychologists, dietitians, psychiatric prescribers, doctors, nurses and mental health counselors.

Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
Our Locations
Walden Massachusetts
Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, we offer all levels of specialized eating disorder care for children, teens and adults of all genders and their families with care facilities conveniently located near Boston – one of the nation’s leading hubs of medical and clinical innovation. Explore our locations in Massachusetts.
Walden Connecticut
Connecticut
Our expanding presence in the state includes the only state-of-the-art acute care hospital, one of few in the country, dedicated to the treatment and medical management of eating disorders. We offer day and evening programs for adults and adolescents of all genders and their families across our three locations. Discover healing at our Connecticut locations.
Walden Georgia
Georgia
We support the vibrant and diverse communities in the Atlanta area and surrounding states by offering specialized eating disorder support at varying levels of care for adolescents and adults of all genders and their families. Learn about our sites in Georgia.

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What people are saying about us this month.

90% of patients said their experience with their clinician was positive in helping them acquire coping skills and gaining insight into recovery.
The most helpful part of my experience at Walden was: meeting people who are going through the same things and gaining understanding and insight into my eating disorder.
“When I entered treatment, I felt as though I was in a safe space and it stayed that way my entire time at Walden. I felt very supported by all the people around me.”
93% said they felt welcomed by the staff when they began the program
“I learned a lot from informative sessions about the way our eating disorders work. The education around nutrition and food helped me understand what my body needs to thrive.”
“The staff is phenomenal. I truly couldn’t be happier with the skills I’ve learned during my time here. Thank you so much for saving me.”
What’s New
  • What Walden's Reading - Hunger by Roxane Gay

What We’re Reading: Hunger by Roxane Gay

In case you are pressed for time, I will keep this short and sweet: Hunger is worth the investment of time. It is a difficult book - challenging in ways you would expect when written by an “intersectional” and marginalized woman. I can honestly say that I have become a better and more enlightened person for having the opportunity to learn more about her life.

Eating Disorders in Minority Communities

Eating disorders do not discriminate based on an individual's skin color, ethnicity, body type, gender or age. In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Month, here are some important statistics about eating disorders and how minorities are impacted.

ARFID: Five Fast Facts

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a condition that is often called 'extreme picky eating.' While this can be true, there are many other components of this illness that can complicate diagnosis and recovery. Here are a few important facts about ARFID that you should know.

About Walden
Walden Behavioral Care is a rapidly-growing, national mental health care system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. We are one of the only organizations committed to serving individuals of all genders and eating disorder diagnoses at all levels of care. We currently have 15 locations across New England and Georgia and have spent the past 15 years utilizing our evidence-based, personalized approach to treatment to help more than 20,000 people on their road to recovery. Based out of Waltham, MA, we employ more than 450 employees who are dedicated to supporting individuals living with eating disorders in accessing the care they need and deserve.