Walden Behavioral Care, which provides a full system of specialized care for individuals and families affected by all types of eating disorders, today announced the opening of Walden Residential – Dunwoody, Georgia. It is the first facility in all of Georgia dedicated to providing residential treatment for adults with eating disorders.

The 2,812-square-foot facility will operate 24 hours, seven days a week. It will house five beds for adults – 18 years or older – of all genders, races and sexual orientations requiring advanced treatment for eating disorders.

“30 million Americans – including thousands across Georgia – will be challenged with an eating disorder in their lifetime,” said Dr. Stuart Koman, president and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care. “Many of these cases require a level of intensive therapy and treatment that only residential programs can provide. This new facility in Dunwoody ensures individuals across Metro Atlanta and the Southeast no longer have to travel hundreds of miles away to receive the best care.”

Patients will acquire the skills and behaviors to effectively transition from 24/7 care to lower levels of treatment and independent living. Specialized programming will include group therapy, individual therapy, relapse prevention, medical supervision and nursing care, meal preparation and planning, and nutritional management and counseling, utilizing a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities.

Walden Residential – Dunwoody, Georgia will employ approximately 20 staff members, including a program director, a medical director, social workers, mental health counselors, nurse practitioners and registered dietitians.

An open house at Walden Residential – Dunwoody, Georgia is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP for the event, click here.