Walden Opens Cape Cod’s First Dedicated Eating Disorder Treatment Center
HYANNIS, MA, February 7, 2018 – Walden Behavioral Care, a system of specialized care for individuals and families affected by all types of eating disorders, today announced that it will be opening a new clinic in Hyannis, MA on March 1. The 2,000-square-foot facility will be the first of its kind in Cape Cod offering dedicated eating disorder treatment to individuals 12 years and older. The clinic, located at 310 Barnstable Rd., will offer evening intensive outpatient programming and outpatient care and will staff six to eight specialized professionals including a dietitian, nurse practitioner, therapists and mental health counselors.
“Approximately 10 percent of people in the United States have had or will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives,” said Stu Koman, president and chief executive officer of Walden Behavioral Care. “This means the impact is felt by more than 2,000 residents living on the Cape and Islands. We are thrilled to finally have a home on the Cape and look forward to serving the residents of this community.”
Programming will be centered on evidence-based treatment interventions, nutrition education, therapeutic meals and the building of skills to cope with eating disordered thoughts and urges.
“While eating disorders are difficult and can create a great deal of distress for individuals and their families, recovery is absolutely possible with appropriate care and support,” said Kimberly Wick, program director for the Braintree and Hyannis clinics. “We provide the unique clinical expertise, welcoming environment and the individually-tailored care necessary to give individuals the best chance for lasting recovery.”
Since 2013, Walden Behavioral Care has treated more than 17,000 individuals living with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. In addition to the Hyannis facility, Walden operates 11 clinics, two inpatient units and two residential facilities throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia.