Treatment Programs

Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Here for you when you need us most

At Walden Behavioral Care, we are proud to offer one of the nation’s only full systems of specialized eating disorder support. We welcome people of all ages and all genders at our state-of-the-art inpatient units. Our inpatient programs provide care for people with the most serious medical and emotional needs. For many, this is an important step in their healing journeys.

We offer inpatient eating disorder treatment to people from across the country who are looking for a high level of medical and psychiatric support at two locations Waltham, MA and Vernon, CT. Both locations provide 24-hour nursing care and can provide cardiac supervision, IV fluids and feeding tubes as needed. We also provide specialized care for other disorders that may be occurring with your eating disorder like trauma, substance use and/or other mental health conditions.

The primary goals at our inpatient level of care are:

  • Medical and psychological stabilization
  • Interruption of eating disorder behaviors
  • Development of treatment plan and goals in preparation for lower levels of care

Our expert team uses evidence-based treatment methods proven to support long-term healing. When you arrive, you will meet with your dedicated case manager who will introduce you to a diverse team of professionals that may include doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, nurses, psychiatrists and mental health counselors.

“I appreciated that my experience was collaborative. My team included me in the decision-making process and really listened to my feedback. I felt respected and valued which made it so much easier for me to trust them.”

Group therapy is an important part of our inpatient treatment. Group sessions provide a unique opportunity to connect with others who understand what you are going through. The impact of these connections is often felt far beyond the walls of treatment.

Group topics include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Nutrition Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Communication Skills

Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

We provide 24-hour medical and psychological monitoring in a highly structured environment for adults with eating disorders. Our goal is to help you to create treatment plans and recovery goals that will support long-term success as you transition to lower levels of care. Click here for FAQs about our Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment.

Inpatient Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Our adolescent program is ideal for teens of all genders needing 24-hour medical and psychiatric support. We use aspects of the evidence-based model, Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and provide opportunities to work on school assignments for those who have been cleared to do so. Click here for FAQs about our Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment.

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Family members and loved ones play a big role in your recovery. We encourage them to visit during designated visiting hours.

A list of approved and recommended items to bring with you for your stay can be found here.