Treatment Programs

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program for Binge Eating Disorder

Free To Be

“Free to Be” is Walden’s Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults. It is the only specialized program in Massachusetts and Connecticut designed to treat the symptoms and reduce the frequency of binge eating, emotional eating and related conditions.

The program is for individuals of all genders, 18 years and older, whose lives are impacted by their eating issues. This program works to by supporting significant behavioral, nutritional and psychological changes that reduce binge eating episodes and improve overall quality of life.

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States, impacting approximately 2.8 million Americans and an estimated 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men. Overcoming the many physical, mental and lifestyle obstacles presented by binge eating and emotional eating is the core focus of this unique program.

Goals of Treatment

  • Decrease the frequency of binge eating and other eating disorder behaviors.
  • Identify unhelpful thought patterns and learn coping and self-soothing skills to manage them.
  • Recognize value beyond your weight and shape.
  • Improve mood and self-esteem.

Treatment Team for the Adult Binge Eating Disorder IOP

  • Therapists
  • Mental health counselors
  • Dietitians

Requirements of the Adult Binge Eating Disorder IOP

  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Initial medical screening required.

Adult Binge Eating Disorder IOP Group Programming

  • Groups include:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
    • Nutrition education
    • Expressive therapy
    • Body image
    • Relapse prevention

Recommended Length of Stay: 6 weeks

Hours & Locations

Free to Be meets for three hours, three days or nights per week at the following locations:

* Please call the individual clinic for specific times

For any questions on Walden’s Adult Binge Eating Disorder IOP, click here.

Walden Behavioral Care
Telephone: 888-305-2997
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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.