Treatment Programs

Partial Hospitalization Programs for Eating Disorders

Independent living with structured day-time programming

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At Walden Behavioral Care, we are proud to offer one of the nation’s only full systems of care for specialized eating disorder support. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides structured day support for teens and adults of all genders who do not need overnight support. We offer PHP at our outpatient clinics located across New England and in Georgia.

PHP helps you to better understand the function of your eating disorder. This involves identifying the triggering thoughts and feelings that can often drive behavior. You will learn and practice skills that are designed to replace disordered behaviors and manage stress.

The primary goals of PHP are to:

  • Establish (or re-establish) normal patterns of eating
  • Understand and manage triggers
  • Interrupt and reduce the use of eating disorder behaviors

As part of our PHP, you will have access to a dedicated team of care professionals including a dietitian, nurse practitioner, therapist and mental health counselor. Together, you will create personalized treatment plans and goals to help guide you on your path to recovery.

Our PHP runs Monday – Friday for six hours each day. We offer this level of care at most of our locations across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia.

“The most helpful part of my treatment in PHP was definitely the groups. Feeling safe to open up to my peers who understood what I was going through was really important in my recovery and personal growth.”

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

Group topics include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family-Based treatment (for adolescents)
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Nutrition Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Communication Skills

Partial Hospitalization Program for Adult Eating Disorder Treatment

For adults 18+ who do not require overnight support, this program provides a structured environment for six hours a day, Monday – Friday. This program will teach you helpful skills to manage disordered thoughts and behaviors.

Partial Hospitalization Program for Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Our adolescent program gives teens (12-18) and their parents/caretakers the skills and education necessary to help their child heal. Our adolescent program uses the evidence-based model, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), which has been proven to support lasting recovery.