Residential Treatment

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

24-hour care with the comforts of home

Here at Walden Behavioral Care, we are proud to offer one of the nation’s only full systems of specialized eating disorder support. Our residential treatment programs offer specialized 24-hour care for individuals of all genders. Offering cozy, home-like environments, our treatment spaces are designed to provide you with the support you need. We welcome all individuals who are medically stable and we are here to help you prepare for real-life experiences outside of treatment.

We offer residential treatment in two locations: Waltham, MA and Dunwoody, GA. Our Massachusetts location provides separate programming and living accommodations for teens (ages 12-18) and adults (18+), while our Georgia location provides treatment for adults (18+).

The residential level of care helps to bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. You will work with your team to better understand thought patterns that can drive disordered behavior. You will also be able to learn and practice skills to use during stressful times or situations.

The primary goals of our Residential Program are to:

  • Prepare you for real-life experiences outside of treatment
  • Interrupt and reduce eating disorder behaviors
  • Establish (or re-establish) normalized eating patterns

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

“Thank you so much to the staff at Walden’s residential program who never gave up on me and supported me when I needed it most. My time here was not easy, but the caring staff helped me to make it really productive.”

Group therapy is an important part of our residential program. Group sessions provide a unique opportunity to connect with others who understand what you are going through. The impact of these connections can be greater than any other part of treatment.

Group topics include:

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

Adult Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Our adult residential programs welcome individuals of all genders at our locations in Massachusetts and Georgia. This level of care is ideal for those who are medically stable and would benefit from 24-hour support. Our Massachusetts location serves teens and adults 12+ and our Georgia location supports adults 18+.

Adolescent Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Our adolescent residential program located in Waltham, Massachusetts is ideal for teens who are medically stable and in need of 24-hour support. We introduce aspects of the evidence-based model, Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and provide opportunities to work on school assignments for those cleared to do so by their treatment teams.

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.

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.