Walden in Connecticut

In Connecticut, we welcome individuals of all genders and ages who are in need of eating disorder support services. We offer the state’s only acute medical unit dedicated to the treatment and medical management of eating disorders. In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital unit, we also have two satellite locations offering day and evening programs for adults and teens who identify as male, female, transgender and/or gender non-binary.

We understand that eating disorders thrive in isolation and for that reason, we do our best to incorporate family and/or loved ones into your treatment. For teens in our care, Family-Based Treatment is the focal point of programming and is designed to give parents an active and positive role in helping their child to reduce disordered eating behaviors, restore weight and resume proper adolescent development.

Our Connecticut locations are also conveniently located for residents of Rhode Island and New York and offer a plethora of specialized tracks including programming specific to co-occurring trauma, substance use and/or those who are considering or have undergone bariatric surgery. We are here to help support your recovery goals and are excited to get to know you.



Walden Behavioral Care
Telephone: 888-305-2997
Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
Walden Stories
Ben’s Road Toward Recovery

Professional cyclist Ben Frederick developed an eating disorder when he was forced to stop competing after being thrown from his bike during a race resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Ben shares his story of perseverance and strength as he learned to navigate the road to a full life in recovery.

Coming Out Day

As proud allies, we are proud to foster a community, both for our patients and our employees, that values inclusivity and diversity. For this year’s “National Coming Out Day” some of our amazing employees decided to share their coming out stories in order to help others feel comfortable in doing so for themselves.

Walden on Gratitude

This year marks Walden Behavioral Care’s 15th Anniversary. Our staff came together to reflect on what makes working at Walden, and with you, so special.

What people are saying about us this month.

90% of patients said their experience with their clinician was positive in helping them acquire coping skills and gaining insight into recovery.
The most helpful part of my experience at Walden was: meeting people who are going through the same things and gaining understanding and insight into my eating disorder.
“When I entered treatment, I felt as though I was in a safe space and it stayed that way my entire time at Walden. I felt very supported by all the people around me.”
93% said they felt welcomed by the staff when they began the program
“I learned a lot from informative sessions about the way our eating disorders work. The education around nutrition and food helped me understand what my body needs to thrive.”
“The staff is phenomenal. I truly couldn’t be happier with the skills I’ve learned during my time here. Thank you so much for saving me.”
What’s New

Suicide Prevention: We Can Do Better

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, it is important for us to take a closer look at our prevention efforts. What we’re currently trying, simply isn’t sufficient. We need to forge a fundamental change in how we address the second leading cause of death in those aged 15 to 34.

The Turning Point

Reaching out for help is not always easy but you are not alone. There are people who want to help you and care about your health and well-being. If you are tired of living with an eating disorder, specialized support is available.

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.