Walden Clinic in Decatur

Due to the proximity to multiple nearby colleges, our Decatur clinic is very experienced in working with students including athletes and the LGBTQ community. We welcome adults and adolescents of all genders at each of our programs. We understand that eating disorders often thrive in isolation. That is why we work hard to incorporate family and loved ones into your treatment. Family-Based Treatment is the focal point of our adolescent treatment program 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 patient population is diverse and we are confident that you will find people who understand and support your unique journey.

Walden Behavioral Care is contracted with most major insurance companies. Learn more today.

Cassie Barro, LMSW
Program Director
Some of my favorite things about the Decatur clinic are the strong sense of community and the diverse population that we tend to attract. We are welcoming, open-minded and supportive and I truly believe that our care providers do a great job of reflecting values that are important to you and your recovery. Working in the mental health field has made me appreciate that my day is never the same and I take pride in the fact that I have the ability to support the process of positive change for so many people. If you’re considering treatment, please consider the following question: is there even the smallest piece of you that feels dissatisfied sharing your life with an eating disorder? If yes, I would urge you to trust the part that is advocating for healing.
What We Offer
Designed for teens in need of more structured support than their outpatient team can provide, this level of care utilizes Family-Based Treatment, an evidence-based intervention proven to support lasting recovery that is meant to equip you and your family with the skills necessary to best help your child.
This program is designed for adults who need a bit more intensive support than their outpatient team can provide. This level of care focuses on providing you with the skills necessary to replace maladaptive coping behaviors and to provide you with the flexibility to also balance other priorities such as work, family and/or school.
Click here to learn more about programs at our other Georgia locations.
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Walden Behavioral Care
125 Clairmont Avenue, Suite 410
Decatur, GA 30030
Admissions: 888-205-2997
Phone: 470-381-3101
Fax: 770-458-8640
Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
Our Locations
Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, we offer all levels of specialized eating disorder care for children, teens and adults of all genders and their families with care facilities conveniently located near Boston – one of the nation’s leading hubs of medical and clinical innovation. Explore our locations in Massachusetts.
Connecticut
Our expanding presence in the state includes the only state-of-the-art acute care hospital, one of few in the country, dedicated to the treatment and medical management of eating disorders. We offer day and evening programs for adults and adolescents of all genders and their families across our three locations. Discover healing at our Connecticut locations.
Georgia
We support the vibrant and diverse communities in the Atlanta area and surrounding states by offering specialized eating disorder support at varying levels of care for adolescents and adults of all genders and their families. Learn about our sites in Georgia.
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.

The most helpful part of my experience at Walden was: all the staff’s support. I truly felt they cared and were invested in helping me make progress in my recovery.
I am leaving Walden with a happy heart and hope for the future; the second part of my journey has begun.
Sophie, age 20
93% of clients said they would recommend Walden to a friend or family member in need
I appreciated having someone to listen to me because at home I feel and fear that no one is willing to listen to any concerns, anxieties, and apprehensions.
Because of the love and support from Walden, I am now starting to believe for myself that life can be better.
Mike, age 59
87% of clients said their eating disorder has moved further into recovery since they started at Walden
What’s New
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.