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Bob Bordonaro, LICSW
Program Director
Having been in the eating disorder field for more than 25 years, I understand how challenging the recovery process can be. While healing journeys are rarely alike, I am always inspired by brave individuals like yourself who confront their fears and embrace recovery. Our staff is passionate, dedicated and genuinely kind. They advocate and work tirelessly for you because they believe in you and want to see you succeed. If you are thinking of entering treatment, my advice is to trust the process and avoid making treatment decisions based on fear. Ask as many questions as you need and know that there is support available.
Amanda Smith, LICSW
Assistant Program Director
I have been part of the Walden family for more than seven years and while I didn’t always know I wanted to work with eating disorders, I now can’t imagine doing anything else. In Peabody, we do our best to understand not just your eating disorder, but the whole you. We will collaborate with you on treatment plans and goals for your unique healing journey. Our cohesive, experienced team has worked together for years and think of ourselves as members of an extended family. Being in our care means we will do our best to make you feel part of it as well. We feel that the more you know about the treatment, the better decision you can make for yourself and are always open to informational sessions and/or tours of the clinic so you can feel confident we are the right program for you.
What We Offer
This program is ideal for teens who are medically stable but who require the structure and support of day treatment. Parents will take on a more active role at this level of care, learning – alongside your child – how to replace maladaptive behaviors with coping skills and how to deal with uncomfortable emotions in the moment.
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 for children ages 8-11 and their parents and meets three days a week, with structured and activity-based individual, family and group therapy. Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is the focal point of our pediatric treatment program.
This level of care is designed for individuals who require support during the day to optimize recovery success. You will experience a structured treatment environment focused on helping you to normalize eating patterns, target maladaptive coping behaviors and practice skills.
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.
Designed for adults living with binge eating disorder, this program is ideal for individuals who need a bit more intensive support than their outpatient team can offer. This level of care focuses on providing you with the skills necessary to replace maladaptive coping behaviors and provides you with the flexibility to also balance other priorities such as work, family and/or school.
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Walden Behavioral Care
2 Corporation Way
Suite 260
Peabody, MA 01969
Admissions: 888-791-0004
Phone: 978-531-2904
Fax: 978-531-2909
Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
Our Locations
Walden Massachusetts
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.
Walden Connecticut
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.
Walden Georgia
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.

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
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What We’re Reading: Hunger by Roxane Gay

In case you are pressed for time, I will keep this short and sweet: Hunger is worth the investment of time. It is a difficult book - challenging in ways you would expect when written by an “intersectional” and marginalized woman. I can honestly say that I have become a better and more enlightened person for having the opportunity to learn more about her life.

Eating Disorders in Minority Communities

Eating disorders do not discriminate based on an individual's skin color, ethnicity, body type, gender or age. In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Month, here are some important statistics about eating disorders and how minorities are impacted.

ARFID: Five Fast Facts

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a condition that is often called 'extreme picky eating.' While this can be true, there are many other components of this illness that can complicate diagnosis and recovery. Here are a few important facts about ARFID that you should know.

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.