Walden Clinic in Peabody

Situated in a peaceful location just off Route 128, our Peabody clinic welcomes children, adolescents and adults of all genders. We are led by an empathic team with more than 30 years of combined eating disorder experience. Since we know that eating disorders can thrive in isolation, we do our best to incorporate your family and/or loved ones into treatment as much as possible. In fact, Family-Based Therapy 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. We also offer regular pet therapy with our program director’s adorable golden retriever, Lily and provide yoga for adults in all of our programs. No matter where you are on your healing journey, there is a place for you here. We can’t wait to get to know you.

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

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
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Who We Treat
Our Locations
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.
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.
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.

I am leaving Walden with a happy heart and hope for the future; the second part of my journey has begun.
Sophie, age 20
Walden has moved our daughter and my family to a wonderfully positive place.
Mother of Mia, age 15
Because of the love and support from Walden, I am now starting to believe for myself that life can be better.
Mike, age 59
Walden has a tremendous program that helped grab me from the clutches of my eating disorder and pull me out. I am so grateful.
Lynn, age 47
Your compassion and support helped me believe that I no longer need to be a prisoner to my broken eyes or the voice in my head.
Tonya, age 27
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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.