Walden Clinic in Waltham

Our spacious Waltham clinic is a quiet and private office conveniently located off Route 95 about 20 minutes from downtown Boston. Offering one of the nation’s only programs designed especially for athletes, our compassionate team is dedicated to personalizing care to fit your unique needs. We welcome children, teens and adults of all genders to our day and evening programs and are minutes away from our inpatient and residential locations making transitions from one level of care to another as seamless as possible. We recognize that eating disorders thrive in isolation. That is why we do our best to engage family members and/or loved ones in your treatment as much as possible. In fact, Family-Based Treatment, the focal point of our teen program, is designed to give parents a leading role in helping their child to reduce disordered eating behaviors, restore weight and resume proper adolescent development. Our Waltham clinic also offers pet therapy and yoga to help strengthen your mind-body connection.

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

Emily Slager, LMHC
Program Director
I joined the Walden family more than ten years ago and am proud to work for an organization that offers inclusive and accessible care for children, teens and adults of all genders. I am inspired everyday by the brave individuals in our programs that fight through each meal, sit with uncomfortable emotions and work through distressing situations. This is hard work, but our creative and energetic care team do their best to incorporate a little fun. My advice for a successful treatment experience is to take advantage of being in a room full of people who understand your journey. Believe that the risk is worth it and take that first step to embrace healing. My team and I look forward to getting to know you.
Kam Mendes, MA
Assistant Program Director
I love the Waltham clinic because of our robust program offerings, our amazing team who is committed to helping one another ensure all those in our care feel as comfortable and motivated as possible. If you are wondering whether treatment is right for you, I would recommend coming in for an evaluation. There is no commitment to treatment; you will be able to speak to a clinician who understands your journey, have all of your important questions answered and meet the team who will be supporting you all along the way. I hope to see you soon.
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
69 Hickory Drive
Suite 2000
Waltham, MA 02451
Admissions: 888-791-0004
Phone: 781-899-2460
Fax: 781-899-1039
Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
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.

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.