Walden Clinic in Worcester

Located in the heart of central Massachusetts, our Worcester clinic is conveniently located near Worcester’s college communities helping students more easily access treatment while balancing school. Our cozy clinic has beautiful hardwood floors and exposed brick making for a charming and intimate healing space for you. Treating children, teens and adults of all genders in our day and evening programs, the team at our Worcester clinic incorporates treatments that have been proven to support lasting recovery with special programming that includes music therapy and trauma-informed yoga. We understand that eating disorders often thrive in isolation which is why we do our best to include your family and/or loved one as much as possible throughout your treatment journey. 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 look forward to supporting you through every step of your recovery journey and can’t wait to meet you.

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

Russ Kennedy, Psy.D., MA
Program Director
One of my passions is helping people to realize their full potential by guiding them in practicing balance and healthy habits. I’ve been fortunate to have many years of experience working with people with a wide range of eating disorders and have so enjoyed it. My favorite thing about the team in Worcester is our commitment to your care. We work hard because we genuinely believe in you. We attract a wide variety of people and celebrate and welcome this diversity. If you are considering treatment, Walden is a wonderful place to experience healing.
Stephanie Kadis, LICSW
Assistant Program Director
I have been a proud member of team Walden for several years now at various locations. I started at our inpatient hospital in Vernon, CT and have since moved to the Worcester/Milford locations. I love being in our central Massachusetts locations because they are small so we can really get to know each of our clients in a special way. If you are thinking about treatment, we are only a phone call away! We can walk you through what a typical day might look like, give you a tour of the clinic and even introduce you to our amazing staff. We look forward to getting to know you a little bit better.
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 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
335 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Admissions: 888-791-0004
Phone: 508-796-5797
Fax: 508-796-5799
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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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.