If You’re an Adult With An Eating Disorder, We Can Help
Anyone, at any age, can develop an eating disorder. In fact, millions of adults, from those just entering adulthood to those in midlife and even senior citizens have experienced the difficulties of living with an eating disorder.
Walden Behavioral Care offers one of the nation’s only full system of care for treating eating disorders. We’ve worked with thousands of adults, ages 18 and older, seeking to recover from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED). We serve all genders – men, women and the LGBT community.
Our promise to all adults is:
- Treatment and therapy that’s proven to result in a lasting recovery
- Programming tailored to your unique needs, including attention to any co-occurring conditions, health issues or personal challenges
- The right level of care, as close to home as possible
- A specialized treatment team to fully support you on your journey to recovery
Treating the Whole Person
Eating disorders among adults can be extremely complex. Many times individuals face other conditions, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Combining these with the stresses and challenges of daily life, work and relationships can intensify symptoms. At Walden, we treat the whole person – addressing not only the eating disorder, but any co-occurring conditions or personal issues preventing a lasting recovery.
Every Adult with an Eating Disorder Needs the Right Treatment
Walden provides adults with specialized care uniquely aligned with their background, needs and goals. You will always have the right level of treatment and support that’s easily accessible to you.
Our comprehensive treatment options include:
- Inpatient care
- Residential care
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient care
- Outpatient treatment
An individual with an advanced eating disorder, for example, may need inpatient care, while intensive outpatient care is the best fit for someone who can balance treatment with work or school. The road to recovery is not always straight, so patients may require access to higher or lower levels of care as they advance toward recovery.
If You’re an Adult with an Eating Disorder, Care Is Just a Short Drive Away
Walden recognizes the importance of being treated close to home. We want the adults we serve to continue to lead their lives by working and spending time with their families. In fact, family support is an important part of the treatment process.
Individuals with eating disorders do not need more stress in their lives. Having treatment near your home minimizes the pressure of keeping medical appointments and increases the probability that you will continue to seek the exact level of care you need.
Walden has clinics throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia. Our 14 locations include two inpatient units, a residential facility and 11 ambulatory care clinics. Patients can receive care in Amherst, Braintree, Milford, Peabody, Waltham and Worcester, Mass.; Guilford, South Windsor and Vernon, Conn., and Alpharetta, Decatur and Dunwoody, Ga.
Adult Treatment for Eating Disorders That’s Proven to Work
Our adult treatment for eating disorders spans all facets of your disorder, using innovative, evidence-based behavioral therapy and skill building that’s proven to result in lasting recovery. Adult treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), individual and group counseling, medical management, nutritional counseling, expressive therapy, psychotherapy, relapse prevention and more.
You’ll Have Your Own Eating Disorder Treatment Team
At Walden, all adults have a dedicated, multidisciplinary treatment team specialized in eating disorders. For higher levels of care (inpatient, residential), this includes psychiatrists, nurses, dietitians, therapists, social workers and mental health counselors. For lower levels of care, your team includes dietitians, therapists and mental health counselors.
Regain Your Life. Walden Can Help.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder, do something about it. Please call 781-647-6727 to speak with a Walden eating disorders intake specialist or complete the form on this page.