About Walden Behavioral Care

Walden Behavioral Care was founded by Stuart Koman, Ph.D., in 2003 as a healing institution that would provide individuals and their families suffering from eating and psychiatric disorders with treatment close to home. Over the past 12 years, more than 15,000 individuals received treatment at Walden Behavioral Care and currently 185 patients are cared for each day at Walden’s locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Walden Behavioral Care prides itself on its attention to treatment innovation and accessibility to care. To achieve treatment innovation, we integrate a whole person approach that addresses a person’s mental, emotional, spiritual, social and physical well-being. This approach allows Walden staff to tailor a patient’s care at every step of the treatment process.

Eating Disorders Treatment Services

To best meet the needs of patients with eating disorders as well as those of their families and providers in New England, Walden created the region’s first full continuum of care. This includes hospital level of care, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming and outpatient services.

Clinics have been established throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut to provide quality eating disorder care close to home.

Together Walden’s continuum of care and network of clinics have established Walden as New England’s leading eating disorder treatment program.

Psychiatric Disorders Treatment Services

We offer two psychiatric care programs:
  • A general adult 24-bed psychiatric hospital which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses including, but not limited to, mood disorders and dual diagnosis addictive disorders.
  • Outpatient is provided through our subsidiary Walden Psychiatric Associates and offers psychopharmacology evaluations, medication management and nutrition counseling for individuals with depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD).

Research, Education, and Prevention

Walden Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for those who suffer from eating disorders, mood disorders and obesity. Together, these neurobehavioral disorders affect tens of millions of people around the world.

As an organization, we are committed to discovering effective treatments and ultimately decreasing the number of people who suffer from these devastating illnesses.
We also sponsor prevention programs in the community and publicly advocate to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.