Patient Testimonials

I have been given the opportunity to see my life and myself in a completely different way – free from ED.

“I want to thank you so much for everything you, and Walden, did for me. Residential was the best thing I could have done for myself. I’m seeing my friends all the time, doing things I enjoy and looking at colleges. On top of  all  that, I’m eating whenever I want; pasta, chocolate and ice cream included. I was up in MA the other day for my brothers hockey tournament and while I was there I toured Boston University (and my mom and I waved to you, just so you know, when we passed the exit to Waltham). My parents seem proud of me, and I think I’m starting to be a little proud of myself. I am getting my life back, and enjoying it. You helped me do that, actually Walden saved my life. Thank you.”

“Thank you really isn’t enough to show you how thankful I am for the support, encouragement and care I have received during my time at Walden.  Thank you for showing me that there is hope for healing and there’s always a chance to start fresh. Thank you for your patience, humor and joy.  I would be lost without all of you.”

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart…thank you from my husband who is finally reunited with the wife he originally married.  Thank you from my kids, who have a newly energized mother that will be around far longer than she would have been otherwise.  Walden has positively impacted my entire family.”

“I feel like a burden has been lifted.  I am leaving Walden with a happy heart and hope for the future.  The second part of my journey has begun!”

“This program is a lifesaver for me and for all that desire to change their life!”

“Your program from design to implementation provided me with a group setting to help reduce my feelings of isolation. The staff had great skills and understanding which helped me gain self-confidence and heal from my eating disorder.  I came with little hope, but a sincere desire to stop my eating disordered behavior.  I leave with relief from the behavior and carrying the hope I gained from being here and working with all of you.”

“What a gift you all are to those of us who need your assistance and guidance through this very difficult struggle.  I tell all of the doctors and therapists I know that Walden is the place to send people who need help with their eating disorders whether they, like me, have binge eating disorder, or are suffering from some other form of an eating disorder. I just want other people to experience what I have and to have a chance at a better life.”

“I wanted to thank you for all of your help and let you know how great your program is. I learned so much from everyone. All of your groups were helpful and I learned so much from them. I still look back at my notes and handouts when I need a little extra motivation. Walden has changed my life in so many positive ways. Thank you so much!”

“You’ve all been such a special part in getting me to this point…It’s all the little things you do every day that help patients through. I will always remember each and every one of you and how supportive you were in helping me through this difficult part of my life.”

“You made me feel comfortable and made this place as close to my home as it can get…Some of you made me laugh so hard I started to cry, and some of you made me feel so good I felt like I could fly.  So, thank you, so very much.”

” I went to Walden expecting to be judged and found only acceptance and I thank you for that.”

“I came in a scared person, terrified, not knowing what to expect and you welcomed me with open arms. I know the battle is mine, but I couldn’t have started and gotten this far without your support and encouragement…Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This has truly been a life changing experience.” 

“I can honestly say that Walden helped me realize that life is worth fighting for and recovery is possible, with hard work and dedication.”

“Recovering from an eating disorder is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but going to Walden to receive support while on my path to recovery was scary, anxiety-provoking, downright annoying and the most worthwhile thing I have ever done.”

“I can’t honestly tell you what full recovery will look like for me someday. But, I can tell you that after being in the program for eight weeks, I am a completely different person.”

“I think the best part of the program was learning that I was in control. My self-esteem has soared in the past few months.”

“Walden saved my life. I’m feeling positive, no longer bingeing and I’m able to eat foods that I was afraid to eat before”