About Walden Behavioral Care

Committed to Providing Effective Treatment and Compassionate Care to Individuals with Mental Illness

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

Walden 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.

Treatment of Eating Disorders

To best meet the needs of patients with eating disorders, their families and providers in New England, Walden created the first full continuum of care in the region which includes hospital level of care, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming and outpatient services. With an extensive reach throughout the area and the ability to provide treatment across levels of care, Walden has established New England’s leading eating disorders treatment program.

Psychiatric Care

Walden has a locked 23-bed psychiatric unit at our main campus located at Boston Children’s in Waltham.

Additionally, Walden Behavioral Care’s subsidiary, Walden Psychiatric Associates, has an outpatient clinic in Waltham Massachusetts, that provide psychopharmacology evaluations, medication management, nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents. These outpatient clinics use an integrative, whole person treatment approach and specialize in the treatment of depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.

Walden is committed to expanding its psychiatric treatment services and offerings so as to help the thousands of adults, adolescents and families in New England find the treatment, healing and hope they need to recover.