Leading Maryland Behavioral Health Treatment and Services Provider, Walden, Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation

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The multi-location organization has been providing superior treatment and support services throughout Southern Maryland for over 40 years. Its recent CARF accreditation is a testament to Walden’s commitment to excellence and ongoing improvement.

CARF Accreditation

CARF Accreditation

“Receiving a three-year accreditation from CARF is an honor and a testament to the dedication and professional work of our entire team at Walden"said, Walden CEO Kathleen O’Brien, PhD.

Walden, a renowned behavioral health treatment provider in Southern Maryland, has again received a 3 year CARF accreditation. This marks an important hallmark for the staff at Walden, who have been working to promote the overall health of its surrounding community since 1973.

CARF, the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is at the forefront of promoting the quality and value of services offered through rehabilitation facilities worldwide. Its consultative approach and continuous improvement services focus on enhancing the lives of those served by its accredited organizations, of which there are more than 6700 throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa (http://www.carf.org).

CARF accreditation is significant for Walden due to its selectivity and competitive distinction within the industry. CARF requires accredited organizations to commit to a continual improvement in services, as well as an ongoing focus to meet the unique needs of each individual person.

Walden’s long history as an outstanding provider of behavioral health treatment and services was again recognized with the highest level of accreditation. Leveraging the unique strengths of its dedicated employees and industry experts, Walden offers a full menu of service options including crisis intervention, mental health, psychiatric, and crisis therapy and counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, as well as community initiatives and recovery support.

“Receiving a three-year accreditation from CARF is an honor and a testament to the dedication and professional work of our entire team at Walden. We are proud to have earned this distinction and look forward to continued innovations, “best practices”, and partnerships to serve even more of the deserving people in Southern Maryland,” said Walden CEO Kathleen O’Brien, PhD

For more information on Walden and a complete list of locations and services please visit http://www.waldensierra.org.

About Walden
For over 40 years Walden has offered a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support services. Walden also operates one of the oldest professionally staffed hotlines in the country.

For more information about how Walden can help, please visit http://www.waldensierra.org, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 anonymously, or call the appointment line at 301-997-1300/888-912-7366. Walden can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

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