Welcome to Walden!  

Since 1973, Walden has continued to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of individuals and families, while working hard to improve the overall health of our community. 

Our comprehensive range of services is designed to provide clients with the help they need – when they need it. Thank you for helping us continue to bring "Help for today. Hope for tomorrow."




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Staff enjoyed the celebrations at our 2017 Summer Picnic!

Speakers and presenters available upon request email 


Walden welcomes new COO, Dr Sam Bauman!

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Walden Welcomes New COO

January 23, 2018 10:00 am

A new year and new beginnings at Walden Behavioral Health in Southern Maryland, with the arrival of a new Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Sam Bauman, Ph.D. 

Dr. Bauman has recently served as Clinical Director at the Calvert Health Department; as the Clinical Director at Grafton Integrated Health Network and as the Director of ACT Services at Community Connections, DC.  Dr. Bauman has over thirty years’ experience in executive management of juvenile justice, substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and human service agencies.  He has developed and implemented programs for youth & family services, school-based services, primary prevention family strengthening services, rehabilitation services, domestic violence treatment, homeless case management, crisis intervention, jail-based substance use disorder treatment, and dual diagnosis services.  Dr. Bauman has extensive experience as a trainer and has designed and conducted workshops on a variety of behavioral health topics.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment at Walden

October 10, 2017 12:10 pm

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use disorder services.  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) report

  • Young adult’s heroin use more than doubled in the past decade
  • More than 90 percent of people who use heroin also use at least one other drug
  • 45 percent of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.
  • Prescription opioid drug overdoses increased threefold in three years.

To combat this crisis, behavioral health organizations are increasingly utilizing evidence-based practices such as medication assisted treatment (MAT), Walden is no different.  Medications such as buprenorphine and methadone consistently prove effective in treating opioid use disorder.  In recent years, extended-release naltrexone has also been approved for the treatment of opioid dependence and shown evidence of effectiveness.

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Important Announcement - Walden Event

September 12, 2017 12:00 pm

St Mary’s has always been a “Community that Cares” about the most vulnerable.  In that spirit, and in recognition of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser planned for September 29th.


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