Welcome to Walden!  

For over 40 years, Walden has been at the forefront of behavioral health in the Southern Maryland region. Since 1973 we have continued to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of individuals and families, all while working hard to improve the overall health of our surrounding community.

Our comprehensive array 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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Tickets are on sale now!!! We hope you can come join us!!!

It's not too late to sponsor! Please email christinet@waldensierra.org or call 301-997-1300 x 889 for details.

Call 301-997-1800 x 804 or email lauraw@waldensierra.org for details

Join us for SBIRT training at Med Star St. Mary's May 6!

Ask about our SBIRT training!


Ask about our SBIRT training!

Speakers and presenters available upon request email gary@waldensierra.org 


This picture was taken at last year's Walk A Mile event. Join us in 2015 Walk A Mile with Walden again!

Latest News & Events

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 19, 2015 9:00 am

International Overdose Awareness Day to be Observed in Southern Maryland with Film Screening and Discussion


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Walk A Mile

April 6, 2015 11:10 am
5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes- St. Mary’s Walden will be partnering with St. Mary’s College for the 5th Annual Walk A Mile In Her read more …

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Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center for Mental Health First Aid Training

March 25, 2015 1:00 pm

Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center
for Mental Health First Aid Training

Walden will be partnering with Camp Maria Retreat Center to offer a Mental Health First Aid Training on Tuesday, April 7th from 9 am – 3 pm and on Wednesday, April 8th from 9 am – 3 pm.

Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center for the Mental Health First Aid training on Tuesday, April 7th from 9 am – 3 pm and on Wednesday, April 8th from 9 am – 3 pm.

Designed for people who are not mental health clinicians, Mental Health First Aid teaches community members the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, exposure to trauma and substance use disorder. You will learn a core five-step action plan to support a person who is developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or is in a crisis, including suicidality.  Those who successfully complete the training will receive certification as a Mental Health First Aider, good for three years.  For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Laura Webb at 301-997-1300 x 804 or lauraw@waldensierra.org

Facilitators are certified trainers of Mental Health First Aid and represent Walden and On Our Own of St. Mary’s. Thanks to grant funding from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the training is free.  Lunch will be provided each day. 

Please register for this event by April 1st by contacting MeMe Stauffer at 301-475-8330 or reservations.campmaria@gmail.com

About Walden

Walden offers 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 such as the free and open to the public Beacon of Hope and The Cove/DFZ Recovery and Wellness Centers.

For more information about how Walden can help, please visit 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 and Twitter

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