Welcome to a special residential treatment center for adolescents struggling with anxiety disorders
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to one of only a few residential treatment centers that provides treatment specifically for adolescents struggling with anxiety disorders. Research has demonstrated that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, and that more than fifty percent of teenage sufferers experience a co-occurring depression. Left untreated, individuals are at higher risk to perform poorly at school, miss out on important social experiences, and be the victim of worsening symptoms and a greater degree of impairment as they move on into adulthood. A common theme across the anxiety disorders includes: a heightened state of cognitive and physical arousal, and learned behaviors to avoid, or cope with, these unpleasant thoughts and corresponding bodily reactions. Due to the fact that anxiety disorders are strongly influenced by what we think and what we do, our treatment model is heavily focused on helping residents modify their thoughts and behaviors so they react to anxiety and fear in a more adaptive and constructive way. Although exposure to anxiety and fear is a challenging process, Mountain Valley is committed to facilitating this process of recovery and personal empowerment in a safe, supportive, and effective way.
Sincerely, Dr. Daniel P. Villiers, Founder & Director of Admissions