Location

mvtc-boston-panorama-2-300x225Our Location and Setting Provides a Perfect Complement to Our Program

Many prospective residents question why they have to travel to rural New Hampshire to receive treatment for their OCD and anxiety disorders.  Yes, Mountain Valley could have been established in a more suburban, if not urban, location, but our founding team was convinced that New Hampshire’s “Upper Valley” was the ideal place to work with anxious adolescents.  Slightly more than two hours from Boston’s Logan Airport, and 90 minutes from Manchester’s airport, Mountain Valley is highly accessible.  These two cities also afford exposure-based therapeutic opportunities that are cultural, historical, recreational – and fun!  Just to our south is Hanover, NH – home of Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution that also offers purposeful, and enjoyable, opportunities for evening and weekend programming.  Many of our families who come to visit Mountain Valley choose to stay in one of the many motels and inns in the Hanover area, taking advantage of all that such a quintessential college town has to offer, coupled with its proximity to Mountain Valley.

mvtc-dartmouth-green-300x200That having been said, the most important reason why Mountain Valley was established in picturesque, albeit rural, New Hampshire instead of a more highly populated area was so that our residents and the staff could take advantage of a magnificent location that could not serve our mission better.  Mountain Valley Treatment Center is based on the grounds of the Upper Valley Stewardship Center, which encompasses a working farm and an award-winning wildlife preserve. Bordering the White Mountain National Forest and with the Appalachian Trail to our immediate south, our beautiful 1800-acre setting allows for a range of enjoyable activities and opportunities for experiential learning. The main campus features five well-maintained buildings in the middle of the preserve – The Creamery, Farm House, The Therapy Center, Eastman Center and Blake House.  Just to the west of the hub of the campus is MVTC’s yoga and art studio, and a few minutes to the east is Baker House.  We take pride in the fact that all of our facilities more closely resemble country homes than an institutional treatment center.  Given the nature of adolescents and their need for inspiration, our rural, yet accessible, setting and purposely-small program provide a much-needed and approachable alternative to the often intimidating and stigmatizing setting of a psychiatric hospital or large residential treatment center.

Driving Directions to Mountain Valley

From Boston, MA, Manchester, NH and Points Southeast

Take US Interstate 93 North to Exit 26 (Plymouth, NH-25 North). Follow NH-25 West for approximately 28 miles to the village of East Haverhill (sign on right). Proceed approximately one additional mile to MVTC (sign on left). Administrative offices are located in The Creamery at 2274 Mt. Moosilauke Highway in Pike, NH.

From Montreal, Burlington, VT and Points Northwest

Take US Interstate 89 South to Exit 8 (Montpelier, VT-2 to VT-302). Follow VT-2 East to VT-302 East. Take VT-302 East to VT- 25A South/East into Bradford, VT. At the traffic light at the intersection of VT-25A and VT-5, go straight. Go over the bridge crossing the Connecticut River into New Hampshire. Take your first left onto River Road until it ends at NH-10. Take a left onto NH-10 North (a.k.a. Dartmouth College Highway). After passing Haverhill Common on your right, you will proceed down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, take a right onto NH-25 East. Proceed approximately 4 mile to MVTC (sign on your right). Administrative offices are located in The Creamery at 2274 Mt. Moosilauke Highway in Pike, NH.

From Hartford, Connecticut, and Points Southwest

Take US Interstate 91 North to Exit 16 (Bradford, VT). Go right off ramp onto VT-25A South. At the traffic light at the intersection of VT-25A and VT-5, go straight. Go over the bridge crossing the Connecticut River into New Hampshire. Take your first left onto River Road until it ends at NH-10. Take a left onto NH-10 North (a.k.a. Dartmouth College Highway). After passing Haverhill Common on your right, you will proceed down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, take a right onto NH-25 East. Proceed approximately 4 mile to MVTC (sign on your right). Administrative offices are located in The Creamery at 2274 Mt. Moosilauke Highway in Pike, NH.

Email Tanya Moulton for further information.