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.  Many of our families fly into Boston’s Logan Airport or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH, both of which are highly accessible.  These two cities also afford exposure-based therapeutic opportunities that are cultural, historical, recreational – and fun!  Nearby 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 the magnificent location that could not serve our mission better. 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.

Convenient to two major interstates, Lebanon Airport, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a plethora of exciting and diverse programming opportunities, Mountain Valley’s Plainfield Campus offers our residents a rural experience that has proven to be so effective in the treatment of adolescent anxiety and OCD.  The historic Gallup House (girls’ dormitory, administrative offices, dining hall, function room) is the focal point of our Plainfield Campus and is surrounded by The Carriage House (boys’ dormitory), The Residential Cottage (staff offices) and The Clinical Center. The grounds of the Plainfield Campus, featuring our own 25 acres of land well-suited for therapeutic and recreational programming, are a gateway to miles of hiking trails and the Connecticut River, as well as the fields, gardens and barns of our farming neighbors.  The Plainfield Campus offers an environment that is a compelling alternative to a psychiatric hospital or large residential treatment center.

Driving Directions to Mountain Valley

To our Plainfield, NH Campus at 703 River Road

From Boston, MA, Manchester, NH and Points Southeast

Take US Interstate 93 North to Concord, NH.  Merge onto US Interstate 89 North.  Follow US Interstate 89 North to Exit 20.  Turn left onto NH-12A South and proceed for approximately 3.4 miles. Turn right onto River Road and proceed approximately 4 miles to 703 River Road on left.  Administrative offices are in Gallup House (large white building).

From Montreal, Burlington, VT and Points Northwest

Take US Interstate 89 South to Exit 20 (the first exit in New Hampshire).  Take a right onto NH-12A South and proceed for approximately 3.4 miles. Turn right onto River Road and proceed approximately 4 miles to 703 River Road on left.  Administrative offices are in Gallup House (large white building).

From New York City, Hartford, CT, and Points Southwest

Take US Interstate 91 North to Vermont, Exit 8, toward US-5/VT-12/Ascutney/Windsor. Turn right onto VT-131/VT Route 131. Continue to follow VT-131 (crossing into New Hampshire). VT-131 will become NH-12/Highway 103. Turn left onto Windsor Road/NH-12A. Continue to follow NH-12A to Riverbend Veterinary Clinic (7 River Road) and take a left onto River Road. Proceed approximately four miles to 703 River Road on left. Administrative offices are in Gallup House (large white building).

Email Tanya Moulton for further information.