In order to serve the growing number of adolescents, and their families, who suffer from debilitating anxiety and OCD, Mountain Valley Treatment Center is fortunate to be able to operate on two integrated campuses, one in Pike, NH, and the other in Plainfield, NH. Having two campuses, separated by approximately 45 miles, allows MVTC to share valuable resources such as staff, organizational infrastructure and programming opportunities. In addition, it allows the Mountain Valley Clinical and Residential teams to provide our residents with an experience that is the right “fit” regarding therapist, milieu and, at times, presenting diagnosis.

Pike Campus

Mountain Valley Treatment Center’s Pike, NH campus 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 several well-maintained buildings in the middle of the preserve – The Creamery, Farm House, Wolter Therapy Center, Eastman Center, Blake House and The Barn (our newly renovated recreation/multi-purpose facility).  Just off the main campus is our newly renovated dormitory, Lime Kiln House.  We take pride in the fact that all our facilities in Pike more closely resemble well-maintained country homes than an institutional treatment center.  Given the nature of adolescents and their need for inspiration, Pike’s rural, yet accessible, setting provides a much-needed and approachable alternative to the often intimidating and stigmatizing setting of a psychiatric hospital or large residential treatment center.

Jeanette Nogales is MVTC’s Program Director on the Pike Campus, and can be reached at

Plainfield Campus

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 peaceful 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, academic area, group room, activity space) is the focal point of our Plainfield Campus and is surrounded by Carriage House (boys’ dormitory), The Hut (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.  And like our Pike Campus, the Plainfield Campus an environment that is a compelling alternative to a psychiatric hospital or large residential treatment center.

Kerry Beck is MVTC’s Program Director on the Plainfield Campus, and can be reached at

Helping more parents and their children with debilitating anxiety and OCD is paramount – and having two campuses with never more than 24 residents on each allows us to achieve our mission while maintaining the close-knit community experience from which our residents, and their parents, benefit. Should you have any questions, please contact Don Vardell, Executive Director at