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Supporting Mountain Valley – Please Consider a Gift Today!

Last Thursday afternoon, as part of an Exposure Therapy assignment, I took one of our anxious, social avoidant teens, unannounced, into the Hanover office of a not for profit that help youth make change using the power of athletics.  The executive director greeted us warmly and explained the mission of her program to our MVTC resident.  The […]

Blogger of the Week – Liz Edwards – Improv for Anxiety

This week’s blogger is Liz Edwards, MVTC’s Director of Clinical and Community Outreach for greater New York City.  Liz, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist, provides connection and maintains relationships between MVTC and Manhattan and its surrounding communities, and includes the families, educators and mental health professionals who help support our mission.   When I […]

Former MVTC Resident is Graduation Speaker at her California High School

Katie Hall, who spent the winter of 2015 at MVTC, was the speaker at her graduation from Davis (CA) High School last week – before an audience of 5000! Her proud parents shared the video with us – please take a few minutes to watch, as her message is a powerful one. MVTC is extremely […]

MVTC to Host 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Pike on Saturday, June 9 – Please Join Us!!!

Mountain Valley has created a team and campaign to support the International OCD Foundation’s 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks.  With last weekend’s national walk in Boston behind us, we now turn our focus to the NH affiliate walk in Pike, NH on Saturday June 9th. For the second year in a row, OCD NH […]

May is Mental Health Month! Fight the Stigma!

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Mountain Valley and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we join with other organizations to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness […]

MVTC’s Dr. Szu-Hui Lee Featured in USA Today Article on Keeping Students Happy and Safe

Mountain Valley recently participated in Mediaplanet USA’s College Health and Safety campaign, where we united with industry leaders for college safety awareness to educate students, parents and teachers on how we can better serve our students in areas such as drug addiction, sexual violence, mental health issues and more. One of MVTC’s consulting psychologists – […]

Former Resident Writes Grateful Email to MVTC Community

Mountain Valley frequently receives cards and emails from former residents and their parents.  Yesterday’s email from a graduate was truly special, and with his permission, is copied below for all to enjoy. Dear Carl (and all of MVTC), In just a few weeks, I will be coming up on my anniversary of being admitted to […]

Mountain Valley to be Featured on Channel One News

We welcomed Channel One News anchors Azia Celestino and Keith Kocinski to our Plainfield Campus last week to interview one of our therapists, Sarah Hazelton, and a current resident. The week prior, Azia and Keith traveled to UNC – Chapel Hill to interview one of our former residents. Channel One News was founded in 1989, […]

Dr. Lee Chasen Joins MVTC’s Clinical Team as Consulting Creative Arts Clinician

We are pleased to welcome Lee Chasen, Ph.D., R.D.T., L.C.A.T., to Mountain Valley’s clinical team. Dr. Chasen is an expressive arts therapist and serves as an adjunct to the clinical team for MVTC’s Plainfield Campus and will provide consultation to the expressive arts program on the Pike Campus. Dr. Chasen joins Mountain Valley’s clinical team […]

From the Desk of the Executive Director – Finding Help for the “Kids Who Can’t”

In the October 15th edition of the New York Times Magazine, where the epidemic of severe anxiety disorders and how schools, parents and teens struggle to get the right kind of help, the work at Mountain Valley Treatment Center was featured.  The article highlighted the gold standard of treatment, the empirically supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy […]