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MVTC to Host 3rd Annual Seacoast Anxiety and OCD Symposium for Clinical Professionals

2018 Seacoast Anxiety and OCD Symposium

MVTC’s DiGiacomo, Nogales and Menasco Interviewed by MTV News for Article on Teenage Anxiety

Alissa Schulman, Entertainment Writer for MTV News, recently wrote a piece on adolescent anxiety and pegged it to Bo Burnham’s film, Eighth Grade. While working on the project, Ms. Schulman reached out to Mountain Valley’s anxiety experts Dr. Tim DiGiacomo, Jeanette Nogales and Kevin Menasco for their insights. We thank Ms. Schulman for thinking of […]

MVTC Once Again Welcomes Montefiore Medical Center’s Recent Internship Graduates

For the second summer, as part of a partnership with Dr. Sandra Pimentel of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, Mountain Valley hosted two of her recent doctoral recipients to work with our residents and staff.  By hosting these talented professionals each year, MVTC provides additional training and opportunities for these recent internship graduates. Sandy Pimentel, […]

Don Vardell Interviewed by Zencare.co – How do you stop OCD intrusive thoughts?

In an article published on the Zencare website – How do you stop OCD intrusive thoughts? – MVTC’s Executive Director, Don Vardell, stresses the importance of “shifting [our] focus to present values and experiences rather than worrying about future possibilities which may or may not occur.”

Mountain Valley Receives Grant from Mary W. Harriman Foundation

Mountain Valley is pleased to make public the receipt of a generous, unrestricted grant from the Mary W. Harriman Foundation.  This is the first grant that MVTC has received from the Mary W. Harriman Foundation. Mountain Valley joins other not for profits such as the New York City Ballet, Women’s Heath Research at Yale University, […]

MVTC Featured on Channel One News

Mountain Valley was recently featured on the Peabody and Telly Award-winning Channel One News program.  Highlighting the experiences of two of our residents – and the great work of Senior Therapist, Sarah Hazelton – the segment focused on Fear of Failure/Peace Without Perfection – and was viewed by more that 6,000,000 elementary, middle and high […]

Mountain Valley Announces an End of Summer, One Week, Back to School, Intensive ERP Program

Mountain Valley has developed an intensive one-week, end of summer, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) program to help students become better prepared for the upcoming school year.  This one-week program, being offered to former Mountain Valley residents between the ages of 13 and 20 only, will serve as a refresher on CBT, ERP, coping skills, […]

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 […]