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MVTC Announces Plan to Move to Plainfield, New Hampshire

Mountain Valley Treatment Center has recently purchased a spectacular piece of property in Plainfield, NH.  If all goes well, we hope to move to this new location sometime around the holidays.  While our current location has served us well, there are many factors that have gone into our decision to move, and we are excited […]

Hannah Bolstridge, Residential Counselor, attends American Community Gardening Association’s Annual Conference

Hannah Bolstridge, one of MVTC’s veteran Residential Counselors and a Farm to Table Module Leader, recently attended the American Community Gardening Association‘s Annual Conference in Hartford, CT. Attending workshops that focused on programming for youth and schools, Hannah was able to learn more about activities and initiatives that could embelish the experience for our residents […]

Bryan Randolph, MVTC’s Senior Therapist, Interviewed for Cognizant Podcast

Mountain Valley’s Senior Therapist, Bryan Randolph, was recently interviewed by Nicky Treadway, co-owner of the Adventure Therapy practice, EPIC Adventures Therapy LLC, for her podcast, Cognizant. Nicky caught up with Bryan while he was at the University of New Hampshire for the Best Practices Conference hosted by Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group as part of the […]

Former Residents Talk About their Mountain Valley Experience

We invited a number of former residents during the 2016 Fall Family Festival to talk about their Mountain Valley experience.  Click on the link below to listen to their stories.  

MVTC’s Vardell and Lovejoy Interviewed on Wellness Watch

Mountain Valley’s Executive Director, Don Vardell, and Associate Executive Director for Communications and Development, Carl Lovejoy, were recently interviewed on the Upper Valley’s cable access TV station. We thank Judy McKeown and Patti Friedman for inviting MVTC back on Wellness Watch for the third time! Click on the link below to view.  

MVTC Residents Host OCD Awareness Walk – 1 Million Steps 4 OCD!

This past Saturday, Mountain Valley was the proud host – and organizer – of the 2017 NH OCD Awareness Walk – 1 Million Steps 4 OCD – to benefit OCD New Hampshire, an official affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). The MVTC residents and staff enthusiastically participated, along with special guests, including Board Members […]

Mt. Washington Ascent on the Cog Railway – A Blog by Colleen Donohue

A relaxing start to Sunday morning as residents gathered together to depart for the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.  The roads leading were winding and filled with new scenery around every corner.  The van was filled with music and singing, as well as questions like “how much longer?!?”  The first sight of Mt. Washington made most […]

MVTC Adds Movement Development to Wellness Curriculum

It is well documented that group-based movement therapy is beneficial for those with mood and anxiety disorders.  To that end, Mountain Valley has enhanced its Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy curriculum (MBCT) and enlisted Mike St. Laurence, the Movement Coach at The River Valley Club in Lebanon, NH, to teach Movement Development to our residents. Movement Development, […]

MVTC Partners with Homeward Bound for Enhanced Parent Education and Aftercare

To help ensure that Mountain Valley’s family therapy and family education curriculum is comprehensive and integrated with the clinical curriculum, MVTC is now collaborating with the highly respected transition support and aftercare provider, Homeward Bound, employing their Not by Chance™ program. Homeward Bound provides a family education curriculum tailored to parents’ needs and is delivered […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – As is Every Month at Mountain Valley

May may be Mental Health Awareness Month, but at Mountain Valley we believe that we can each do our part every day of the year to bring about positive changes. How? By talking. Talking to each other – our families, loved ones, friends, and coworkers. Let’s work toward being as open about our mental health […]