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Behind the MVTC Cover Story – New York Times Magazine’s Editor in Chief Offers Insight into Dramatic Photography

Adding greatly to Benoit Denizet-Lewis‘ remarkable article in the October 15, 2017 edition of The New York Times Magazine was the photography of Sasha Rudensky, an Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan University.  The story behind Sasha’s dramatic cover photo, as described by Jake Silverstein, editor in chief, can be found here.    

Benoit Denizet-Lewis, New York Times Magazine Journalist, Speaks at MVTC Events in NYC

Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of the October 15th New York Times Magazine article on adolescent anxiety that featured Mountain Valley, was the keynote speaker at two recent New York City receptions hosted by MVTC. At a luncheon located at The Princeton Club, Mr. Denizet-Lewis spoke at a “Lunch and Learn” for clinical professionals and school counselors […]

MVTC’s Clinical Director, Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo, Offers Advice to Parents in Your Teen Magazine

Mountain Valley’s Clinical Director, Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo, is featured in an article on Teens & Anxiety in the current issue of Your Teen Magazine, offering apprehensive parents advice on when to seek treatment for their struggling adolescent. “If a parent can figure out where their own reluctance or concerns are, they can use that information to […]

Past Residents and Parents Reflect Upon their MVTC Experiences in Reunion Video

We asked a few of our past residents and their parents to talk about their Mountain Valley experiences during the 2017 Fall Family Festival – our Sixth Annual Reunion.  We are grateful to all those who participated for sharing their candid, often emotional, stories. During our 2017 Reunion, a number of past residents and parents […]

MVTC’s Julia Hilton Featured in New Hampshire Magazine Article on Therapy Animals

Mountain Valley’s Julia Hilton is interviewed in an article on Therapy Animals in this month’s edition of New Hampshire Magazine! Animal lovers already know that furry, fuzzy and feathery companions have the ability to lower physiological functions associated with stress. Since at least the 1980s, scientists have demonstrated that spending time with pets can reduce […]

MVTC Recognizes Staff Members for Exemplary Service

A tradition at Mountain Valley, our Executive Director, Don Vardell, recognized several staff members at our recent holiday party. These awards typically fall into two categories – years of service and recognition for contributions to the MVTC community above and beyond expectations.     This year’s recipients are: Tanya Moulton – Five Year Award Wendell […]

New York Times Magazine Article Featuring MVTC Named #1 Read Story of 2017

The October 15, 2017 New York Times Magazine article featuring Mountain Valley – Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? – has been  recognized as the Magazine’s #1 read story of 2017. We thank the author, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, and the photographer, Sasha Rudensky, for their tremendous work – but most of […]

Mountain Valley Welcomes Four Consulting Professionals to Clinical Team

Mountain Valley is pleased to announce the appointments of four experienced professionals to our already talented clinical staff.  To read more about our newest colleagues, visit the Clinical Staff page on the MVTC website. Julie Balaban, M.D. – Consulting Psychiatrist  Dr. Julie Balaban grew up in a suburb of New York City and left to […]

Mountain Valley Treatment Center Announces Plan to Operate on Two Campuses

Mountain Valley Treatment Center is pleased to announce that in order to support our growth and serve even more adolescents, and their families, who suffer from debilitating anxiety and OCD, we will continue to operate on our current campus in Pike, NH and, at the same time, open our recently acquired campus in Plainfield, NH – […]

Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Interviews NYT Magazine’s MVTC Chronicler

Casey Bayer, the senior media relations officer for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, interviewed Benoit Denizet-Lewis who wrote the recent New York Times Magazine article (https://www.nytimes.com/…/why-are-more-american-teenagers-t…) that chronicled the daily battles MVTC residents (and others) face, the techniques they use to manage their anxiety, and the support they recieve in and out of the […]