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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 […]

Former Resident and Dr. Tim DiGiacomo Featured in Valley Parents Magazine

November 3rd’s edition of Valley Parents, a quarterly magazine of the Valley News – New Hampshire’s newspaper covering the Upper Valley region of the state – focused on childhood anxiety and featured Mountain Valley, our Clinical Director, Dr. Tim DiGiacomo, and former resident Penelope H. We thank Valley Parents for helping us introduce MVTC to readers […]

MVTC Featured on National Public Radio’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of last week’s New York Times article on Teenage Anxiety that featured MVTC, was interviewed yesterday on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Benoit once again talks about the work Mountain Valley does treating adolescents and emerging adults with anxiety and OCD. Joining Benoit on the podcast is another friend of MVTC, Lynn […]

Listen to Michael Smerconish’s Interview with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Author of New York Times Magazine Article Featuring MVTC

Michael Smerconish, host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM‘s POTUS Channel (124), interviews Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of the recent New York Times Magazine that featured Mountain Valley.  Smerconish also hosts the CNN and CNN International program Smerconish, and is a newspaper columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Click on the link below to listen to the interview.