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 attend college at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  She returned to New York to attend the State University Medical School in Brooklyn, NY, and completed both her general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Cornell University Medical Center/Payne Whitney Clinic. In 2014, Dr. Balaban relocated to New Hampshire’s Upper Valley to work in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system, and shortly after that, started working with Mountain Valley.

Dr. Balaban is a member of the Mountain Valley Admissions Committee and provides clinical supervision and peer review of documentation, protocols and implementation of the MVTC’s clinical program and medical services integration.

 

Burl Daviss, M.D. – Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Burl Daviss is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Interim Section Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in the pharmacological treatment of ADHD and mood disorders in youth and young adults. Dr. Daviss is the former medical director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Daviss provides medication management and consultation for MVTC residents and families as well as clinical guidance for MVTC staff.

 

 

Elizabeth Ellis Ohr, Psy.D. – Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth Ohr is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Portsmouth, NH specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. Dr. Ohr specializes in evidence based treatment of anxiety disorders and her specialty includes Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.  Dr. Ohr is an Executive Board Member of the International OCD Foundation New Hampshire Affiliate and he is a Member-At-Large for the New Hampshire Psychological Association.

Dr. Ohr provides external supervision to MVTC clinicians for complex OCD cases as well as guidance for MVTC’s assessment and outcomes data collection activities.

Seoka Salstrom, Ph.D. – Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Seoka Salstrom is a licensed clinical psychologist and owner of the Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, P.C. in Hanover, NH. She specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based CBTs, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from The University of Georgia and completed an internship at Durham VA Medical Center where she received specialized training in CBT for sleep disorders and PTSD. A post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics provided training in the CBTs for anxiety among those with severe medical illnesses. Dr. Salstrom is a board member of the International OCD Foundation local affiliate, OCD New Hampshire.

As a clinical consultant to MVTC, Dr. Salstrom provides external supervision and training in third-wave behavioral therapies, including ACT.