Gaining a better understanding of anxiety and OCD is a critical part of the therapeutic process for teenagers afflicted – and for those who love and care for them.  Psychoeducation is an important facet of the Mountain Valley treatment curriculum and is offered to both residents and their families to help empower them.  At MVTC, we learn that there is no “cure” for anxiety and OCD, but with proper care, you can control it – it doesn’t have to control you.

The resources below may be helpful to you in learning more about anxiety and OCD and anxiety and OCD treatment, and/or assist you in finding additional guidance and support.




  • Anxious Kids Anxious Parents, by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
  • At What Cost?  Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools, by David Gleason
  • Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids, by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
  • Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, by Jonathan Abramowitz, Brett Deacon and Stephen Whiteside
  • Not by Chance, by Tim R. Thayne
  • The Anti-anxiety Food Solution, by Trudy Scott
  • Manage Anxiety through CBT, by Windy Dryden
  • The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids and Teens, by Paul Foxman
  • The Worried Child, by Paul Foxman
  • Dancing with Fear, by Paul Foxman
  • Saving Sammy: A Mother’s Fight to Cure Her Son’s OCD, by Beth Alison Maloney
  • Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers, by Eli R. Lebowitz
  • Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety, by Dawn Huebner
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Anxiety, by Dawn Huebner
  • What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD, by Dawn Huebner


Email Jen Fullerton in the Admissions Office for further information.