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Mountain Valley Treatment Center Offers a Unique and Effective Solution for Treating Adolescent OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Our Mission

The mission of the not for profit Mountain Valley Treatment Center is to provide evidence-based treatment for anxiety, OCD and related disorders through a comprehensive and collaborative therapeutic milieu within a structured environment.

Our Purpose

Our purpose as a specialized residential treatment center is to utilize some of the most effective evidence-based treatments through individual, group, and family therapy, and conduct such interventions in a caring, supportive, and ethical fashion that meet the unique needs of the individual and family. It is the philosophy of Mountain Valley to challenge each resident to confront their anxiety on a daily basis, but through a gradual and compassionate process that corresponds to their current level of functioning.

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Our Goal

Our goal as a treatment team is to continually develop, assess, and improve our skills so that each resident has the greatest opportunity to achieve their individual clinical goals and objectives while also establishing assertive and supporting interpersonal relationships.

Its been more than a year since graduating from MVTC, and for the first time in my life, I feel like I want to go to school, and meet new people. I feel confident in myself. They changed my life forever.

Staff and student counseling session

What We Aspire to Do

We aspire to differentiate our treatment model through complementing traditional psychotherapy with the added benefits of outdoor education, stewardship, and recreational therapy. We aspire to use our inviting rural setting to:

  1. Complement, challenge, and diversify the treatment of the anxiety disorders.
  2. Help each resident diversify and strengthen their social, emotional, and physical health.
  3. Emphasize the importance of collaborative and assertive pro-social behavior by supporting the needs of the house and its residents, the health of the community, and the sustainability of the environment.

Our daughter really benefited from her stay at MVTC. The difference between last year and this year is almost immeasurable. Academically, socially, from a self confidence standpoint – she is much better by any metric.

About Us

Whom We Serve

Mountain Valley Treatment Center has been established to provide intensive residential treatment to adolescents and emerging adults struggling with OCD, severe anxiety and related disorders. Mountain Valley stands apart from like providers because of its specialization, its unique setting, and its comprehensive approach to care.

Mountain Valley treats all genders between the ages of 13 to 20, with moderate to severe OCD and anxiety, as determined by:

  • The intensity and frequency of their emotional and behavioral symptoms
  • The degree to which their academic and social life is impaired or underdeveloped

New Hampshire’s Premier Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center

Whether residents suffer from new and emerging symptoms of OCD and anxiety, or have ongoing struggles, previous efforts to address the issue in less restrictive and local treatment settings will often have been inadequate.

In many cases, symptoms will be experienced concurrently with other emotional or behavioral challenges. The most frequently occurring examples include:

  • Periods of sadness and episodes of depression
  • Onset or reemergence of a specific phobia or phobias
  • Social avoidance and school refusal
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frustration intolerance
  • Intrusive thoughts and rituals
  • Parental conflict
  • Unhealthy degrees of perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem and confidence

What We Treat

Mountain Valley is uniquely organized to treat the following:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • OC-spectrum disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Tic disorders; body-focused repetitive behaviors such as Dermatillomania or skin-picking disorder
  • Co-morbid disorders such as:
    • ADHD
    • Depression
    • Somatization disorders

Treatment Modalities and Services Provided

Mountain Valley is proud to offer a variety of treatment options including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Exposure & Responsive Prevention (ERP)
  • Thematic Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy & Education

Questions for Us?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions to learn more about MVTC.