Our location and setting provides a perfect complement to our program
Location Which Serves Our Mission
Many prospective residents question why they have to travel to rural New Hampshire to receive treatment for their OCD and anxiety disorders. Yes, Mountain Valley could have been established in a more suburban, if not urban, location, but our founding team was convinced that New Hampshire’s “Upper Valley” was the ideal place to work with anxious adolescents. Many of our families fly into Boston’s Logan Airport or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH, both of which are highly accessible. These two cities also afford exposure-based therapeutic opportunities that are cultural, historical, recreational – and fun! Nearby is Hanover, NH – home of Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution that also offers purposeful, and enjoyable, opportunities for evening and weekend programming. Many of our families who come to visit Mountain Valley choose to stay in one of the many motels and inns in the Hanover area, taking advantage of all that such a quintessential college town has to offer, coupled with its proximity to Mountain Valley.
That having been said, the most important reason why Mountain Valley was established in picturesque, albeit rural, New Hampshire instead of a more highly populated area was so that our residents and the staff could take advantage of the magnificent location that could not serve our mission better. Given the nature of adolescents and their need for inspiration, our rural, yet accessible, setting and purposely-small program provide a much-needed and approachable alternative to the often intimidating and stigmatizing setting of a psychiatric hospital or large residential treatment center.
Convenient to two major interstates, Lebanon Airport, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a plethora of exciting and diverse programming opportunities, Mountain Valley’s Plainfield Campus offers our residents a peaceful experience that has proven to be effective in the treatment of adolescent anxiety and OCD.
Helping more parents and their children with debilitating anxiety and OCD is paramount – and having a campus with never more than 24 residents allows us to achieve our mission while maintaining the close-knit community experience from which our residents, and their parents, benefit. Should you have any questions, please email Carl Lovejoy, Executive Director.
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