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Whom We Serve

MVTC staff member Jeanette counseling session


Mountain Valley serves adolescents and young adults, aged 13 – 20, struggling primarily with anxiety and related disorders. Regardless of the specific fear-based disorder-generalized anxiety, OCD, agoraphobia, PTSD, et cetera–our residents have adopted avoidance-based response patterns that are greatly limiting their potential. The result, most often, is a life of retreat, frustration, maladaptive habits, pain, and untapped potential. Mountain Valley is designed to interrupt these self-defeating patterns so that our residents can reclaim their lives and “find the person they’ve always been.” We believe that young people struggling with anxiety and related disorders can do more than just cope; with proper treatment, they can heal and thrive, eventually harnessing their struggles as opportunities for growth.   

Using evidenced-based exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), we challenge each resident to confront their anxiety daily through a gradual and compassionate process that corresponds to their current level of functioning.  On this foundation we build a highly integrated, holistic, and experiential program of care that allows residents to apply insights gained in therapy to real-life situations and master the real-life skills necessary for vibrant reengagement.  

What We Treat

Mountain Valley is uniquely organized to treat the following:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder 
  • Adjustment disorder 
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Panic disorder 
  • Agoraphobia 
  • Social anxiety disorder 
  • Separation anxiety disorder 
  • Acute stress disorder 
  • Illness anxiety disorder 
  • Specific phobia 

We also treat the comorbid disorders that may accompany anxiety such as:  

  • ADHD 
  • Depression 
  • Somatization disorders (conversion disorders) 

Treatment Modalities & Services Provided

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – individualized and group work
  • Individual Treatment Planning – three individual sessions per week
  • Family therapy and education – centered around family accommodation of anxiety
  • Thematic Group Therapy – DBT skills, Mindfulness-based CT, Expressive Arts
  • Clinically-informed academic component
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Executive Functioning support
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy


When an anxious young person is experiencing other issues (comorbidities) whose nature or severity might significantly impede primary anxiety treatment, we may deny admission and/or require successful treatment at another facility prior to admission. Examples include serious substance use disorders, severe depression-especially with suicidal features, oppositional or defiant patterns, thought disorders, and active psychosis. Success at Mountain Valley also depends upon a resident having some level of motivation for personal change and the intellectual capacity to gain and apply therapeutic insights.  

Please contact our admissions team if you have a question about your child’s or client’s appropriateness for Mountain Valley.  

Neuropsychological and Educational Testing

While not a required component of Mountain Valley Treatment Center, neuropsychological and educational testing can be arranged.


Mountain Valley does not contract directly with any insurance provider. Learn more about financial aid and ways in which families can better afford the Mountain Valley experience for their child.


Questions? Get in Touch

Give us a call or submit a question to learn more about Mountain Valley Treatment Center.