Mountain Valley and our academic partners (, Knower Academics, were in Baltimore last week for the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s Annual Spring Conference. In the addition to the many networking opportunities such conferences afford, Mountain Valley staff members are frequently asked to present to attendees on topics related to adolescent anxiety.

At the most recent IECA Conference, MVTC’s Associate Executive Director, Clinical Outreach and Program Development, Dr. Dan Villiers, and Kayte Knower, Director of Curriculum and Co-Founder of Knower Academics, LLC ( presented on The Perfectionist Paradox: Strategies for the Highly Anxious, High Achieving Child.  With over 50 in attendance, Mountain Valley was able, once again, to help professionals better understand the challenges of working with teens with anxiety and related disorders.