All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Mountain Valley Treatment Center is excited to announce Sarah E.G. Hazelton, L.C.S.W., to the clinical team. A licensed therapist, Sarah began her career in mental health in the late 1990’s, working as an Activity Therapist at Retreat Healthcare in Brattleboro, VT, where she coordinated and implemented activity therapy and recreation programming for adolescent inpatient and residential populations. She then transitioned to Spurwink Services in Lewiston, ME, where she provided comprehensive clinical treatment to residential students with acute mental health needs, including assessment, treatment planning evaluations and discharge planning.
Prior to joining Mountain Valley’s clinical team, Sarah served as the Assistant Clinical Director and therapist at Logan River Academy (LRA) in Logan, UT. Her responsibilities at LRA included providing residential clinical services to adolescents with mental health and autism spectrum diagnoses, supervising clinical interns and provisionally licensed clinicians, case coordination with referral sources, providing clinical training for staff, coordinating and managing chronic and acute mental health and behavioral crises and creating psychoeducational presentations for families.
A graduate of Springfield College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Recreation, and University of New England where she earned her Masters of Social Work, Sarah greatly enjoys working at Mountain Valley. “There’s something about the culture of Mountain Valley that sets it apart from other residential treatment centers. Everything is so positive – and calm – the perfect environment in which to work with anxious teenagers.”
A Certified Master Gardener, Sarah also likes to hike, road bike, canoe, ski, run, cook and read. She is also an avid whitewater rafter.
Areas of Specialty and Interest:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Wilderness First Responder
- High Functioning Autism and executive functioning deficits
- Digital/Technology Addictions
About Mountain Valley Treatment Center Mountain Valley Treatment Center, a not for profit program, was founded in 2011 to provide intensive residential treatment to adolescent boys and girls and emerging adults struggling with severe anxiety, OCD and other related disorders. Located in Pike, NH at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, Mountain Valley stands apart from like providers because of its specialization, its unique setting and its comprehensive approach to care. Residents typically spend 60-90 days at MVTC taking advange of the most effective evidence-based treatments through individual, group and family therapy, conducted in a caring, supportive and ethical fashion that meet the unique needs of the individuals, and the expectations of the professional practice of social work, psychology and psychiatry.