All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
Mountain Valley Treatment Center has partnered with OCD New Hampshire to establish Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorder support groups across the state of New Hampshire. Beginning this February, Mountain Valley will host a support group for the parents of middle and high school-aged children suffering from OCD and anxiety disorders in Portsmouth, NH. Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, a psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy and the President of the board of OCD NH, and Don Vardell, Executive Director of Mountain Valley, will co-facilitate the group in Portsmouth. Meetings will be held the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth High School.
A similar support group has been meeting in Concord, NH for the past two years, and another is in the planning stages for Hanover, NH, where a group of Dartmouth College students and local clinicians have expressed a need for such a support structure. The Concord group meets every third Thursday at Concord Hospital from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
For additional information, visit http://ocdnewhampshire.org/ or contact Don Vardell at 603-989-3500.About Mountain Valley Treatment CenterMountain 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 comprehesive approach to care. Residents typically spend 60-90 days at MVTC taking advantage 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.