All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
Mountain Valley Treatment Center (MVTC) is pleased to announce the appointments of five experienced professionals to the already talented clinical team. All of their bios can be found on the Clinical Staff page of the MVTC website.
Dr. Julie Balaban, Consulting Psychiatrist, grew up in New York City and left to attend college at Harvard University. She attended the State University Medical School in Brooklyn, NY, and completed her general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Cornell University Medical Center/Payne Whitney Clinic. Since 2014, Dr. Balaban has worked in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system.
Dr. Balaban is a member of MVTC's Admissions Committee and provides clinical supervision and peer review of documentation, protocols and implementation of the MVTC’s clinical program and medical services integration.
Dr. Burl Daviss, Consulting Psychiatrist, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Interim Section Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the pharmacological treatment of ADHD and mood disorders. Dr. Daviss is the former medical director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Daviss provides medication management and consultation for MVTC residents and families as well as clinical guidance for MVTC staff.
Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, Consulting Psychiatrist, brings to MVTC more than a decade of academic scholarship and clinical expertise in psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowships at McLean Hospital - Harvard Medical School. She continues to hold an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and is the course director of the Multicultural Training Seminars at McLean Hospital. She's an Executive Board Member of the International OCD Foundation New Hampshire Affiliate and a psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Dr. Lee provides external supervision to MVTC clinicians for complex OCD cases.
Additionally, she is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Dr. Elizabeth Ellis Ohrm, Consulting Psychologist, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. Dr. Ohr specializes in evidence based treatment of anxiety disorders and her specialty includes Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. Dr. Ohr is an Executive Board Member of the International OCD Foundation New Hampshire Affiliate.
Dr. Ohr provides external supervision to MVTC clinicians for complex OCD cases as well as guidance for MVTC's assessment and outcomes data collection activities.
Dr. Seoka Salstrom, Consulting Psychologist, is a licensed clinical psychologist and specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based CBTs, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Georgia and completed an internship at Durham VA Medical Center. A post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics provided training in the CBTs for anxiety among those with severe medical illnesses. Dr. Salstrom is a board member of the International OCD Foundation local affiliate, OCD New Hampshire.
Dr. Salstrom provides external supervision and training in third-wave behavioral therapies, including ACT.
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, and soon, in Plainfield, NH, 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.