Daniel Villiers, Ph.D.

Director of Admissions and Outreach, Founder

BA, Kenyon College // M.Ed, Kent State // MA, Dartmouth College // Ph.D in Counseling and School Psychology, Northeastern University

Dr. Dan brings over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a range of clinical and educational settings. In 2011, Dan co-founded Mountain Valley Treatment Center, the first non-hospital residential program for the treatment of adolescent anxiety in the United States. His successful intervention model – described as a “compassionate approach to assess, educate, and motivate avoidant and resistant school-aged anxiety sufferers” – has assisted more than 500 families in their pursuit of treatment.

Dan has presented at universities and conferences across the country, authored numerous articles on child mental health, and appeared on radio and TV as a subject matter expert on adolescent anxiety.

His Inspiration:

Dan struggled with debilitating social anxiety and panic disorder throughout high school and college. His personal recovery experience drives the empathy and care used throughout the Anxiety Institute treatment model.