Daniel Villiers, PhD


BA, Kenyon College // MEd, Kent State // MA, Dartmouth College // PhD in Counseling and School Psychology, Northeastern University

Dr. Dan Villiers brings over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a range of clinical and educational settings. In 2011, Dr. 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, 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.

Dr. 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.

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His Inspiration:

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