Josh White, Sensei, MA, LCMHC, CGP earned his Master’s Degree in Psychology from Naropa University, the nation’s premier mindfulness-based therapeutic training institution. Josh is a senior instructor and the second-ranking active practitioner of Ten-Chi Kenpo, an innovative martial art combining a range of disciplines such as Aikido, Qigong, and T’ai Chi.
Josh is one of less than 200 teachers worldwide authorized to teach in the Zen meditation tradition of Taizan Maezumi, and enjoys incorporating Zen teachings into his clinical work, helping clients learn to live in the moment and actively create the life they have always wanted. He serves on the Board of Directors of the White Plum Zen Teachers Association.
Josh is known as a leader and innovator within the mental health and addiction treatment fields. He has presented to the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, and served on the faculty at Naropa University and Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to the founding of Red Mountain, Josh served as Program Director and Clinical Director at Copper Canyon Academy; Executive Director at Decision Point Center; and Clinical Director of the Young Adult Program at WinGate Wilderness Therapy.
Josh is a proud father and husband and an avid guitarist and former professional musician who opened for Run DMC, Vertical Horizon, and the Violent Femmes. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son; hiking with his dogs in the Red Rocks of Sedona; building and playing guitars; and dominating his fantasy baseball league.
Mindfulness saved my life. Learning how to watch my thoughts, feelings and impulses arise and fall saved me from a self-destructive path fueled by past trauma and poor choices. Today I am living my dream teaching and mentoring young people who are just like I was, and helping them find a path of productivity and peace.