Red Mountain Sedona

Red Mountain Sedona is a Young Adult “Launch” program with a mission of creating healthy, mindful futures for our clients.

Our foundational beliefs are based on promoting a healthier and happier lifestyle while removing negative behavior and inner conflict.

We help our clients transition from adolescent behaviors to responsible adulthood, providing the “bridge” from primary treatment to full independence. We help young adults transitioning out of wilderness therapy and other primary treatments to get back on track with school and jobs while resolving their core issues through ongoing intensive therapy.

Our mindfulness-based programming helps our clients discover their inherent goodness and focus on giving back to the community. From there, they can focus on redirecting their life path in a positive direction and maintaining the positive strides made in primary treatment in a “real world” setting.

The Red Mountain program offers access to excellent clinical services. As well as a daily meditation program taught by a Zen Sensei and a Tibetan Meditation Instructor, Red Mountain Sedona offers life skills training, nutritional coaching, group therapy, hiking, martial arts, yoga, physical fitness, case management, and academic support. 

Clients are taught life skills such as techniques for successful job interviewing, keeping living spaces clean, financial planning, etiquette, and time management. 

testimonials

Whether your issues are drugs, trauma, or dealing with your feelings, Red Mountain helps you move past those issues and sets you up for future success.

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contact

Phone: (855) 998-5272

Email: info@redmountainsedona.com

locations

City: Sedona, Arizona

Closest Airport: Phoenix, AZ

admissions

Average Duration:  6 -9 months.

Who we Help: All genders ages 18-28

Student Profile:

  • Failure to launch
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Substance / Addiction
  • Identity / Sexuality issues
  • Adoption

Learn More About Red Mountain Sedona

A Young Adult Transitional Program
  • Josh White
    Josh White
    Executive Director - Red Mountain Sedona
  • Maureen White
    Maureen White
    Executive Program Director – Red Mountain Sedona
  • Stacey Reynolds
    Stacey Reynolds
    Director of Admissions and Administration - Red Mountain Sedona
  • Tom Williams
    Tom Williams
    Director of Outreach - Red Mountain Sedona & Red Mountain Colorado
  • Matt Hart
    Matt Hart
    Director of Family Support and Programming - Red Mountain Sedona & Red Mountain Colorado
  • Frank White
    Frank White
    Communications Director - Red Mountain Sedona
  • Mike Brown
    Mike Brown
    Program Director - Red Mountain Sedona
  • Mary Mugrage
    Mary Mugrage
    Director of Staff Development - Red Mountain Sedona
Josh White
Executive Director - Red Mountain Sedona

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.

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Maureen White
Executive Program Director – Red Mountain Sedona

Maureen has worked to help well over 1,000 clients discover themselves and recover their lives. She has occupied myriad roles in clients’ healing, from meditation instructor in month-long retreats; therapist in private practice; leader of experiential healing intensive workshops; handpicked counselor for Sedona based boutique self-help program featured on Oprah; to her current role of therapist, meditation teacher, CoFounder and Program Director of Red Mountain Sedona.

Maureen has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She is also a sanctioned Meditation Instructor in a sect of Tibetan Buddhism and has staffed multiple month long meditation retreats. Maureen has the very unique qualification to teach Maitri: 5 Energies which she also teaches at Red Mountain Sedona. Maureen completed 200 hours of Spanish Language training in Antigua, Guatemala and Is always striving to become proficient in other languages.

Maureen has traveled extensively in 5 of the 7 continents and is game for almost any adventure with her son and husband. She loves kayaking, SUP, hiking, skiing, golf and tennis. “

I don’t ever want anyone to be less of who they are. I seek to help people overcome the fears and wounds that prevent them from being completely themselves.

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Stacey Reynolds
Director of Admissions and Administration - Red Mountain Sedona

Stacey has worked in therapeutic programs for many years and brings an extensive administrative background in Admissions, Finance and Operations to her work at Red Mountain. She has a passion for helping match families and programs, and her experience as an administrator in treatment centers, combined with her personal experience as a caring wife and mother, help her with both the “head” and the “heart” – the logistics and the feelings side – of determining if our program is a good fit for students and vice versa.

In addition to her talents behind the scenes, Stacey loves coordinating tours, working with Red Mountain families, and sharing with our students not only about the importance of healthy living, but also the joy and success that is found through the healing process of treatment. Her greatest love is spending time with her two children and husband.

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Tom Williams
Director of Outreach - Red Mountain Sedona & Red Mountain Colorado

Tom started his career in the mental health field in 2015 as an admissions advisor for one of the leading Wilderness therapy programs, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While there, Tom worked in many different roles and ultimately became Director of Admissions and Utilization Review. On the next step of his journey, he transitioned over to outreach and worked for Red Oak Recovery, a trauma informed program serving adolescents and young adults.

Tom’s passion for connecting with people has compelled him to help others on their personal recovery journeys. He feels that everyone should work to understand themselves, and discover where their individual happiness lies.

“There’s nothing more special than helping someone find peace and happiness in their life. I couldn’t be more excited to connect families and professionals to Red Mountain Programs, where through sophisticated and thoughtful clinical work, young people can finally begin to heal.”

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Matt Hart
Director of Family Support and Programming - Red Mountain Sedona & Red Mountain Colorado

Matthew brings more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults and their families. He has served as CEO, Headmaster, Academic Director, Program Director, Teacher, Advisor, and Residential Staff member in both therapeutic and academic settings. In the classroom and in residential treatment programs, Matthew worked with a wide range of students with therapeutic needs and learning differences.

Prior to joining Red Mountain, Matthew was part of a well-known and respected educational consulting practice in the New England area. While he thoroughly enjoyed this work, he decided to leave the practice to work more closely within a program to support parents in their journey alongside their children.

Throughout his career he has been instrumental in the development of educational practices and methodologies that are student-centered and support both the therapeutic and academic growth of individual students. He accomplished this by serving the public school system on school boards at both the local and regional levels and in higher education as an Associate Director of Admissions for a small New England college.

Matthew resides in Vermont with his wife and visits Red Mountain frequently. He has three children of his own and personally understands the deep love parents have, as well as the tightrope parents walk to help support their children as they learn to launch themselves into their own life.

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Frank White
Communications Director - Red Mountain Sedona

Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rhodes Scholar.  He earned his M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University in 1969.  Frank worked for Harvard University for 17 years, primarily in development communications, and now teaches at Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, and in Boston University’s Metropolitan College.  He also consults with nonprofits and behavioral health organizations on a wide range of communications issues.

He is the author or coauthor of 10 books on topics ranging from space exploration to climate change. His book, “The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution,” is now in its third edition, and is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration and development. A film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has garnered more than 7.5 million plays on Vimeo.  He is the co-founder of the Overview Institute, and founder of the “Academy in Space Initiative.”

Frank and his wife live outside Boston and are the proud parents of five children, including Red Mountain Sedona founder Josh White.  Their greatest joy is spending time with their 10 grandchildren.

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Mike Brown
Program Director - Red Mountain Sedona

Mike originally came to Red Mountain as a student after completing a therapeutic wilderness program. This experience along with his collegiate and sales background make Mike a natural fit for the admissions team at RMS. Mike initially started his employment with RMS as a Student Mentor. In this role he demonstrated the clear ability to help students integrate into the Red Mountain program, helping them work through fears and reservations. Mike has also been instrumental in helping alumni stay connected to the program and continue to be part of the RMS community. With these talents it quickly became clear that we needed Mike to take on these roles full time in Admissions and Alumni coordination.

As Mike continued to grow in these roles and contribute to the RMS experience for so many students, we asked him to shift full-time into student support as a Case Manager. Mike’s talents allow him to work with students in a variety ways, helping them take the necessary steps to achieve sustainable independence. Mike also maintains a connection to the admissions process by being a resource to prospective students, answering questions and giving them a unique view into the process, as only a former student can do.

When asked why he wanted to work at Red Mountain Sedona Mike responded “I truly believe that if it were not for Red Mountain and the therapeutic work I did here with my therapist and the rest of the clinical team I would not be alive today. Working at Red Mountain and being with our students in such a positive/supportive community helps me continue living a healthy and gratifying life today.”

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Mary Mugrage
Director of Staff Development - Red Mountain Sedona

Mary joined the Red Mountain Sedona in 2017, bringing her wealth of experience in healthcare, non-profit and corporate environments. A compassionate and hard-working team member, Mary attributes her work ethic to her father, retired US Navy, and her warmth and compassion to her mother.

Mary grew up in North Carolina and attended Kentucky Christian College. Growing up in a military family, Mary developed a love for travel and a talent for making friends. These strengths are apparent in her works as she assists students in navigating a variety of interpersonal challenges and new experiences. In describing her connection to RMS Mary shares “The work we do at RMS resonates with me on a deep level. Witnessing students transform as they make their way through RMS to graduation is inspiring beyond words. Each day I am in awe of the courage they have to show up and do the hard work.”
In addition to her work at Red Mountain Mary loves to travel, read, cook, write, visit friends across the country, and spend time with her Border Collie/Lab mix, Scotty, named after my brother that passed away from alcoholism.

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