Founded in October 2014 by Josh and Maureen White in Sedona, Arizona, Red Mountain Sedona is a comprehensive transitional care program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. The mission of Red Mountain is to help young men and women who feel stagnant in their new found recovery, as well as those suffering from mood issues and self-destructive behavior, by guiding them on a new path through a mindfulness-based program.
Accommodations and Food
Red Mountain Sedona accommodates a maximum of 40 clients, who live in gender-inclusive fully furnished two bedroom apartments. Clients have their own rooms and share a two-bedroom apartment. The apartments include a kitchen, two bathrooms and a living room. Laundry facilities are available on the premises.
Residents receive grocery money-included in the tuition-and are taken to the store, once a month. Staff provides proper nutritional guidance, so that clients make good decisions on purchasing healthy food. The Health and Wellness coach, an alumnus of Red Mountain Sedona, provides nutritional guidance to those who need it. Under supervision, clients cook their own meals. At Red Mountain Sedona, mindfulness is incorporated into the dining experience. Clients are taught to experience awareness and to share their gratitude about having healthy food to eat.
During the first part of the program, staff provides around the clock supervision. As clients progress in their treatment, staff checks up on them from time to time, until they learn independent living. During the initial phase, clients receive limited computer access at workstations. Students gradually have access to cell phones and personal laptops, often beginning during the third week of the program. Limited nicotine use is permitted including nicotine patches, nicotine gum and “vapes.” Cigarettes, cigars or tobacco chewing is forbidden.
Treatment and Staff
All enrollments must be approved by Red Mountain administrators. Most clients have successfully completed at least 28 days of inpatient primary treatment prior to their arrival. While clients receive individualized treatment plans, and the program’s duration depends on their progress, the minimum length of stay is eight months. The program has four phases including orientation, transition, integration, completion.
During orientation, clients live in a highly structured environment, undergo comprehensive outpatient treatment and follow a daily schedule. After orientation, clients are encouraged to pursue employment, volunteer, or attend school. Vocational services are provided, and include career counseling, resume building, job interview skills, time management and handling workplace conflict. By the completion phase, clients are working or attending school, living independently and actively pursuing their goals. As clients progress during the program, their treatment protocol changes.
At Red Mountain Sedona, mindfulness is the primary modality utilized during treatment. Weekly treatment includes group therapy sessions, individual sessions, adventure therapy and family therapy, all dependent on the client’s needs. Some clients opt for more family therapy, depending on their needs. Mindfulness-based group topics include processing, social skills, peer support, resolving conflicts and interpersonal skills. Groups are not gender-specific.
Individual therapy uses traditional psychotherapy. Clinical issues discussed in individual therapy include co-occurring disorders, gambling, pornography, stressors and substance abuse. Clients requiring medication management for co-occurring disorders are referred to the on-staff psychiatrist.
The Whites are both Master’s-level clinicians and meditation leaders, and have long-term recovery from chemical dependency. Josh White is a sensei, with a third-degree black belt and boasts the title of being the second-ranking worldwide instructor of Ten-Chi Kenpo. Other staff includes a psychiatrist, Master’s-licensed clinical director, Master’s-level therapists, yoga instructor, two case managers, Health and Wellness coach and administrative staff.
At Red Mountain Sedona, clients participate in holistic treatment including four weekly yoga sessions, daily meditation and martial arts (per client’s needs). The martial arts program includes Ten-Chi Kenpo.
Red Mountain Sedona offers an amazing experience for young adults who have trouble adjusting after they leave primary treatment programs. In an age where technology plays such a huge part in day-to-day life, clients experience the intensity of adventure therapy while attending 12-step meetings, participating in other holistic therapies and learning basic life skills. Another cool thing about Red Mountain Sedona is that clients go through various phases and are allowed to make choices about which protocol works best for them, as opposed to being forced into a curriculum. And they eventually get their cell phones back, too.
Red Mountain Sedona Location
90 Bell Rock Plaza Suite 100A
Sedona, AZ 86351
Red Mountain Sedona Cost
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