Parent Testimonials

He is a Different Person Today

Like many parents, we hired an educational consultant to help us decide on an aftercare program when our son finished with a stint in the wilderness. We eventually whittled it down to two choices and he settled on Red Mountain Sedona…..

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He Had An Instant Connection

Our son chose Red Mountain Sedona because he had an instant connection when Josh talked with him on the phone. The educational consultant had given us three options and RMS was the third one we contacted. The call with Josh was key to the decision….

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Our Son is Back in School

In looking for an aftercare facility for our son, we were impressed that the goal at RMS was independence, the ability to live one’s life. Looking back on RMS, our son has said, “I needed to learn how to live my life again.”Another aspect in Red Mountain’s favor was its flexibility, or perhaps it might better be called adaptability
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The Best Thing That Could Have Happened

Our son wanted a program where he could work on his spiritual growth and he clearly preferred Red Mountain after he learned more about it. When he had a phone call with Josh, there was an immediate connection and that “sealed the deal.”

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They Really Listened to Him

One of the reasons we chose Red Mountain was that it offered both structure and freedom. Twelve-step was offered, but not required, and there were many options to choose from.  He found the program to be challenging, but they really listened to him and respected him. They were …
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You’re Trusting Your Child to Them

Our daughter had been in a wilderness program for 72 days when she graduated, and it was time to find a good aftercare program for her. We talked with her counselors and therapists and someone mentioned Red Mountain. I wanted to be sure because you are trusting your child to these programs and it’s important to…
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You Have to Be Ready To Change

My daughter had been stuck for a while. She was trying to work things out, but didn’t know how to go about it. It was frustrating for me, as a parent, to want to help, but I didn’t know what she needed, either. We found a terrific consultant who met with us and recommended Red Mountain.
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I Have Hope

When my son finished wilderness therapy, I hired an educational consultant to help us figure out the next step. He had sent a number of students to Red Mountain and recommended we take a look at it.
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Finishing the House

When our son was completing wilderness therapy, we hadn’t planned on an aftercare program for him because we really didn’t know it was needed. However, a psychiatrist he had been seeing recommended that we look into it, so we agreed and eventually narrowed the choices down to three.
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RMS Was the Perfect Choice

When our daughter was in wilderness therapy, we hired an educational consultant to help us through the process of finding an aftercare program. The consultant gave us three or four options that we narrowed down even further. We left the choice up to her and she chose Red Mountain.
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Red Mountain Helped to Save Our Son’s Life

Our son had been in wilderness therapy for 82 days, which was something of a record. We sent him there because traditional therapy was not working and he was spiraling to a very dark place. We honestly didn’t know what else to do…..

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Our Son Was Homeless

After many years of making poor choices, accumulated debt, and failure to move forward toward a productive future,our son became homeless, and was sleeping on a park bench. We felt that our only offer of support at that point was in-patient treatment…

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The Greatest Respect

I have known Josh White for over 15 years as a colleague and a meditation student. During this time, Josh has always had the highest ethics and aspiration to help others to learn and grow beyond their self-limiting patterns. I have been struck by his passion for integrating therapy with mindfulness ..

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We Are So Thankful to Have Found Red Mountain

Our son has struggled with drug addiction and behavioral issues for years. He’s been in multiple outpatient programs, a standard residential program and a wilderness program. As he was preparing to leave wilderness for the second time, we looked for aftercare. Our Educational Consultant spoke ..

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Red Mountain Is An Excellent Choice

As a person in recovery and the owner of a behavioral health clinic, I intimately know how critical it is to have reputable referral sources for students and their families to ensure they receive the necessary…

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Student Testimonials

I’m Doing Great!

After wilderness, I had a choice between Red Mountain Sedona and an all-girls’ transitional [program]. I chose Red Mountain in part because it was co-ed and in part because my parents liked the meditation and yoga that RMS offered.

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At Red Mountain, You Are Held Accountable

When I was in wilderness therapy, I had never heard of aftercare, but then I kept hearing that more and more of my friends were going to Red Mountain. It seemed as if every other day, you would hear, “John is going to Red Mountain, or Jane is going to Red Mountain.”

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This Is Perfect for You 

When I was at Willows of Red Oak, I knew I had a substance abuse problem, and I did not want to go home.Josh was giving a talk in the area and he took the time to come see me. We found we had a lot in common and I really appreciated …

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We Don’t Know What We Would Have Done Without Red Mountain

We found Red Mountain because the daughter of a good friend was a client and our families had shared stories about what our children were going through. We had looked at multiple other programs…

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I Said, “I’m Coming Here!”

I had participated in several other programs and nothing was working. When a consultant suggested Red Mountain and some other options, I was very resistant. RMS was the second place I visited and I could just tell this was….

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Red Mountain Was Tougher… And Better

When I completed wilderness therapy, I had two choices for my next step, and one of them was Red Mountain. After having a phone conversation with both of them, I decided on RMS. One reason was that when I talked with Josh ….

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Everything We Could Have Hoped For

We had a list of places from an education consultant and after we talked with Stacey at Red Mountain, we said, “This is the place.” Stacey really listened and allayed all my fears.
After our son talked with Josh, he said, “I don’t want to go anywhere else.”

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He Benefited from the Structure

We chose Red Mountain on the recommendation of my son’s therapist, who thought the emphasis on mindfulness, yoga, and martial arts would be beneficial to him…

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Out of the Wilderness

I came to Red Mountain from a wilderness program, and the turning point was when Josh visited me there. I had a number of options, but none of them appealed to me. I wanted a place where ….

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Josh and His Team Truly Saved My Life

When I came to Red Mountain, I had nothing to lose. When I first got here, I knew I had a long road ahead. I was going into the unknown and I feared it. Little did I know the beautiful life that was waiting for me. ..

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Red Mountain Does A Great Job

Red Mountain does a great job of helping you learn how to deal with life in general. The staff does a nice job of relating to you as an individual. What I feel about Red Mountain is you come in a patient, and leave a person. What I mean by that is that you go from being dependent on others to being ..

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I Feel Grateful And Happy

When I first came to Red Mountain, I was afraid and nervous. I thought I could cope with my life and didn’t want to face that I did not yet have the skills to do so. During my time at Red Mountain, I realized how susceptible I am to others’ influence and how in the past my choice of frie..

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To Say This Place Helped Me Get My Life Together is an Understatement

I arrived at Red Mountain fresh out of a wilderness therapy program. I felt good at that time, but I think I had a bit of a “wilderness high” which is something that gets a lot of people in trouble because you..

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