All Kinds of News for July 15, 2020
The Red Mountain Programs are excited to announce that Kera Miller, MA, LPC has joined the Red Mountain Programs as Executive Director of the Colorado program for adolescent boys ages 14-17 years.
“Kera’s philosophies are aligned with my own and we feel very lucky to have found such an astute and seasoned clinician to lead our team in Colorado as they provide mindfulness-based, residential treatment program for adolescent boys 14 - 17 years of age,” says Founder and Operating Partner Josh White, MA, LPC, LCMHC, CGP, WPA.
Kera has worked in the field of mental health since 1998 and has been a clinician since 2005. She has worked with adolescents and young adults in residential, inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient/community-based settings, including 14 years with Vive Family Support Program as a direct care mentor, then Colorado Regional Director, and eventually the National Clinical Director.
Kera’s philosophy in working with young people is based on recognizing the basic goodness within every individual; believing that individuals do the best they can with what they know, what they have available to them, and what their circumstances are. She believes that effective therapy includes building a relationship, involving the family unit, and seeking to understand the motivation for growth and change. Additionally, she believes it involves working through the thoughts and feelings that may impede that growth.
As a graduate of Naropa University, Kera is well prepared to align with the mindfulness-based treatment approach pioneered at Red Mountain Sedona, and she is eager to guide the Colorado program as it follows suit with mindfulness-based clinical treatment for adolescents. In addition to her background as a therapist, Kera also brings exceptional leadership and organizational skills to the Red Mountain Colorado team. She possesses a deep enthusiasm and dedication to bringing the clinically sophisticated, mindfulness-based services that have been proven to work successfully for the young adults at the Sedona program to adolescents in Colorado ages 14 to 17.
In addition to DBT, CBT, EMDR, NeuroAffective Relational Model, Somatic Experiencing, and Trauma-Informed care, Red Mountain Colorado also supports students who are experiencing challenges with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders with two full days of Adventure Therapy in the mountains of the Colorado front range.
Josh White, along with his wife and business partner Maureen White, MA, founded the Red Mountain Programs with the belief that mindfulness-based treatment, combined with clinically sophisticated therapy, recreation, 12-step work, and other modalities, offers students the opportunity to develop lasting change in their thoughts and actions. Since its inception in 2014, the flagship Sedona site has helped hundreds of young adult students achieve their goals with this model. Both the Red Mountain Sedona and Red Mountain Colorado programs share the core values of Mindfulness, Safety, Confidence, Compassion, and Growth.
Josh continues to be strongly involved with the operations of Red Mountain Colorado, averaging 8-10 days per month on campus, and is highly involved in the students’ lives as a meditation instructor and recovery resource. In hiring Kera, he says, “We now have a day to day presence who can carry forth the Red Mountain vision and bring excellence to our clinical oversight regardless of which campus I am on in a given day. Kera and I are in constant contact and it’s my pleasure to support her and partner with her in bringing our program to the next level.”
About Red Mountain Colorado
Red Mountain Colorado, located just north of Denver, provides an ideal location for adolescents who would benefit from a mindfulness-based residential treatment program. Red Mountain helps teens heal by working with the mind, body, and spirit using various forms of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, martial arts, life skills education, and multi-modal therapies, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting.