Paul Ravenscraft
Admissions Director

Sedona Sky Academy Academy has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care.

The accreditation award recognizes Sedona Sky Academy’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Sedona Sky Academy underwent a rigorous on-site survey in August 2017.

A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Sedona Sky Academy for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence.  This will also help us to assist families financially with insurance compatibility.” says Tammy Behrmann, Program Owner. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

Sedona Sky Academy (SSA) was created by professionals with extensive experience who are passionate about working with teenagers. The primary focus at SSA is to create a program which is unsurpassed in assisting adolescent girls in overcoming anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and substance abuse. Every program and approach starts with an understanding that health is possible and with the right tools and knowledge each student can learn to make new choices for a happy, healthy and meaningful life.

Sedona Sky Academy is a fully licensed and accredited residential treatment center serving adolescent girls ages 13-18 who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and family conflict.

With 30 acres set in idyllic year-round weather, program highlights include a world-class horsemanship program, competitive athletics, rigorous college-prep academics and SAT and ACT scores above the national average, and outstanding family workshops and peer mentorship programs.