Our Family of Programs


Logan River Academy’s program for students on the autism spectrum. ESSENCE is composed of two boys and two girls specialized dorms with programming that is geared specifically for the unique needs of these students. ESSENCE is an acronym for the key areas we focus on: Executive Functioning, Sensory, Self Care, Emotional Regulation, Communication, and Empathy.


Logan River Academy’s program for boys dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional behavior, unhealthy coping skills (substance abuse, video game addiction, pornography addiction, etc.), adoption and attachment issues, and academic and family struggles. With a strong clinical emphasis, the program is built on model emphasizing body, mind, and community.

Maple Rise Academy

Our girls only program has an approach based on a relationship model, with a heavy emphasis on learning DBT skills. Students are empowered to help determine their treatment and day-to-day living experience. This small and specialized program, geared to the unique needs of girls, provides a sophisticated clinical approach for girls struggling at home, in school, or in the community. In addition to individual, group, and family therapy, our girls participate in equine therapy, adventure learning, and activities relating to healthy living, arts and culture, and community service.


Logan River Academy’s transitional living program is designed for students to learn to succeed in a less structured, more homelike environment. Tavasi students focus on independent living skills, exercising more autonomy, mentoring other students, becoming leaders, and providing community service.

Logan River Academy Life

A Premier Residential Treatment Center

Logan River Academy has a great deal of experience and success in helping adolescents, ages 12-18, who are having difficulties in the home, community and school. We help students struggling with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including: autism spectrum disorders, adoption issues, anxiety, oppositional behavior, bipolar disorder, borderline issues, PTSD, substance abuse, depression, ADHD, impulse control, peer pressure, anger management, self-esteem, grief/loss issues, family relationships, communication, and academic struggles.

Adolescence is a period when individuals undergo intense moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical transformation. It is a particularly challenging phase because, as children change into adults, they begin to form a sense of individuality. These changes can cause emotional upheavals and confusion for the teenagers and their families alike. As one of the leading schools for struggling teens, we are committed to helping our students cope with their feelings of fear, loss, anger, and anxiety. We provide a safe and caring environment where our students can overcome the issues that are creating difficulty at home, in school, or in the community.

Our evidence-based approaches help students and families effectively deal with the challenges of emotional, behavioral, and neurological concerns that may be impacting happiness and success. We have a proven track record and are committed to changing lives for the better.

Each of our small and intimate programs offer specialized programming to students with specific diagnoses and needs. All students participate in a fully accredited school and an exceptional adventure learning program, keeping students active and learning new skills. At Logan River Academy we have an overarching philosophy that we call the Principle-Based Model. This model is based on five principles for effective living: honesty, respect, accountability, fairness, and caring. These guiding principles guide how we train our team, how we work with our students, and what we expect our students to learn while here. We believe that as a student learns, incorporates, and internalizes these principles, they will find great success. Within this model, we utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as guiding therapeutic modalities.

Our programs provide an atmosphere where our students learn and utilize CBT and DBT skills, while incorporating the 5 principles for effective living in their lives. Our goal is to help each student develop the necessary skills to succeed at home, in school, and in the community. This is accomplished through the concerted efforts of the family, the treatment team and an individualized treatment plan. Each student receives individual, group, and family therapies by licensed therapists. The treatment plan is implemented in a safe, structured, and supportive living environment. Substance abuse intervention is available for students with that need. All faculty members are certified, and the curriculum includes 8th through 12th grade classes and small class sizes.


  • The progress we see in our daughter is due to the excellent staff and therapy you provide for wayward children and their families.

  • I owe LRA my life because it saved me from death, jail, or other consequences. This place gave me a second chance and I don’t know how to express my gratitude.

  • I think you’re doing an excellent job, and the dedication and passion you all feel is evident!

  • I know that many people have worked hard to make my son’s time with you successful.

  • Our son has become more actively involved as a member of our family. He has been employed for the past three years. He is taking classes at the local college with plans to start attending full-time come January. And most importantly, he has had no association with his previous friends. I would certainly say Matthew’s tenure at Logan River Academy can be claimed as a success.

  • The young man we know today bears little resemblance to the teenager who arrived at Logan River seven years ago. We are forever grateful for the role Logan River has played in helping my son grow up.

  • When it comes down to it, I credit LRA with giving me the knowledge and tools to make it. I can say you did me well.

  • I’m doing GREAT, busy with college. I’m studying to be a school counselor. THANKS for all your help!

  • My son is a smart, loving boy and has come such a long way. You would be so very proud of him, as you personally should be. LRA is one of the very important mentors in his life, and for a while you were his lifeline. We are good, happy and co-existing quite well together. He is helpful (as much as a 19 year old can be), loving, and pretty darn responsible. Can’t hope for much more.

  • Our son has continued to maintain his calm demeanor, consistently. Definitely a great thing! He’s made progress socially, and we’re thrilled that he has some nice friends to make plans with. He’s even had a few crushes, but doesn’t seem to have the confidence to take the next step. I’m sure that will come soon. His time at Logan River Academy gave our son what he needed to move forward with a successful life.

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