Matt Erickson, LCSW, Clinical Director
Matt has many years of clinical experience working with adolescents in a residential setting. Matt has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in social work. He has been working at LRA since 2002 and became the clinical director in 2006. He continues to work with a small caseload of students. Matt runs a weekly sand tray group. He specializes in working with students with social skills deficits, NLD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, video game and internet addiction, low motivation, identity issues, and depression. Matt loves spending time with his wife and 3 young boys. He also enjoys nature, mountain biking, sports, and seafood.
Mont Criddle, LMFT, Residential Director
Mont earned a B.A. degree in Family and Human Development and an M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University. He has worked with adolescents and families for the past12 years. Mont has been at LRA since 2006 and became the Residential Director in 2008. Most of his time is spent overseeing our Residential Department; however, he also maintains a small caseload. He specializes in working with students with oppositional defiance issues as well as with families with complex family dynamics. Mont also runs a weekly therapy group with our Tavasi students. Most of Mont’s free time is spent with his wife and their four children. He enjoys all types of athletics (both watching and participating), working in the yard, and spending time outdoors.
Sean Maynard, CMHC
Sean has been working at Logan River Academy for over six years. Sean was instrumental in creating and starting up our transition program, Tavasi. He then managed the Tavasi program for several years. It was during this time that he discovered a love and passion for working with teenagers and returned to school to become a therapist. He completed all of his internship hours under the tutelage of Matt Erickson and was then hired on as a therapist. He enjoys working with students on the autism spectrum, students who are oppositional and defiant, students with substance abuse issues, and students with anxiety. In his free time he enjoys sports, following the Dodgers, surfing, and spending time with his family.
Mike Bodrero, Adventure Learning Coordinator
Mike earned a B.S. degree at Utah State University in Recreation Resource Management. Volunteering with the Utah Conservation Corps, working with the Bureau of Land Management and the Utah State Parks and Recreation Department strengthened his lifelong pursuit for outdoor recreation knowledge. He has also furthered his outdoor education by completing courses with the National Outdoor Leadership School, Snowbasin Snow Safety Team and USU’s Outdoor Recreation Center. Mike enjoys all things outdoors,especially backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking, canoeing, backpacking and spending time with his wife and son. Mike’s goal is to share his knowledge with the students of Logan River Academy while instilling in them an appreciation for the outdoors.
Sarah has worked in the child and adolescent mental health field since 1998 and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of New England with an emphasis in school-based social work. Sarah’s clinical work has focused on children and adolescents in residential and day treatment settings. She specializes in working with students who have executive functioning deficits and autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, she works with students with gender or sexuality issues, self-destructive behaviors including self injury, mood disorders, and anxiety. Sarah’s professional background includes in depth experience with Dialectic Behavior Therapy skills training and coaching; she incorporates a DBT-informed approach into her work with students and their families. Sarah and her husband relocated to Logan from New England. She has a passion for local food and cooking, small scale farming, and is a Utah Certified Master Gardener. In her free time, Sarah enjoys telemark skiing, cycling, hiking, canoeing, and white water rafting.
Jeffrey Openshaw, LMFT
Jeffrey has been doing therapy with individuals, couples, and families for several years. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he uses an eclectic therapeutic approach focusing on healing the individual and the family system specific to their needs. Prior to his experience at Logan River Academy, he has experience working in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment settings. He has a lot of experience working with victims of abuse and trauma, helping them to heal and recover from those traumatic events. He has run numerous recovery programs for substance abuse, thinking errors, anger management, and other addictions. Jeffrey also has a lot os experience working with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and especially with his children. He spends his extra time in the outdoors, hiking, riding ATV’s, doing Martial Arts, watching movies, doing miscellaneous projects, and just having fun.
Scott Hull, CSW
Scott worked at Logan River Academy previously as a dorm counselor and is now a member of our clinical team. Scott received his Masters degree in social work from Utah State University. He brings passion and excitement to his students and families. Scott has years of experience in working with adolescents who struggle with social skills deficits, maladaptive methods of coping, family conflict, oppositionality, poor decision making, communication difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. Scott takes a strength-based approach to his clinical work. Scott has previously worked with adolescents in group home settings, out-patient therapy settings and in-home work with families. He loves this line of work and that passion reflects in the way he interacts with his clients. Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping, ice fishing, riding ATV’s, football, relaxing at Bear Lake and spending time with family and friends. Scott is married and has three children.
John Brailsford, Ph.D., LMFT
John has worked as a therapist for over two decades, with extensive experience in addiction recovery, couples therapy, parent-child relationships, and residential treatment with adolescents. In addition to his clinical training, John also received a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. His dissertation research was focused on the influence of multigenerational family systems on adolescent and young adult identity formation, and he continues to use what he learned to help the students and families he works with at Logan River Academy. John also uses principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help his clients and their families manage their thoughts and emotions more effectively, align their actions to more closely to their core values, and establish and maintain more cohesive and mutually uplifting relationships. John enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He likes to get outside as often as he can, whether doing yard work or hiking in the mountains. He also likes to read self-help books, books on history, philosophy, and science, and a good novel once in a while. John also does some public speaking on the side, including mindfulness seminars and retreats, couples retreats, and corporate trainings.