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Meet our Staff

Brian Murdock, LCMHC
Clinical Director/Owner
Brian@RedwoodTherapy.com

Brian is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  He received an Associate of Science from Utah Valley University, A Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at Weber State University and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  He is a member of EMDRIA, and Certified Therapist in EMDR.  

Brian has worked with adults and adolescents since May of 1992 and has a fondness for helping them find their way in today’s turbulent world.  He has a passion for working with those who have dealt with trauma in their lives.  He started as a psychiatric technician at McKay-Dee hospital’s behavioral health facility where he worked for 8 ½ years before leaving to take a job as a therapist at the Oakley School, he worked there for six years. While working at the Oakley School he became well versed in working with post adoption issues.  This interest grew out of working with adopted kids and realizing these children are over represented in treatment programs. After 6 years at the Oakley school, Brian decided to take a position at a clinical boarding school in Springville, Utah, where he served as a therapist before moving on to becoming the Clinical Director and one of the Founding Partner/Owners of Daniels Academy.  Brian has been in private practice for 5 plus years and is the Co-Owner and Clinical Director of Redwood Therapy Group.

After spending 20 years working with individuals, couples and families, Brian is even more passionate about the opportunity to help them increase the quality of their relationships and achieving fulfillment in life by accepting its joy and sorrow. Brian enjoys sports, music and being a father and husband.  He is married to Stephanie and together they have 4 children.


Michelle Dye, LMFT
Primary Therapist

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and family Therapist.  She holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University and a Bacherlor of science in Psychology from Brigham Young University.  Michelle has clinical expertise in marriage and family systems counseling, couples counseling, individual counseling, substance abuse, domestic violence, and eating disorders.  Her therapeutic specialties and modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and psychodynamic therapy.

Prior to joining Redwood Therapy, Michelle provided individual and group court-ordered programs for domestic violence and substance abuse, and served as agency clinical liaison to the county courts of Ventura, California.  Responding to family needs and emergencies, Michelle relocated her professional practice from California to Utah in 2006.

As a member of the clinical staff at LDS Family Services, Michelle has worked at the Salt Lake City and Sandy Agencies.  Her focus at LDSFS has been largely devoted to couples and family systems therapies and interventions.  Michelle has also worked with two local agencies providing individual and group therapy for domestic violence, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

As part of the Redwood Therapy Group, Michelle works with married couples, individuals, teens and families in crisis.  She specializes in dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and boundary issues, trauma and abuse, communicative dysfunction, addiction, ADHD infidelity, and variety of other individual disorders and issues.  She strives to integrate the resolution of such underlying individual factors into successful outcomes for individuals and their family systems.

Michelle has special professional interests in neuropsychology, family systems, and the relationship between individual clinical diagnoses and family system dysfunction.

In her personal life, Michelle is a devoted wife and mother.  She and her husband have three sons and a daughter-in-law.  Michelle has served in numerous church and community leadership and service capacities.  Her present interests include exploring life with her husband and children, her Yorkshire Terrier (Reggie), reading, and movies.


Nancy Harmon LCMHC
Primary Therapist


Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Westminster College in Utah. She received her Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah.

Nancy has been working in the mental health field since 2003.  She believes strongly in the emotional healing process and believes in the ability to not only overcome painful life experiences but to be a stronger person because of these difficult experiences.  Nancy believes in one's innate ability to heal from emotional wounding and feels privileged to be able to guide and support this process.  She enjoys working with adolescents and adults and has worked in residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment settings.

Nancy has experience working in substanc abuse/addiction, truama, grief and loss, body image, self-image, and empowerment.  She has experience working with many mental health disorders including Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar disorder, Axiety, Depression, and personality disorders.  Nancy co-lead the Trauma Recovery and empowerment group at Valley Mental Health for three and a half years.  She has experience teaching healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, body image, DBT, Relapse Prevention.  She has had the opportunity to present at two conferences on trauma and recovery.

Nancy is a member of Psi Chi- The National Honor Society in Psychology, Utah Mental Health Counselor's Association, and American Mental Health Counselor's Association.


Jason Pugh LCMHC
 

Primary Therapist

Jason is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. He also has his Master’s Degree of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah.

Jason loves being able to help people. He has experience in working with individuals of all ages dealing with anxiety, depression, and relationship skills. He enjoys working with couples and individuals who need a little extra help to find balance in their life and the happiness that they desire. Jason has experience in working with multiple groups including: anger management/domestic violence,
substance abuse, parenting, and relationship strengthening. He has worked for The Children’s Center, facilitating small groups of children assisting them in developing life skills both socially and emotionally. Prior to working with Redwood Therapy Group, Jason had the opportunity of working for LDS Family Services in Las Vegas.

Jason is very happy to be a member of the Redwood Therapy Team. He has been a resident of Salt Lake most of his life and loves being able to live in this wonderful valley and enjoy the beauty it has to
offer. His interests include spending time with his family as much as he can, especially in the outdoors and at the barn with his horses Rambo and Sly.

Jason is fluent in Portuguese and speaks some Spanish



Scott R. Peterson, LCSW, CSAT
Primary Therapist

Scott Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, pornography and sexual addictions, trauma, Bi-polar disorder, and food addiction.  

He received his master's degree from Brigham Young University where he taught in the Graduate School of Social Work.  He has co-authored three books on the topics of self-esteem and personal identity.  His fourth book is due for publication next year.  He has conducted training seminars throughout the United States and Australia, and was part of a research team that visited Israel to study conflict resolution methods in the Middle East. 

Scotts favorite place to visit is Tahiti where he learned to speak French and Tahitian.  

His favorite quote is, "Perceived failure is not a permanent condition."


Terri Cluff ACMHC
Associate Therapist

Terri is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She received her Associate Degree from Ricks College in Music, her Bachelors from Brigham Young University, and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and has training from EMDRIA in EMDR. 
 
Terri has worked for House of Hope, Valley Behavioral Health, Salt Lake County Jail (ADC and Oxbow) and now Redwood Therapy Group. She works with adults, parents, and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues. She has experience with the seriously and persistently mentally ill (SPMI), psychosis, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss issues, crisis work, criminogenic risk, PTSD,  spiritual issues, sexual addiction, and substance abuse and addictive disorders. She has worked with individuals, families, and couples. 
 
Prior to joining Redwood Therapy Group she worked with in the Jail Diversion Outreach Team of Valley Behavioral Health. Her clients were often homeless, seriously and persistently mentally ill with criminal behaviors and addictive disorders.
 
At Redwood Therapy Group, Terri enjoys working with families, couples, parents, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with depression, anxiety, trauma, spiritual issues, sexual addiction, pornography addiction, emotional disregulation, and marital issues. Terri has special training and experience working with people who have experienced trauma that impacts their current ability to find happiness.
 
Terri is very happy to be a part of the Redwood Team. She was born in Texas and has lived in various states throughout the West but has lived in Utah for the past 27 years. Terri is devoted to her husband and family and has four children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys running, traveling, making music, and mostly spending time with family. She loves helping her clients find purpose and happiness in their lives.
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