Diamond Ranch Academy is different by design. Struggling teens achieve success with our personalized therapeutic approach. We have six treatment programs located on one 55-acre campus. Each program is designed to address specific needs in an environment allowing students to connect with peers of the same age and gender who are struggling with similar issues.
All aspects of our premier residential treatment center are integrated and designed to be purposefully therapeutic. The Therapeutic Milieu created at Diamond Ranch facilitates the change process. Our students are on a journey of learning and emotional self-discovery at all times under the care of professionally licensed Mental Health Professionals.
All of our master’s and doctoral-level therapists are licensed mental health professionals. They have years of training and experience in working with adolescents. We hire the best therapists and pride ourselves in our excellent clinical team. We use research-based therapy models in working with the students. We continually research cutting-edge practices in therapy to provide our students with the best therapy available.
DRA is accredited for its Behavioral Health programs by The Joint Commission. This means that we have met the requirements and the standards of quality, performance, and patient care set forth by this organization. The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that sets standards by which clinical organizations can be measured. Because of their expertise and high standards, The Joint Commission is a leader in the quality field. The JC accreditation of a facility is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates that an organization meets high-performance standards.
We provide an educational environment that also inspires students to develop a lifelong love for learning and a positive plan for a future career path. Our qualified teachers assist students in creating individual courses to advance their education.
Emotional health requires hard work, dedication, and commitment. Unique to our school is our Character Curriculum. It is a collection of workbooks designed for students, specific to improving their character and developing practical life skills. Our Character Curriculum contains assignments from our Programming, Clinical and Academic teams and is geared toward our students’ ages and specific needs.
We have witnessed amazing results with our students. They develop skills such as respect, self-esteem, manners, deep thinking, fundamental values, self-motivation, and leadership, all while incorporating hands-on academic work and improved interpersonal communication. We believe healthy relationships are paramount for any successful student. Our program also revolves around relationships with parents, siblings, peers, and authority figures. Students learn how to overcome differences instead of avoiding them.
After achieving certain milestones, students can also complete an advanced leadership course. In this, they learn to employ the skills they have developed and use them to influence others in a trusted leadership role.