Ephraim Hanks


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, California Southern University
Master of Social Work, University of Louisville
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Louisville
Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley State College

Work Experience

Dr. Hanks has worked with adolescents in treatment since 1997 and enjoys assisting teens in reaching their true potential.
He is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow and has trained and mentored therapists in multiple settings.
He is certified in SMART Recovery and specializes in working with adolescents struggling with addiction.
Dr. Hanks is trained in CBT, DBT, Narrative, and Solution-Focused models of therapy.
Through parenting workshops, he has taught thousands of parents how to bring out the best in their struggling adolescents.


Dr. Hanks enjoys playing the guitar and writing and recording music. He also enjoys playing basketball and skateboarding. He is married to a wonderful woman and has 3 sons and a daughter. He and his wife have lived in other parts of the country but have always called Utah home. He grew up in Hurricane and loves living and working in such a beautiful place. Dr. Hanks has a passion for working with teenagers and their families and has made it his life’s work.

Comments on DRA

I have worked with struggling adolescents since 1997 in multiple treatment settings and have been at Diamond Ranch Academy since 2006. I love the philosophy and approach used at DRA because it is holistic in design. This program is the most successful I have seen in bringing lasting change to youth and their families. Much of that success comes from the therapeutic milieu at the ranch and the family atmosphere and camaraderie that we enjoy together as employees. I love my job and I am proud to be a member of the Diamond Ranch family.

We can also help you in your search for other schools for troubled teens, residential treatment centers, affordable therapeutic boarding schools, therapeutic ranches for teens, or boarding schools with therapy. Diamond Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers, offering teen counseling for teens with adoption issues (reactive attachment disorders), or self-harm (self-mutilation), or cutting, or eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, anorexia nervosa). Other behavioral issues and disorders we deal with include: defiance, depression, post traumatic stress, abuse, and general anxiety. If you have an out of control teenager, please consideer the teen counseling and teen counselors for troubled teens here at DRA. If you are searching for residential treatment centers for teens, troubled teen schools, or troubled teen therapeutic boarding schools, you have found one. The non-religious therapeutic residential school for troubled teens serves at-risk teens from California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Minnesota, Utah, Washington State, Idaho, and from throughout America and Internationally.

Ephraim Hanks

Ephraim Hanks has worked with troubled teens since 1997 in multiple treatment settings and has been at Diamond Ranch Academy since 2006.