Kade Mathews


Masters of Social Work, University of Utah
Bachelors of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley State College
Associates of Science, Utah Valley State College

Work Experience

Assistant Clinical Director/Therapist, Diamond Ranch Academy
Therapist, Family Support and Treatment Center
Therapist, Wasatch Mental Health
Intensive Support Unit Staff, Heritage Schools


Art therapy
Play therapy
Sand Tray therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
Emotional Regulation skills
Family therapy
Extensive experience in a Residential Treatment Centers with adolescents and their families
Trauma/Abuse and Crisis intervention
Substance abuse counseling


I was born and raised in Northern Utah, growing up with 3 siblings. I now share my life with family and friends, enjoying the opportunity to form a friendship whenever possible. Since 2000, I have enjoyed the companionship of my wife, who is a great support in my life. We have 2 beautiful sons. I enjoy several hobbies which include: wake-boarding, spending time with my family, helping others through service opportunities, and traveling.

Comments on DRA

Diamond Ranch Academy is a program that teaches youth the skills necessary to be successful in all areas of their lives. I am impressed with the unique and insightful way Diamond Ranch approaches the issues our students are dealing with. I have had experience with several youth facilities, and in my opinion Diamond Ranch brings a new approach that is effective and helpful to all of the students and families. As a therapist, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with these youth on a one on one basis helping them through their past, present, and future challenges. I think one of the most important aspects of this therapeutic process is the relationship of trust that I work to establish with each of the students. I believe this relationship helps to open the lines of communication, which in turn helps the student progress in a positive direction. I can see that these youth have so many great qualities and it is a pleasure to be able to gain a relationship with them and their families. Additionally, I enjoy the cohesive team approach DRA provides. I love working with the team on a daily basis.

We can also help you in your search for other troubled teen boarding schools, boarding schools, ranch for troubled teenagers, schools for troubled teens, or low cost boarding schools. 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.

Kade Mathews