Malynda Scott


Liberty University, MA in Professional Counseling
Weber State University, BA in Social Work

Work Experience

School-Based Therapist – Ogden, UT
Addiction Case Manager/ Therapist Intern – Minot, ND
Substance Abuse Counselor – Layton, UT
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Coordinator – Salt Lake City, UT
Residential Staff – Syracuse, UT


When I am not busy chasing my passion for helping teenagers, I am busy chasing my four children 6 and under! We are originally from northern Utah but have lived in a lot of places including North Dakota and Virginia. Our family loves anything outdoors so St. George is a big hit so far for us. Our favorite activities together include backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, and playing at the park. On the rare occasion I get a free minute alone I like to read and attempt to do crafts. I love dance and the performing arts and did my minor in dance in college.

Comments on DRA

My first time on campus I knew this the place I wanted to be and where I would choose for my child if they were struggling. Every staff face had a welcoming smile and couldn’t talk enough about their love for the job and the passion they had for helping the youth. The amount of opportunities given to the youth to grow and get help while still being teens with a “normal” life is amazing. The therapeutic environment, the hard-working passionate staff at all levels, and beautiful well-equipped facilities really stand out compared to other places I have had experience with.

We can also help you in your search for other boys homes, residential schools, affordable boarding schools, schools for troubled teens, or troubled teen 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.

Malynda Scott