Every wall is a door.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the time most students enroll at DRA they have already been through therapy, unsuccessfully. At DRA we take a unique approach to therapy that reduces defensiveness and encourages trust and respect.

While we are licensed as a residential treatment center, the look and feel of our campus is very different than you or your child might expect. All too often, a child needing treatment would end up in a hospital-like facility, leaving them feeling broken and in despair. At Diamond Ranch Academy, we believe that the best treatment is administered in an environment that closely mirrors real life. Hence, the Real Life Transition Program. Students at DRA engage in normal, everyday activities, such as sports, performing arts, fine arts, clubs, etc. Our campus supports this in a way that no other school does.

Our on-campus facilities include:

  • Full turf football field
  • Full turf baseball field
  • Weight room
  • Hair Salon
  • Italian Bistro style Cafeteria
  • Full equestrian riding arena
  • Skate Park
  • Art studio
  • Full drama theater and stage

Newly enrolled students quickly learn therapy is different at DRA, and they engage in the process and open themselves up to the possibilities of change. Your child will be assigned an individual therapist who will guide the treatment process. Our highly skilled therapists are adept at understanding teenage behavior and will build a trusting relationship with your child. Your child will receive individual, group and family therapy, individualized to their needs. Through the therapy process, students learn to take accountability for their choices and work through emotional and behavioral challenges. All of our masters and doctoral level therapists are licensed mental health professionals in the state of Utah. They have years of training and experience in working with adolescents. We hire the best therapists available and take pride in our amazing 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. Some of the models of therapy we use include: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Experiential Narrative Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT) Motivational Interviewing Structural Family Therapy Smart Recovery 12-Step Addiction for Teens Art Therapy EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy