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How Diamond Ranch Academy Helped Elevate the Therapeutic Boarding School Space

Many parents deal with rebellious and troubled teens. The first effort to correct their behavior is usually therapy, which takes coercion or even threats for the teens to attend. This makes it hard to open up and talk to the therapists, resulting in little or no improvements.

Other times, parents choose to take the teens to other behavioral correction centers and therapeutic boarding schools, which could leave them feeling more broken, making things worse. If you are dealing with such a problem, Diamond Ranch Academy lets you know that your child can get on the right track outside the office.

Diamond Ranch Academy’s unique boarding school offers therapy in an open and fun environment, which encourages your child to make positive changes and create positive relationships with those around them. As the students have fun, they let their guard down and learn to trust our therapists, making it easier for them to open up and accept the therapy options.

While many facilities are offering the same teen behavioral therapy options, some of the things that set Diamond Ranch Academy apart include:

Equine Therapy at Diamond Ranch Academy

Research has established that spending time with animals positively affects people’s emotional and mental health because of the relaxing and stress-reducing effect. At Diamond Ranch Academy, they use equine therapy, which involves activities with horses.

Equine therapy has shown positive changes for people dealing with behavioral and emotional issues. they have specialists who guide our students through activities like feeding, grooming, or leading the horses.

These activities require selflessness, concentration, and teamwork, which helps the students develop and improve their:

  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Emotional regulation
  • Social skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Trust in self and others
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships

Equine therapy is helpful for students dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, addiction, and ADHD.

The main reason equine therapy has high levels of success is that the students are in an unbiased and non-judgmental environment. Many people are afraid to open up in therapy offices because they fear judgment or don’t feel safe.

Horses are also keen observers and are sensitive and vigilant to emotion and movements, which makes them mirror the student’s emotions or behavior. This creates a connection and level of understanding that makes the student feel safe and helps them maintain self-awareness.

Horses also require work and care, which keeps the students busy and distracted while helping them nature empathy and increase their sense of responsibility. Apart from caring for the horses, they also have a full equestrian riding area where the students can go horseback riding.

High-End Boarding School for Teens Facility

One thing that makes it hard to see results in rebellious and troubled teens is how the facility is run and the quality of the school. At Diamond Ranch Academy, they have a premium 55-acre campus, on which they have established comfortable, high-quality facilities to help rehabilitate teens.

Diamond Ranch Academy has high school and middle school boarding school facilities for boys and girls of different ages allowing them to develop customized care for every student. Teenagers struggle with different things, which is why they have multiple school programs dedicated to teenage groups and genders:

Crystal Springs

The Crystal Springs girls boarding school facility caters to students between 12 and 15 years who are still learning to navigate complex social environments as they transition from childhood into adulthood. This stage is one of the hardest, especially for girls, and it can make them rebellious and difficult.

At Diamond Ranch Academy, they help them develop the necessary skills to navigate the changes they experience physically, socially, and emotionally. They also help them connect with other girls in the school, making it easier for them when they go back home.

Whisper Creek

Whisper Creek girls boarding school facility for girls between 16 and 17 years, where they teach them how to develop emotional growth. This helps them develop caring relationships with our therapists, making the healing process easier.

It also makes it easier for the students to develop and maintain relationships outside the facility with other students, their siblings, and parents when they come home.


Like girls, boys ages 12 and 13 years also struggle with the changes they experience, so this boys boarding school facility is here to help with each boy’s specific needs. they help them develop emotional growth and learn how to respect themselves and others.

Stone Ridge

The Stone Ridgeboys boarding school facility is for boys aged 14 and 15, where they prepare them on how to be accountable for their choices. they also teach them some coping skills to become successful in all their life aspects.

Lava Falls

The Lava Falls boys boarding school facility is for boys aged 16 and 17. These boys are usually approaching adulthood, but some lag behind emotionally. While they desire to be independent, they might not be ready for the demands and challenges that come with it.

Diamond Ranch Academy has developed a program to help them navigate their transition by helping teens develop practical life skills, strong character, and values.

In addition to the different boarding school facilities, they also have an award-winning art studio, weight room, full drama theater and stage, hair salon, state park, full turn baseball and football field, and an Italian Buristo style Cafeteria.

This allows the therapeutic boarding school students to take on hobbies or talents and improve their skills, keeping them busy and promoting relationship building.

Significant Investment into Sports Programs

Diamond Ranch Academy has different sports programs unmatched by other treatment centers. Athletics is an important aspect of the self-improvement journey, and while they cannot always win, it helps the students develop character and relationships with other students.

Diamond Ranch Academy offers football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and wrestling. they have well-trained coaches who train our students, even those who have not played before, to become competitive and well-respected athletes. This therapeutic boarding school has state-of-the-art sports facilities designed to give teens the best chance for success.

The boarding school boys and girls team who compete with other teams, and in 2015, their football team emerged as the state champion. They have been in the competitive arena since 2011 when the Utah High School Activities Association sanctioned the school.

As Diamond Ranch Academy students compete, they stand a chance to receive athletic scholarships from universities and colleges from different parts of the world.

Team of Highly Qualified and Specialized Licensed Therapists on Staff

While Diamond Ranch Academy’s high-quality facility and an array of programs play a huge part in the success of the school, their therapists are the ones who put the most effort. All of their therapists have Bachelor’s or Masters’s Degrees in their specialized fields.

They have also met the licensing requirements for the Northeast Association Accreditation and Utah State Office of Education. Diamond Ranch Academy Master’s and Doctorate level therapists have received licenses as mental health professionals from the State of Utah.

In addition to the academic qualifications, the therapists are also welcoming and understand the importance of helping troubled teens and their families.

New Student Orientation

Once you bring your child to the Diamond Ranch Academy therapeutic boarding school, they will first undergo a weeklong orientation, allowing them to meet and know our team. This boarding school orientation introduces them to all the departments and the therapists, making them feel welcome.

They then walk parents and their children through the programs, techniques, and tools suited for the child’s needs and appoint one therapist to help them through their journey. The therapeutic boarding school licensed therapists work one-on-one with your child, accompanying them in most activities and encouraging them when they need it.

Diamond Ranch Academy Reviews and Testimonials

Here is what a few parents of troubled teens said after enrolling their children at Diamond Ranch Academy:

  • “They took my grandson to Diamond Ranch because he could not communicate and would shut down. After leaving the school, he communicates even before they ask him to, and they understand him better. they also didn’t have to wait for days or weeks to communicate with the staff”
  • “They had tried different treatment facilities but never found the perfect match until Diamond Ranch. They did not apply a one-size-fits-all treatment for my son, but worked to understand his unique needs then create a program that suits him.”

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