Todd Graves,
LMFT

Therapist

Education

  • Masters of Science, Utah State University
    Major: Family, Consumer and Human Development
    Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Bachelors of Behavioral Science, Utah State University
    Major: Family and Human Development
    Emphasis: Community services
  • Associates of Arts and Science, Ricks College
    Majors: Psychology and Family Science
Work Experience
  • Therapist, Residential Treatment
  • Therapist , Outpatient drug and alcohol
  • Therapist, Community mental health
  • Therapist, Domestic violence treatment program
  • Therapist, Private practice

Specialization

  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Equine Co-facilitated Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
  • Trauma/Abuse and Crisis intervention
  • Addictions Treatment

Interests

 I was born and raised in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. I came to Utah when I met and married my wife in 1998. We have four boys who keep us extremely busy and are the spice of our life. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside in nature. I am and fix-it-man, a trait I inherited from my grandfather, and really like to fix things around the house and to build with wood. I love wood because of the number of times that I can mess up and still make it work out alright, a metaphor for life in my mind.

Comments on DRA

 I joined the Diamond Ranch Academy team in June of 2011 after working in another residential treatment program for many years. I like the environment at DRA, it is obvious that there are many who care about the students and about the example that we as staff are to the students. I believe that the token economy is a unique aspect of the program. Other programs may have similar models, but I believe that the DRA token economy is powerful and effective in teaching students responsibility. They are learning real life principles and discipline in an environment that allows them to keep real life consequences low. I have, I a short time, seen the positive impact that the program can have on students and their families.