Ephraim Hanks


Master of Social Work, University of Louisville
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Louisville
Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley State College

Work Experience

Therapist, Residential Treatment
Therapist, Private Practice; Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling
School Counselor
Youth Counselor, Residential Treatment
Couples and Family Counseling
Narrative, Communication, and Systemic Models of Therapy
Group Training and Psycho education


I enjoy playing the guitar and writing and recording music. I also enjoy playing basketball and other sports. I am married to a wonderful woman and have 3 sons and a daughter. My wife and I have lived in other parts of the country but have always called Utah our home. I grew up in Hurricane and love living and working in such a beautiful place. I also really enjoy working with teenagers and their families. I’m intrigued by family dynamics and the inner workings of relationships. I enjoy seeing families thrive as they develop new ways of interacting with each other.

Comments on DRA

I have worked with adolescents since 1997 in multiple treatment settings, including Residential Treatment Centers. I love the philosophy and approach used at Diamond Ranch Academy because it is holistic in design. This program is the most successful I have seen in bringing lasting change to youth and their families. Much of that success no doubt comes from the therapeutic milieu at the ranch and the family atmosphere and camaraderie that we enjoy together as staff. I love my job and I am proud to be a member of the Diamond Ranch family.