Kade Mathews

Education

Masters of Social Work, University of Utah
Bachelors of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley State College
Associates of Science, Utah Valley State College

Work Experience

Assistant Clinical Director/Therapist, Diamond Ranch Academy
Therapist, Family Support and Treatment Center
Therapist, Wasatch Mental Health
Intensive Support Unit Staff, Heritage Schools

Specialization:

Art therapy
Play therapy
Sand Tray therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
Emotional Regulation skills
Family therapy
Extensive experience in a Residential Treatment Centers with adolescents and their families
Trauma/Abuse and Crisis intervention
Substance abuse counseling

Interests

I was born and raised in Northern Utah, growing up with 3 siblings. I now share my life with family and friends, enjoying the opportunity to form a friendship whenever possible. Since 2000, I have enjoyed the companionship of my wife, who is a great support in my life. We have 2 beautiful sons. I enjoy several hobbies which include: wake-boarding, spending time with my family, helping others through service opportunities, and traveling.

Comments on DRA

Diamond Ranch Academy is a program that teaches youth the skills necessary to be successful in all areas of their lives. I am impressed with the unique and insightful way Diamond Ranch approaches the issues our students are dealing with. I have had experience with several youth facilities, and in my opinion Diamond Ranch brings a new approach that is effective and helpful to all of the students and families. As a therapist, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with these youth on a one on one basis helping them through their past, present, and future challenges. I think one of the most important aspects of this therapeutic process is the relationship of trust that I work to establish with each of the students. I believe this relationship helps to open the lines of communication, which in turn helps the student progress in a positive direction. I can see that these youth have so many great qualities and it is a pleasure to be able to gain a relationship with them and their families. Additionally, I enjoy the cohesive team approach DRA provides. I love working with the team on a daily basis.