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Is Your Teenager in Chandler Struggling in Silence?

Maybe they’re battling unseen anxieties, mood swings, having bloodshot eyes or the scars of getting bullied weigh them down.

Perhaps family conflicts feel overwhelming, or they are struggling with frequent nosebleeds and eating disorders, or they’re facing emotional outbursts, or they have drowned themselves in lack of motivation. As parents, you might not always see the full picture, no matter the challenge.

At Nexus, we understand this. It’s tough for parents to get how hard things can be for their teens, even when they notice something’s off.

Figuring out when to seek professional help can be challenging. If you’re worried about any of these cases with your Chandler teenager, or if you think they might have mental health or substance abuse issues, we’re here for you at Nexus Teen Academy.

You can call us at (480) 485-3424 to know more about our therapeutic modalities and teen residential treatment program (verified by the Arizona Department of Health Services) for Chandler, Arizona, teenagers.

Teen Residential Treatment Care for Chandler Adolescent

At Nexus Teen Academy, we believe every teen in Chandler has the strength inside to beat substance abuse (31% of Chandler High School students have admitted to using drugs or alcohol at least once in their lifetime), mental health challenges, and other hurdles (issues). Think of Nexus Teen Academy not just as a place for treatment but as a big, supportive family.

Here, we begin by getting to know each teen, learning what makes them tick, and customizing our residential treatment as per their condition. We’re not your average residential treatment center in Chandler. We’re here for teens aged 13–17, offering a blend of top-notch evidence-based clinical and experiential modalities and academic support designed to help them heal for good.

We start by building trust and showing every teen that with the right mindset, they can achieve anything. Our aim is to fire them up with a bright future vision (rather than letting them dwell on substance abuse) so that they can’t help but strive for it, making a big, positive shift in their lives and their families’ lives, too.

We also teach them (coping strategies) how to endure tough times healthily so they can keep feeling good and living well. In our residential treatment program in Chandler, teens pick up all the tools and skills they need to chase after their dreams.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect teens who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. It can lead to flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety.


Traumatic events in teens can cause overwhelming anxiety or distress and include experiencing, witnessing, or being confronted with physical, verbal, and emotional abuse or another event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury to oneself or someone else. When fight, flight, or freeze are triggered, the body responds to the perceived threat by sending more blood and oxygen in vital organs, which can result in increased heart rate, nausea, clammy hands, blurred vision, and/or feeling spacey to name a few trauma reactions.

Teen Self Harm

Adolescent self-harming behaviors are often a coping mechanism for teens grappling with emotional distress. Our experienced clinical team will help discover the root causes and guide your teenager in developing long-term emotional well-being and happiness strategies.


Anxiety disorders in teens can cause excessive worry and fear, impacting daily life. Our treatment strategies offer residents space to process, investigate triggers, and establish tools to manage anxiety and build resilience.

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal ideation in teens can be scary for both the person experiencing those thoughts and their family. Beyond monitoring your teen's behavior, it is not uncommon to feel at a loss about how to support your child. Our clinical staff will provide your loved one with the compassion and care this critical situation requires.


Teen depression is a common mental health condition that can affect how your teenager thinks, acts, and behaves. While depression can occur at any age, symptoms vary between adolescents and adults. In teens, symptoms can chronic irritability, cause a lack of interest in activities and a persistent feeling of sadness

Low Self-worth

Low self-worth can hinder a teen's personal growth and ability to create secure relationships. Our program uses trauma-informed modalities to address teenager's low self-worth. We work together to help them heal those wounds, and start establishing tools to support them in creating a healthier self perception.

Mood and Behavior Disorders

Teens who are chronically acting out, demonstrating aggressive behaviors, or chronically irritable moods may be suffering from Disruptive Mood Deregulation Disorder, Dysthymia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder(s), or other Mood Disorders. At Nexus Teen Academy, teens chronically challenging authority, fighting with peers or family members, or demonstrating explosive moods will get the support they need.

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ADHD/Impulse Control

A teen with ADHD might have trouble staying on task. They may start on a project only to end up starting five others before finishing. Being easily distracted can lead to stress, anxiety, and careless mistakes at school and at home. At Nexus, inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity that continue to cause issues at home or school will be addressed.

Psychotic Disorders

Teens with psychotic disorders may experience hallucinations or delusions. We have specialized treatment plans that provide the necessary support for managing these challenges.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders can disrupt a teen's sense of self and relationships. Learn about our therapeutic techniques to help teens navigate and conquer these complex issues.

Mood Swings & Anger

Teens often struggle with mood swings and anger issues. Find out how our programs teach teens healthy ways to express their emotions and improve interpersonal relationships.

These services are not confined to the boundaries of Chandler; we warmly welcome parents and their teens from all across Arizona, whether you’re from Ocotillo, Fulton Ranch, Cooper Commons, Downtown Chandler, Sun Groves, Carino Estates, Circle G Riggs Ranch, Ironwood Vistas, Amberwood, Anatolian Country Estates, Andersen Springs, Arboleda Estates, Arden Park, Arrowhead Meadows Park, Cantabria, Paseo Crossings, Provinces, and Sun Lakes.

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We Accept Most PPO and Private Health Insurance Plans

Insurance may cover up to 100% of your teenager’s treatment costs. We unfortunately don’t work with AHCCCS. You can confidentially verify your insurance benefits here online.

We work with most major insurance providers. You can confidentially check to see if your treatment is covered by insurance. Our admission experts are here to guide you through the process.

Chandler Teen Substance Abuse Help Therapy & Counseling

It’s worthwhile for parents to approach school counselors as a starting point in Chandler. But, remember, each counselor’s ability to dive deep into issues like mental health or substance use can differ. School counselors wear many hats—they’re not just about grades and schedules.

They also guide on career paths, academic choices, admission process, and social & personal issues. So, when it comes to specialized knowledge about mental health or substance use, there might be gaps.

That is why when it comes to finding the right help for a teenager struggling with substance abuse and other issues, we get how tough it is for families. But the journey to recovery begins with understanding the challenges and seeking professional guidance. The first step for families in Chandler, Arizona, is to consult with a licensed teen therapist who is equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of teen mental health, substance abuse, and related issues.

That’s why we highly recommend parents to connect with one of the following Chandler licensed teen therapists for an initial consultation:

Chandler Teen/Adolescent TherapistLicense Number
Sarah JungLPC-19971
Sonya DavisLMSW-18078
Britni GibbsLMSW-18890
Christina BlairLPC-22619
Jordan HelmsLCSW-19963
Tina TarinLPC-21186

Note: These names have been carefully verified by the Nexus Teen Academy team to ensure that you are receiving trustworthy and professional advice. Each therapist is an active licensed practitioner approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examineers.

Moreover, if you would like the highest level of care for your teenager, then contact us to learn more about Nexus Teen Academy’s Teen Residential Treatment Program. It’s typically a 30-60 day stay at our beautiful 9,000 sq ft house in Cave Creek, Arizona. We have a private chef and many daily activities, including therapy, group therapy, outdoor activities, and, most importantly, self-growth.

High Schools Where Your Chandler Teen Thrives

Here at Nexus Teen Academy, we deeply understand just how crucial high schools are in shaping the lives of teenagers in Chandler, Arizona. It’s more than just books and grades; it’s about growing up healthy in mind and body.

That’s why we’ve compiled a thoughtful selection of Chandler high schools known for their commitment to student mental wellness, including Arizona College Prep High School, Basha High School, Casteel High School, Chandler High School, and Hamilton High School.

These schools excel in education and provide robust support systems, psychologists, and counseling services to ensure students thrive in every aspect of their lives. Furthermore, they are governed by the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD), which provides a wide range of support services, including counseling.

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Hamilton High SchoolCounseling Department

Note: While curating this list of schools, we have considered myriad factors, including, but not limited to, test scores, equity, parental reviews, and school curricula. We recognize that each teen is unique, and a perfect school for one might not be right for another. Please be aware that Nexus Teen Academy isn’t officially connected to any of the schools we discussed.

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Recreational Centers, Clubs, Youth Development, Reading Programs, and Community Centers In Chandler, Arizona

Chandler Museum

Just like Chandler’s high schools prioritize student well-being through counseling, this city, also known for its Chandler Museum, is filled with a wealth of community recreational centers, clubs, community leagues, and youth development designed to empower teens in remarkable ways. But why these centers? Stigma and fear of society’s judgment among teens often create a barrier to seeking help. These centers offer a friendly, non-medical setting that feels more welcoming and less stigmatized than traditional therapy settings.

These centers and programs foster social interaction and support, which is crucial for teens’ mental health. Being part of a community can help teens feel less isolated (which peaks in adolescents in different kinds due to poor mental health and risky behaviors, says NIH), understand that others (peers) share their struggles (uniting them with the community), and foster a sense of belonging.
So, what are some of these great programs or centers in Chandler?

When teens participate in these programs organized by community centers, like Chandler Nature Center, Chandler Community Center, and Icanaz, it does more than just fill your teen’s daily schedule.

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Chandler Museum

It opens a treasure chest of life skills and lets them focus on bigger things than them. By this, we mean mathematical skills (that can be applied in situations of everyday life), critical and analytical abilities along with real-life skills like confidence (that calms them down and keeps unnecessary arguments at bay), resilience, discipline, a sense of purpose, coping techniques, problem-solving, clever strategies planning, teamwork, clever risk-taking, and sportsmanship that are valuable not just in overcoming current challenges but for the future as well.

On the other hand, if teens need access to quality literature, Chandler Public Library is the place they should visit. Even with “everything” being available on the internet today, libraries are a quiet, calming space—and still relevant! Perhaps if teens want to know how inner working happens in municipal government (how the system works), then during their spring break, the program held by Teen Leadership Academy is what they should enroll in.

Besides this, if the struggle with substance abuse or mental illness is making the teen’s daily tasks feel like an uphill battle, but there’s a genuine desire to do better for their family or the nation, then the Positive Action program is worth exploring.

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Find Your Teenager's Fitness Flow in Chandler

Chandler boasts a vibrant selection of gyms, dance studios, and martial arts centers, offering dynamic classes specifically designed for teens. Whether you’re looking to groove to the beat, learn self-defense techniques, or get your fitness on, there’s something for everyone. Think of it as a chance to challenge yourself physically and mentally, build confidence, and blast alongside other teens.

Note: (All of these are paid)

VASA Fitness

  • Address: 1200 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: (602) 603-0814

Mountainside Fitness Chandler

  • Address: 1920 S Alma School Rd Chandler, Arizona 85286 N.W. Corner of Alma School & Germann
  • Phone: 480.732.9777

Chandler Martial Arts Center

  • Address: 1992 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: 480-839-3009

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chandler

  • Address: 3016 N DOBSON RD Suite 12, Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: 480-756-2323

How To Get Started?

Whether your child is beginning or continuing their recovery,
getting into Nexus Academy’s Program is a simple 3-step process that starts with one outreach.

The initial phone call

Tell us your teen’s story, explore treatment options, and discuss payment options.


Confirm treatment, verify insurance coverage, and review details about what to expect.

Start Therapy

Arrive at Nexus Teen Academy, meet our staff, tour the facility, and get settled in.

Meet Our Clinical Director

Hannah graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona. She began her work as a therapist ten years ago in South Phoenix with an intensive outpatient program for teens and their families. In the program, she worked with teens and their families, specializing in intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, adverse childhood trauma, and other mental health concerns using group, individual, and family therapy modalities.

Hannah Carr LPC, BC-TMH

Clinical Director of
Nexus Teen Academy

Resources For Parents of Teens Facing Substance Abuse:

Helping A Teen Who is Using Drugs
Ted Talk from a parent