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Navigating Adolescent Struggles in Gilbert, Arizona

Is your teenager in Gilbert struggling? Whether it’s 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.

At Nexus, we understand this.
The teenage years bring so many challenges. Moreover, it’s hard for parents to know if what their children are going through is just a phase or something more serious requiring expert care.

Figuring out when to seek professional help can be challenging. If you’re worried about any of these cases with your Gilbert 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 Gilbert, Arizona, teenagers.

Evidence-Based Residential Therapy for Gilbert Adolescents

At Nexus Teen Academy, we believe every teen in Gilbert has the strength inside to beat substance abuse, 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 Gilbert. We’re here for teens aged 13–17, offering a blend of top-notch evidence-based clinical and experiential modalities and academic support to help them heal for good.

We start by building trust and showing every teen that with the right mindset, they can achieve anything. We aim 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 Gilbert, 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 Gilbert; we warmly welcome parents and their teens from all across Arizona, whether you’re from Agritopia, Val Vista Lakes, Power Ranch, Seville, Ashland Ranch, The Islands, Finley Farms, Coronado Ranch, Lyon’s Gate, Layton Lakes, Downtown, Adora Trails, San Tan Village, Cooley Station, Stonecreek or Higley.

teen residential treatment insurance

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.

Gilbert Teen Substance Abuse Help Therapy & Counseling

It’s worthwhile for parents to approach school counselors as a starting point in Gilbert. 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 Gilbert, 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 connect with one of the following Gilbert licensed teen therapists for an initial consultation:

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.

Gilbert Teen/Adolescent TherapistLicense Number
Jared CrouseLPC-16956
Josh AdamsLPC-20461
Christine M ColburnLPC-17895
Kelly Marley-SmithLPC-11065
Sandra Tursini LPC-0362

High Schools Where Your Gilbert Teen Thrives

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

These schools excel in education, and their students (especially in Gilbert High School, where two students named Nolan Clewell, 16, in November 2021, and Henry Owen, 17, in September 2020) provide robust support systems, psychologists, helpline numbers, and counseling services to ensure their mates students thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Furthermore, they are governed by the Gilbert Public Schools/Gilbert Unified School District (GUSD), which provides various support services, including counseling.

That’s why we’ve compiled a thoughtful selection of Gilbert high schools known for their commitment to student mental wellness, including:

Gilbert Classical AcademyCounseling Information
Highland High SchoolCounseling Information
Gilbert High SchoolCounseling Information
Mesquite High SchoolCounseling Information

Note: In curating this list of schools, we have considered a variety of factors, including but not limited to test scores, equity, parental reviews, and school curricula. We recognize that each teen is unique, and what works for one may not suit another. Please keep in mind that Nexus Teen Academy doesn’t have any official ties with the schools we’ve mentioned.

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Recreational Community Centers, Clubs, Reading and Literary Engagement Programs In Gilbert, Arizona

Like Gilbert’s high schools prioritize student well-being through counseling, the city is filled with a wealth of community, recreational clubs, community leagues, and literary engagement programs designed to empower teens in amazing 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 intimidating 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 or program can help teens feel less isolated (which peaks in adolescents’ years, says a study by NIH), understand that others share their struggles, and foster a sense of belonging.

Your teen is dealing with Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia (JFM) or debilitating PTSD. Participating in the Gilbert Aquatics Program can help teens lessen their anxiety and boost their mental health.

On the other hand, when teens participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley – Gilbert Branch summer camp program or Crossroads Park, it does more than just fill your teen’s daily schedule. It opens a treasure chest of life skills. By this, we mean real-life skills like confidence (that calms them down and keeps unnecessary arguments at bay), a sense of purpose, coping techniques, problem-solving, clever strategies planning, resilience, teamwork, clever risk-taking, sportsmanship, and critical and analytical abilities that are valuable not just in overcoming their current challenges but for the future as well.

the Boys Girls Clubs of the Valley - Gilbert branch
southeast regional library gilbert

Perhaps if teens need access to quality literature, Southeast Regional Library is the place they should visit. Despite “everything” being available on the internet today, libraries are a quiet, calming space—and still relevant! Beyond mere joy, the library shelves held invaluable resources. Self-help guides offered practical strategies for managing cravings and emotional distress. Memoirs of individuals (like Dry: A Memoir, by Augusten Burroughs) who overcame addiction can instill both hope and a sense of shared experience.

Find Your Teenager's Fitness Flow in Gilbert

Gilbert 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)

Anytime Fitness

  • Address: 949 N Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85234, United States
  • Phone: +1 480-892-5646

Crunch Fitness - Gilbert

  • Address: 855 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234, United States
  • Phone: +1 480-935-6825

Dance Republic

  • Address: 125 S Higley Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85296, U.S
  • Phone: +1 480-633-7181

CanDance Studios

  • Address: 1495 S Higley Rd b101, Gilbert, AZ 85295, United States
  • Phone: +1 480-807-3052

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