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Nexus Teen Academy Team Members

Meet our compassionate team members at Nexus Teen Academy.

A Dedicated Team of Clinical and
Therapeutic Experts For Your Family & Teen.

At Nexus Teen Academy, our teen residential treatment center staff is highly trained, compassionate, and experts in the mental health and substance abuse space. Your teenager will be comfortable, experience tremendous growth, and be safe with us.

Nexus Teen Academy Team

Hannah Carr - Clinical Director Nexus Teen Academy

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.

Ashley is passionate about supporting teens social, emotional, and academic growth at Nexus. As a former director of theatre and teen programs, she developed liberal arts residential summer camps for Mount Holyoke College and Bryn Mawr College. She

Chef Melissa is our Executive Chef at Nexus Teen Academy. Melissa Stockmar’s love and connection with food began at the age of 15. Growing up in the Midwest, every meal was treated as an important opportunity to spend time together with family and

Emily found out when I was a teenager myself that she wanted to work in the mental health field and become an advocate for those going through mental health struggles, substance abuse problems, and trauma survivors.

Rob has over two decades of experience as a registered nurse, predominantly in the fast-paced realm of the emergency room, he brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to his role. His journey in nursing commenced with a profound desire to make a

Hannah Carr - Clinical Director Nexus Teen Academy

Hannah Carr - LPC, BC-TMH

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.

Ashley Daniels

Manager of Family and Education
Ashley is passionate about supporting teens social, emotional, and academic growth at Nexus. As a former director of theatre and teen programs, she developed liberal arts residential summer camps for Mount Holyoke College and Bryn Mawr College. She also developed and staffed youth programs at Centrum Arts, Intiman Theatre, Norris Center for the Performing Arts, and other adolescent programs in California, Washington, and New York City. Ashley has also worked as a private writing coach, supporting B.A.-Ph.D. students through their applications, thesis development, and dissertations. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University with her B.A. in Sociology and American Studies.
As Manager of Family and Education at Nexus, Ashley is committed to empowering our residents with tools to know themselves better as students, and to support them in discovering what motivates them to do their best academically at Nexus and beyond. As a mom, she understands the importance of giving attention to the entire family system when someone in the family is struggling. Ashley serves as your Nexus liaison to bridge communication between Nexus and each family.

Melissa Stockmar

Director of Nursing

Chef Melissa is our Executive Chef at Nexus Teen Academy. Melissa Stockmar’s love and connection with food began at the age of 15. Growing up in the Midwest, every meal was treated as an important opportunity to spend time together with family and friends.
Chef Melissa began her food journey in 1999 with a degree in Culinary Arts from Scottdale Culinary Institute. From there, she worked her way up the culinary ladder, choosing to specialize in pastry as a Pastry Chef. Becoming a chef was rewarding and demanding at the same time. A slight detour to Chef Melissa’s career presented itself when she was on a local news program promoting a female-led dessert fundraiser and was introduced to several well-known Pastry Chefs in the Valley. One of the chefs asked her to teach culinary classes. Riddled with stage fright, her first response was a heck, no! Ultimately, she decided to accept the challenge, as she would still have one foot in the kitchen, and it might be a new and exciting change. Since that first class, she has never looked back! Chef Melissa has since taught not only pastry but classes in all types of cuisine. She has mentored many and helped each student reach their goals. One student went on to compete nationally on Master Chef Jr. and Top Chef Jr. continuing to inspire others to value the skills cooking may bring them later in life.
In Melissa’s eyes, food is a universal way of connecting with another person. Cooking the residents and staff’s meals at Nexus brings her into a personal connection with everyone who steps through our doors. The residents’ cooking classes give her an opportunity to continue teaching this priceless life skill that she hopes will serve them for a lifetime.

Emily Hruby

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Emily found out when I was a teenager myself that she wanted to work in the mental health field and become an advocate for those going through mental health struggles, substance abuse problems, and trauma survivors. She pursued a degree in Psychological Sciences when she went to college, and graduated with her Bachelors in 2021. She started working in the field while in college and realized that her passion was to work with teens and to advocate more strongly for mental health awareness in younger generations. She enjoys being able to see the progression and growth within each individual teen and watch them start to heal the parts of themselves that they feel are broken. She also enjoy integrating activities to show off how fun and goofy the teens can be! As a Behavioral Health Technician, Her team ensures that your teens are safe and monitored but are also having fun and getting to relax during stressful times.

Rob Branum

Director of Nursing
Rob has over two decades of experience as a registered nurse, predominantly in the fast-paced realm of the emergency room, he brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to his role. His journey in nursing commenced with a profound desire to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives during their most critical moments. Over the years, he’s had the privilege of witnessing resilience, courage, and the transformative power of compassionate care firsthand. These experiences have shaped his approach to nursing, emphasizing the importance of empathy, advocacy, and personalized support.
Transitioning into the Director of Nursing position at Nexus Teen Academy marks an exciting chapter in his career journey. Adolescence is a pivotal stage of development, and it’s essential to provide a safe, nurturing environment where young individuals can navigate the complexities of mental health and addiction challenges. Drawing upon his extensive background in emergency medicine, he is committed to fostering a culture of holistic wellness, where each adolescent receives comprehensive, individualized care tailored to their unique needs.
His vision for Nexus Teen Academy is one of empowerment, resilience, and transformation. Together with our dedicated team of professionals, he is committed to creating a supportive community where adolescents can heal, thrive, and rediscover their innate potential. He views his role at Nexus as an honor to be a part of your adolescents’ journey towards wellness, and he is grateful for the opportunity to serve our community with compassion, dedication, and unwavering commitment.
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How To Get Started With Teen Treatment?

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

The initial phone call

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

Pre-screening

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.

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