Jan Hamilton , MS, PMHNP, 
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Doorways LLC.

 1825 E. Northern Ave. 

Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85020


(602) 997-2880


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A Note from Jan
Founder of Doorways 

Have you ever wondered what separates some of the greatest athletes from the rest? 

Sure, their talents and skills help, but they can only get you so far. It is the way that they use their minds that allows them to get the most out of their talent and skills. 

Our minds are incredibly powerful. So why not utilize that power and allow yourself to reach your potential? This is essentially what Sports Psychology focuses on. 

Researchers have created Sports Psychology techniques by analyzing the habits of some of the most successful athletes in the world. These techniques are, but are not limited to, 
  • Goal-Setting
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Visualization
  • Self-Talk
  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Focus/Concentration
  • Relaxation 
Every individual has what is called an Individualized Zone of Optimal Functioning (IZOF). By understanding your IZOF and utilizing these techniques you can take your performance to the next level. 
How can these techniques help you? The following are a few of the areas that could be addressed: 
  • Learning from, and not dwelling on, mistakes
  • Becoming aware of and improving self-talk
  • Mentally overcoming poor playing conditions
  • Learning how to bounce back from setbacks
  • Overcoming internal and external distractions
  • Analyzing past peak performance and encouraging its reoccurrence
  • Overcoming injuries and the fear of reinjury
  • Coping with criticism
  • Transitioning to a higher level of competition
  • Balancing academics with athletic responsibilities
  • Improving performance by creating a more productive thought process
  • Managing emotions in pressure situations
  • Pre-game routines that work for you
  • Increasing ability to cope with adversity
Rich Killen, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor, is a former two-sport athlete who played baseball and football in high school. 

As a freshman he started on the varsity team. Although he shared similar success in both sports he focused a majority of his attention on baseball. As a sophomore, he had earned statewide recognition and as a senior was regarded as one of the top catchers in the state. During this time he was also considered to be a prospect by the Kansas City Royals. 

Rich got a scholarship to play baseball in San Diego where he was part of a team that finished third in the NAIA World Series. He finished his collegiate career with one error and .400 on base percentage.

Perhaps, his most notable accomplishment came his senior year when he played all nine positions in one game. Through his experiences in  sports he developed a passion for Sport Psychology and ultimately got his Master's degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Since that time he has been working with a range of athletes from high  school to Division I NCAA teams, and athletes involved in multiple sports.

Call Doorways and see how Rich can help your teenager or young adult achieve peak performance and overcome mental obstacles.

We offer a free consultation to any parent seeking help. Just call us at 602-997-2880.

Thank you for reading. If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me.  

Jan Hamilton, MS, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Doorways, LLC
1825 E. Northern Ave., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ  85020

 Doorways Participating in iadep Symposium 2017 
(International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)   

Doorways is proud to be participating in the iadep symposium 2017. 

Green Valley Resort and Spa 
Las Vegas , NV 
March 23-26 , 2017
Improving the Odds: Clinical Competency in Eating Disorders Treatment - iaedp Symposium 2017's program is being created by a group of professionals who work in therapeutic settings with patients.  

Doorways is proud to be sponsoring the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, NEDA Walk Event Details:

Walk Venue: Phoenix Zoo
Walk Location: 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Walk Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
C heck In Time: 6am
Opening Ceremony: 6:45am
Walk End Time: 9am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $40,000
Contact: Lori Price at loriprice@cox.net

Online registration closes at 1pm MT on Friday, 3/3. Didn't meet the deadline? You can still register at the walk!

Register here:   https://www.nedawalk.org/phoenix2017    
Calendar of Events
Open Groups at Doorways

Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP for ages 13-18

This ED IOP is 3 days per week, a total of 10 hours per week.  Open enrollment, join any time.

Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP for ages 13-17

For those adolescents who suffer with the effects of OCD and severe anxiety in their lives, this IOP will be of great benefit towards overcoming their symptoms. Find out more.

DBT Skills IOP for ages 13-17

The DBT Skills IOP program gives adolescents the tools they need to have successful relationships and boundaries. DBT is a highly interactive skills-based group program. It's not a program where you just sit. Find out more.

If you know anyone who may benefit from any of our IOP programs, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 602.997.2880.

We are also contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare for our IOP's. 

The Importance of Resiliency

Confucius once said, "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall".

What Confucius is talking about here is a concept used in psychology circles called, "resiliency".

What a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship Looks Like
It may come as a surprise to some, but teen dating violence has become all too common during the teenage and young adult years. As stated by the Centers for Disease Control, in the time leading up to their survey, 1 in 10 teenagers had been hit or otherwise intentionally hurt at least once by their dating partner. With February being 
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month , we want to show teens what a healthy dating relationship looks like.  

Is your Teen's Use of Social Media Contributing to Depression?

It seems that our lives have become entrenched in the use of social media. According to a recent article in Tech Times, citing current research, "the current generation is into social media so much, not knowing that the longer they spend time on it, the higher the possibility of getting depressed." Does your teen fall into this category?