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 
Dear Friend of Doorways,

Going back to school after a long summer of sleeping in and being on vacation can be hard enough, but if your kids are attending middle school, high school or college for the first time it can be especially daunting.  
 
Here are some things to watch for as our kid's transition back to school this month. 
 
Middle School:
  • Signs of bullying: withdrawing, difficulty sleeping, change in eating habits
  • Depression: excessive sleeping, withdrawing, sadness
  • Social anxiety: physical symptoms such as nightmares, feeling sick to their stomach, throwing up or not being able to eat, not wanting to go to school
 
High School:
  • Substance abuse: mood changes, personality changes, changes in personal hygiene habits, bloodshot eyes
  • Dating violence/abuse: bruises, or other injuries
  • Suicidal thoughts/behaviors 
College/Career:
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Relationship issues: depression, withdrawing
  • PTSD symptoms: recurring nightmare of the traumatic event, sleeplessness, anger or irritability
  • Transition from home to living on your own: anxiety, depression, feeling of being lost
 
If you have a middle school, high school or college-aged student in your life that is struggling with these issues; we can help.  
 
We offer a complimentary consultation to parents of struggling teens to discuss options available.  
 
Everyone needs a little help sometimes. By getting your student help during this critical time in their lives, you can help them establish the foundation that will set them on course for a happy and healthy adulthood.
 
We are here to help you when you need us,
 
Jan Hamilton, MS, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
 

602-997-2880



We are moving!
 
We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new, bigger space effective October 1st, 2017!

Our new location is in Central Phoenix,  south of Camelback, north of Highland, across from Xavier College P reparatory.

Our new address will be

4747 N. 7th St., Suite 450
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Phone number will stay the same. 

We will keep you posted!
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Provider Spotlight
Stephanie Otte, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor
 
 
Stephanie Otte, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor
Stephanie graduated with her Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University. She has worked with adolescents and young adults for eight years tutoring, mentoring, and on staff/ volunteering with Young Life.  

Stephanie specializes in topics such as anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger management, trauma abuse and recovery, and conflict-resolution. She is trained in EMDR therapy and works primarily with the OCD/Anxiety and DBT Intensive Outpatient Programs.  

Now Hiring
  
We are Hiring!

Behavioral Health Technician/Behavioral Health Paraprofessional

Doorways, LLC is looking for a part-time (8-10 hours per week) Behavioral Health Technician/Behavioral Health Paraprofessional (BHT/BHPP) to be a part of our growing team.
 

Open Groups at Doorways
  
Intensive Outpatient Programs
and Groups at Doorways


Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP
The OCD/Anxiety Disorders Program is for males and females, ages 13 to 17. It is open enrollment, which means you may join at any time.
The Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm 

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DBT Skills IOP for Teens 
The goal of this DBT Skills IOP program is to give teens the tools they need to have successful relationships and boundaries.  This is a highly interactive skills-based group program. It's not a program where you just sit.  Read more... 

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Eating Disorders IOP 
This ED IOP is 3 days per week, a total of 10 hours per week.  Open enrollment, join any time. For males and females ages 13-18

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DBT 101
This group is one day per week. Open enrollment, join any time.

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Watch for announcements regarding additional IOP groups for 18-25 year olds starting after our move in October. 


We are also contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare for our IOP's. 
 
For more information about our IOPs, contact our IOP coordinator at 602-997-2880 or iop@doorwaysarizona.com. 





Managing Back-To-School Anxiety And Pressure

For teenagers returning to high school, or young adults beginning college, starting a new school year often comes with a lot of stress and anxiety.

Gone are the days of a relaxing summer spent with friends outdoors and easy-going vacation time. With today's competitive society, many teens and young adults feel pressure to find an internship, practice for standardized tests, or continue to study through the summer. 

Add to that the pressure of social media, with many experiencing the feeling of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when seeing all the fun things their peers are doing during the summer. It can lead to feelings of self-doubt and worry.

 
 
 How to Help Teens Get Ready for School Success
 
The new school year is upon us and our teens need more than new clothes and a package of pens to get the school year off to a great start. Teens are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever and 27% of them are experiencing extreme stress according to the latest Stress in America survey

Parents can make a difference in how teens handle that stress. Whether your teenager is making their way through middle school, starting high school, or taking the first steps of their senior year, there are things you can do to help them be successful from the very beginning of the school year.
 
 
Does Back to School Mean Back to Bullying?

The long, lazy days of summer have come to an end and given way to the frenzy of back to school and all the activities that go along with it. While many teens look forward to going back to school and seeing their friends, it can also be a harrowing and stressful time for other teens who have been victims of bullying 
 
Bullying can be physically and emotionally damaging for teenagers and leave scars that take a long while to heal. Teens are especially susceptible to developing low self-esteem and even suicidal thoughts or actions when they are being bullied at school.

   Read More