Jan Hamilton , MS, PMHNP, 
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Doorways LLC.

 1825 E. Northern Ave. 

Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85020


(602) 997-2880  


A Note from Jan
Founder of Doorways 

Why is "mental health" a dirty word?  I don't mean it literally of course. But because of the stigma that is propagated about mental health as well as other issues, 71% of Arizona's youth who have had a major depressive episode do not receive the critical help they need.

For adolescents and young adults, (and all of us really) mental health is as important as our physical health. Yet m any people feel  ashamed of their symptoms because of the stigma our society places on mental health issues/
I agree with   Deborah Serani , Psy. D, a clinical psychologist who's struggled with   depression , who takes a two-step approach by educating others about mental illness and leading by example.
Specifically, she teaches what mental illness is and isn't. "Mental illness is a combination of neurobiology and psychological influences, not a weakness in character."
I've been encouraged that we are taking steps to dispel the stigma about mental illness. 
Many celebrities have begun to share about their own mental health challenges.  They know that by sharing their stories, they can encourage others to seek help. 
Here's one thoughtful message:

At Doorways, we are working to break the stigma of mental illnesses by educating people that mental challenges can happen to any of us and can they need to be looked at in a similar way to a physical illness. For instance, if you have the flu, you go to a medical provider and receive help to be healthy again.  

There is nothing to be ashamed of.  Our providers are there to listen, to walk alongside, and to help people feel better again.  We do not judge, or criticize or point fingers.  We just care!  (What a great job we have!).
If someone you know is suffering from mental illness, but is afraid to get help because of the stigma, we can help you.  Contact us at Doorways for a free consultation to discuss some possible solutions.

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

Doorways Welcomes New Staff!!

Rachael Grantham, Psy.D.

Rachael earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. She has worked for the past 5 years in a variety of settings, both at inpatient and outpatient levels of care, treating children, adolescents and their families. 

Rachael has a passion for supporting adolescents through difficult transitions in order to live a more fulfilling life aligned with their passions and values. 

She utilizes a combination of solution-focused, acceptance commitment, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals with depressed or anxious mood, traumatic experiences, eating disorders, and parent-child relational issues.

Fred Miller, Masters Student

Fred is currently in a graduate program for Human and Family Development at Arizona State University and will be starting his Clinical Behavioral Health Counseling program with Northern Arizona University in the Spring. He moved to Phoenix from Tucson in 2015 to escape the heat.

Passionate about helping people, Fred has taken his abundance of personality and spirit from IT management, emergency medicine and finally to higher education with all three Arizona universities.

When he isn't working with students, doing schoolwork, playing with the newest gadgets or attempting to curb the endless energy of his three dogs, 

Fred works with the OCD/Social Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program at Doorways.

Now Hiring!
We are recruiting for the following positions. Please help spread the word! 

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.

OCD/Anxiety Disorders 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. 

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