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 
Greetings!

School has just barely started and already some adolescents are asking their parents, "Can I stay home sick today?" 

Going back to school can be extremely stressful, even frightening for some adolescents. They may come up with real or imagined illnesses just so they don't have to attend. 

Adolescents with "school refusal" have a very difficult time getting to and/or staying in school, usually due to some type of anxiety.

Here are some tips to help your adolescent deal with this issue. 
  1. Get to the root of the problem: Find out exactly why your child does not want to go to school. Sometimes it's as easy as asking them what's going on.
  2. Validate how they are feeling:  Listen to what they are saying and show that you care.
  3. Help them develop a plan on how to deal with the issue that is causing them to not want to go to school. 
  4. Encourage and support your child as they seek to work their plan.
  5. Seek help from a school counselor, teacher, or therapist if the issue is not able to be resolved between you and your child. 
At Doorways we are here to help parents and teachers alike help adolescents navigate through this crazy world. We offer free parent consultations, as well as group presentations on a variety of adolescent issues. Just call us.  
 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC
Founder, Doorways, LLC
 
 
Spotlight

Meet Jeremy Hanes, MA, IOP Coordinator

We are excited to welcome Jeremy Hanes to our team! 

Jeremy received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. He has been doing insurance utilization review for 9 years, 8 of them at Rosewood. Jeremy has clinical experience in outpatient therapy at The Branch Family Institute and Metropolitan Family Services in the Adoption Preservation Program. He enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and their families to help them receive the services and benefits they need for excellent mental health care.
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The Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP is for ages 13-18. It is 3 days per week, a total of 10 hours per week.

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If you know anyone who may benefit from either of these specialty 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.