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 

I just finished reading an article in the November 7, 2016, issue of Time magazine titled " Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids are not Alright ." 

Today, more than ever, our young people are feeling overwhelmed and depressed. This has lead them to self-harm or attempting suicide in their desperate efforts to deal with their situations. 

This article is not surprising; but, still, it was a hard article to read since it corroborated the pain that I see every day in the eyes of the young people we help at Doorways. 

These statistics can lead to feeling like it's not going to get any better and we can lose our hope.

But hope is a powerful emotion.

We say we hope for things like, " I hope that I get the present I want; I hope I catch a fish; I hope I make the team; I hope my car lasts another year, I hope we can go on a vacation."

And these are fine. But, I think there is a deeper hope. It's when you decide to take your teen to counseling and think; "I hope my child gets well". That hope carries a different weight. All other hopes pale in comparison.

I do have Hope...especially at this season of Christmas. Hope that comes from the most unimaginable place, from a God who cares and is willing to enter into our pain with us.   

We are humbled by the hope and trust each person who walks through our doors puts in our Doorways' team. Our pledge is to embrace that hope and put our heart, soul and spirit into providing loving, compassionate, and skillful care for each of them.

During this holiday season, we encourage you to hold on to your hope. Our young people can get better.  

But the first and hardest step is to reach out, and ask for help.  There's no shame and no judgement.  We are here for you and your family and friends. Because helping young people helps all of us.

If you know a parent or guardian of a young person who is cutting themselves, or has attempted suicide, and doesn't know what to do, have them give us a call.  We always offer a free consultation for hurting parents. We can find hope together. 

With love and hope this holiday season,

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From Jan Hamilton
and everyone at Doorways!



Doorways Welcomes A New Staff Member!!

Rich Killen, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor

R ich earned his Masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Sport and Exercise Psychology from Argosy University-Phoenix. He has worked with families and at-risk youth and has also worked within a Partial Hospitalization Program for individuals struggling with addiction. 

In addition to this experience he has also worked with athletes and other individuals interested in improving their performance and success in life, school, and their careers. Rich has a passion for people and helping them achieve their goals.  We are excited to add Rich to our wonderful team of providers at Doorways!
Now Hiring!
We are recruiting for the following positions. Please help spread the word! 

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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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