counseling and psychiatric services for adolescents and young adults
Doorways LLC.

1825 E. Northern Ave. 

Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85020




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We specialize in treating adolescents and young adults for


depression, bipolar, anxiety and mood disorders,

eating disorders, 

trauma and abuse,

substance abuse,

self harm,

suicide prevention,


Doorways In The News

 Chase Kerrey talks with the Arizona Republic about the problem of Bullying in schools today.

Staff Highlight

Josh Harper, MEd, MS

Where are you from?  

Originally, I'm from Laguna Niguel, CA.  I now live in Gilbert, AZ.



Tell us About Your Family  

My mom, dad, younger brother, and sister all live in California.  My parents are recently retired and my brother is a high school history teacher.  My sister has Down Syndrome and is an amazing, loving person who has had a huge impact on my life.  I have no family in Arizona, but many wonderful friends...some are like family to me.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?  

I love to go out to eat, go on a run, read, or chat with a friend!



If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?  

 I think it would be amazing to be Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle (4-book series).  Eragon is a dragon-rider who has a learned a variety of skills using an 'ancient language.'  Pretty awesome if you ask me!

What's the #1 most played song on your iPod?  

"No One Like You" by David Crowder Band.

What's your favorite quote/verse?  

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Only in the darkness can you see the stars.


- Martin Luther King Jr.



A light heart lives long.


- William Shakespeare



Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.


- Benjamin Franklin



The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.


- Vince Lombardi



Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.


 - Albert Einstein



Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

- Orison Swett Marden



What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

- Zig Ziglar



First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

- Epictetus



Begin with the end in mind.


- Stephen Covey



Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.


Mother Teresa




It's hard to believe, but in February, Doorways will be celebrating five years in business!


We started out with just myself, Trina and one other employee. Today there are 15 of us and we just finished expanding our office so we can have more space for counseling and groups.

It's been quite a ride and we wouldn't be here without your support!


We are having an Open House, 5th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, February 15th and we would love it if you would join us.  See below for more info.


Thank you again for all of your support.  Together, we all make a difference in the lives of young people.  




Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Doorways, LLC




P.S.  We love hearing from you.  Contact me directly with your questions, comments, or just to say hi!

You Are Invited!!

You are Invited to our 





Please join us on Friday, February 15th from 

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Meet our staff, tour our expanded facility, learn about our new IOP Programs.   Please mark your calendars!  We'd love you have you drop by!

New Group: Man Makers 
Who:  Teen guys, ages 
13-17. Group limited to 8 members.


What: Topics to be covered include:

  • Social & relationship skills
  • Conflict resolution & anger management
  • Emotional control
  • Values & character building
  • Male identify development

When: Mondays, January 28 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 


Led By: Josh Harper, MEd, MS


Where: Doorways Arizona, 1825 E. Northern 

Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85020


Cost: $90 per session -OR- prepay for 8 sessions and 

pay $650 (a $70 discount) 


How: Email Trina or call Doorways, (602) 997-2880

NEW Intensive Outpatient Program Tracks

Young Adult Trauma IOP is for males and females, ages 

17-25.  This track is 3 days per week, a total of 10 hours per week. Open enrollment, join any time.


The Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP is for males and females, ages 13-18. It is 3 days per week, a total of 13 hours per week.  Open enrollment, join any time.
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.
DBT Group for Adolescents
Who:  Male and Female 
Adolescents, ages 13-17.  Group is open enrollment (you may join at any time).


What: Interactive, 

experiential, and educational group that teaches DBT life coping skills.


When: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Led By: Sam Lample, LPC, Chase Kerry, LAC, and 

Sarah Van Holland, LPC


Where: Doorways Arizona, 1825 E. Northern 

Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85020


Cost: $45 per session -OR- prepay for 8 sessions and 

get a $60 discount 


How: Email Trina or call Doorways, (602) 997-2880

DBT Group for Young Adults 
Who:  Young Adults, Male 
and Female, ages 18- 25.  Group is open enrollment (you may join at any time).


What: Interactive, 

experiential, and educational 

group that teaches DBT life coping skills.


When: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Led By: Caleb Mitchell, LPC and Josh Harper, MS, 



Where: Doorways Arizona, 1825 E. Northern 

Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85020


Cost: $45 per session -OR- prepay for 8 sessions and 

get a $60 discount 


How: Email Trina or call Doorways, (602) 997-2880

Doorways Now Offering
Weight Loss/Nutrition Services
Rachel Brogan MS, RD, Registered Dietitian


Doorways is now offering weight loss and nutrition services

  • Weekly one-on-one with our dietician
  • Personal eating plan
  • Get help with eating issues
  • Get the accountability, support and resources you need


Rachel is also available to speak to groups and organizations about healthy eating.


Rachel received her Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Nebraska in 2003. She worked at Remuda Ranch for over five years treating adult women, girls, and boys with anxiety and eating disorders. She specializes in adolescent eating disorder treatment, weight management, and family education. She is excited about leading adolescents and young adults into a more positive relationship between their bodies and food.


For more information call Doorways at 602-997-2880.

Can You Exercise Too Much?
Many of us have set resolutions going into this new year. At the top of most people's list is a plan to begin eating better and working out. But, as good as this plan sounds on paper, did you know that when it comes to exercise, you can actually have "too much of a good thing?" 

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, too much exercise can actually be symptomatic of a potentially larger issue. 

When does excercise become too much of a good thing? Routine physical activity is healthy, but compulsively exercising, especially when one is tired, sick, or injured, may signal a problem with overexercise. Overexercise can be a form of purging.


If you are concerned about your own exercise, or a friend's, ask the following questions:

  • Do you force yourself to exercise, even if you don't feel well? 
  • Do you prefer to exercise rather than being with friends?
  • Do you become very upset if you miss a workout?
  • Do you exercise when you are hurt?
  • Do you base the amount you exercise on how much you eat? 
  • Do you make exercise the most important part of your day? 
  • Do you worry that you'll gain weight if you skip exercising for a day?
  • Do you obsess or have anxiety if you have a day without exercise?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you or your friend may have a problem. If you have any questions about this topic, please give us a call today. 

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