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

 Rachel Brogan talking about the increasing statistics in Arizona of Eating Disorders in Teens on CBS 5.



Congratulations to 
Ben Woodruff who just received his full licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also earned his EMDR Certification!
 Ben is increasing his hours at Doorways and is taking on new patients.  
He has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults in ministry, outpatient, and public mental health environments, and specializes in working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, spiritual issues, and sexual addiction.
Congratulations, Ben! 
When Tragedy Strikes:  
What Should I Tell My Children


Given the tragic events of the last few days, and sadly, months, we are hearing this question more than ever before. 


What do I tell my child when such tragedy happens?  


If you are wondering how to answer questions like:

  • Why do people do bad things to good people?
  • How do I help my child feel safe?
  • How do I spare their innocence, yet honestly answer their questions?
  • How do I talk to my child, teen, or young adult in an age appropriate way?

If you are asking yourself these questions or any others, the US Department of Health and Human Services has some great suggestions in this article.  


Please take a few moments to read it and as always, if we are able to assist you in any way, please don't hesitate to give one of our certified counselors a call at 602.997.2880.  


We know this is a difficult time and we would love to help you in any way we can. 


"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow."

- Helen Keller


"Earth laughs in flowers."


- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."


- Henry David Thoreau


"Wise men make more opportunities than they find."


- Francis Bacon


"Don't find fault, find a remedy."

- Henry Ford


"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther."

- J. P. Morgan 



Do you know next month is Mental Health Month? Since 1949, May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month. The focus for this year's awareness campaign is the mental health of young people.

Mental disorders don't discriminate based on age. Adults and children alike are affected by them. It is estimated that 22% of Americans age 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.  Mental health problems affect 1 in 5 young people according to the National Mental Health Association.


Recognizing the signs of mental illness is important. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, worry, or sleep problems are not uncommon. However, when these feelings get very intense, last for long periods of time, or begin to interfere with school, friendships and other relationships, it may be a sign of a mental illness and that person needs professional help.


Although statistics show that mental disorders in children are appearing more often, great advances have been made in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, so there is hope.  Depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Anxiety, Conduct, and Eating Disorders are all types of diagnosable mental disorders found in children.  


If you know someone who struggles with any of the symptoms above, please don't delay. Give us a call today so we can help. 



Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Doorways, LLC




P.S.  Have you Liked Us on Facebook or begun Following Us on Twitter? If you haven't, please take a moment and do that so we're better able to connect with you! After all, you're why we're here!

What's New at Doorways?

DBT Group for Adolescents


Who: Male and Female Adolescents, 

ages 13-17.  


What: Interactive, experiential, and 

educational group that teaches DBT life coping skills.


When: Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

(open enrollment)


Led By: Sam Lample, LPC, Chase Kerrey, LAC, 

and Sarah VanHolland, 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 



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

DBT Group for Young Adults


Who: Young Adults, Male and Female, 

ages 18- 25. 


What: Interactive, experiential, and 

educational group that teaches DBT life coping skills.


When: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

(open enrollment)


Led By: Caleb Mitchell, 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

Man-Makers Group


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, 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (open enrollment)


Led by: Josh Harper, MEd, MS


Where: Doorways Arizona, 1825 E. Northern Ave, Suite 200, 

Phoenix, Arizona 85020


Cost:  $45 per session -OR- prepay for 8 sessions by March 4 

and pay $300 ($60 discount).


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

New Intensive Outpatient Programs


Young Adult Trauma IOP is for ages 

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


Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP is for 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.

 What is IOP?

To most people, there are two kinds of mental health treatment. First, there is inpatient treatment where you live at a facility for weeks to months and which includes treatment for chronic issues or addictions and secondly, Outpatient treatment, which is meeting with a group or an individual provider, typically once a week. 


At Doorways, we understand that there are times where adolescents and young adults need more than a weekly one on one with a therapist or other provider, but who don't need to be in an inpatient program.  In an effort to fill this need, we developed an adolescent and young adult-specific Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that target specific disorders.


IOPs meet several times over the course of a week and participants are part of several different kinds of therapy each day.  These programs enable us to provide more comprehensive treatment options in the specific areas where a more intensive experience is warranted.


Doorways currently offers two ongoing IOP groups, the Young Adult Trauma IOP and the Adolescent Eating Disorder IOP.  These specialty groups each meet three days a week and have rolling, open enrollment.


The Young Adult Trauma IOP is for those ages 17-25.  The program requires 10 hours a week spread over a three day period.  Each week, attendees participate in the following different types of therapy and group sessions.

  • Art Group - These groups are designed to enhance and reinforce positive emotion.  Participation helps promote peace and calm.
  • Process Group - These groups help participants practice identifying and expressing emotions, learning to let go of shame, and how to build relationships with interpersonal skills.  By sharing their experiences, participants grow and learn to trust others.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness - This group uses yoga and mindfulness practice to increase participants' awareness of thoughts, feelings, urges, and actions in an observational and non-judgmental way.
  • DBT Skills Group - These groups use the concepts and theories from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help participants develop effective life coping skills.
  • Skills Card Process Group - This group expands on the skills learned in the DBT groups and helps participants learn to process thoughts, emotions, feelings, self destructive behaviors, and urges.  The emphasis is to put the skills learned in the DBT groups into practice.
  • Voice, Power, & Trust Group - This group provides participants with a place to tell their story in a safe space and is designed to help trauma victims recover their voice and learn to trust again.
  • Trauma Theory - This session combines psychoeducation and processing in an effort to explore a model of trauma and how it is manifested in adulthood.

The Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP is for those ages 13-18.  The program requires 13 hours a week spread over a three day period.  Each week, attendees participate in a variety of therapy and group sessions.  In addition to the Process Group, Yoga/Mindfulness Group, and DBT Skills Group outlined above, this IOP also includes the following:

  • Group Meals - Each meal or snack is an Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) session supervised by a dietician or therapist.  ERP is a premiere method of learning to tolerate the kind of anxiety often experienced with eating disorders.
  • Nutrition Group - This group's focus is promoting a healthy, balanced approach to eating that is supported by the latest research and is taught by a registered dietician with years of experience treating children and adolescents with eating disorders.
  • Body Image Group - This group provides participants with a place to tell their story in a safe space and is designed to help those with eating disorders recover their voice.
  • CRT Group - Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is on the cutting edge of eating disorder treatment.
  • Parent Group - The goal of this group is to give parents and guardians the necessary information to assist in their loved one's recovery process.  This group is for parents and guardians only.
  • Parent Update - The focus of this group will be to discuss client progress, barriers, obstacles, concerns, and expectations for the weekend while establishing the type of structure that is conducive to the recovery process.
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