We specialize in treating
bipolar, anxiety and
trauma and abuse,
Janet Ander, LPC
Janet is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a native of Arizona. Janet graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master's Degree in Counseling. After school, she worked as a therapist in a residential boarding school and found great joy working with adolescents and their families. Janet specializes in trauma-related anxiety and depression, codependence, and family relational issues. Her goal is be a mentor to her clients, and help them become more confident in their ability to grow from the struggles life has to offer.
I am a born-and-raised Arizona native. I grew up in Chandler, lived in Flagstaff for 12 years during and after college, and moved back to Phoenix 3 years ago.
Tell us about your family.
My family is entertaining, even if they don't always mean to be. My parents have been married 36 years and are enjoying retirement. My younger sister is one of my best friends and I am grateful she lives close by. We're loud and friendly. My "other family" (my boyfriend, his daughter and family) are a rowdy fun bunch. I am truly blessed!
If you could dress up as anyone for Halloween this year, who would you be?
A pirate or a cowgirl. I love adventures and my inner child has always wanted to be one or the other.
If you could still go trick
-or-treating, what type of candy would you secretly hope your bag was filled with?
Oh it's no secret... dark chocolate! Maybe with a little caramel and sea salt. But definitely chocolate!!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I recently learned to scuba dive, so I would love to see the Great Barrier Reef and some of the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean or Fiji.
It is always interesting to step back and do an evaluation of the prominent issues impacting our adolescents. Though it is certainly not a "new" issue by any means, the instances of self-injury are increasing.
More than ever before, we are seeing teens struggling with self injury. It seems that this issue may be at an all time high and that unfortunately, it's becoming commonplace among adolescents as an acceptable way to "deal" with their emotions.
At Doorways, we have professional counselors on staff who are trained in identifying and treating the issues that lead up to self injury. We also have groups, like our DBT Groups, specifically designed to teach adolescents and young adults about coping skills.
If you know anyone you suspect may be injuring themselves, please don't delay in getting them the help they need. They need to know there are more effective ways to deal with life's stress and pain and there's hope on the journey.
Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
P.S. Doorways is hiring! If you know someone interested in working with our amazing team, please check out what opportunities we have available the Careers page on our website!
Doorways will begin offering Saturday hours Saturday, November 9!
Doorways providers, Laura Ross, Family PMHNP, Megan Schwallie, LCSW and Venessa de la Cruz, LCSW will begin offering hours by appointment only every other Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please contact our office at (602) 997-2880 to schedule an appointment today!
If you know anyone who may benefit from any of these specialty IOP programs, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (602) 997-2880. We would love to help!
We are contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Behavioral Healthcare for our IOP's.
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