counseling and psychiatric services for adolescents and young adults

Doorways LLC.

 1825 E. Northern Ave. 

Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85020


(602) 997-2880  


A Note from Jan
Founder of Doorways 

People across the country work to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by helping others learn more about the condition, connecting people to the help they need, and sharing their experiences to make a difference in someone else's life.


One of the things we want to raise awareness about is that PTSD isn't just for adults and it isn't just for veterans.  It can and does happen to teenagers and those teens need parents who are able to identify the signs and willing to seek help and support.  To that end, here are the 8 things about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that every parent needs to know. 


As always, if there is ever anything we can do to be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to give us a call! 
PS. Parenting a teenager can be difficult and sometimes you just need some solid advice and someone to talk to. That's why we're offering Parent Time. Parent Time is individual one-on-one time for parents to meet with counselors to discuss concerns related to parenting their teens and to get solutions. See below for more info. 

Doorways now offers services for Parents/Guardians of our current clients called Parent Time.


Janet Ander, LPC, is offering individual and couples counseling on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Topics of sessions could include such issues as:

  • Parenting support and skills
  • Marriage and relationships
  • Mood or Anxiety symptoms
  • Communication techniques
  • Understanding yourself or your teen better
  • Identity and Self Esteem
  • Conflict resolution
Please contact us at 602.997.2880 or for more information.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can affect anyone at any age, can be difficult to diagnose because there may be a lag between the start of symptoms and the triggering traumatic event. 


Because there is still much we don't know about the disorder, it is difficult to predict who will experience it and who won't.  There are, however, some common risk factors that seem to make people more susceptible to PTSD.

  • Previously experiencing a traumatic event
  • History of mental illness
  • Lack of social support following the trauma
  • Being injured in the course of the event

Diagnosis is made by a qualified mental health practitioner based on a discussion with the person experiencing the symptoms.


You can read more about Understanding, Diagnosing and Treating PTSD here.

Shannon Madden, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor 


Shannon has experience in individual, group, and family counseling utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR with soldiers, first responders, and adolescents. She has more than 10 years of experience as a Crisis Counselor working in ERs with people experiencing psychiatric emergencies including suicide attempts, psychosis, and alcohol/drug abuse issues. 

  • Only Tri-Care provider at Doorways
  • Treats PTSD, Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Has worked with the military, fire, and police
  • Available to work with military families

Please call our office at (602) 997-2880 for more information about how Shannon can be of benefit to you or a family you know.


  Anyone who experiences a traumatic event can suffer from PTSD.  Knowing the signs and seeking help are the most important things parents can do to help if they believe their teenager is dealing with PTSD. Learn these facts about PTSD, so if your teen suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you can get the help they need.

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