counseling and psychiatric services for adolescents and young adults
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 

One of the challenges of parenting teenagers is to know when their behavior is normal and when they may be struggling in a way that requires professional help.  It is normal for teenagers to withdraw from their parents.  The need to develop a separate and individual identity is one of the developmental changes that need to happen during these years.  But for parents, a teen that is withholding and withdrawing in a healthy way and one that is struggling and suffering in an unhealthy way may not look that different. 


Click here to read about WARNING SIGNS for parents and friends to look for, and HOW TO HELP.

If you feel that your child is a danger to themselves, trust your gut and get help.  Don't wait.  Find a professional that can help your child through the current crisis and build skills to boost their resilience as they move forward through the rest of their lives. 

Jan Hamilton

P.S. We are offering free 15 minute parent consultations through the end of December. This is a great opportunity to speak to a therapist about your teen's or young adult's particular issues.

The ReBo Psycho-educational group offers Young Adults (ages 18-25, males and females) opportunities to learn about issues relating to relationships, boundaries, communication, and how to put them in action!


The group is designed to give members the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their personal and professional relationships.  


The group will be held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. 


The cost is $45 per group or a discounted rate of $225 for 6 groups if paid in advance.


Click here for more information. 

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. 
Michelle Carlin, MS, NP-C
Adult Health and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Michelle is an Ohio native and earned her Bachelor's Degree and her Master's Degrees from The Ohio State University. She became certified as an Adult Health & Illness Nurse Practitioner as well as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2005. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings with adolescents and young adults with general mental health and serious mental health diagnoses. Michelle has also worked with people diagnosed with substance abuse disorders and in an inpatient women's substance abuse treatment center. She enjoys helping patients to get the best possible care and life skills necessary to help them through life's journey.  


Michelle accepts BCBS, Cigna, United, Health Net (MHN), and Aetna insurance.


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

DBT Group for Adolescents: It's All About Relationships

Who:   Male and Female Adolescents, ages 13-18.  Group is open enrollment (you may join at any time).


What:  DBT group is a psychoeducational group for adolescents, specializing in teaching healthy coping skills through mindfulness strategies.


When:  Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m


Led By:  Jen Noto, LAC & Sarah VanHolland, LPC


Where:  Doorways, 1825 E. Northern Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85020


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


For more information, click here.


When the normal challenges of the teenage years are exacerbated by other circumstances like being bullied or a mental illness, teenagers can see suicide as a way to solve their problems.  The key to helping your teen is to know what the signs are, recognize the signs, and get help.

For many parents, it is difficult to understand why an adolescent who has their whole life in front of them, would consider ending it prematurely through suicide.  No matter how well-adjusted you think your teen is, it is important to know the warning signs and when to intervene to keep your child safe.

Parents who are looking to help but don't want to do more harm than good may feel like they are floundering and wondering how to tell if their teenager is depressed. There are some key things that parents can look for to determine the difference between a bad day and a big deal.

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