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 
As parents of teens, sometimes it is hard to determine what could be a sign of a serious problem and what is a normal part of growing up.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a nationwide survey of students in grades 9 - 12 found that 16% of students reported considering suicide, 13% created a plan, and 8% reported a suicide attempt in the year preceding the survey. About 157,000 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries across the US. How do you know what is a sign of a serious problem and when to seek professional counseling for your teen?  
  1. Depression
  2. Substance Abuse
  3. Eating Disorders
  4. Angry Outbursts
  5. Isolation
  6. Physical Health Problems
  7. Self-Harm 

Click here to read more about these signs. If you think your teen's mental health might be at stake, seek help right away. Mental health is just as important as physical health and should be taken seriously.


Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC
Founder, Doorways, LLC





PS. We are growing! We are looking to hire part time or full time Arizona Licensed Counselors! Click link below to help us spread the word!



DBT Skills 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 Skills 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.


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