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 
When most people think of eating disorders, it is very likely that the image that pops into their mind features a young, emaciated girl. But this is only part of the real story of eating disorders and something that the National Eating Disorders Association is working to change with its annual awareness campaign.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 22nd to 28th this year which provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to increase their understanding of these debilitating and even deadly disorders. There are millions of people in this country suffering from eating disorders but many go undiagnosed and untreated.


Doorways, and its experts, are one of the few mental health treatment centers in Arizona certified to help teens and young adults with eating disorders. Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC, and Dr. David Wall, Ph.D., have earned the prestigious Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) certification from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Less than 200 mental health providers in the US have earned this certification.


Click here to read more about eating disorders from the National Eating Disorders Association's website.

Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC
Founder, Doorways, LLC

P.S. We are offering an Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents with Eating Disorders three days a week.  See details below.

The Adolescent Eating Disorders Program is for males and females, ages 13 to 18. It is open enrollment, which means you may join at any time.


Adolescents who struggle with eating disorders, such as Anorexia and Bulimia, may also have difficulties in other areas of their lives as they relate to food and body image. The sessions focus on:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT) Skills training as they relate to food issues
  • Nutrition
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy
  • Body Image
  • Process Groups
  • It also includes three (3) monitored meals and snacks weekly.

Led by: Dr. David Wall, Jen Noto, LAC, Christina Jimenez, LAMFT, Bethany Dario, RD, and Brina Jergenson, Registered Dietitian.


The Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP meets three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of 10 hours per week.

Click here for more information. 

Doorways Welcomes New Provider to Work With OCD Groups

Dr. Wilcox brings a wide array of experience to her position at Doorways. Prior to working the field of psychology, she was a registered nurse. Most recently she completed her doctoral internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with severe OCD and anxiety disorders.


At Doorways, one of Dr. Wilcox's roles will be leading the New Young Adult OCD IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), working with young adults ages 18-25 who suffer from the effects of OCD. This is the only program of its kind in Arizona, focusing solely on OCD.


Teresa received her Master's in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2003. Her background includes working with adolescents and families within the court system and restoration services. Teresa works with adolescents that are dealing with depression, self - harm behaviors such as, cutting and suicidal thoughts along with gender issues. She helps adolescents and young adults understand themselves and make changes in their behavior through new life application skills. 

Where are you from?

I am a native from Arizona. I have been here so long that the hospital I was born in and the high school I attended have both been torn down!

Tell us about your family.

My family consists of my husband Don and my daughters Faith (11) and Sophia (9). We are a sports oriented family that enjoys softball, swimming, hiking and long bike rides. Our family enjoys running in 5K's together.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

I would enjoy reading or watching a good movie.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Mrs. Incredible.

What's the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Thank You by Ray Boltz. It reminds me that I can be an influence in the lives of others, sometimes I don't know it or can't see the effect, but I need to remember that I am...
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.


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