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 

We are excited to announce that we are starting a new DBT Skills IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) for adolescents in January and we are now enrolling!

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. 

DBT is highly effective for reducing suicidal behavior, self harm behaviors, substance abuse, depression and anxiety and for people who have difficulty regulating their emotions.

It's also effective for helping young people who have problems getting along with people, conflict in relationships, short lived relationships, and no long term meaningful relationships.

Contact me for more information about this program or any other ways in which we can help you. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Doorways!

Jan Hamilton, PMHNP-BC
Founder, Doorways, LLC


Provider Spotlight
Meet Sarah VanHolland MC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Sarah is one of our staff members leading our DBT Skills IOP for adolescents. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Arizona State University in 2007 and has worked at Doorways since 2011.  

Sarah specializes in working with acculturation issues, depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, and advocating for individual education rights within the public school system.

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring: Adolescent & Young Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist

We are seeking to hire a Full or Part-Time, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist; to work 1-5 days per week M-F, flexible hours.

Read the complete job description here.

Now Enrolling!
Now Enrolling!

DBT Skills IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) for
Adolescents ages 13-17

The goal of this DBT Skills IOP program is to give adolescents the tools they need to have successful relationships and boundaries.  This is a highly interactive skills-based group program. It's not a program where you just sit.

Here's a typical session at our DBT Skills IOP.

We open our weekly sessions with a mindfulness exercise based on one of the core skills of  DBT. For example, we might play a game where the kids pay attention to a sequence and pass an invisible ball around the circle. If they miss the directive they will be out of the game. The goal is to participate with attention and to stay in the moment and to not to be worried about judgment.

In the next segment we take about 45 minutes to an hour to teach a new skill. Then we participate in an experiential activity reinforcing the skill, We might create some sort of art work, play a game of role playing, or practice a new self-soothing technique.

For the last part of the session we set goals and give homework. We learn how to take the skill they just learned and use it in real life. 

The DBT Skills IOP will also involve individual counseling sessions for participants. 

Our IOP groups are contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare.

For more information about the DBT Skills IOP, contact Susan, our IOP coordinator at 602-997-2880 or Susan@DoorwaysArizona.com.

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