How is DBT Different and How Does it Help?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy and it is a therapeutic approach for treating certain conditions that commonly impact teenagers.  Although it was originally created as a way to help those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, it is also proving effective at helping teens who are participating in self-harming activities and those who have acknowledged… Continue reading How is DBT Different and How Does it Help?

Family Counseling Provides a Foundation

When we first work with a new client, one of our goals is to find the right program to help that person overcome whatever obstacles they are facing.  In many cases, our work with teenagers leads to a recommendation that some form of family counseling be incorporated into the program.  When this recommendation is made,… Continue reading Family Counseling Provides a Foundation

What is IOP?

To most people, there are two kinds of mental health treatment. First, there is inpatient treatment where you live at a facility for weeks to months and which includes treatment for chronic issues or addictions and secondly, Outpatient treatment, which is meeting with a group or an individual provider, typically once a week. Here at… Continue reading What is IOP?

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

When most of us think of therapy, we picture a scene similar to the one most commonly portrayed on TV.  There is a wood paneled office featuring a therapist in a chair and a patient on a couch.  In reality, therapy can look very different depending on the kind of therapy that is going on. … Continue reading What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

Phoenix Teen Counseling: Mental Health 101: Teen Troubles

The teenage years can be troublesome and traumatic.  Faced with a myriad of pressures from every direction, teenagers often feel that they need twist and morph themselves into someone else in order to fit into other people’s molds.  This is made more difficult because they are only beginning to discover who they are and what… Continue reading Phoenix Teen Counseling: Mental Health 101: Teen Troubles

How is Faith Based Counseling Different?

What type of counseling is right for your teen? (Image via Wikipedia) For parents who are looking for someone to help their child through a difficult time, the world of mental health can be very confusing.  Within the sphere of mental health services there are psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, nurse practitioners, and social workers.  It… Continue reading How is Faith Based Counseling Different?

Common Types of Psychotherapy

For parents new to the world of mental health, the different types of practitioners and the different therapeutic techniques can seem overwhelming.  The good news is that you don’t have to know all the answers in order to find a mental health professional that can help your child.  However, it is helpful to have a… Continue reading Common Types of Psychotherapy

Finding Help for Your Teen

You know your teenager is struggling and for whatever reason, you don’t seem to be able to help.  You know you need to find a mental health professional that has the right skills and experience to provide the support and assistance your teen needs.  You know you would do anything to help them find their… Continue reading Finding Help for Your Teen

Onsite Counseling and Nutritional Services

Doorways is available by contract  to provide confidential, professional, onsite counseling (counceling) services to schools and universities, community organizations, associations and more. Onsite services offered include counseling for: Substance Abuse Domestic Violence Grief & Loss ADHD Anger Issues Sexual Abuse & Trauma Eating Disorders Stress Management Bullying Workshops and Seminars Suicide Prevention Workshops Communication with Teens… Continue reading Onsite Counseling and Nutritional Services

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