First Session

Your first session with Dr. Dorland is a little different than other counselors.

Because there are no preconceived ideas about what will be best for you, this session is to find that out.

First there’s some paperwork (for legal reasons we have to do this, that’s why we don’t offer advice over the phone). Through the paperwork, though, we will be able to discuss your individual situation and come up with a plan that works for you. Being flexible will allow us to come up with how often and how long your sessions will be. Sometimes your first session is the only session you’ll need; in other situations you may need several weekly hour sessions. On average, I see clients 5-8 times before they feel ready to move on from counseling.

Whether it’s one extreme or in between, we will work together to find the right fit.

Connecting with You

Being a therapist in Tucson, AZ practicing psychotherapy and behavioral health care, I specialize in helping people work through problems, have better relationships, improve their communication skills, and increase their connections with their loved ones.



I work with you and your family to find out what’s stopping you from having the relationships that you want, whether it’s an easy-to-resolve issue or one that runs a little bit deeper. On average, I see patients 5 times before they feel like the situation has resolved (of course this varies, sometimes it’s more and sometimes it’s less).


Your initial session is short, designed to fill out necessary paperwork, get some background on what you need, and make a plan. I do conventional sessions with individuals, couples, families, teens, and kids, however often times your initial session may be your only session with me… other times we may set up a plan for long-term management of behavior… every situation is different, and every situation needs to be looked at in that way. With evening and weekend hours, there are many possibilities.



  • BS in Physiology from UofA
  • MEd in secondary Education from University of Phoenix
  • MS in Mental Health Counselong from Capella University
  • Doctorate in Behavioral Health from ASU


  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Center for Creativity in Counseling


Insurance and Fees

Dr. Dorland is currently not accepting any new patients with Insurance.

Sessions are one hour long and are currently billed at $150 per session, however this fee is subject to change.

Dr. Dorland does have a a sliding fee of up to 50% off to attempt to meet the needs of all patients. If you have a financial need, you are encouraged  to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorland and discuss it with her in person during your intake.


By Phone  (520) 302-4116

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Our Address is 

3900 E. Timrod St.  #7

Tucson, AZ  85711

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