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



Currently the providers at In One Peace are accepting the following insurances:

  • Aetna
    • Aetna EAP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • including Biodyne
  • GEHA (Please check your benefits prior to scheduling)

Please be sure, however, to verify that mental health services are provided under your plan.



AHCCCS insurances are not accepted. These insurances ONLY have contracts with the larger agencies in town- La Frontera, COPE, CODAC, AZCA, etc.

We do, however, have a sliding fee. And, we are happy to work with you to find a rate that works for you. Please schedule an intake and let your therapist know so we can help.


By Phone  (520) 302-4116

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Our Address is 

3900 E. Timrod St.  #7

Tucson, AZ  85711

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