Dr. Mahlon Roun

(LCSW, DBH)
Therapist Dr. Mahlon Roun Photo

About Me

Hi. I'm Dr. Roun. I have lived in Arizona most of my life and graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Doctor of Behavioral Health degrees.

I’ve been a Social Worker for about 20 years and have been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of experiences in that time. My first experience providing clinical services was with the Veterans Administration Hospital. There I learned the basics of the effects of substance use and its treatment. I also gained experience providing case management services on a medical floor and assessing the stability of patients on an inpatient psychiatric ward. In addition to gaining experience in substance use and mental health, I also learned the role of clinical research and assisted researchers in determining the efficacy of certain psychiatric medications.

As I came close to graduating, I took on internship roles with the ASU child welfare training unit, Help on Call, the Arizona State Hospital and an outpatient clinic, where I started my career in behavioral health. As a case manager I worked with individuals with a wide range of emotional and psychiatric problems, and ultimately focused my attention on the criminal justice setting.

After leaving the outpatient setting, I worked briefly for a detoxification center, while simultaneously working in a state prison setting, where I am currently employed. The prison has taught me a great deal about the struggles people have and has furthered my opinion that some problems are better addressed in therapy and lifestyle changes, than simply by medication management. Going to school for my Doctorate further solidified these thoughts and they are now the cornerstone of my work.

I have been trained in a number of therapeutic techniques but prefer to work with people informally. I believe the best way to ensure life changes is to be able to apply the problems, and the solutions, in a real way, minimizing the use of theory. I believe that therapy, as any other change, should come from the person and the solutions be generated from the person. I tend to look at peoples strengths and look for ways to maximize those strengths in treatment, normalizing weakness's wherever possible.
Finally, I believe that the most effective change is when it can be applied to real life situations, so I will try to make connections between your current concerns and past experiences, to facilitate future change.

Some of my favorite websites are:
Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
Arizona resources - https://211arizona.org/
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - https://www.namisa.org/support-groups-for-family-members-friends/


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Men's Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-17645 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Roun is very patient and understanding. He allows me to work through my problems.

Written by A.S. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s great!!

Written by S.H. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Roun is an amazing therapist. I feel heard, respected, and understood during our sessions. I highly recommend him!

Written by M.E. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Roun has been an excellent counselor. It has been what I needed to help me through some stressors. His style allows me to generate my own solutions and he is very supportive.

Written by M.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Roun has been a great addition on my path toward recovery. I currently have 4 therapists/counselors and have had multiple more throughout my life. Dr. Roun is by far one of the best.
Dr. Roun is very flexible and accommodating. He is very knowledgeable, smart and experienced. He is a very good listener, very kind and he is great at explaining things so I can understand them fully. He also genuinely cares about you. In my expierence this is rare and I really value him for that.
Dr. Roun is top tier in his profession and I highly recommend him to everyone. He has changed my life for the better and I hope he can do the same for you.

Written by A.I. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I hadn’t considered getting a male therapist, but I’m very glad I took Dr. Roun on as my counselor. He’s very easy to relate to and patient. If you’re looking to express yourself without judgement and to get new perspectives on some issues, I’d recommend talking to Dr. Roun.

Written by S.H. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa

I appreciate Dr. Roun and find his skills to be helpful and his approach to be encouraging (gentle yet assertive and honest) because he directs me in a positive way—the analysis from my conversations in a positive way. He helps me breakdown and understand my perceptions and concerns, frustrations, emotional confusion, and pain in a rational sense and practical sense in relation to my life and my environment. Currently, he is trying to help me focus on priorities and boundaries and how to get there—achieve my goals and plans. I have most problems with the action part. He is currently working on that will me even though I still feel a bit reluctant about it; but I trust him.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He's absolutly wonderfully he's helped me through a very bad time in my life and I can absolutely say I couldn't be in better hands

Written by A.L. on Feb 20, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dr. Roun has been awesome! Very grateful for his advice and wisdom

Written by K.Y. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Roun is really good at his job. Very straightforward in finding immediate, workable solutions to the various problems I face. He asks the right questions and leads me to conclusions that allow me to improve the quality of my life.

Written by O.C. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is very patient and understanding, and such a great help!

Written by M.I. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Absolutely marvelous

Written by B.A. on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Roun is not only an incredible therapist, but an incredible person as well. He always makes me feel seen, heard and valued. I have only been in therapy with Dr. Roun for a couple of weeks and he has already helped me in so many ways. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking therapy.

Written by S.T. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Roun is kind, supportive and wonderful!

Written by S.H. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr Roun is kind, a great listener, and is is talented at picking up the small details in conversation and sinking them into a core theme. He's also good at learning how I think and speak and communicating in a way that makes sense to me.

Written by A.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Round is an extremely good listener and provides some excellent advice.

Written by M.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Roun is a good person, compassionate, with a good heart. He is patient, listens actively, and focused on helping.

Working with Dr. Roun is an investment in improving my life and who I am as a person. He provides needed support and guidance as I work thru various issues. The work is challenging but he makes me feel like I am not alone.

I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for being paired with him at a such a watershed time in my life.

Written by N.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Dr. Roun is super supportive and really helps get down to the root of an issue! I’m glad I am able to work with him.

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

Dr. Roun has a very approachable, easygoing style. He makes one feel comfortable right away. He displays expert knowledge and provides great resources and questions to dig deeper. He has helped me alot in a very short while!

Written by J.E. on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

He has helped me come to a realization of what I need and get me through it. Trustworthy