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/
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Trichotillomania
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AZ LCSW LCSW-17645
I feel safe and heard with Dr. Roun. He is someone I trust and can count on to help me deal with anxiety.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Roun for the past 8 months. Together, we were able to work on a bunch of issues that I was having. He was able to give me so many new ways of working through my anxiety and focusing on the things that I am I control of. I truly looked forward to our calls on a weekly basis, and without his guidance I’m not sure where I would be. He was never pushy and always showed that he cared about the problems at hand. Thank you Dr. Roun for helping me become the best version of myself.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Mahlon for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have adored working with Dr. Roun over the years. He is professional, timely, and always tells me how amazing I am! I couldn’t be more grateful to have him as a counselor.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Mahlon for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and coping with life changes
Dr. Roun is a professional that will make you feel valued and respected. His expertise comes through at each session. When you are ready reach out and ask for Dr. Roun, you won't regret it.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Mahlon for 5 months on issues concerning eating disorders
2nd time talking with this amazing soul
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Mahlon for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Round is very easy to converse with and acts as a great support system while exploring oneself on a deeper level!
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Mahlon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management