Dr. Mahlon Roun


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/


  • 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


LCSW #LCSW-17645 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Written by S.H. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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