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Wow! I don’t know where to start this heartfelt review. Sometime ago, I was in desperate need for help and once a week counseling was just not enough. My counselor told me about IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) but I was so apprehensive as I’ve never done something like this before. But I knew I needed help, so I reached out and set-up a screening appointment. That’s where I learned from the therapist who was screening me about PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) where you go in part of the day and take part in group therapy. I agreed to sign up and went in my first day super anxious, super nervous. Everyone was so nice, and made me feel comfortable, and I started opening up. I attended the program in person about a month and it was a life changing experience. Before this program I was having maybe like 2-3 panic attacks a day if not more, and now months later, I’m down like 1 panic attack a week or every two weeks, which is huge improvement for me. My anxiety has not completely gone away, but I’ve learned so many tools through this program to help me better cope with anxiety, and I’m confident that with years to come and ongoing practice of my coping skills, my anxiety will be a thing of the past. I am looking forward to that day. But if you’re reading this review, you’re clearly not 100% about whether Pasadena is the right place for you or not, then let me know reassure you, the people there, the therapist there, are all super wonderful and I really strongly believe that they genuinely cared for me and my well-being. They were in it together with me. I was not alone, and that’s what I loved about the program.

– Former Client for Charlotte

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I am a mental health professional in the Triad area and I have had the opportunity to get to know Pasadena Villa staff and the agency as a whole. I can say confidently that this agency is a wonderful place to receive mental health treatment because the staff are well trained and ethical people. I refer clients there for IOP and PHP services as I trust the agency with providing care to my clients.

– Professional Referent

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Long story short, this Pasadena Villa center was the best therapeutic experience I’ve had in over a decade of trying to work through therapy. The therapists and staff have the utmost respect for patients, their privacy, and autonomy. They operate with a lot of flexibility in structuring its program to meet your needs. I was expose to so much, from the lives of other group members to the benefits of acupuncture and acupressure. The work did not come easily and it certainly paid off. I can’t imagine how else I would’ve spent the past few weeks of my life if not here, because it was what I needed.

– Former Client for McLean

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Truly unlike any other therapy I had received prior. All the therapist at Pasadena are amazing and make the space so welcoming. If you have the option to go to Pasadena, I would really recommend it—changed my view on certain areas of my life and helped me to better understand where my depression and anxiety were stemming from. The therapists cater to individual needs and make sure everyone is heard, seen, and comfortable. Vulnerability and inner work/healing is hard but extremely rewarding and I’m super grateful to have had such a supportive team of therapists and other individuals during this experience 🙂 I urge anyone who is struggling to try it out.

– Former Client

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I am very grateful for my experiences at Pasadena Villa during both PHP and IOP. It has helped me to upgrade the way that I live my life by teaching me more about myself, the human experience, coping mechanisms, and invaluable tools around self discovery. The therapists are second to none and their passion has never ceased to amaze. The group sessions were expertly facilitated and provided tremendous support in the healing process. The treatment was personalized and they helped to lay out a plan to be better than I was. I look forward to putting my new found knowledge and experiences further into practice. I highly recommend Pasadena Villa to anyone going through a difficult time in life and in need of helping hands.

– Former Client

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Pasadena Villa was a reformative experience for my mental health. I entered the program at an all time low, and I left feeling hopeful and having the tools and skills necessary to cope with life and not be overcome by my issues. It is a comfortable and safe environment led by encouraging and helpful staff. I would recommend this to anyone thinking about entering a program of this nature.

– Former Client

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Pasadena Villa taught me the skills and gave me the support necessary to reach a much better place than I thought was possible prior to starting the program.

– Former Client

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Pasadena Villa probably saved my life. At first, I was hesitant to sign up for a partial hospitalization program – I felt like I already knew “everything” about managing my depression and anxiety. I was definitely wrong! I really appreciated the structure Pasadena Villa built into their curriculum. The therapists blended more formal instruction topics with time to connect with our group members and individual time to reflect and practice our new skills. They really care about their patients gaining skills to improve their mental health and maintain their new behaviors! Highly highly recommend!

– Former Client

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I was looking for help in a caring environment….and that is what Pasadena provided. From the first phone call with their pleasant front office staff to their effective therapist and available provider, I came out of the program in a better place than I started….no feeling is final!

– Former Client

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Highly recommended this treatment center. It helped me heal and grow personally. All therapists there are very caring and empathic. They are great listeners as well. The group is great, you feel comfortable to share your personal battles. I recommend anyone struggling with mental health to try it out. You will learn so much in a short period of time and totally grow into a different person.

– Former Client

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It is hard to put into words how much the staff at Pasadena villa have helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. I entered the program broken and raw, and now many weeks later I am leaving feeling prepared and capable to handle problems life may throw at me. Pasadena provided a nurturing and caring environment that is unlike anything I have experienced in therapy. I experienced this in both the PHP and IOP programs. Both the staff and the other participants were so compassionate and understanding. Sometimes that is all it takes, being around people who have the same struggles as you provides a strong sense of community and opens the pathway to heal. While ultimately my recovery is my responsibility and it is only through hard work and determination to make a change, Pasadena villa has given me the skills and tools to turn my life around. Every single staff member truly cares about you and your recovery and will do anything to help you on your journey ((special shoutout to jenna)). This program will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

– Former Client

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I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the staff at the McLean office of Pasadena Villa, and tour their facility. They have a strong mental health program with great clinical depth, and staff who’re both capable and compassionate. I believe in the mission of Pasadena Villa, and look forward to working with them in the years to come.

– Former Client

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My time at Pasadena Villa was extremely valuable! The therapists and group are very supportive and welcoming. The sessions are catered to the problems you need to focus on and the group setting can be very insightful. I learned coping techniques, emotional regulation skills, how to set boundaries and much more. This program helped me get into a better headspace and I’m so thankful for all of the staff. I’m glad this was where I had my first outpatient experience.

– Former Client

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I entered Pasadena Villa not wanting to live. I had reached my bottom. When I reached out for more information, the intake staff showed me such compassion and care that I took the chance and entered their PHP program and I am so glad I did!! This was the first time I experienced group therapy and I was obviously apprehensive. Not knowing what to expect, I was met with an environment that made me feel safe, seen and heard. Each therapist there is simply amazing. They take the time to really get to know each client our struggles and fears and they tailor our treatment to fit our needs. You have no idea how important this is to someone struggling with mental illness. The decision to embark on such an emotionally exhausting journey is terrifying to say the lease, knowing that you have people in your corner who genuinely care for your well-being makes it easier to focus, commit and submit to the healing process. I am forever grateful to staff at Pasadena Villa. I now have the tools I need to face each day and the tough times that are sure to follow with strength and courage. Pasadena Villa literally saved my life. If you or your loved one is struggling and needs help, I highly recommend Pasadena Villa.

– Former Client

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I am beyond grateful for my experience at Pasadena. I not only gained the much needed confidence in myself but skills to use for the rest of my life. I had been in a low place for a long time and now feel hopeful for my future. You have to be prepared to do the work but with all the support from group and therapist you aren’t alone. I could literally write a novel about my time there but will keep it simple as possible. Know if you are struggling this place is here. The only person that can take charge of your recovery is you and this place provides the skills for you to keep showing up for yourself. They are real and the atmosphere is comforting. I miss it being apart of my daily routine but am thankful to now be in a place where I trust my self and know who I am as a individual. A more confident and compassionate person.

– Former Client

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We have worked with Pasadena Villa both professionally and personally over the years. They have a caring and responsive staff. As the owner of a psychology practice, I regularly recommend them when a higher level of care is needed. We have had many opportunities to collaborate with Pasadena and have seen great results out of their PHP and IOP programs.

– Former Client

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This center was extremely helpful at a time in my life where I really needed help and didn’t know where to turn. At Pasadena Villa you learn skills that help in all of life’s stressful situations, make life-long friends and connections, and get expert help from an incredibly caring and knowledgeable staff. I encourage anyone who is considering treatment to check out Pasadena Villa- it is a safe place for personal growth and healing.

– Former Client

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They are a wonderful group of therapist that want to help you and validate your feelings to get your power back! I highly recommend Pasadena Villa, Stacey rocks!

– Former Client

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The Intensive Outpatient Program was wonderful, even though I was reluctant to start it last year. The therapists and support staff were wonderful. This was my first experience with group therapy and they made the transition easy. When I completed my program, I had the tools and skills that I needed to handle my anxiety and depression. The Alumni Zoom meetings are a fun way to connect with everyone and share experiences post PV. Keep up the wonderful work.

– Former Client

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What an experience this was for me and my recovery. I came in very apprehensive and knew nothing about group therapy. I was welcomed with open arms by the staff and the entire group. I can’t tell you how much this place changed me. I have so many positive memories and I learned so many important life skills as well as built a toolbox of coping skills to be strong for the rest of my life.

– Former Client

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Thank you all so much, I appreciate you!! The kindness and care that you show to your patients, and dedication to your work is excellent!! I learned a lot from the program, from establishing boundaries, emotional regulation, grounding techniques, best ways to communicate and be asserting, putting the thoughts on trial, and self compassion and self care!! Everything was so beneficial and it has been a lesson on life for me, on things that I were never taught or made aware of as far as how to relate to myself, and I believe every human being could benefit from it, regardless or health problems, religious background, race or whatever social and societal barriers and hinderences there are to a person’s growth!! Thank you Jessica, Jess, Alain, Kaitlin, and Phil you guys are awesome!!

– Former Client

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This program not only saved our daughter’s life, it’s changed all of our lives. There is no amount of gratitude we can express for the support, care, and commitment shown to her.

– Former Client

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I began the program in an extremely negative place in my life and I was able to slowly obtain the tools that I needed to begin my own healing process. I have not fully recovered, but I feel that Pasadena Villa has prepared me to face my anxieties and the world with confidence that I will be successful.

– Former Client

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I have been to several out patient programs, but had the best results with Pasadena Villa. There are several Therapists that are very good at what they do and make you feel comfortable. They teach skills that everyone should learn, not just those with disabilities. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for help. They have been a great help in my life and they really care.

– Former Client

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This is a fantastic place to go for PHP or IOP! I was able to get into the program quickly and easily. Everyone is extremely polite and helpful. Therapy focuses a lot on helping you develop CBT and DBT skills that you can use outside of therapy time. They work hard to cater the sessions to the needs and desires of the group. As a result, I also gained lots of other grounding and coping skills. This was the best decision I could have made to help myself recover from my mental health relapse.

– Former Client

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I struggle with major PTSD. I went through the php f iop program, and it exceeded my expectations. I trust my life and wellbeing to the nicest staff you’ll ever meet, from the insurance/benefit staff to the therapists, they truly care and have your best interest at heart. The only complaint I have is the psychiatrist is a male, but if you ask, a female will sit in with you. It’s a lot of hard work, but so worth it. I have continued to excel in my mental health recovery. Jess was my amazing therapist, and I am so grateful. I truly felt accepted, heard, valued, loved and welcomed in this program.

– Former Client

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Phenomenal staff who really care about the people they interact with. The things I learned here changed my life for the better and I recommend it highly to anyone who feels like they need some guidance on their journey. It can be scary/intimidating at first but both the staff and the clients work hard to make the environment friendly and welcoming.

– Former Client

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I absolutely love Pasadena Villa and owe them so much for all the help that have given me. I came there really anxious and was just a mess with my mental health. With the kind staff and the structured classes and group, I was able to get a good hold of my mental health and got better. Anyone who is seeking help for their mental health should reach out to Pasadena, they will change your life for the best.

– Former Client

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An incredible staff that genuinely cares for their Clients. I was educated on how the brain works, how Trauma impacts our thoughts (now and in the future), and learned coping skills and grounding techniques. It is a group setting, but you only share things if you want to, and often find that questions posed by others help your own understanding. Even the other Clients tend to be extremely supportive of each other. I have never been in such a supportive, non-judgmental environment before. This place really makes a difference in the lives of those that looking to heal, understand, or recover.

– Former Client

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Back in October, I started to struggle once again with my diagnosis and came upon this place through a referral. I cannot tell you how happy I am that this practice became a part of my life. I’ve been an addict for over 20 years and I suffer from multiple mental health problems. I did not try and seek any kind treatment until January 2017 when I felt at my very lowest. I went to rehab in South Florida for 3 months and all it really did was keep me sober for a short stint, but I did not understand myself or how to use effective coping skills. Pasadena Villa gave me all of that and so much more. The therapists there really challenged me to open up and learn about myself and they also nurtured me through some incredibly difficult self-discoveries and exposed traumas. I feel more confident now, more than ever, with the skills I’m leaving with and how to apply them every day to live a much happier and balanced life. I could not thank every member of their staff enough, and I hope if you’re reading this then maybe you’ll brave that first reach for help because I know how difficult that can be for lots of us.

– Former Client

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My son has bipolar disorder and is on the spectrum. He recently experienced an unusually long depressive episode. While recovering, he was very fortunate to be the first client of Pasadena Villa Outpatient Treatment Center in Charlotte. The warmth and compassion that he experienced at Pasadena Villa – and that was extended to me – was beyond wonderful. The ability of their staff to literally provide one on one treatment was something that we had never experienced before. My son spent four months at the Charlotte location. Through art, music, meditation, animal therapy and his own individual psychotherapy sessions my son was able to learn coping skills that enabled him to manage his social anxiety. Pasadena Villa also worked diligently with us on a discharge plan – tailored expressly for him. I highly recommend Charlotte’s Pasadena Villa Outpatient Treatment Center as their unique approach to therapy and passion for connecting with their clients is truly exceptional!

– Former Client

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The group setting seemed intimidating and uncomfortable at first, but it was honestly an amazing experience. The therapists are great, the other patients were also great, and the classes were an awesome mix of fun/creative, difficult but thought provoking/helpful, and generally very informative. Coming here was the best choice I think i ever could have made during a very difficult time in my life. The therapists are phenomenal, and foster a very safe and open atmosphere.

– Former Client

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