Virtual and In-Person Treatment Options Available.
Who We Are
Located in Charlotte, NC, Pasadena Villa Outpatient specializes in treating adults (18 years or older) struggling with mental health issues.
We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing coping skills, life skills, and self-management strategies in real-time to promote independence and build a life worth living.
Levels of Care
- Tailored psychotherapy groups meet week to week to ensure they address the client’s needs.
- Group-based with individual psychotherapy, family sessions, and medication management as indicated by the treatment plan.
- Virtual and in-person treatment options available.
Licensed clinicians provide comprehensive treatment utilizing evidence-based methods:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Art Therapy
- Somatic Psychotherapies
- Music Therapy
- Board-certified psychiatrists oversee treatment, conduct psychiatric evaluations, and offer medical consultation
- Collaboration with community providers that serves as an extension of the client’s treatment team
“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.
- Grateful Client
“Back in October, I started to struggle once again with addiction 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.”
- Grateful Client
Pasadena Villa Outpatient Center – Charlotte is in-network with Cigna, Aetna, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, and Blue Cross Blue Shield including the BCBS State Health Plan and BCBS plans from across the nation. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For those preferring to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private pay rate.
Sloan Huggins, MEd, NCC, LPCCharlotte Executive Director
Dr. Paul BrarBoard-Certified Psychiatrist Attending
Jessica Burstein, LCSWLead Psychotherapist
Camari Claiborne-Scott, LCSWAPsychotherapist
Philip Falco, MA, LCMHCAPsychotherapist
Dana DeRaimoDirector of Admissions
Jenna Kelley Haque, MS, LMFTPsychotherapist
Deanna Goldner, LCSW, LCASPsychotherapist
Kaitlin Wightman-Ausman, MT-BCMusic Therapist
Dayana VincentOffice Coordinator
Sloan Huggins, MEd, NCC, LPC
Sloan’s clinical experience spans across a variety of treatment settings and levels of care. She has facilitated individual, group, couples and family counseling in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and in 2014, founded her own private practice. In private practice, she specialized in the treatment of adolescents with self-injurious behavior as well as adults with personality, mood, and substance use disorders. Prior to her role with Pasadena Villa, Sloan was the Executive Program Director of Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers where she oversaw programming for a network of substance abuse treatment facilities in North Carolina and Ohio. Her responsibilities included program and staff development, ensuring programmatic and regulatory compliance, and providing clinical direction and leadership. During her tenure at Legacy, Sloan also developed and implemented a mental health Intensive Outpatient Program and was instrumental in establishing the very first standalone, private detox facility in the state of North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winthrop University, is a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. Sloan is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Dr. Paul Brar
P. Paul S. Brar, MD, was born and raised in India, migrated to the United States in 1982, and has been in practice in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1993. He spent his adult residency training at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, D.C. and his Child and Adolescent fellowship at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institue in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Brar is board certified in psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to being the medical director at various facilities around North Carolina and South Carolina, he has also maintained his outpatient psychiatric practice and is an attending psychiatrist at Piedmont Medical Center. Dr. Brar is an avid patient advocate who strives to not only understand the patient’s needs, but also their family, caregivers, and other providers. He has a passion for treating patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD.
Jessica Burstein, LCSW
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Post graduate school, Jessica received a certificate as a Trauma Specialist from Rutgers University. She has worked in different residential and outpatient settings for mental health and/or addiction. Jessica has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist those struggling with a variety of issues. She focuses on implementing a balance between releasing emotions in a healthy way, while also helping individuals discover healthy coping skills. Jessica is very passionate about helping others and believes with guidance and support, all individuals can achieve an improved quality of life.
Camari Claiborne-Scott, LCSWA
Camari is a psychotherapist who received her Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University. She has worked in various settings including non-profit organizations, residential care, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Camari utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and strengths-based perspective treatment modalities to help individuals identify their own strengths and intrinsic motivation. Camari is passionate about serving individuals and empowering those who are learning to overcome any issues related to mental health.
Philip Falco, MA, LCMHCA
Phil received a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Purdue University and an M.A. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His areas of interest in counseling include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and LGBT+ concerns, but he has experience working from various treatment modalities with clients from many different cultural backgrounds and is always looking to continue learning and growing as a counselor. Outside of work he enjoys golfing, participating in community sports leagues, watching movies, video gaming, watching home renovation TV shows, and spending time with friends and family.
Dana comes to Pasadena Villa with experience in behavioral and crisis management, psychiatric case management and program outreach. She has worked with clients through the admissions process to ensure verification of benefits, paperwork completion, and policy and program implementation. Dana has an extensive background in customer service, and has both a personal and professional devotion to the field of mental health. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University.
Jenna Kelley Haque, MS, LMFT
Jenna Kelley Haque is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina and graduated with Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lee University, AAMFT accredited program. For undergrad, Jenna majored in Marketing with emphasis on corporate sales. She worked in men’s custom clothing, digital media sales, and online marketing for eight years.
Jenna uses a psychoanalytic attachment family systemic approach to therapy as no man is an island. Our experiences are multi-causal and multi-maintained seen through a lens of beliefs, relationships with others, societal expectations, traumas, and world events. All humans have the fundamental need to be loved, be seen, and to be heard. Our beliefs, feelings, behavioral patterns, and relational dynamics are driven by these needs before we could articulate. We learned about our world through our first relationships and these subconscious attachments. We work to make the subconscious conscious, identify how your attachment reinforces your choices, and unworked through feelings. Trauma focused does not mean you have to have an identified traumatic experience; rather, you experienced an event that was too complex for you to process at that time. Creating awareness will lead to creating change. Jenna has six years of experience working with multiple populations that includes trauma, depression, anxiety, self-actualization, relationships, infidelity, family systems, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ with groups, individuals, couples, and families.
Deanna Goldner, LCSW, LCAS
Deanna hails from New York City and resettled in Charlotte in 2019. She graduated from Columbia University’s Social Work School in 2014 and has worked in a variety of settings including foster care, public schools, and substance use treatment centers. Deanna came to work with Pasadena Villa because she is passionate about supporting clients through a process of deep healing and growth. Deanna focuses on building on personal strengths and uses an integrative approach of experiential and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Kaitlin Wightman-Ausman, MT-BC
Kaitlin is a Board-Certified Music Therapist who graduated from Appalachian State University. While music therapy can positively affect a wide variety of populations, Kaitlin has specifically focused her work and continuing education training in mental health. She has experience working in group settings providing music therapy to adolescents and adults with eating disorders, children with behavioral issues, and adults working through depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other diagnoses.
Music has a unique impact on humans. Where often it can be challenging to find the words to express how one is feeling, that feeling can sometimes be expressed more clearly through music. Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that uses the relationship between the therapist, the client, and the music to facilitate change. Kaitlin works to create a safe, open space where a client can express themselves without fear of judgement or criticism. She works to address coping skills, goal setting, behavior change, self-confidence, and other goals unique to the client’s needs through musical experiences such as song writing, music assisted relaxation, song discussion, musical games, and improvisation. Kaitlin is passionate about working in mental health, and she believes that all humans have the capacity for growth and wellness.
Dayana was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and raised in Charlotte, NC. She obtained a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Scranton and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health from East Carolina University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dayana has worked in various capacities in the areas of social services, healthcare administration, and health operations and quality management. She is determined to improve health equity by providing culturally competent care and addressing health disparities that adversely affect specific populations. In her spare time, Dayana volunteers with Matthews Free Medical Clinic and the American Red Cross. She also enjoys hiking, yoga and traveling.
Start Your Journey
If you feel Pasadena Villa Outpatient can help you on your road to recovery, please reach out to us by phone or by completing the contact form.