Virtual and In-Person Treatment Options Available.
Who We Are
Located in Cary, North Carolina, Pasadena Villa Outpatient Center – Raleigh is a primary care facility specializing in treating adults (18 years or older) challenged with mental health conditions including mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders.
In a peaceful atmosphere, we provide an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) that promotes skill development in recognizing and managing symptoms of mental health issues. A strong emphasis is placed on building and practicing coping skills, life skills, and self-management strategies that help clients to avoid disruption in daily functioning and promote independence, and build a life worth living.
What We Treat
- Major Depressive Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder
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 with certifications in evidence-based modalities provide a whole person approach using:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Art Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Somatic Psychotherapies
- Movement 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
“I wanted to again express my gratitude to you for your efforts to help and support James as he continues the ‘recovery’ journey. If you come here, take it seriously. You will get what you came here for. The staff is great and caring and will work with you as well as call you out when needed, but that is what I needed. I am very glad that i found this place.”
- Grateful Client
“I absolutely love Pasadena Villa and owe them so much for all the help that they 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.”
- Grateful Client
Pasadena Villa Outpatient Center – Raleigh is in-network with Cigna, Aetna, 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.
Jessica Wood, MS, LMFT, CEDSExecutive Director
Muhammad Saeed, MDBoard-Certified Psychiatrist Attending
Qionna Tinney, MDBoard-Certified Psychiatrist
Mackenzie Almond, MA, LCMHCLead Psychotherapist
Lindsey Abshier, MA, LCMHCAPsychotherapist
Madison West, MA, LCMHCA, NCCPsychotherapist
Leigh Ann Browne, MSW, LCSWTherapeutic Yoga Instructor
Dana DeRaimoDirector of Admissions
Ginny KilcranOffice Coordinator
Jessica Wood, MS, LMFT, CEDS
Jessica Wood is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist having earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Jessica has been working in mental health since 2009. Jessica has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy for patients across multiple levels of care. In addition to her experience in direct patient care, Jessica has extensive experience providing supervision and training to clinicians.
Jessica strongly believes in an evidence informed approach to best practice treatment and pulls from several approaches in her work with patients including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jessica also believes in a collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and is passionate about empowering patients to create a sustainable path to recovery.
Muhammad Saeed, MD
Over the years, Dr. Saeed has served in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, and consultation/liaison services. He has been serving at a local psychiatric hospital as a Clinical Director of Geriatric Services since 2012. His primary focus is helping individuals who are struggling with a persistent and serious mental illness to the functional recovery. Additionally, Dr. Saeed has been providing transcranial magnetic stimulation, which addressed treatment-resistant depression, at several treatment locations in the triangle area. His areas of interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Saeed is board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed adult psychiatry training at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center in 2007 where he also served as a Chief Resident. He further completed his geriatric psychiatry fellowship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial program. In 2008, Dr. Saeed relocated to North Carolina and served in the psychiatry department of ECU at Brody School of Medicine as the assistant professor until 2012. Dr. Saeed also shares his mental health knowledge with others by conducting seminars through Eastern and Wake County AHEC.
Qionna Tinney, MD
Dr. Tinney is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She graduated from medical school in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently serves as adjunct faculty in their Department of Psychiatry in addition to maintaining a private practice in Durham, NC.
With over 14 years of experience, Dr. Tinney has the expertise and conducts research in Autism, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder. She also has advanced training in the management of anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Dr. Tinney is a “medication minimalist” which means that she only provides medications when absolutely necessary while supporting evidence-based alternative interventions. She believes in providing total personal care and supports and encourages close collaboration with her patient’s other providers in the community. Her mission is to provide evidence-based culturally competent care while improving awareness of mental health in the community.
Mackenzie Almond, MA, LCMHC
Mackenzie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist driven to help individuals find their life worth living. Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University Graduate School. Her inspiration to guide others through their journey is enhanced by over six years of experience in working with individuals and groups in various settings. Mackenzie’s specialties include suicidality, suicide prevention, grief, and complicated grief. She is passionate about raising awareness of suicide and suicide prevention efforts with the public and clinicians as well as advocating for changes in the way we treat those who experience suicidal thoughts. Mackenzie has focused her training on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of those with passive, active, acute, and chronic suicidality. She is a member of the American Association of Suicidology, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention amongst other special projects. Mackenzie received DBT training through Psychwire in 2019.
After completing her internship in community mental health, Mackenzie facilitated teen and adult DBT groups, conducting outpatient therapy, and working as a community support therapist with high-needs individuals and those in crisis. Mackenzie’ believes that therapy was never meant to be a “one size fits all” practice, but rather tailored to one’s needs at this moment. She adapts her therapeutic approach while emphasizing empathy, compassion, non judgementalness, and acceptance for meeting her client where they are in the room.
Lindsey Abshier, MA, LCMHCA
Lindsay is a Family Systems trained therapist with four years of experience in providing individuals, couples, group, and family therapy in clinical settings. Lindsay received her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Studies with a specialization in Family Science from Louisiana Tech University.
Prior to her work at Pasadena Villa, Lindsay worked as a program therapist at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy services to individuals diagnosed with eating disorders and, often, co-occurring disorders. While working at Carolina House, Lindsay created a curriculum to provide psychoeducation around PTSD and how to find resources for support. Lindsay has also worked in private practice doing individual, couple, and family sessions for those dealing with various issues.
Lindsay’s passion is meeting her clients where they are and being genuine in her approach. She aims to treat the person, not solely the diagnosis. When working together, you can expect to be met with a warm, nonjudgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy with an acceptance for where you are in this moment. She wants to help you find your voice, be confident in your ability to handle whatever life throws at you, feel heard, and accepted for who you are. We all deserve to understand ourselves.
Madison West, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Madison is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor who aims to provide a space for individuals to challenge unhealthy coping mechanisms, address changes they would like to make with confidence, and explore the thoughts and feelings that may make it difficult to meet their goals. Madison has 4 years of experience in the mental health field in various settings ranging from hospital treatment to outpatient treatment. Madison has a passion for working with folks in the LGBTQ+ community, those who are living with depression and/or anxiety, those who are struggling to adjust to difficult life transitions, those experiencing suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior, as well as those working toward recovery from eating disorders. Madison believes that each client is unique, the expert of their own life, and deserving of individualized treatment to best meet their needs.
Madison received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University in 2015. Following this, Madison earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University. Madison acquired experience in facilitating various teen and adult groups focusing on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Body Image, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Goal Setting, and management of crises through completion of her practicum and internship in residential treatment, partial hospitalization programming, and intensive outpatient programming serving those living with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. Madison has also worked to provide outpatient treatment using skills and interventions learned from experience in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy to assist those working to live happier and healthier lives they deem worth living.
Leigh Ann Browne, MSW, LCSW
Leigh Ann is a licensed clinical social worker with over five years of experience providing treatment and support to diverse populations with complex needs and an array of mental disorders. She possesses strong diagnostic and clinical skills with ongoing experience providing evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention and Solution Focused Therapy. Leigh Ann was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the Linehan Institute in 2013 and implemented a comprehensive DBT program for a local community behavioral health agency. Through the application of DBT, Leigh Ann has become highly skilled in the assessment and risk management of persistently suicidal individuals.
In addition to providing psychiatric assessments and treatment in the emergency room, Leigh Ann is a dedicated yogi with a passion for teaching and promoting wellness, currently teaching Bikram yoga and therapeutic yoga. She combines yoga with the use of evidence-based interventions, incorporating cognitive therapy with mindfulness, meditation, and body movement for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and emotion regulation.
Leigh Ann’s approach is to teach and help individuals with discovering ways to reclaim their bodies and promote change within themselves through self-discovery, improved insight and the development of practical coping skills. Leigh Ann believes that transformation and growth can occur within anyone despite how complicated their circumstances are. Her therapeutic yoga sessions are rooted in compassion with the goal to empower people to enhance self-awareness, increase mental and physical strength, and to find and embrace their best selves.
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.
With over 18 years of operations and business management experience, Ginny makes a positive contribution to the team at Pasadena Villa. As the Business Office Coordinator, she wears many hats, including working with clients and staff at front desk to make financial arrangement and complete paperwork and working with the admissions team to field local inquiry calls. Ginny graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University. In past roles, she has been responsible for insurance billing information, human resource functions, including training new employees, and all aspects of office management. Ginny is goal oriented and vital part of the team at Pasadena Villa.
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.