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.
Daniel Merwin, LCMHCExecutive Director
Dr. Muhammad SaeedBoard-Certified Psychiatrist Attending
Qionna Tinney, MDBoard-Certified Psychiatrist
Stacy Blankenship, MSW, LCSWLead Psychotherapist
Kalyn Daniels, LCSWAPsychotherapist
Mackenzie Almond, MA, LCMHCPsychotherapist
Freddy Perkins, MT-BCMusic Therapist
Leigh Ann Browne, MSW, LCSWTherapeutic Yoga Instructor
Ginny KilcranOutpatient Business Office Coordinator
Daniel Merwin, LCMHC
Daniel has worked in behavioral health settings in the Southeast for several years and has been in the Triangle area since 2005. He began his career as an outpatient therapist at a local community mental health agency, then as a therapist at a residential substance abuse program. Since moving to the Raleigh Durham area , he has participated in the development and implementation of several evidenced-based (EB) treatment services to include the first Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team in North Carolina, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), and Wellness Management and Recovery which is modeled off of EBP Illness Management and Recovery (IMR).
Daniel obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology / Biology from the University of North Alabama and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University. While in graduate school, he interned on the admissions unit at the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion VA, and worked as a clinical case manager at Magnolia Ridge Residential Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in Johnson City.
Dr. Muhammad Saeed
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.
Stacy Blankenship, MSW, LCSW
Stacy Blankenship is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to supporting people on the road to becoming their best selves. Her passion to empower others is enhanced by ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in a variety of therapeutic settings. Stacy is an intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapist completing her training by The Linehan Institute in 2015. Stacy is adept at matching various forms of clinical interventions to best meet the needs of each individual.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Peace College with a double major in Psychology and Art and Design, Stacy earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at North Carolina State University. She has used these diverse fields of study to supplement her clinical approach in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Illness Management Recovery, Seeking Safety, Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Anger Management techniques. Stacy has thorough knowledge of crisis management skills and is currently working towards certification in Critical Incident Stress Management. Her unique and authentic style, as well as caring demeanor, inspires those she works with to reach a sense of peace and wholeness in their lives, within themselves and in their relationships with others.
In addition to her professional work, Stacy shares her skills and knowledge within her local community. Stacy often speaks at her Alma Maters on topics such as clinical interventions and cultural appropriation for people in therapeutic settings. Stacy is an advocate with the local chapter of the National Alliance Mentally Ill (NAMI) and serves as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Professional.
Kalyn Daniels, LCSWA
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA), Kalyn is passionate about helping individuals achieve their mental health goals. She has experience working with adults who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. She also has facilitated psychotherapy groups that promote healthy coping mechanisms. Kalyn is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a highly effective treatment for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression. As a social worker, she also has experience in advocating and fighting for the rights of marginalized populations in North Carolina. Kalyn received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte, and her master’s degree in social work from North Carolina State University. She strives to remain culturally competent in efforts to help every individual feel safe, heard, and empowered.
Mackenzie Almond, MA, LCMHC
Mackenzie is a Licensed Professional Counselor driven to help individuals find their life worth living. Her inspiration to guide others through their journey is enhanced by over four years of experience in working with individuals and groups in various settings. Mackenzie is a trained Dialectical Behavioral therapist that completed her training by Psychwire in 2019. Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill in 2012. Following this, Mackenzie earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University Graduate School. 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. Her education and training have helped to inform her practice to best suit the needs of every individual she works alongside. 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 approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Her genuine passion for helping is reflected in her belief that support can be walking alongside you on your journey or sitting with you through the toughest of times.
Freddy Perkins, MT-BC
Freddy is a music therapist specializing in working with children and adolescents. In 2013, he received his Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Appalachian State University and is currently working on his thesis for his master’s degree in Music Therapy from Slippery Rock University, which looks at how music improvisation can assess queer people of color’s experiences of their racial and sexuality identities in various social contexts. Since beginning his clinical experience in 2013, Freddy has worked with a variety of individuals including adolescents with trauma histories, children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, LGBTQIA adolescents, adults with mental health disorders and addictions, and older adults with dementia. Freddy belongs to several professional organization including the American Music Therapy Association, the Black Music Therapist Network, and the Music Therapy Association of North Carolina. Freddy has a deep commitment to serving the community, utilizing music to empower marginalized individuals and communities, as well as addressing inter-sectional issues specifically geared toward identity integration.
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.
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.