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Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers Orlando

216 Pasadena Place, Orlando, Florida, 32803
Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and the highest quality individualized psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for adults who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness while maximizing social functioning in the real world.

Facility Highlights

  • Residential treatment at The Villa Orlando and Smoky Mountain Lodge
  • Outpatient treatment at Outpatient Center - Raleigh
  • Pasadena Villa's Social Integration Model is our unique intervention strategy


  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • David Bell
    David BellCEO
    With over 25 years of experience, David is a versatile behavioral healthcare professional with roles as a CEO and Vice President in the areas of startup, multi-facility oversight, and new service development. David holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Hospital Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota. David previously served as the CEO at Brentwood Meadows Hospital and also spent time at Springstone, Havenwyck Hospital, Universal Health Services, and Valle Vista Health System.
  • Sarah Summey
    Sarah SummeyDirector of Admissions
    As the Director of Admissions, Sarah utilizes her experience in activity coordination, counseling, insurance process, admissions and referral development to lead the Pasadena Villa admissions team. She joined Pasadena Villa in 2013 as part of the Smoky Mountain Lodge clinical team and transferred to The Villa Orlando in 2017. Sarah is committed to mental health advocacy and helping residents find fulfillment in their lives through the premier treatment offered at Pasadena Villa.

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Pasadena Villa operates two luxury residential treatment facilities: a lodge on the border of Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the facility in Orlando: The Villa Orlando, a residential facility for men and women in a residential neighborhood slightly north of central Orlando. Outpatient services are also available on-site.


Villa Orlando's treatment is founded on a "Social Integration Methodology," under which clients are involved in a community — attending therapy; volunteering; enjoying social, recreational, and cultural activities; and participating in school and jobs — as part of their recovery and their road back to community life after treatment. The 12-Steps are used in an innovative 12-Steps through Art program.

Otherwise, most treatment is carried out in a group setting, with groups focusing on areas such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family dynamics, relapse prevention, codependency, health and wellness, and life skills. In addition, the center offers both psychiatric sessions and psychotherapy in individual settings.

The length of stay depends on the individual client's needs, but the average length of stay is three to four months in residential care, followed by six to nine months in lower-level care, for example the center's partial hospitalization program (PHP), which can be accessed as either entry-level or step-down care, with optional supported housing off-site.


The team includes psychiatrists, master's-level therapists, psychotherapists, an art therapist, recreational therapist, nurses, and social workers. The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date rated Villa Orlando two out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


During residential treatment, clients can either stay on-site or in gender-specific homes in the community. The main campus offers 14 beds in a 24/7-monitored family-style home with a full kitchen, communal areas, and a piano. The community homes have less supervision, though support is still available to residents 24/7. Amenities include bowling, dinner outings, movie viewings, outdoor activities, and more.


The singe alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave negative feedback, rating Villa Orlando two out of five stars in most of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, family participation, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The alum's solitary praise was for the facility's "good food," but wrote that "everything else" was a weakness. The alum concluded their review by writing, "It was a joke and a scam."


At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mostly positive feedback, with a few notes of stark complaint, and most of this feedback was left by clients' loved ones. To date, 16 Google reviewers rated Villa Orlando an average 4.2 out of five stars, with three negative reviews and 13 positive.[1] The two positive comments among these reviews praised the center's staff and environment: "We felt very secure with the staff and team taking care of our daughter... I felt that the staff and treatment team were open and honest with my husband and I and this was comforting given the situation," loved one J.M. wrote in a representative review on Google.

However, one positive reviewer and several negative reviewers cited billing problems, often combined with a feeling that the facility did not offer a sufficient level of care for its price tag. "This place is an expensive joke. Nothing more than a daycare center with some mental health treatment," J.C. wrote in a representative review to Google, and in an otherwise positive review, T.K. wrote to Google: "Our experience did have one area of negativity in that Pasadena Villa utilized a 3rd party to interface with insurance companies. My experience with that outside organization was atrocious in that that they were unprofessional, untruthful, and non communicative."

On Pasadena Villa's Facebook page, which may be curated, 15 reviewers rated the organization an average 3.9 out of five stars, with three negative and 12 positive reviews.[2] The few reviewers who left commentary were overwhelmingly negative, accusing the facility of frugal business practices and providing inadequate treatment.


Pasadena Villa is not in-network with any insurers, and does not accept Medicaid or Medicare, but it does work with several insurers on an out-of-network basis.

[1] https://goo.gl/iKevv6
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/pasadenavilla/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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