Who We Are
Located in Music City, Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Nashville specializes in treating adults, 18 years and older, struggling with behavioral health and co-occurring conditions. We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing the skills and self-management strategies in real-time that enables clients to build a life that aligns with their values and ensures long-term recovery.
Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
What We Treat
At Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Nashville, we specialize in treating complex mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders. The multimodality approach involving group, individual, and family therapy along with psychiatric services allows our clinical team to effectively understand and address challenging behavioral issues. Often, it’s the combination of multiple mental health conditions, co-occurring autism spectrum disorder, or a co-occurring eating disorder that hinders progress with traditional services. At our facility we treat:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depressive Disorders
- Personality Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Co-occurring Eating Disorders
Levels of Care
At Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Nashville, we provide customized care that’s designed to meet each client’s specific needs and unique goals. We understand that people are not their diagnosis; they’re a combination of all that’s happened in their lives and their future journeys. Because of this, our clinical team of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered art therapists, and licensed professional counselors partner with clients and their families to design treatment plans that provide a successful pathway to recovery.
Our clinical team creates intensive treatment plans that allows each client to explore new ways to enjoy life. In a supportive and healing environment, we take a whole-person approach to treatment using evidence-based modalities that facilitate progress from clinical care towards independent self-care. Our program provides tailored psychotherapy groups that meet each week to teach our clients practical ways to handle life’s challenges, ensuring they address each client’s needs. Group-based therapy, individual psychotherapy, and family sessions ensure optimal progress in treatment and help improve each client’s quality of life. Pasadena Villa – Nashville is an LGBTQ+ affirming environment.
The treatment process begins with the primary therapist conducting a comprehensive assessment that, upon permission from each client, includes consultation with the client’s prescriber, psychotherapist, significant others, and other service providers. Our experienced psychiatrists oversee all treatment, conduct psychiatric evaluations, and provide careful medication management as needed. Our psychiatrists communicate with the community prescriber ensuring medication changes fit within their treatment plan. Additionally, we value and foster collaboration with community providers as we serve as an extension of each client’s treatment team. The two-way communication ensures clients receive seamless continuity of care as they transition into and out of our program.
Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Nashville is now in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and Humana. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For clients who prefer to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private-pay rate.
What Alumni, Families, and Clinical Partners Are Saying
“Pasadena was very helpful to me. I learned a lot of coping skills and was treated very well. Everybody was so nice and helpful, I strongly recommend this facility to anybody seeking treatment and needing help etc.”
- Grateful Client
“My time at Pasadena Villa was the best thing, that I never knew I needed… The team makes you feel so welcome on day 1, I was amazed at how naturally I fell into it. I am extremely grateful for the time I got to spend at Pasadena, and would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone in need!”
- Grateful Client
“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.”
“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
Amber Lucchino, LCSW, LADACExecutive Director
Maddie Emler, MS, RD, LDNRegistered Dietician
Lina Roberts, LCSWProgram Therapist
Dr. Tom ScalesSupervising Psychiatrist
Yvonne Creighton DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BCPsychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kelly Ownby, MDAttending Psychiatrist
AJ ShoemakerProgram Therapist
Rachael Hausin, LMSWTherapist
Beth Siller, MMFT, DTIProgram Therapist
Amber Lucchino, LCSW, LADAC
Amber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She has been working in the behavioral health field for over 18 years, with a primary focus on trauma and co-occurring disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Union University and her Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University in NYC. She has experience in outpatient, as well as residential treatment settings, where she has held positions ranging from providing direct care to clients to facilitating program management, staff development and organizational wellness in Director roles. She enjoys providing trainings in the community and has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Work for Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Amber is married and has 4 kiddos. In her spare time, she can be found at the barn with horses or hiking on nearby trails. She loves cake decorating, spontaneous dance parties and anything outdoors. Amber brings a unique perspective to her role as Executive Director in holding 22 years of recovery herself from an eating disorder. Her motto is: “Pay attention to what brings you joy and do more of that”.
Maddie Emler, MS, RD, LDN
Maddie is a graduate of Samford University where she completed her Dietetic Internship and obtained her M.S. in Nutrition. She is passionate about helping individuals find what works best for them and their lifestyles. She understands that each individual client has unique needs and goals. Maddie uses motivational interviewing techniques in her nutrition counseling to help empower clients to reach their goals. She also practices within the philosophies of intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. She loves to travel and you will most likely catch her backpacking on the weekends.
Lina Roberts, LCSW
Lina Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who comes to this program following a 20-year career at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she specialized in adolescent and young adult health needs. She worked in inpatient and outpatient settings to meet the needs of patients and families in the Nashville and surrounding area. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, and depression through modalities that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to her work at Vanderbilt, she was the clinical therapist for group homes that worked with at-risk adolescents in the Nashville area.
Lina is a native Nashvillian who received her master’s degree at Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana where she began her career working at Columbia DuPaul Psychiatric Hospital treating adolescents.
Dr. Tom Scales
As the attending psychiatrist/physician for Selah House, Selah House Outpatient, and Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Dr. Scales provides psychiatric and medical care to our clients. He is a diplomat in the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Scales completed his undergraduate training at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his residency training in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is passionate about helping those with eating disorders and has made numerous community presentations and local media appearances regarding the topic. Dr. Scales was the radio show host of a live web-based program entitled “Understanding Eating Disorders” which occurred weekly on www.health.voiceamerica.com and featured professionals and laypeople as guests in the eating disorder field. Most importantly, he is a husband and proud father of two children.
Yvonne Creighton DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Yvonne Creighton is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Austin Peay State University, and a post-master’s certificate in PHMHNP from Maryville University of St. Louis. Most recently, Yvonne completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Maryville University. Her DNP scholarly project was aimed at reducing the negative consequences of problematic alcohol and drug use. Yvonne has been an assistant professor at MTSU for seven years, teaching a wide range of clinical nursing courses. She currently teaches Mental Health Nursing to BSN nursing students and developed the new PMHNP track in the MSN program at MTSU. With a background in critical care nursing, Yvonne understands the complex interaction between physical and mental health. She believes that developing a therapeutic alliance between the patient and provider is a key component in helping patients achieve their goals.
Kelly Ownby, MD
Dr. Ownby is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC., and completed her residency in psychiatry at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. In addition to serving as a Chief Resident of Psychiatry, Dr. Ownby has served in a psychiatric role in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, addiction treatment center, outpatient and residential mental health treatment. She has been a guest presenter for the healthcare field on numerous topics including Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, and Psychiatric Medications. Dr. Ownby also serves as Remote Area Medical team member in East Tennessee. She has a passion for addiction treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and women’s health. With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, she feels that people should be educated about their illnesses and treatment options so they can be empowered to make the best decisions with their providers.
AJ Shoemaker is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background working as a clinical social worker in inpatient psychiatric care, inpatient physical rehabilitation, and intensive outpatient programming where he was able to work with a variety of populations. His most recent focus was on adolescent psychiatric needs, but also has an extensive history working with both the adult and young adult populations including military personnel. He specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders primarily through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while also building upon Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. He relocated to Tennessee in 2016 from South Carolina where he received his Bachelor’s in psychology from Coastal Carolina University, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. In his free time, AJ thoroughly enjoys watching baseball and college football, particularly the University of South Carolina Gamecocks!
Rachael Hausin, LMSW
Rachael Hausin is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background in working with children, adolescents, and families in need of mental health support and advocacy. She has worked in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization settings to meet the needs of her clients. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression through the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Rachael attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then relocated to Nashville, TN where she worked as a case manager for children and their families who were in need of various support and resources. She then received her Master’s Degree in Social Work online through Arizona State University. After graduating with her Master’s Degree, she went on to be a Behavioral Specialist for children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. In her free time, Rachael enjoys reading, going on hikes, and watching The University of Alabama play any sport, but mostly college football!
Beth Siller, MMFT, DTI
Beth’s professional journey began in 2006 as a Dance Teacher, Drama Teacher, and Co-Lead Teacher in Early Childhood Education in South Florida where she grew up. Over the past 15 years, she has worked collaboratively with diverse groups of children, parents, co-parents, and families in a variety of settings helping children manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. After 10 years of living in Los Angeles, Beth decided to make a big move by relocating to Nashville Tennessee on January 1, 2020. Since then, her professional experiences have expanded quite significantly. She has worked at the Akiva School as their School Counselor, opened her own private practice called Arts and Hearts Therapy, LLC, and has done group therapy with Standing Tall Music City for at-risk male youth ages 14-18 years of age. Beth currently treats children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Beth is a proud ally and advocate for the LQBTQIA+ community and works hard toward ending the stigma of mental illnesses, disorders and diagnoses of any kind. Beth’s creative approach to therapy includes Drama, Play, Storytelling, Sand Tray, Music and Movement, Parts Work, Art and so much more. She holds a B.A. in theater from Southern Connecticut State University, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from The ChicagoSchool of Professional Psychology.
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