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Who We Are

Located in Los Angeles, Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Woodland Hills specializes in treating adults, 18 years and older, who have mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

At Woodland Hills, we utilize the most current evidence-based treatment modalities while also creating an individualized treatment plan for each client. We are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and high-quality individualized psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for adults who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness while maximizing social functioning in the real world.

Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

What We Treat

At Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Woodland Hills, we specialize in treating complex mental health conditions. 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.

At our facility we treat:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Personality Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Levels of Care

Our PHP includes intensive psychotherapeutic treatment and support in a less restrictive setting than inpatient care. Clients can participate in a structured therapeutic program during the day while living in the comfort of their own home. The goal is to establish a foundation for long-term recovery support. Our PHP is appropriate for clients who may have one or more of the following symptoms: withdrawal from normal activities; behavioral problems; depression; anxiety struggling with pervasive, psychiatric disorders; at risk of danger to themselves; or at risk of being violent toward others. In PHP, clients attend programming five days per week for six hours per day.

IOP is designed to help individuals who are experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. The extra treatment and support foster meaningful improvement and create a solid foundation for clients transitioning to community treatment. In IOP, clients attend programming three to five days per week for three hours per day.

Our Program

At Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Woodland Hills, 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.

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.

Payment Options

Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Woodland Hills accepts out-of-network benefits from major insurance companies. For clients who prefer to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private-pay rate.

Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Our Staff

Leanne Cohen, LCSW

Leanne Cohen, LCSW

Executive Director

Leanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of mental health since 2013. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work at California State University, Northridge. Leanne has served as a Clinical Program Director within various levels of care including residential treatment, partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP).

Leanne is passionate about fostering a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for every client at Pasadena Villa Outpatient, Woodland Hills. She utilizes a collaborative approach to support each client in building their resilience and confidence. Leanne strives to help each client leave treatment with an increased sense of self-worth and self-respect. In doing so, she aims to support every client continue their recovery and healing by independently using the tools and skills they have learned while in treatment.

In Leanne’s free time she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Bo Chamunee

Bo Chamunee

Primary Therapist
Krista Gerdts

Krista Gerdts

Primary Therapist

Krista Gerdts is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in working with adults, adolescents, and families in the residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, addiction and familial conflict while utilizing treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Krista attended Chico State for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and moved to Spain shortly after graduation to travel throughout Europe and become well-versed in a variety of cultures. Upon her return, she began working in an adolescent residential treatment center where she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While obtaining her master’s degree from Chapman University she gained experience working in an addiction adult residential treatment center. In her free time, Krista enjoys running, hiking, playing tennis, reading, traveling and spending time with close friends & family.

Start Your Journey

Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Woodland Hills makes it easy for clients to take the next step in their recovery.

Call our Admissions Team today or fill out the form to receive a call back.

777-777-7777