Seeking Direction and A Reset
Prior to treatment at Pasadena Villa’s The Villa Orlando, Andrew was distressed and felt like he didn’t have any direction in life. His neutrality regarding his emotions started to concern his family. The trust between Andrew and his family and friends started to erode because of his behaviors and secrecy. And although he was about to start a new job, he lied about why he wasn’t ready to work.
All of this led Andrew to realize that not only did he need direction in his life, but he also needed a complete reset, including changes to treatment for his mental health. Although he kept his situation hidden from most of his friends, his immediate family and closest friends were aware and supportive. Once he decided to enter treatment at the Villa Orlando, Andrew felt a calm, positive energy, knowing that he was making the right decision. According to Andrew, there was complete transparency throughout the entire admissions process. Further solidifying his decision, upon admission to the Villa, Andrew met Curtis (a therapist) and they hit it off immediately.
Getting the Most Out of Treatment
Andrew’s stay at The Villa Orlando was productive as he jumped right into group therapy and went on outings as soon as he was able. He not only worked on his emotional regulation skills, but he also attended almost every processing group. One of his favorite groups was the art therapy group as it taught him to have a different perspective on life.
After completing the residential program, Andrew entered the partial hospitalization program (PHP) to complete his treatment. Reflecting on his stay at The Villa Orlando, Andrew says, “I’ve worked hard during my time here. I’m doing great, and I’m part of something that’s helped not only me, but also helped a lot of other people.” Regarding his future, according to Andrew, “I have a plan now. I’m not flying blind, and I’m unpacking things in my life one thing at a time. When I complete PHP treatment, I’ll return home more prepared for my future.”