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About Us

Park Place Behavioral Healthcare has been a leader in mental health and co-morbid substance abuse services since 1976. For over 40 years Park Place and its dedicated staff have made a real difference in the lives of the people in this community.  To meet the growing needs of Central Florida and its families, Park Place has grown from 100 employees to over 300 full time employees over the past few years.  With locations to serve you in both Kissimmee and Poinciana, we are here for you in various ways throughout your process. Our staff is here to help, so when you don’t know where to turn…turn to us.

Your Executive Team

Jim Shanks


Chief Executive Officer

Richard C. Barlow

Vice President



Kelly Velasco

Chief Financial Officer

Your Medical Directors

Dr. Steven Speiser

Medical Director

Suzanne Kane

BSN Director of Nursing

Your Clinical Directors

Michael Harris

Clinical Director of Substance Use Services

Garrett Griffin

Clinical Director of Mental Health Services

Main Campus and Crisis Stabilization

206 Park Place Blvd,

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Kissimmee Outpatient Services

200 Park Place Blvd

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Poinciana Outpatient Services

2940 Pleasant Hill Road,

Kissimmee, FL 34746


In order to demonstrate a commitment to excellence, all programs are licensed and/or accredited and undergo systematic review regularly.  All programs fit within the state mandated structure and guidelines for  accredited Community Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs.


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