The issues on spirituality, mental health and psychology are part of my practice and interests. The frames I use are Psychodynamic and Tibetan Buddhism.
I work with people who feel that emotional neglect, dysfunctional family relationships and fear of change take away meaning in their life. They feel unable to enjoy their best friend within.
I have grown, learn and change through the years with the help of many wonderful teachers and life experiences. These insights and learnings I bring into my work and in every contact I have with people who come to see me.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Leopoldo F. Villela now - (650) 530-0977


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: PSY11333 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
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  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Spirituality


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish
Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015
Leopoldo F. Villela, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Leopoldo F. Villela

Psychologist, PhD