Richard Villa , LPC-S, LCDC

Richard A. Villa

Richard A. Villa

Employee Assistance Professional

703-228-8725

Richard is currently licensed and certified in substance abuse and mental health.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified School Counselor.  He has taught psychology courses at both the community college and university level. Richard has a diverse mental health and substance abuse background and experience.  He has served in leadership roles in Community Supervision and Corrections, and Education, working as a counselor at all levels of academia with students from elementary to university age.  He has also managed an HIV intervention and prevention program. Most recently, Richard served in a psychiatric emergency center and emergency medical center.  He also has experience as a case manager with a managed care organization.  Richard was previously the school counselor for Highly Ranked School for the Talented and Gifted High School (TAG Magnet) in Dallas, TX.  Richard is bilingual; with fluency in Spanish.Richard has expressed excitement and enthusiasm for this new position and hopes to be an advocate for the community, his peers and employees of the Arlington EAP.