Richard Villa, MSW, LICSW

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

85 E. Concord St


Richy C. Villa, LICSW (he/him) is the Director of Training and Social Work Development for the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. Richy serves as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Richy is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner and is IFS Level 2 trained with additional IFS specialization in the Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) model for couple therapy. He is also trained and practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is a Certified Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F). Richy teaches didactics in group psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems and provides psychotherapy supervision for Boston Medical Center and Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Richy is a member of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling (WAPCEPC).


  • Boston College, MSW
  • Drew University, BA


  • Published on 3/30/2023

    Bandla M, Yue H, Mail VR, Villa R, Yule AM. Differences in Behavioral Health Clinician Comfort Discussing Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders. J Dual Diagn. 2023; 19(2-3):151-152. PMID: 36997171.

    Read at: PubMed

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