Dr. Villarreal’s Biography

Dr. Villarreal was awarded her undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.A.) from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and holds a Master’s Degree (M.A.) from the University of San Francisco where she studied Marriage and Family Counseling.  She earned a doctorate ( Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, with a specialization in Health/Behavioral Medicine. She has conducted research through the Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and has published research in the areas of sexual risk behavior and safe sex skill building among high risk populations.  Dr. Villarreal has completed post-graduate coursework and professional training through the College of Executive Coaching, with continuing education in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Dr. Villarreal provides executive coaching and health/wellness education for high achieving professionals and tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley, CA.  Dr. Villarreal has coached employees of Google, OpenAIPixar, Apple, Facebook, Genentech, LinkedIn, Zynga, Pandora, Netflix, Twitter, Salesforce, Box, Fitbit , Uber, Pocketgems, and Parrot drones, incubators like Y Combinator, AngelPad, and 500 Startups.  Dr. Villarreal has expertise in helping managers of fast scaling start-ups through the challenges of company growth stages.  She can provide organizational assessments to better understand company leadership, functioning and growth using evidence based tools like 360 Refined (360 degree feedback), and Teleometrics.

Dr. Villarreal’s past work has been featured in a variety of international publications and television news networks including The Wall Street Journal, Techcrunch.com, The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), ABC, CBS, .Mic, KQED San Francisco, NPRThe Oxygen Channel, TD Jakes Show, The Lifetime Channel, Scholastic Scope Magazine, OWNTopix Media Lab, and La Tercera, Chile’s national news publication.

Currently, Dr. Villarreal balances her professional time between executive coaching, health/wellness education, industrial/organizational consultation in the tech community of San Francisco/Silicon Valley, CA.