Elia  Villalobos Soto
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Elia Villalobos Soto


Psychologist, PsyD
Florida Accepting Online

Pre-Bariatric Psychological Evaluations

Updated March 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Dr. Elia Villalobos is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Tampa, Florida who works with adults with a focus on women’s health. Many of her clients come in when they notice that symptoms of depression, anxiety, or low self-confidence are affecting their daily lives at home, work, and with others. Dr. Villalobos is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, like a new health diagnosis, difficulties adjusting to motherhood/parenthood, job loss, burnout or change in careers, and tremble finding balance.

Dr. Villalobos’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand the role of thoughts on feelings and behaviors, so that they can begin to make intentional change. She also works with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, based on identifying clients’ most important values which can serve as the basis for identifying realistic goals. These therapy approaches also help clients to develop flexibility and increase their potential.

Dr. Villalobos' style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to direct their efforts. As a health psychologist, Dr. Villalobos is sensitive to the influence of physical health issues, culture, trauma, and complicated family dynamics. Her training and experience in medical centers provide her the skills to work with individuals who struggle with sleeping problems, pain, and body discomfort in light of life stressors.

Dr. Villalobos’ priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel validated, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. She offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy as flexible and convenient for you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

University of Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2020
Albizu University , Doctor in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), 2019
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Master in Science, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology, 2012


Florida: PY10895