About this Psychotherapist

 

Hi! I’m Shaysa Villa, usually go by Shay. I am a psychotherapist in Chicago, Illinois. I am the owner of Roamers Therapy.

Philosophy

Roamers Therapy was created understanding how hard it can be to find a modern & down-to-earth therapist. Roamers Therapy works particularly well with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal stressors. Roamers Therapy takes a culturally sensitive, unique, and creative approach to therapy to help individuals and families achieve mental well-being. This may be an overwhelming point in your life, but pursuing psychotherapy can be one of the most transformative experiences you can take to heal & grow from your current state.

As your therapist, I will help you navigate ways your thoughts may be negatively impacting your life. I will help you manage and grasp ways to cope and not allow anxiety and depression to derail your days. As a Roamers Therapist, my role will be to be by your side & help you explore and identify unclear reasons that prevent you from living or having your envisioned life.

Roamers Therapy understands comparison culture and how it may be impacting your self worth and ability to make decisions. We will talk through your career, confusion, goals, achievements, and failures to help you feel less paralyzed. I may explore how societal expectations and family history have manifested in your everyday life. In turn, we may find out what gets in the way. Once we identify what gets in the way or derails, we will implement tangible and concrete changes.

My approach is compassionate and to truly listen. I seek to be in-tune with you as an individual. I’m fully aware the amount of courage it takes to reach out and seek change. It is always an honor to share the journey of therapy and an individuals’ story.

Personal   

Things that bring me joy: therapy, travel, learning about new cultures, trying new food, listening to podcasts, and dancing!

Education

Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago

Focus: I specialized in mental heath and migration studies.

Bachelors of Arts from Hood College

Focus: I majored in Social Work and Spanish literature.

 Licensure

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois

License number: (149021207)

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