About Our Psychotherapists

Hi! I’m Shaysa Villa, usually go by Shay (she/her). 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.

Accepts: Self pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice PPO, United/Optum, Aetna, Cigna

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Hi! I’m Carrie Wallace-Onifade, usually go by Carrie (she/her). I am a psychotherapist in Chicago, Illinois. I practice at Roamers Therapy.

Philosophy

As a modern relationship oriented therapist, I work with individuals & couples that are noticing their behaviors and actions are not aligned with who they believe they are or how they would like their relationships to look like. At times, you may feel you have been getting farther away from the person you wanted to be. When working with you, I practice a kind, caring, & non-judgmental approach that will assist you in improving your emotional well-being & create ever-lasting mental health & improve your interpersonal relationships.

My therapy style is thoughtful, interactive, and solution focused. Through my therapeutic approach, I assist you in producing change and insight. I explore how your current & past relationships impact your mental health and help you develop strategies and coping mechanisms that are are suitable for your life.

Accepts: Self pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice PPO, Aetna, Cigna, & Magellan

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Hi! I’m Alexa Diego (she/her). I usually go by Lex. I am a psychotherapist at Roamers Therapy.

Philosophy

I recognize how important, yet difficult it is to find the right person who will listen to you with openness and non-judgment. As a culturally-sensitive therapist, my hope is that you feel welcomed into a space where you are genuinely understood and supported. Together we will work to develop coping skills to keep in your toolbox, identify your strengths and faulty patterns of thinking, and behavior that may be hindering your growth.

I work particularly with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance abuse, and issues with interpersonal relationships. My therapeutic style consists of an integration of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and commitment therapies. I also utilize mindfulness-based techniques to help you achieve mind-body connection and become realigned to your values. I believe you carry the tools to claim the life you have imagined and would love to support you in this journey.

Accepts: Self pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice PPO, Aetna, Cigna, & Magellan

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Hi! I’m Andres Carrion (he/him). I usually go by Andres. I am a professional counseling student at Northwestern University and a psychotherapist in training at Roamers Therapy.

Philosophy

As a person-centered and multicultural oriented therapist, it is my philosophy that you know yourself better than anyone else and that it is your right to guide the therapeutic process. I strive to meet clients where they are at. I believe that you are a unique individual with diverse experiences and there is value in that. The differences that make you, you, should not only be seen, but understood and validated. 

Over the past five years, I have worked in research concerning the health inequities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, particularly among folks of color. Through my work, I have learned the importance of listening to your stories and the value of empowering your voice.

Accepts: Self pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice PPO, & Magellan

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