Shaysa Esther Villa (she/they)

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


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.


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


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.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois

License number: (149021207)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Washington, D.C.

License number: (LC200001502)

Payment & Insurance Accepted

Self Pay & Insurance

Self-Pay ($150.00/hour)

Aetna PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Blue Choice PPO

Cigna PPO

Insurance Benefits Verification

If you would like to use your insurance benefits, Roamers Therapy LLC will need to verify your benefits before your first session.

To begin the process of benefits verification, please click the link below.



While Shay’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago next to Roosevelt Collections for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park, Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.  

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