Shaysa Villa, Therapist in Chicago, Illinois — Zencare
Shaysa Esther Villa
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Shaysa Esther Villa

She/They

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois, Washington DC Waitlist Online
South Loop Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Infidelity
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Shaysa Villa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC who specializes in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, infidelity, and identity-based concerns. She frequently works with individuals, as well as couples.

Shaysa’s approach is unerringly culturally sensitive; she deeply enjoys working with clients who are persons of color. She understands that one of the biggest items is difficulty finding a therapist who shares one’s own culture and background, and she strives to validate what clients experience as a POC in the workplace and beyond.

In her work with couples, she often incorporates the Gottman Method, as she has completed Level-3 training and in route to certification. She will typically start their work together using the Gottman Checkup Assessment to help the couple get oriented in the practice, as well as for her to get to understand the couple’s dynamic on a deeper level. Shaysa deeply understands how relationships go through cycles and the importance of establishing connection, understanding, and intimacy in the relationship.

Shaysa cares deeply about each of her client’s unique experiences, and maintains a compassionate respect for every individual who walks in her door. She looks forward to meeting you online or in South Loop, where her office is located.


Message to clients

As a modern therapist, I provide culturally sensitive, unique, and creative therapy to help individuals and couples. I understand how hard it can be to find a therapist that seems relatable or trustworthy. I work particularly well with individuals navigating anxiety, identity, relationship, aftermath of infidelity, and trauma looking for a therapist that "gets it". 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.

As your therapist, I will help you navigate ways your thoughts may be negatively impacting your life. I will help you learn ways to manage and pursue the goal of not allowing anxiety and trauma to derail your days. My role will be to help you explore and identify unclear reasons that prevent you from living or having your envisioned life.

My approach is compassionate and to truly listen. I seek to be in-tune with you as an individual and as a couple and help you move through pain and distress to have the life you desire.


Specialties

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Shaysa Villa is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note


Location(s)

South Loop practice
47 W Polk St , Suite 325, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Shaysa Villa LLC , Psychotherapist and Clinical Consultant , 2022 - Present
Roamers Therapy LLC , Owner and Clinical Director , 2019 - Present

Loyola University of Chicago, MSW
Hood College, BA


Licensure

Illinois: 149021207

Washington DC: LC200001502


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Awesome person. So calm and easy to work with. Made the whole experience more comfortable."
- Zencare client • December 2021