COVID-19

 Semillas Counseling PLLC now offers telehealth sessions to clients as an alternative 

to an in-office visit,  which can enable you to connect with our clinicians 

while reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 or further illness.  


We're here to help.  Don't isolate.  Our therapists can support you as you navigate this unprecedented time.

  

Please continue to consult the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Cook County Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) websites for updates and preventative measures so that you can care for yourself, your family, and help reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Relationship and Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Briar Gartner, LCSW

Briar Gartner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

Briar uses an interactive, integrative, strengths-based approach promoting self-worth and self-love when helping couples navigate the complexities of their relationship.  Collaboratively working with you and your partner, she will work toward removing barriers in communication and rebuilding trust.


Often as relationships progress, life stressors, interaction patterns, and our past become barriers to the relationship vision we once held.  Briar truly believes within each partner resides the answers and tools to heal and improve the quality of their relationships.  Her strong desire to create a collaborative, safe space fosters mutual respect, intimacy, and insight to help you and your partner overcome obstacles for greater fulfillment in many areas of your life.


Briar earned my undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology at North Park University and graduate degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work where she specialized in Child and Family Mental Health.  Her clinical background and passions include couple and family therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and victim advocacy.


She lives in Chicago with my husband and two beautiful daughters.  


 Briar's Specialties include:   

 

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Conveniently Located in River North - Streeterville

michael villarreal Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Discernment Counseling 

EMDR / PTSD/ Complex Trauma

Gender & Sexual Identity Issues

Infidelity 

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

  







Our therapists receive specialized training, on an on-going basis,to provide the highest quality care with research-based workable solutions to improve the quality of your relationships and your overall well-being. 

Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, River North Chicago

Christine Badger, Counselor

Christine Badger, Counselor

Christine Badger, Counselor

Michele Baldasti, Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,

Michele Baldasti, Counselor

Christine Badger, Counselor

Christine Badger, Counselor

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Specializes in: 

  Adults Coping with Previous Trauma or Abuse

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

 Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse


Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Depression

Discernment Counseling 

Divorce Mediation

Infidelity

Life Stage Adjustment / Transitions

Premarital Counseling

PTSD / Trauma/ Abuse

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Kaeley Doyle, Intern

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Kaeley Doyle, Intern

 Specializes in: 

Adults Coping with Previous Trauma or Abuse

• Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

• Clients in Distress or Crisis

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

• Grief and Loss

• Millennials and Emerging Adults

• Relationship Issues

• Young Adult Adjustment & Transition Issues

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

 Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Blended Families

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Infidelity 

Interfaith Relationships

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Anna Lyman, LCPC

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions

Millennials and Emerging adults

Relationship Problems

Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse