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 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.  


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Relationship and Marriage Counseling In Chicago

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

Christine Badger, Mental Health Counselor

Christine believes everyone has the capacity and longing to establish and maintain healthy, satisfying, loving relationships. She strives to provide a non-judgmental and calm environment that is both supportive and collaborative. She supports partners to rediscover their innate ability to overcome life’s challenges by tapping into inner strengths and talents, learning how to cope effectively, and taking responsibility for how we respond as these stressors arise. 


Christine graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with adults from diverse multicultural backgrounds. Christine’s clinical interests include supporting couples experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, alcohol/substance abuse and recovery, and trauma and abuse.


Christine uses a person-centered, integrative approach to counseling that includes psycho-dynamic talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body connection, and emotion-focused therapy. She believes that people are the experts of their personal experience, and strives to understand the individual to help to facilitate self-awareness and change. 


Whether it’s a relationship with yourself or with others, Christine believes that authentic connection is at the core of the human experience. 


 Christine's Specialties include:   

 

Specializes in:


Accepted Insurance:

  • BlueCross BlueShield - BlueChoice PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Preferred PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Blue Options/BlueChoice Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Participating Provider Organization


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. 

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

Michele Baldasti, Counselor

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Relationships, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital, River North Chicago

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


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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

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Depression

Discernment Counseling 

Divorce Mediation

Infidelity

Life Stage Adjustment / Transitions

Premarital Counseling

PTSD / Trauma/ Abuse

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

Briar Gartner, LCSW

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Katerina Fager, LCPC

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