Marriage Counseling During 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

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

Kaeley Doyle, Masters Level Counseling Intern

I believe that healing and transformation takes place in a safe, open-minded, and gentle space for each partner to work through relationship challenges. 


Within session, I support individuals and couples in minimizing negative interaction patterns in order to reconnect and shape the future they wish to create.  My clinical approach utilizes in-session experiential clinical interventions to promote immediate positive shifts within your relationships.  Within and between sessions, partners notice changes within their connection, engaging in authentic communication, effective conflicts resolution, resulting in deeper emotional and sexual intimacy.  


I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, as recognize the importance of working with the entire family system to effect long term change.  Within family sessions, I am dedicated to each party in being heard, validated and valued.  


My work incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, Gestalt and Jungian approaches in addition to client centered therapy.  I recognize the power and sense of agency each individual has in shaping their relationships with themselves and others.  


Education: Kaeley is pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.


Specialties include:

Adults Coping with Previous Trauma or Abuse

• Anger Management/Coping Skills

• Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

• Clients in Distress or Crisis

• Conflict Resolution

• Coping with Chronic Illnesses

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

• Grief and Loss

• Intimacy Issues

• Millennials and Emerging Adults

• Relationship Issues

• Young Adult Adjustment & Transition Issues


Accepted Insurance:




Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Emotional Support During COVID-19

Tips for Emotionally Supporting your Partner or Loved One During COVID-19

By Kaeley Doyle, Counseling Intern


  • Offer to cook their favorite dinner for them one night this week
  • Write them a letter about why you are grateful for them during this time
  • Be curious of their day, giving your full attention, removing phones and screens
  • Surprise them with a home date night
  • Schedule a surprise video call with their family or friends
  • When you are the one doing the grocery run sneak in their favorite snack
  • Take the Love Languages Quiz with them 
  • Share appreciation 
  • Write them a poem
  • Do some chores or pick up around the house
  • Explore new indoor activities with them 
  • Have a movie night and let them pick the movie 
  • Make a movie or a short video with them 
  • Dance – All.  Night.  Long.  
  • Play their favorite board game
  • Encourage them to share their feelings with you
  • Ask them what they might need
  • Give a 45-second hug

 With the State of Illinois Shelter in Place Mandate / All In response to COVID-19, individuals may find it challenging to struggle to provide emotional support to their partners.


Our loved ones may be wafting through a range of emotions, grief, sadness, worry, anxiety, despair. 


Being on the sidelines of someone in distress can be heart-wrenching. We, in turn, may feel helpless, inept, incapable of supporting our loved ones. 


If a loved one is experiencing significant distress or you may feel unable to support their immediate needs, encourage them to seek professional help. 


If you are uncertain as to how to have that conversation, contact us, and we can provide tips or resources to support you. 


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. 

Begin your journey today!

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

Christine Badger, Counselor

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Christine Badger, Counselor

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

Michele Baldasti, Counselor

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Christine Badger, Counselor

Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  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


Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Katerina Fager, LCPC

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Depression

Discernment Counseling 

Divorce Mediation

Infidelity

Premarital Counseling

PTSD / Trauma/ Abuse

Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Briar Gartner, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Linda Lazarra, LCSW

Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Anna Lyman, LCPC

Offering Secure Telehealth Sessions

Offering Secure Telehealth Sessions

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions

Millennials and Emerging adults

Relationship Problems

Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse

Couples and Individual Counseling, In-person & Telehealth Video Services Avail.  River North Chicago

Offering Secure Telehealth Sessions

Offering Secure Telehealth Sessions

Offering Secure Telehealth Sessions

HIPAA Compliant 

Secure 

Telehealth Video and Phone Sessions


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from the comfort of your home


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