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

Linda Lazarra, LCSW, Intake Coordinator

Linda Lazarra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

  

I believe that every individual has both the desire and the potential to lead an enriching and fulfilling life. I also believe that we carry this hope into our relationships and our ideas for family life. However, couples often find that these plans are challenged by obstacles that can hinder healthy partnerships from developing.


My approach to couples therapy is a collaborative process aimed at helping partners better recognize the troublesome differences and repetitive patterns that cause stress on their relationship. I help couples uncover and develop the strengths that benefit the partnership while facilitating healthy means of communication to foster growth where needed. Although I have training in multiple treatment modalities, I mainly use Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my work with couples.


I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University and my Master’s degree from Loyola University specializing in Child and Family Therapy. I completed my clinical training in Police Social Work, providing counseling services to families in crisis with an emphasis on restructuring the family unit. I have obtained certification for Domestic Violence Training.


In addition to my educational background, I feel that my professional life is enhanced by past personal experience of living abroad for several years and presently as a wife and mother for over 2 decades. My primary areas of interest are working with couples struggling with anger management and communication issues, interfaith and multicultural relationships and blended families.


 Linda's  Specialties include:   

  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Blended Families 
  • Communication Challenges
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Couples in Distress
  • Depressive and Mood Disorders
  • Discernment Counseling 
  • Infidelity 
  • Interfaith Relationships 
  • Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy
  • Multiculturalism 
  • Premarital Counseling 
  • Relationship and Marriage Counseling


  Accepted Insurance:


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

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

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


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

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Kaeley Doyle, Intern

Kaeley Doyle, 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

Anna Lyman, LCPC

Kaeley Doyle, Intern

Kaeley Doyle, Intern

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions

Millennials and Emerging adults

Relationship Problems

Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse