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Alyssa Alvarez (she/her)

Hi! I’m Alyssa Alvarez (she/her). I am a psychotherapy fellow at Roamers Therapy under the supervision of Shaysa Villa, LCSW.

As your therapist, I want to provide you the tools you need to face and overcome personal obstacles and enhance your relationships with others.  Having an extra helping hand can be helpful since life can be difficult at times. While in sessions I want to create a safe environment for you to be open and honest with yourself. I believe that in order for treatment to be successful, the therapeutic relationship is essential. Therefore, I put a lot of effort into developing a relationship with you early on in treatment and learning about your unique personality.

In our work together, I apply psychodynamic theory to help my clients gain a complete understanding of their pasts and identify any wounds that still need to be healed. I strive to include a variety of approaches in my sessions because I am aware that no single approach is the best for every individual. My passion is assisting individuals in recovering from their past traumas and experiences. I’ve worked with teenagers dealing with social anxiety and social anxiety, young adults dealing with depression and individuals dealing with substance-use.

While in my sessions I like to incorporate mindfulness meditation to help with anxiety and daily life stressors. I’ve dealt with clients from a variety of backgrounds, and I welcome those who are LGBTQIA. Leaving you with the skills you need to feel more self-assured and confident in your daily life is my goal for you as you leave therapy!


Things that bring me joy: Traveling, trying new foods, reading, hiking


Master of Social Work from University of Illinois in Chicago

Focus: Child and Family

Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University

Focus: Social Work

Clinical Supervisors

Shaysa Villa, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

Payment & Insurance Accepted

Self Pay & Insurance


Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

CareFirst BCBS PPO



Insurance Benefits Verification

If you would like to use your insurance benefits, Roamers Therapy LLC will need to verify your benefits before your first session.

To begin the process of benefits verification, please click the link below.



While Alyssa’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago, within Dearborn Station, for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.