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Izabella Bebenek (she/her)

Hi! I’m Izabella Bebenek (she/her). I am a provisionally licensed psychotherapist at Roamers Therapy under the supervision of Shaysa Villa MSW, LCSW.

As a therapist, I specialize in exploring complexities within families, romantic relationships, friendships, or work relationships. I deeply believe the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. During my time in this field, I have witnessed that every human being strives for social interaction, whether with a friend, partner, or family. I also noticed that dysfunctional patterns in any of these relationships might cause enormous pain in clients. I believe working with relationship conflicts, even a slight change in this dysfunctional pattern, might help clients change their life qualities. Also, I recognize that relationship conflicts are not restricted to only our relationship with the outer world. The relationship with ourselves is also an essential indicator of our peace of mind. I am committed to helping you gain insight into your dysfunctional patterns. I aim to detect those dysfunctional patterns, whether inward or outward, and work through them to attain your peace of mind.

Through trauma-informed perspective, attachment, ego state, and psychodynamic theories, I’ll be your guide to unravel how your childhood self plays a role in your current understanding of yourself, relationships, and their circumstances. My toolbox includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the Gottman method, and solution-focused techniques that will help you find alternative ways to process your circumstances and make changes. I approach therapy as a space where I can be authentic, personable, and open. I show genuine curiosity and validation while also holding you accountable and providing psychoeducation into your own behaviors, choices, and patterns.

I’d like to grasp a holistic approach and look at the whole picture in sessions. I believe it’s important to examine your actions, thoughts, and emotions, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships alongside the biological or genetic components and social/environmental impacts. I believe building a strong therapeutic rapport with my clients is of the utmost importance to their treatment progress. It is important for you to trust me and to feel seen, heard, and understood by me. It’s important for me to challenge you as well, and this requires secure trust and attachment in the therapeutic relationship. I understand the struggles and strength required to actively improve the relationships around us so that I can understand your struggles thoroughly.


Things that bring me joy: Spending time outdoors, especially on the water or beach. Being around animals and spending time with my dog. Cooking and trying new recipes. Hosting for friends and family. Trying new restaurants and exploring different parts of the city. Staying active by working out or trying new workout classes.


BS from Bradley University

Focus: Psychology

Minor: Health

MA from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Focus: Counseling Psychology

Shaysa Villa, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

Payment & Insurance Accepted

Self Pay & Insurance


Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

CareFirst BCBS PPO

Blue Choice PPO



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While Izabella’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago 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.