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 Sista Afya offers low-cost  monthly support groups, group therapy & workshops under $35/session and free community-wide events that support Black women throughout their healing journey. We primarily serve young adult Black women between ages 18-35 and secondarily serve women ages 35+.

Check out our events under ' Upcoming Events'

Book a therapy appointment by clicking ' Book a Therapy Session'. We have an office in Chicago where we offer therapy sessions. We also offer in-person and online video (telehealth) sessions at market rate and have sliding scale options available for those who qualify. 

Upcoming Events

  • Calm Expression: Art Therapy Group for Anxiety
    Sep 24, 2:30 PM CDT – Oct 29, 4:00 PM CDT
    Sista Afya , 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for Calm Expression, an art therapy group for anxiety. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn creative and artistic ways to address anxiety and self-esteem and build community with women on a path towards healing.
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  • CCW: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    Oct 06, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Join us for a special workshop focused on overcoming imposter syndrome. Journalist and Author L’Oreal Thompon Payton will provide special insight into how to trust your abilities and power to thrive in life.
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  • Elevate Women's Empowerment Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 08
    The Scentuary
    Oct 08, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
    The Scentuary, 2154 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for Elevate as we create affirmations that support us with our well-being on a regular basis.
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  • Yoga: Managing Microaggressions
    Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, Christina will use yoga as the modality to help you process and manage microaggressions. Through movement and reflection we will explore the challenges of microaggressions and learn how to care for ourselves when microaggressions appear.
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  • Worthy: Self-Love Support Group [Multiple Dates]
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 16
    Chicago
    Oct 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Chicago, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for Worthy our monthly self-love support group where we discuss expanding love for oneself that supports our mental wellness.
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  • [Virtual] Mental Health First Aid Training - Illinois Residents Only
    Oct 19, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Do you want to learn how to support people with mental health conditions in your community? Become certified as a Mental Health First Aid responder through the Mental Health First Aid nationally recognized program by attending this 1-day training.
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  • Zumba: Disproving Stereotypes
    Oct 20, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, Christina is bringing you a unique Zumba experience designed to focus on disproving stereotypes.
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  • October Art & Movement Day with Fontenelle Art!
    Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Chicago, Bridgeport, Chicago, IL, USA
    We are collaborating with one of our favs, Fontenelle on an Art & Movement Day(s) which will be free and in-person on October 22nd. Art & Movement Day includes painting, wellness classes, lunch and community. Join us!
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  • Mama's Making Moves Support Group: Mama's Making Time
    Oct 29, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Join us for Mama’s Making Moves as we discuss creative ways to improve our routines as moms and making time for what’s most important to us.
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  • Burnout Recovery: Support Group [Multiple Dates]
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 30
    Chicago
    Oct 30, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Chicago, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for Burnout Recovery our monthly support group focused on supporting Black women with recovering from burnout and living a stress-free life.
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Sign Up, Show Up Policy

 

At Sista Afya we strive to make mental wellness care accessible and offer free services to fulfill that commitment to our community. We receive financial support to make this a reality and we want to engage with people who are ready and intentional about improving their mental wellness.

 

If you sign up for an event, we are asking for you to keep your commitment and attend. People who repeatedly sign up for events and do not show up to 2 or more events will not be permitted to attend Sista Afya events for 6 months. We do this to be a good steward of our resources and to make sure that our services are available to people that are ready to engage in mental wellness care.