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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

  • Meditation: Appreciating the Physical
    Jul 07, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom
    In this meditation practice, Christina will pull journaling prompts from her meditation journal Aligning Your Inner Self to focus on ways to take care of one's physical body. You will go through a series combined of breathwork and journaling to help you appreciate your body and presence.
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  • CCW: Celebrating Black Mental Wellness
    Jul 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to kick off the month in celebration! In this workshop, we will discuss the past, present, and future of mental wellness in the Black community as well as give YOU space to reflect and share your own mental health journey.
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  • [Virtual] Mental Health First Aid Training - Illinois Residents Only
    Jul 14, 9:30 AM – 4:00 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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  • Yoga: Finding your Inner Strength
    Jul 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, Christina will use yoga as the modality to help you find your inner strength. Through movement and reflection we will explore what it is that makes us feel proud and what strengthens and motivates it in life.
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  •  [July] Art & Movement Day with Fontenelle Art!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 16
    Chicago
    Jul 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 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 July 16th and August 6th. Art & Movement Day includes painting, wellness classes, lunch and community. Join us!
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  • Zumba: Nourishing your Being
    Jul 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, Christina is bringing you a unique Zumba experience designed to focus on ways to take care of yourself, your mind and your body.
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  • CCW: Navigating Social Media
    Jul 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Social media platforms allow us to stay connected and share content, however, excessive use has been linked to a rise of mental illness. It’s crucial to understand its purpose, drawbacks, and the effects it has on our physical and mental health!
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  • In-person Mental Health First Aid Training - Illinois Residents Only
    Jul 23, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Chicago - TBD, Chicago, IL, USA
    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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  • Women's Djembe Drum Circle: Moribayssa: Women Overcoming Obstacles through the Power of the Djembe.
    Jul 30, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
    Sista Afya Office, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    In this drum workshop, we will play the rhythm Moribayssa as a way to honor women who strive and triumph through adversity.
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  • Burnout Recovery - 5 Week Group
    Jul 31, 12:00 PM – Aug 28, 2:00 PM
    Chicago, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Burnout Recovery is a 5 week therapeutic group for Black women who want to recover from burnout through receiving community support, increase skills to reduce stress, and to re-imagine what labor and rest looks like in their personal lives.
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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.