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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

  • 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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  • Mind Over Money - 6 Week Group
    Aug 06, 10:00 AM – Sep 10, 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Mind over Money is a 6 week therapeutic group for people who want to explore their relationship with money as it relates to financial anxiety and financial wellness through establishing healthy money habits, increasing skills to reduce stress, and navigating financial pitfalls.
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  • Women's Djembe Drum Circle: Fe: The Strong Black Women, The Provider, and The Caretaker
    Aug 13, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Sista Afya Office, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    In this drum workshop, we will play the rhythm Fe which means gourd in the Malinke ethnic group. Fe is a rhythm to honor the young women who take care of the people in the village.
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  • Zumba: The Excitement of Becoming
    Aug 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, Christina is bringing you a unique Zumba experience designed to focus on looking towards the future and experiencing excitement.
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  • [Support Group] Mama's Making Moves: Mommy...What's in a Title? Who am I?
    Aug 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Chicago, 1817 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us as we discuss our identity and roles within and outside of motherhood. We will engage you in discussion and activities that affirm your unique talents, goals, dreams, and heritage.
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  • CCW: Overcoming Procrastination
    Aug 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    ADHD is a mental health condition exhibited by difficulty maintaining attention. Come learn about symptoms of ADHD, specifically procrastination, ways to effectively manage it, and resources for support.
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  • Growing yourself for today and tomorrow: Plant & Art-Making Workshop
    Aug 27, 2:00 PM CDT – Aug 28, 3:30 PM CDT
    Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Join us for “Growing Yourself for Today and Tomorrow” an interactive 2 day therapy group. During this group we will identify our experiences with emotions and discuss ways to manage and move through our range of feelings.
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  • Elevate Women's Empowerment Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 27
    The Scentuary
    Aug 27, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
    The Scentuary, 2154 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for Elevate our monthly women's empowerment group where we discuss topics focused on Black womanhood.
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  • [Virtual] Mental Health First Aid Training - Illinois Residents Only
    Sep 24, 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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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.