We are currently only offering teletherapy (online therapy sessions) for those who live in Illinois due to COVID-19.
We provide options to pay out of pocket, insurance, sliding scale, membership and free therapy spots available for those who qualify. To see more information about our payment and fees, click the buttons below.
Steps for Therapy with Sista Afya Therapists:
Fill out the appropriate Therapy Request form.
Set up a 15 min. intake session on the Therapy Request form.
If we cannot meet your therapeutic needs we will refer you to another provider.
During the intake session, the Therapist will schedule you for an appointment and answer your questions.
Which Therapy Request Form should I fill out?
Fill out the Free Therapy Request form if you make less than $1500/month.
Fill out the Sliding Scale Therapy Request form if your income is over $1500/month.
Fill out the Insurance Therapy Request form if you will use private insurance.
Thrive in Therapy Membership Program
Learn more about our all-inclusive mental wellness membership starting at $85/month by clicking here.
Our Chicago Office is located at:
1817 E. 71st Street, Chicago, IL 60649.
Please look at all the information on this webpage before contacting us. If a form indicates that we're not accepting new clients, please check back with us on the day indicated.
No phone calls please!
Meet our Therapists
Camesha L. Jones, LCSW
Camesha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with people to transform their mental well-being so they can have a thriving, full, and whole life. She is dedicated to working together with you to discover your inner strength while digging deep to understand experiences from the past that are impacting you today. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and action-oriented supporting clients to move towards the lives they deserve.
Women, Young Adults
Self-esteem, depression, anxiety, social justice, stress management, life transitions.
Camesha exclusively sees people who have insurance and self-pay.
Betty Hailu, MSW
Betty is a Master's level Social Worker who focuses on meeting her clients where they are and fostering a relationship that allows for positive growth and whole-body wellness. She is compassionate and empathetic nature is revealed through genuine, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where possibilities can be explored. She enjoys empowering clients by facilitating awareness, developing a plan for change, and establishing new patterns of behavior to move forward towards living their best life.
Women, Young Adults, Adults
Self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues transitions.
Betty exclusively sees people who qualify for sliding scale and thrive in therapy members.
Theo Cunningham, LCPC
Theo Cunningham, (she/her, they/them) specializes in serving young Black women and girls and has five years of experience supporting clients’ mental health from an anti-oppressive, liberatory lens. She's supported individuals and groups navigating chronic depression and anxiety, trauma healing, early childhood wounds, and stress of all kinds. Her approach is person-centered, providing space for clients to step into greater agency over their lives and better align with a just world.
Young Adults, Women
Early childhood trauma, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, anti-oppressive practice.
Theo exclusively sees people who have insurance.
Candice Gant, LSW
Candice is a Licensed Social Worker and Clinical Therapist. She believes in meeting the person where they are and fostering the strengths of each person. She is certified as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and trained in providing integrative evidence-based behavioral health services with young and middle-age adults.
Young Adults, Adults
Trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal violence, substance use issues, financial issues, and interpersonal difficulties.
Candice exclusively sees people who qualify for free therapy at Sista Afya Community Care.
Tiana Hill, LSW
Tiana Hill is a Licensed Social Worker and clinical therapist who is passionate about mental wellness and healing. She is dedicated to helping clients work towards their highest self and thrive. She loves incorporating art and creative interventions to help clients develop new skills, break generational cycles, heal from trauma, and discover themselves. Her therapeutic approach is holistic and client-centered.
Young Adults, Women, Adults
Trauma, depression, anxiety, women's issues, health issues, financial wellness, self-esteem, social justice,
Tiana exclusively sees people who qualify for free therapy at Sista Afya Community Care.