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:

  1. Fill out the appropriate Therapy Request form.

  2.  You will receive an email from a Therapist about setting up a phone consultation as openings become available

  3. If we cannot meet your therapeutic needs we will refer you to another provider.

  4.  During the consultation, the Therapist will schedule you for an appointment. 

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 at least $1750/month.

  • Fill out the Insurance Therapy Request form if you will use private insurance for therapy.

Thrive in Therapy Membership Program

Learn more about our all-inclusive mental wellness membership that is just $85/month by clicking here.

Our Chicago Office is located at:

1817 E. 71st Street, Chicago, IL 60649.

If you have any questions, contact us at:

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

Issue Areas:

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

Issue Areas:

Self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues transitions.

Betty exclusively sees people who qualify for sliding scale and thrive in therapy members.


Ammie K. Brooks. LSW

Ammie Kae is a Licensed Social Worker and Clinical Therapist, who has dedicated her professional career to cultivating spaces for Black women and girls to heal and grow. She developed her roots as a practitioner working closely with victims of gender and race based violence through macro and micro-level practice.he has experience working with client's at all stages of development, from early childhood through adulthood, and from various backgrounds and cultures


Women, Young Adults, Adults

Issue Areas:

Gender-based violence, race-based trauma, women's issues, self-esteem, childhood and family relational issues.

Ammie exclusively sees people who qualify for free  therapy.


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

Issue Areas:

Trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal violence, substance use developmental issues, and interpersonal difficulties.

Candice exclusively sees people who qualify for free therapy.