Therapy

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Thanks for taking the first step to take care of your mental wellness. We at Sista Afya are here to support you on your healing journey. Get to know our Therapists below and click the button below to fill out our Therapy request form to get started. 

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness

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Betty Hailu, LSW

Betty is a Licensed Social Worker who focuses on meeting her clients where they are and fostering a relationship that allows for positive growth.. Her approach has been fueled by focusing on “what happened to you”, instead of “what’s wrong with you."  Her compassionate and empathetic nature is revealed through genuine, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where new possibilities for your life can be explored. Her experience working in various levels of care has provided her with skills to provide support to clients experiencing challenges with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, and relationship issues. 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.

Specialties:

Women, Young Adults, Adults

Issue Areas:

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

Betty exclusively sees people who have insurance, sliding scale, and full-rate for therapy.

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Danielle Swan, MAATC

Danielle Swan (she/her) is a Counselor with master’s level training from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Danielle’s mission is to encourage positive relationships with yourself and others.  She has worked with individuals and groups of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use and chronic illness. She aims to support people with healing through compassionate care that's rooted in discovering your strengths, creative expression, and mindfulness.  She believes firmly in the therapeutic alliance with clients and works diligently to align herself with liberated practices rooted in Black feminist theory. 

Specialties:

 Adults,  Women

Issue Areas:

Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Substance Use, Women's Issues, Identity Formation

Danielle sees people who qualify for sliding scale,, and insurance. 

Amber Kelley, LSW

Amber enjoys serving Black women and girls who are seeking therapy to heal from trauma and other interpersonal difficulties. She works  with people to overcome barriers that have them stuck to move to a place of growth, healing, and self-actualization.

 She provides therapy that is rooted in psychodynamic theory to explore childhood events and attachment. Amber uses a trauma-informed lens to explore thinking patterns, behaviors, and life events that are impacting your mental wellness. She is  attuned to the mind-body connection to mental health and address somatic symptoms with psychotherapy. Amber believes that by working together, we can uncover your challenges and work towards solutions so you can heal and have the life you deserve.

Specialties:

Teens, Women, Young Adults

Issue Areas:

Self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, family difficulties, life transitions.

Amber  exclusively sees people who have insurance or pay a full rate for therapy. . 

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April Threatt, MA

April is a Qualified Mental Health Professional who specializes in servicing women and adults. She empowers her clients to understand various factors in their lives that contribute to their unhappiness. She is committed to being compassionate and present with her clients as they discover their inner strengths to bring about desired change. Her approach is person-centered and she believes that building relationships with clients is essential in therapy in order to assist them in working through issues, overcoming obstacles, and becoming the best version of themselves

Specialties:

 Adults,  Women

Issue Areas:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Communication Issues, Burnout, Phase-of-Life transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Coping Skills, Women Issues.

April sees people who qualify for sliding scale  and insurance. 

Sista Afya Community Care, NFP

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Candice Gant, LCSW

Candice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Therapist. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and incorporates multiple orientations and techniques to meet the client where they are. She believes in fostering the strengths of each person and working towards sustainable healing. She is certified as Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Financial Social Worker. She has trained in providing integrative evidence-based behavioral health services with young and middle-aged adults. She has previously provided services to people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, substance use, sexual assault, developmental issues, and interpersonal difficulties.

Specialties:

 Young Adults, Adults

Issue Areas:

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. 

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Tiana Hill, LCSW

Tiana Hill is a Licensed Clinical 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.  

Specialties:

 Young Adults, Women, Adults

Issue Areas:

Trauma, depression, anxiety, women's issues, health issues, financial wellness, self-esteem, social justice,

LGBTQ+ issues.

Tiana exclusively sees people who qualify for free therapy at Sista Afya Community Care. 

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Madison Sparkman, BA
She Heals Intern

Madison is our She Heals Intern. She has notable clinical experience in community-based settings and a passion to empower, educate, and collaborate with clients who have been historically neglected and excluded from care. Her approach to therapy is person-centered,
narrative based, and holistic. She believes in creating safe spaces for clients to show up as they are. . She received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Spelman College and is matriculating through a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree program at DePaul University. 

Specialties:
Young adults, women, students, sexual minorities

Issue Areas:
Women’s issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress

management, coping skills, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+

Madison exclusively sees people who receive free therapy at Sista Afya Community Care.