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© 2019 Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, LLC.

 (312) 880-9739  |  info@sistaafya.com | Chicago, Illinois

Disclaimer

This website contains general information about mental wellness, resources, and treatments.

This information is not advice and should not be treated as such. 

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Therapy

ATTENTION: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.

WE WILL OPEN UP AVAILABILITY FOR NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY 2020 . IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST - PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AT: therapy@sistaafya.com

Our goal is to make quality mental wellness care accessible and affordable to our community. Therapy is expensive with most therapists charging between $75- $150 per session. We accept self-pay at a standard rate set by each Clinician and sliding scale depending on ability to pay. If you are unable to pay our rate, please message us at: therapy@sistaafya.com and we can discuss referral options.

We accept self-pay, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  and United Healthcare -Optum. At this time we do not accept MedicaidOur Chicago Office is located at:

1750 E. 71st Street, Suite L, Chicago, IL 60649.

Want to book an appointment at our Chicago office? Schedule a phone consultation. 

SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS

ATTENTION: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.

WE WILL OPEN UP AVAILABILITY FOR NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY 2020 . IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST - PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AT: therapy@sistaafya.com

Our Therapists

 Latania J. Franklin, LCSW

Education

  Northern Illinois University

B.S. Sociology

Loyola University Chicago

Masters in Social Work

Contact Latania at:

latania@sistaafya.com

Camesha L. Jones, LSW

Education

  Spelman College

B.A. Sociology

 University of Chicago

A.M. Social Service Administration

Contact Camesha at: 

therapy@sistaafya.com

Asking for and seeking emotional help can be such a difficult step to take. It is even more challenging when you come from a family or culture that believes you should not "tell other people your business.” There is often an urge to hold in your emotions and a need to stay strong and present for your loved ones. Please trust that you need your needs met just as much as they do. There is a saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, meaning that you must care for your own needs before you can care for those around you. It's time to take care of you.

I provide a safe space for women of all ages to share what they desire. This space will not only be a place to express and discover your needs, but also a space to find ways to fill your cup. We will work together to discover what excites you and makes you happy. It is okay if you don’t know what your needs and wants are yet. We can add this to your journey.

Not only do I provide a safe space for you, but I can also provide a safe space for the adolescent in your life. Adolescence is a time of self-discovery. A time to discover your likes and dislikes. A time to separate from your family and become YOU. While parents would love to be their adolescent first point of contact in times of need, sometimes, this is not the case. Bringing your adolescent to therapy lets them have a space to learn and fill their own cups. Your teen and I can discuss friendships, romantic relationships, emotion expression and management, and life transitions.

If you and your adolescent are ready to care and learn about yourselves, please contact me today. Remember I am here for YOU. This space and journey are yours to take.

 

I support people with the following conditions: anxiety, depression, trauma

 

I provide support in the following areas: life transitions, grief, relationships, school issues, self-esteem.

 

I serve: women, adults, and adolescents.

Hi! I’m Camesha and I’m excited that you’ve found me here at Sista Afya. I am a Mental Wellness Advocate, Licensed Social Worker, and Servant-Leader. I enjoy working with people to transform their mental well-being so then can have a thriving, full, and whole life. I am 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.

 

I’ve spent the last 8 years of my career serving teens, women, and young adults individually and in group settings. I primarily work with young adults who are in a transitional period of life by helping them to overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and elevated levels of stress. I believe in radical social work practice and view mental wellness through a social justice lens by being attentive to issues related to race, gender, income, environment, and religion/spirituality in therapy sessions.

 

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and I utilize therapeutic techniques including: solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I believe that healing is a beautiful and complex process. I am here to do the healing work with you so you can have the vibrant life you deserve. Looking forward to connecting with you. Be well!

I support people with the following conditions: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and mood disorders​​.

I provide support in the following areas: stress, anger management, emotional regulation, life transitions, women's issues, self-esteem.

I serve: women, young adults, adults