Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, Group practice in Chicago, Illinois — Zencare
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
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Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness

Compassionate mental wellness care centering women of color.
Illinois Accepting Online
South Shore Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 18, 2022

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is a social enterprise providing affordable community mental wellness care centering on the experiences of Black women. Our Therapists specialize in supporting women throughout adulthood (Millennials and GenZ's) with mental health concerns that impact their ability to be whole, well, and live full lives. Our lens in therapy is unique - we provide therapy through a cultural, gender, and systems lens to support the well-being of the whole person to move from surviving to thriving.


What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual therapy to adults; in addition to groups and classes to provide community support to women looking to improve their mental wellness with like-minded women.

Why should I choose your practice?

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness was created to support the well-being of Black women, an often ignored group in mental wellness care. Our Therapists are all women of color and are dedicated to meeting you where you are at, providing practical skills to address mental health concerns, and are compassionate in working alongside you to actualize the life you deserve.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Lyra Health, and USHIP insurance. We have limited openings for sliding scale ranging from $65 - $75 per session for those who qualify. Our full rate for therapy is $120 per session.

What are your practice's specialties?

We support adults living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout/stress. We enjoy helping our community navigate through issues such as work stress, life transitions, identity, handling multiple roles and responsibilities, and relationship issues.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Lyra Health
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

South Shore practice
1817 East 71st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 149.021952



Client testimonials

"I reached out to Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness for a young lady that I have been asked to mentor. After meeting with her I immediately realized that she would need additional support. I looked online and found this center! It seems a perfect fit and I contacted the team. I was more than pleasantly surprised that I heard back from one of the team members within an hour! She qualified my interest and I have now referred my mentee to the center for application."
- Zencare client • July 2022