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Sista Afya Community Mental WellnessGroup practice

Group practice
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions- Trauma- Work stress-Women's issues-
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Practice Information

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is a community-focused mental wellness practice. Our Therapists specialize in supporting women throughout adulthood with mental health concerns that impact their ability to lead fulfilling 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.


What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual therapy to adults and teens; in addition to groups and classes to provide community support to women looking to learn, heal, and grow with like-minded women.

Why should I choose your practice?

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness was created to support the well-being of women of color, 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 achieve your mental wellness goals.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, United Health Care, UMR, Optum and USHIP insurance. We have limited openings for sliding scale ranging from $85 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, postpartum depression and anxiety, grief/loss, substance use, identity, handling multiple roles and responsibilities, and relationship issues.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 149.021952




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+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$120 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$85 - $120

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

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