While working as a clinical therapist and through having her own therapist, our founder quickly learned that African American women lacked a safe space to openly discuss mental health with each other and professionals of color.
As a result of this void The Sisters' Couch was created. The Sisters' Couch is a safe place for black women to come together to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health, gain access to resources, and learn from one another's experiences.
Increasing self-care among black women
Educating African American women on mental illness
Providing direct connections to mental health professionals of color
Creating an intimate community where black women can discuss mental health
Alandra Chuney, LMSW is a native Detroiter who graduated from Cass Technical High School. Alandra studied psychology at Michigan State University and then went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University.
With over 6 years of experience as a mental health therapist, Alandra’s passion for mental health intensified after her own experience with depression. Along with having a love for mental health Alandra makes it her goal to ensure that all women have a safe place where they can share and feel validated.
MENTAL health FACTS
One out of eight women will develop clinical depression in their lifetime.