Nia - (swahili word for Purpose)
Nurturing Inner Awareness...

Who is the NiaGroupSTL? 

Nia means purpose in Swahili, Group means coming together collectively and STL represents our base Saint Louis, MO. The NiaGroupSTL is a group of Women Wellness consultants that promote intervention (Imani Therapy), prevention(SistaKeeper) and awareness (NIA) through our Wellness Programs, we are licensed clinical therapists, utlizing the wellness approach who believe that if you are not living your life to the fullest, you are not living…so why not find your NIA (Purpose) and Nurture Inner Awareness!

What is a Nia Wellness Circle?
Nia means purpose in Swahili, and our Nia Sista Circles are weekly circles for women designed to connect women to nurture inner awareness in each other, mentally, physically and spiritually.

What is a SistaKeeper Circle?
SistaKeeper Circles are our community/school based prevention circles for girls ages 8-18, held weekly in schools and monthly at our SistaKeeper Site, we focus on building self-awareness, diversity and leadership skills through various modes of creative expression.

Why is SistaKeeper spelled with an “a” instead of an “er”?
Because we feel that sister means biological related and sista means we are all connected, and we have more in common than we do different.

What is an ImaniTherapy Session?
 Individual sessions focusing on various interpersonal issues, utilizing the client-centered approach are ImaniTherapy sessions, held weekly or bi-weekly, both are private pay only. We also offer virtual individual sessions.  All sessions can be booked online by clicking here BOOK NOW!

What does biblio-therapy mean?
It means that we use various modes of literature, poetry, music, movies, etc in a therapeutic approach to promote awareness.

When can we join your K.E.E.P.E.R. Support Circles for girls or for SistaKeeper Membership?
You can register for K.E.E.P.E.R through our ImaniTherapy online Book NOW and for SistaKeeper Membership through our Become A Sista Page.

How do you support girls that are in need of interpersonal counseling?
Through our Niapartner, Imani Therapy we offer individual counseling to girls, support circles for women and families using the cognitive behavior therapy and the client-centered approach.

Do you facilitate these circles in schools?
YES, Our circles are held 12-36 weeks year round in elementary, middle and high school settings. The girls receive the same sistakeeper membership benefits.

Do you sell your books, curriculum or facilitate a train the trainer?
Yes, for programs held outside of STL. Click on our SistaKeeper Shop.

How can the community help?
You can become a Nia Wellness Partner, speaking at our wellness circles or by purchasing our DivineT's awareness Shirts at our Sistakeeper Shop, attend our wellness circles or donate to our nonprofit SistaKeeper thru our Sow a Seed page to support a young girl to become a member or donate to support our community based circles.

How does Sistakeeper reach out to the community?
We partner with various organizations and support awareness of issues that impact our sista such as breast cancer, HIV/Aids, sickle cell, lupus and diabetes,etc.  

What is the ultimate vision for SistaKeeper & the NiagroupSTL?
 Girls and women will know that they have a purpose and they become advocates for women and girl awareness promoting sisterhood becoming apart of the I Define ME Movement by taking the I Define ME Pledge! 

How do we contact you to find out more about the NIA GroupSTL Experience ?
Contact our office at (314)831-5433 or email us at