Lila Sideras

EMDR and Mental Health Therapist

“It snuck up on you. You thought you were handling things, but you looked up one day and this is who you are: a person you don’t recognize. Unhappy Something happened and slowly, gradually, your world closed in on you. You’re not who you once were you don’t socialize, you’re depressed, always anxious, you can’t handle stress, and you feel alone. Maybe you’re even addicted- to relationships, to food, to drugs- it doesn’t matter. Anything to chase away the feelings.

You’re trying to make changes- to not blow up every time something small happens, to be able to trust and not push people away, to care for yourself and maybe even get some sleep, some rest. You’re trying but something’s not right. You can’t seem to find a way out no matter how hard you try. If you truly are feeling ready to change, and helpless in knowing how, it may be time to consider a fresh pair of eyes. It takes a little bit of guidance and patience with yourself and the processcan go a very long way.You can do more than survive. Dealing with major changes takes a set of skills that most people haven’t learned- I can teach you what you need to know to move on.”

Therapeutic Work

Ms.Sideras holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and is fluent in Spanish Language. She was a Fellow at the University of Arizona where she earned her Masters in Counseling Summa Cum Laude. Lila got her start in her professional start a decade ago working in a bilingual shelter for women and children.

Currently Lila is a National Certified licensed counselor in Arizona. She finds EMDR to be profoundly helpful as allows people to obtain good results quickly. Lila has experience working with a diversity of clients and challenges including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, grief, sexual abuse and
disability issues. Lila works with children, adults, and elders in English and Spanish.


MA Latin American Studies University of Arizona Cum Laude
MA Counseling University of Arizona Summa Cum Laude
Telemental Health Provider Center for Credentialing and Education


Licensure/ Certifications

Licensed Associate Counselor AZ (LAC-17241)
National Board for Certified Counselors (Certification Number 998447)
Guidance Counselor preK-12 AZ Department of Education

Board Certified Telemental Health Provider – BC-TMH 1813