Gianoula " Yianna" Sideris


About Me

Welcome! My name is Yianna and I am a bilingual (Greek\ English) licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Washington DC, and a licensed mental health counselor (LHMC) in Florida.
A few fun facts about me:
1- I grew up in a Big Fat Greek Family
2- I played soccer for over 16 years
3- I am a New Kids on the Block Fan
I have over 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including ACT team clinical outreach, acute inpatient\ intensive outpatient settings and ER crisis assessments. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have worked with all age ranges of clients from children to the geriatric population. Currently I am working as a lead clinical assessor for crisis psychiatric evaluations. I also facilitate weekly group therapy for the adolescent population aging 10-17.

My therapeutic approach is primarily person-centered, multicultural and solution focused integrated approach. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being compassionate to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices affects your experience.

I would describe my style as warm, supportive and compassionate, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current obstacles. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health. I look forward to helping and guiding you in any way I can!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PRC14760 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LMHC #MH20681 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gianoula " Yianna" Sideris. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.A. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Gianoula " Yianna" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I am grateful for Yianna's support and guidance through this grieving process.

Work with me!