Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in ADHD, anxiety, & narcissistic abuse. She is a bestselling author and an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling – one of only 20 in the U.S. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator. Dr. Sarkis is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is a senior contributor to Forbes, and is also a contributor to Psychology Today. Dr. Sarkis has a PhD, EdS, and MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. She maintains a private practice in Tampa, Florida, where she provides telehealth sessions and facilitates collaborative divorce.
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Dr. Sarkis is a Gator four times over, receiving the following degrees from the University of Florida: Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, 1994; Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Specialist of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling, 2002.
Dr. Sarkis received an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association for her research on comorbid ADHD and the executive functions of the brain in a pediatric population. That same year she was a finalist for a Fulbright Award. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Society and CHADD. She is also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, De Soto chapter (serving on the Women’s History committee).
Dr. Sarkis lectures and presents her research internationally. She has written chapters in edited books, such as The Distracted Couple: The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships; Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Contemporary Applications; and Champions of Collaborative Divorce. She has been published or interviewed in several notable sources, including: Journal of Attention Disorders, National Psychologist, The Washington Post, The ADHD Report, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and Smart Money Magazine. She has also been featured on CNN’s Health Minute, ABC News, Sirius Doctor Radio, First Business Television, Woman’s Day, 10% Happier with Dan Harris, The Jordan Rich Show, and numerous other networks, stations, and publications.
Dr. Sarkis is the founder of the Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship for college students with ADHD. She is the focus of a chapter in the book The Gift of Adult ADD by Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D.
Dr. Sarkis’ interests include traveling, hiking, and gardening. She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her family, including their dogs Connor and Grayson. Grayson was fostered and then adopted from American Brittany Rescue.