Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a therapist in Tampa specializing in ADHD, anxiety, & gaslighting. Dr. Sarkis is also 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 also is a contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. 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 specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, and gaslighting. Dr. Sarkis facilitates collaborative divorce.
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is the best-selling author of: Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication ; 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd edition); Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed; ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder; and Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Dr. Sarkis is an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling, National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified LMHC Supervisor, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Court Mediator. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and a relationship expert on the Nerds in Love podcast. She has a private practice in Tampa, Florida.
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 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Next Generation Divorce (serving on the External Public Education committee), American Mental Health Counselors Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and CHADD. She is also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, De Soto chapter (serving on the Women’s History committee) and Junior League of Tampa.
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 and quoted in several notable sources, including: Journal of Attention Disorders, National Psychologist, The ADHD Report, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Smart Money Magazine. She has also been featured on CNN’s “Health Minute”, ABC News, Sirius Satellite 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, photography, cycling, swimming, hiking, genealogy, and gardening. She is the descendant of six Mayflower passengers: Priscilla Mullins Alden, John Alden, Dr. Samuel Fuller, William Mullins, Alice Mullins, and George Soule. She is also a distant cousin to Laura Ingalls Wilder, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Moulton Marston, and Jodie Foster. She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her family, including their three rescued dogs, all gradations of Dalmatian.