About Dr. sarah sarkis
I am a licensed psychologist, writer, and performance consultant living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally hailing from Boston Mass, I have a private practice where I work with adults who are looking to achieve long-term change and growth. I also work with executives, organizations, and small groups doing performance consulting. Click here to learn more about my services. Click here to learn more about the distinction between traditional therapy and performance consulting.
My style is eclectic and blends psychoanalytic theory, positive psychology, existential psychology, neuro-biology, and functional medicine to bring a truly integrated approach to your quest for a sense of wellness. I emphasize collaboration, partnership, and personal empowerment.
I received my MA from Boston College where I studied counseling psychology. I then began my doctoral training at George Washington University with an emphasis on adult psychotherapy from an psychoanalytic perspective. Upon completion of my doctoral studies, I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at two inpatient psychiatric hospitals in the Boston area. There I worked with people who were suffering from the most severe and retractable forms of mental illness. Those experiences taught me the deep and enduring value of comprehensive and collaborative care from a multi-disciplinary perspective. I carry those lessons with me to my current work in my private practice, where I emphasize and utilize my partnerships with physicians, naturopaths, and functional medicine doctors and nutritionists to provide the best standard of care.
In addition to my psychology training, I’ve studied extensively the use of mindfulness, functional medicine, hormones, and how food, medicine and mood are interconnected.
My influences include Dr.’s Hyman, Benson, Kabat-Zinn, Mate', Gervais, and Gordon, as well as Tara Brach, Brene' Brown, Irvin Yalom, Howard Stern, Steven Kotler, and Bruce Springsteen to name only a few.