Meaningful change for a meaningful life.

Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Sarkis

I’m a psychologist by training, and a certified executive and performance coach by practice. I also moonlight as a writer and speaker. My integrated approach is big on science, low on bullshit.

I’m available for individual, team, and organizational collaboration.

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My first principle of work: The body never lies. 💡

Further reading 👉🏼 "A Shrink’s Guide to Psychological Flexibility: My First Five Principles" --> LINK in my BIO ✨

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First and foremost, you do you. ✨

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📷 : @c.r.elliott_
Grief has changed me in ways that love never could. ✨

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Ask more questions. Notice who and what's around you. Be passionately curious. ✨

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📷 : @theglobalcreator
Here’s to the lions. 🔥👊🏼

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Take notice. ✨

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📷 : @doc_amen
Take a step, any step, in any direction. Then, take the next step. One at a time. And soon enough... ✨ 

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Defense/survival mechanisms protect you from the intensity of your feelings. 💡

Their intentions are always in your best interest, despite the consequences of their tactics. And there are always consequences... 👇🏼

ON the BLOG ➡️ "Defense Mechanisms: The Department of Homeland Security" --> LINK in BIO ✨

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It’s obvious by now - if you’ve been around me long enough - that I’ve been in a 7 year love affair with the unconscious. 🧠

Stay tuned for an upcoming talk on biases, blind spots, and behavior. Interested in the subject? Be sure to ✨  subscribe ✨  in the Link in my Bio to make sure you don't miss it. 

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Rest and recovery are essential to your success. What's your favorite way to rest and recharge? ✨

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Taking personal responsibility means untying the knots that shaped you, even if you aren’t responsible for those injuries. 💡

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #gabormate
Advice is a trap, set by the unconscious to act out our patterns from the past.

There, I said it. 

And here’s the thing: anyone can give advice. You need no qualifications whatsoever. Honestly, all it takes is an opinion and the gumption to say it out loud. 👇🏼

ON the BLOG ➡️ "Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents" --> LINK in BIO ✨

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Emphasis on, "little by little." ✨ 

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Stop breaking your own heart. ✨

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #storyteller #blamegame #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #settingboundaries #boundaries 

📷 : @laurenlovette
Buyer beware. 

Instead of trying to have all the answers, turn your attention to the art of asking all the right questions. ✨

More on this in my latest blog post on ADVICE --> Read it in the LINK in my BIO 💡

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People think that because I am a shrink, I’m steeped in the game of advice. But nothing could be further from the truth. 

People aren’t actually looking for advice most of the time, even when they ask for it. There are other factors and dynamics that drive the urge to seek advice. And historical patterns of attachment govern our response(s) to the advice we ask for. 🤯

It’s wild and fascinating to watch unfold, if you know what to look for... 👇🏼

NEW on the BLOG ➡️ "Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents" --> LINK in BIO ✨

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This one's important. 💥

Strategic silence (or strategic stillness) is a tactic I talk through with all my clients who manifest self-regulatory ruptures. 

Watch for this in your life. ✨

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Yes, let's. 👊🏼

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📷 : @broderickhunter
Joan Didion was my first true girl crush. Her words are always transformative. ✨

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What can you appreciate and soak up in this version of yourself before it passes? ✨

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FEATURED POSTS

Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Advice is a trap, set by the unconscious to act out our patterns from the past. There, I said it. And here’s the thing: anyone can give advice. You need no qualifications whatsoever. Honestly, all it takes is an opinion and the gumption to say it out loud. People...

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A Labor of Love & The Achievement of Death

A Labor of Love & The Achievement of Death

My sister’s voice was kind but serious. Pressured. “Mom’s taken a bad turn.” “Do I need to come home?” “Yes.” “Ok.” I had known it was coming. The week before she died, I went to the beach near my house and begged the universe to take her quickly. I had started to...

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I Got Censored

I Got Censored

A week or so ago, I posted an innocuous quote about slander on my Instagram feed. It was quickly labeled as "false information" by "independent fact checkers" and censored— hidden away because it was apparently so threatening. Here's what the quote was: In reality, I...

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