Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Sarkis

I am a psychologist, writer, and performance consultant with a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii (though it won’t take you long to discover I’m a Boston girl at heart). My integrated approach is big on science, low on bullshit, empowering my clients to achieve long term change and growth through an eclectic blend of psychology, neurobiology, and functional medicine.

I’m here to partner with you in your quest for a sense of wellness. 

My blog, The Padded Room, is your virtual safe space to help you manage the jarring realities of life. Here, you’ll find a soft landing for life’s harshest truths.

In addition to my private consulting practice, I am a performance consultant with The Flow Research Collective (FRC) founded by Steven Kotler. I am also a featured writer for the FRC’s monthly newsletter, which explores the outer reaches of human excellence.

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FEATURED POSTS

Welcome Home: A Love Letter to Hawaii

Welcome Home: A Love Letter to Hawaii

For nearly all of my life, I have been searching for a place to call home. My family fell apart when I was still just a teenager. It was all of a sudden and yet, I know now, it was one painful pin prick at a time. Decades of decay finally snapped. In an instant,...

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The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

Dr. RBF and I hosted the third in our series of House Calls this week; this time looking at the Flip Side of Fear.     In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: The Psychology of Uncertainty Leadership in Times of Crisis We had a great time...

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Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Has the current situation with COVID-19 left you feeling off your game and maybe a bit overwhelmed? As a consultant for the Flow Research Collective, I was recently asked to join my fellow psychologists Drs. Rachel Barbanel-Fried and Brent Hogarth along with Rian...

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How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

This is game day, good people. This is what we have trained for—though you might not have known it consciously. After all, let’s recall how little of our brain activity is actually conscious; only five percent, a paltry amount. You probably originally found me for...

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