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.
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There are terms and conditions of the behaviors and patterns you participate in within your own self. We accumulate these patterns over decades of acting and reacting to our world in certain fixed patterns.read more
I know that pain is our ultimate teacher; it’s our spirit guide; it’s a primal mode of conversation with our self. I know that if you keep ignoring it, it will grow louder and louder. I know this comes down to you against you.read more
I was recently on The Family Brain Podcast discussing my recent essay Failing to Grow: Why Rescuing Your Kids in Not Helpful.read more
I understand groupthink intimately. In college I became consumed with this topic as it relates to cults, mobs, prison culture and the like.read more
In this blog I will list the six sneaky (and highly common) ways people engage in self-sabotage and don’t even realize it. Remember, it’s our unconscious patterns that rule the roost. Start to observe the things you don’t even recognize as unusual.read more
As my son has matured his relationship with avoidance has mutated, taking on a very different look and feel. Lately, his relationship with avoidance has begun to also feel like a habit; one that he relies on with greater frequency.read more