Stephanie Moulton Sarkis

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Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Born Stephanie Moulton
West Allis, Wisconsin
Occupation Mental health counselor
Education PhD
Alma mater University of Florida
Period 2005–present
Subject Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Notable awards Co-recipient, American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2001

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis is a specialist in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) and the author of five books on adult ADHD. Based in Tampa, Florida, she is also a practicing and clinical specialist in child and adolescent mental health counseling, and a columnist/blogger for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. In addition to ADHD, she treats autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders, and writes about their impact on college performance and personal finance.[1][2] Sarkis's experience with having ADHD herself is profiled in the book The Gift of Adult ADD by Lara Honos-Webb.[3]


Sarkis was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. In 2001, Sarkis was a co-recipient of an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the study was subsequently published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.[4] In 2002, she received a PhD in mental health counseling from the University of Florida, and is an American Mental Health Counselors Association diplomate. Her professional qualifications include Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor.[5]


Sarkis is the author of the following books, published by New Harbinger:

  • Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication (2015)
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd ed., 2011). Translations in Korean, Japanese, French, Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008)
  • ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (co-author with Karl Klein) (2009)
  • ADD in Adults: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (2011)


  1. ^ "Success for the ADHD College Student". The ADHD Report. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "ADHD and Your Money: An Interview with Stephanie Sarkis PhD". The Edge Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Honos-Webb, Laura (2008). The Gift of Adult ADD. New Harbinger. ISBN 978-1-57224-565-5. 
  4. ^ Sarkis, Stephanie Moulton; Sarkis, Elias H.; Marshall, David; Archer, James (February 1, 2005). "Self-Regulation and Inhibition in Comorbid ADHD Children: An Evaluation of Executive Functions". Journal of Attention Disorders. Retrieved January 24, 2017.  (Link is to abstract and bibliography, not full text.)
  5. ^ "Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D. biography". Retrieved November 10, 2010. 

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