I am a Ph.D., licensed, board-certified mental health counselor in practice for over 20 years. I am the best-selling author of several books, including Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free. I am a Florida Supreme Court certified family and civil mediator, and also an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling, one of only 20 therapists with this dual designation. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, and a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am the founder of Sarkis Institute and I received my PhD from the University of Florida. My writing focuses on the impact of gaslighting and other psychological behaviors on workplace communication, function, and employee retention. I maintain a private practice in Tampa, Florida where I provide counseling, coaching and consultation to individuals and family-owned businesses.