Sari Solden Professional Bio
Sari Solden MS, is a psychotherapist and the bestselling author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys Through ADDulthood, which have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and been translated and published in both Europe and Asia. Both her groundbreaking professional work and her enticing personal story have been featured in various media, including CNN, Time, People, Parade, Prevention, The Economist, Heart and Soul, Woman’s World, Working Mother, and dozens of other national and international publications and media. A prominent keynote speaker as well, Solden has spoken at over 100 national and international conferences. Solden maintains her private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Solden has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty-five years, working with individuals, couples, and groups whose lives are touched by the special challenges of invisible differences.
She is best known as the pioneer in the field of women with ADHD with her first book, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, which was the first book written on the subject. Her work, according to noted best-selling author and neuropsychiatrist John Ratey, M.D., “broke new ground” by elucidating the way gender roles impact women with challenges…” Women with Attention Deficit Disorder hit a nerve with both professionals in the field and women around the world, who for the first time saw their very private experiences described in such detailed, personal terms. Due to its long lasting popularity, Solden published a Revised Women with Attention Deficit Disorder in 2005, now available in all electronic formats.
In 2002, Solden published Journeys Through ADDulthood. Journeys Through ADDulthood, now also an E-book, describes how both men and women still learning to accept their differences can find meaning in life while struggling with a chronic and invisible condition. Journeys has been used throughout the country by professionals, universities, peer-led support groups, and has been the required text for study groups on chronic disorganization.
In her frequent international travels, speaking to women and professionals on such subjects as ADHD, acceptance, and gender roles, Solden has developed extensive networks throughout Europe and Asia, including Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and England.
She has had featured articles in professional psychotherapy journals such as “Voices” and the Cambridge University’s School of Education in Cambridge, England. In addition, Solden also trains, mentors, and provides consultation for other mental health professionals and University counseling programs, including Wayne State University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the National Association of Social Workers. Solden has also written the Foreword for two well-known books in field of ADHD, Understanding Girls with ADD and Survival Tips for Women with ADD.