About Sarah Arnold

Sarah enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her approach with children includes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) & play therapy. Her therapy style allows families to feel comfortable to address their struggles while gaining coping strategies. Her areas of speciality include work with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, & mood disorders. Other areas of specialization include psychological testing, selective mutism, social anxiety, childhood OCD, and struggles related to disruptive behavior, attachment, grief, stress, parenting, & trauma.
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Mom and Child

Improving Self-Esteem in Children and Adolescents

The way we feel about ourselves has a huge impact on the way we treat ourselves and others, and on the kinds of choices we make.  Many parents question how to help raise their children’s self esteem. Parents can model healthy self esteem by their own words and actions Parents can sincerely praise their children [...]

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Helping Kids Get Organized

Back to school time again! You’ve likely started out with the best intentions of helping your child get organized for the year. You’ve purchased all the school supplies and helped your child prepare for the school year. The backpack, desk and locker look great for the first few days of school. So, will it last [...]

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Helping Kids and Teens Return to School And Succeed Academically

It happens every year at this time. Parents and kids across the country are getting ready for the start of the school year once again. There are certain key practices that will make life easier for everyone in the family when it comes to managing schoolwork. Generally speaking, families can start the school year off [...]

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Childhood anxiety: how to help your child with worries

It would be wonderful if the innocence of childhood could be worry-free. Unfortunately, many children can by filled with worry, anxiety and fear. The good news is that teaching children ways to manage worries and cope positively with anxiety as they develop can have a lifelong positive impact. What is anxiety? An automatic response built [...]

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Top 10 Things for your Kids when they say “I’m Bored” this summer

Create Fun Lists in Four Categories  – Cut them apart and put in envelopes.  Depending on the situation, put the ideas from the envelope, into a hat and have your childpick one to do. Indoor ideas by yourself (e.g. play solitaire, juggle three balloons, draw) Indoor ideas with others (e.g. play charades, play “guess what’s [...]

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Ten New Thoughts about Childhood Obesity

Parents can often be heard saying, “I just want my child to be happy and healthy.” While there are so many factors that go into those loaded terms, weight is not one that is often openly discussed. People are often uncomfortable talking about weight. And, historically, people have often believed a popular myth that children [...]

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Myths and Secrets of Happiness

Who is happy? What makes a person happy? Researchers continue to find answers to these long asked questions. Myths of happiness Before learning what relates to happiness, researchers, such as David Myers, Ph.D., have learned that there are several myths to popular beliefs about happiness. Myth #1: Age predicts happiness. Research studying more than a [...]

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How to Raise Grateful Children

by Sarah Arnold, Licensed Psychologist As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we are all reminded of the importance of having gratitude.  Being a thankful person helps us to be mindful of the good things, even in stressful times.  Using a grateful thinking style has even been shown to have psychological benefits.  So, how can we help [...]

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