Molly Arnold

Adjunct Instructor

Molly Arnold

Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling


Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University


SMU - East Campus
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206


Dr. Arnold is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She is a state board approved supervisor for individuals seeking full licensure (LMFT and LPC). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy and a Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University.

Dr. Arnold has worked with families and children in counseling and casework capacities since 1993. She has additional experience and training in play therapy, and in couple and family therapy. Dr. Arnold holds a strong systemic view of individuals and families, believing that individuals are best understood within the contexts of their lives. Her primary clinical and research interests are counseling with families and couples, the parent-child relationship, and counseling children within the family therapy context.

Dr. Arnold is currently in private practice at Healthy Transitions in Flower Mound, Texas. She is a former visiting professor for the Graduate Counseling program at Texas Wesleyan University, and an adjunct professor at Texas Woman's University. She is a former Child and Adolescent Director at Denton County Friends of the Family, and a former Child Protective Services caseworker in Dallas County. Dr. Arnold is a trained mental health neutral for the collaborative law process. Additionally, Dr. Arnold is a trained mediator. She is also a Past President of the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, and previously was a Student Director for the Texas Association for Play Therapy. Additionally, she is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Association for Play Therapy.