Serving: 18-24, 0-6, 6-12, 13-15, 16+
Dr. Walsh graduated from Yale with a BS in Biology and received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut before moving north to New Hampshire to complete her General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Residencies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH. She served as Chief Resident of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency and was an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry during her fifth and final year of residency. After completing residency in 2011, she joined Riverbend Community Mental Health Center for ten years in their Franklin and Concord locations. At Riverbend, she works collaboratively with therapists, case managers and community providers to help care for the mental health needs of youth from 3-20 years old. In addition to outpatient practice, she cared for patients of all ages with mental health crises at Concord Hospitals who were in the psychiatric unit, general medical floors and emergency room. Finally, part of her role at Riverbend is educating and supporting area Primary Care Providers on how to recognize and treat common mental health disorders in their patients.
Dr. Walsh’s focus is primarily psychiatric evaluations/medication management, but she is a strong believer that “medications-only” is not the appropriate treatment for youth. She knows that working collaboratively with therapists to help patients to build skills and develop tools to better manage their symptoms is critical for long-term recovery.
She has special interests in ADHD, anxiety, including Selective Mutism and OCD, grief/loss, trauma, attachment disorders, gender dysphoria, and mood disorders. She will be providing both in-office appointments in Concord and tele-health services.
Ages Seen in Practice
Dr. Sarah Walsh is a Board-Certified General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with experience treating preschoolers to young adults through age 24 with a wide range of conditions.