Susan Cowden, MS


  • Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Marriage and family therapist passionate about a number of topics
  • Completed advanced training in family based therapy for anorexia nervosa


Susan Cowden is a former writer for Verywell Mind covering eating disorders. She is a marriage and family therapist who is passionate about a number of topics including eating disorders, body-image issues, self-harm, anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, stress surrounding infertility, parenting, and relationship concerns. She has worked with eating disorders on both an inpatient and outpatient basis since completing graduate school.

She most recently practiced at Renew Counseling Center and is currently taking a hiatus from seeing clients. She has also completed advanced training in Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa at the University of Chicago and is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.


Susan has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in family therapy from Texas Woman's University.

A Word From Susan Cowden, MS

As a therapist, I sincerely enjoy collaborating with clients and providing them with a safe and supportive environment to pursue their goals. As a writer, I am passionate about providing accurate and helpful information about eating disorders and related issues to the public.

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