Susan Cowden, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist


Eating Disorders


Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's University



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.

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