Susan Cowden, MS

Marriage and family therapist

Expertise

eating disorders

Education

Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's University

Highlights

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.

— Susan Cowden, MS

Experience

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.

Education

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.

Verywell Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who are all focused on making sure our information is clear, accurate, and actually useful so you can make confident choices about your mental health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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