College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Cowan's formal training is in counselor education and supervision and clinical mental health counseling. She has worked in mental health since 2004 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Telemental Health provider, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Dr. Cowan has been awarded Diplomate Status by the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) with the designation in Integrated Behavioral Health Care Counseling. The award recognizes both advanced practice and professional clinical expertise in clinical mental health counseling. Clinically, Dr. Cowan has experience working in inpatient psychiatric, private practice, residential treatment, integrated care (family medicine), and foster care/child protective services settings. She has numerous professional publications and has made several national and regional presentations. Dr. Cowan serves on the editorial board of several professional journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development and Adultspan journal. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International's Counselor Community Engagement Committee and is the Chair of the SACES Service Learning Interest Network. Dr. Cowan is also a member of the Middle Adulthood Task Force through the AADA. She also enjoys volunteering as a Disaster Mental Health responder with the American Red Cross and has responded to incidents in Las Vegas, NV; Parkland, FL; and Virginia Beach, VA. At Walden, Dr. Cowan teaches in the School of Counseling and Human Services. She has served on over 30 doctoral student dissertation committees across several universities.