Susan Watson


Susan graduated from Yale in 1998 with a major in Psychology, and she completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Harvard in 2007. While at Harvard her research focused primarily on the intersections of race, body image, and eating disorders. She then moved to New York City for an internship in child and adolescent psychology at the NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital. After living in Manhattan for two years she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. A native Mississippian, Susan returned to her hometown and worked as a staff psychologist at a physical rehabilitation center in Jackson, MS, for six years before joining Deerfield’s counseling center. In addition to her clinical work, Susan loves teaching and has served as a teaching fellow at Harvard and as adjunct faculty at Rhodes College. In her spare time she can often be found running after her twin daughters and son, but she also is an enthusiastic traveler, novel reader, and scuba diver.