|Dr. Peggy Howland|
Peggy Howland was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived in Montgomery, Alabama prior to attending Auburn University for undergraduate school.
She moved to Missouri in 1974, where she taught childbirth education classes , led small parent groups, and completed a graduate degree in Counseling. She returned to Auburn in 1978, and began training as a family therapist at AU, completing her M.S. in 1982 in Marital and Family Therapy.
Her ongoing interest in medical psychology and behavioral medicine led to her position as the Associate Director of Behavioral Sciences at the Columbus, Ga. Family Practice Residency Program where she taught family practice residents for two years.
Peggy became a clinical psychologist in 1989, after completing her Ph.D. at Auburn University and her internship at Columbia, Mo.
Peggy sees college students and adults with a variety of problems and challenges in their lives, including:
- eating disorders
- medical conditions
- relationship problems with couples, family members, or work colleagues
- sport injuries and competition concerns
- career challenges, and
- a need for self-understanding or development
Peggy's goal is to help people deal with problems, unexpected challenges and times of growth so they learn more about themselves and function better in their lives. She values and respects issues of faith and diversity, and believes that kindness, grace, and optimism are important for good mental health and satisfying relationships. A good sense of humor helps as well!
Peggy has served as the consulting psychologist for the Sport Medicine division of the Auburn University Athletic Department since 1995, and is co-coordinator of the Optimal Performance and Support Team. She works with the team physician, trainers, coaches, academic advisors, sport psychologist and dietitian to develop comprehensive programs for student-athletes. She also coordinates referrals and sees Auburn University student-athletes who request personal counseling.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. She particularly likes spending time outdoors, preferably on the golf course or hiking. Cooking tasty food while listening to music or Auburn sports makes any weekend worthwhile! War Eagle!