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Matthew Watson

Assistant Professor

Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson

Matthew has been teaching in the Loyola counseling department as an adjunct to the faculty since 2015 and is also an adjunct instructor in Tulane’s Department of Psychology. He graduated with his M.S. degree in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in 2013, receiving the Chi Sigma Iota Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service as well as the Counseling Research Excellence Award from the College of Social Sciences. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Tulane University’s Brain Institute where his research in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology studies circuit and cellular level changes in the brain resulting from exposure to traumatic stress. Matthew is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Louisiana as well as a Board-Approved Supervisor (LPC-S) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). He has prior experience working in community agencies and as a school counselor, but currently runs a private practice Uptown where he specializes in trauma work with individuals and couples. His most frequently taught courses include Lifespan Development, Diagnosis, and Supervising Internship.


Doctoral Candidate in Neuroscience, Tulane University (current) M.S. in Counseling, Loyola University New Orleans (2013)

Classes Taught

Lifspan Development



Areas of Expertise

Trauma-informed Supervison, Systems Theory, Developmental Psychology, and Science Communication