Posts Posts by: "Dr. Ashley Southard"

This month, I was invited to be a guest writer for the wonderful ED-recovery website, Recovery Warriors. My article, titled “Binge-Free Holidays,” was published today. Please check it out, and if you like it, please share with others who may find it helpful. I wish each of you a peaceful and heartwarming Thanksgiving…(Read More)

As a mom of a 4-year old {very emotional} girl and a clinical therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma/abuse, I have evolved into a firm believer that learning how to navigate emotions ~ not avoid them or numb them ~ is at the heart of effectively dealing with the many curve…(Read More)

For many, the holiday season conjures up warm and fuzzy feelings as they look forward to family gatherings, parties, checking off gift lists, and cozying up by the fireplace with a special someone. But for others, this time of year can heighten an already burdensome feeling of loneliness. Whether you’re an individual longing for…(Read More)

With Halloween upon us, your home may soon be inundated with heaping mounds of candy. As kids feel excitement about the sudden influx of sugar, parents may find themselves scheming up tricks to make the treats disappear before their children become mini sugar addicts. But before we engage in candy buyback programs…(Read More)

Do you consider yourself to have “poor body image”? For many, this means feeling dissatisfied with how your body looks and feels. You may obsessively compare your body to others, and/or hyperfocus on all of the flaws you see in your own body. Poor body image can be a very distressing and all-consuming…(Read More)

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