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These days it seems like there’s a catastrophic event every few days. From natural disasters to senseless massacres to global threats to pain in our personal lives, so many of us are incredibly aware of the darker side of life that seems to be omnipresent right now.  I’ve heard from countless clients…(Read More)

There is perhaps nothing more personal than the relationship you have with your body. Love it. Hate it. Embrace it. Or reject it. The intimate relationship you have with your body, the one you walk around in, the one that encases your soul, is as complex and personal as it comes. Yet… it is also…(Read More)

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)

For years now, I have touted the beautiful, undeniable truth that anyone struggling to overcome an eating disorder has the ability to achieve full, sustainable recovery.  While it seemed like a gutsy move in 1998 to announce such a contrary to popular belief sentiment on our A New Beginning website, so firm was I in…(Read More)

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Ashley L. Southard, Ph.D., LMFT

Scottsdale, AZ,

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, abuse/neglect, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and related issues.