EmpowHER Media Adds Psychologist, Dr. Julie T. Anné, to Medical Advisory Board

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Leading Social Health Company for Women Expands Panel of Health and Wellness Experts with Nationally-Renowned Eating Disorder Expert

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (03/1/2012) — EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, announces today that nationally-recognized eating disorder specialist, clinical psychologist and expert in the fields of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma and marital/relationship dysfunction – Dr. Julie T. Anné – will join the company’s Medical Advisory Board. An esteemed eating disorder specialist, Dr. Anné was featured in the acclaimed E! documentary series What’s Eating You, and is the Founder and Clinical Director of “A New Beginning,” an innovative Arizona treatment facility specializing in the comprehensive care of all eating disorders.

“Dr. Anné brings a unique background, steeped in clinical expertise, research and the use of transformational therapeutic techniques – a real asset to the millions of women that come to EmpowHER each month looking for support and answers.” – EmpowHER Media Founder, Chair and CEO, Michelle King Robson

As a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Anné will work closely with EmpowHER’s editorial leadership team to provide clinical expertise for the company’s award-winning and industry-leading library of women’s health and wellness content – categorizing over 700 women’s health conditions and wellness topics and 130,000 pieces of original video, article and user-generated content. Dr. Anné will join EmpowHER’s new Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Connie Mariano, in driving an agenda that ensures EmpowHER’s Medical Advisory Board is not only aligned with specific strategic initiatives of the company, but also utilized to the maximum benefit for the over 250 million female health consumers who will visit EmpowHER onsite and through syndication in 2012.

“As we look to expand our capacity for helping women with their ‘whole’ health – including the mental health issues surrounding body image, weight management and disorders connected to both – Dr. Anné will be a fantastic addition to our team,” says EmpowHER Media Founder, Chair and CEO, Michelle King Robson. “Dr. Anné brings a unique background, steeped in clinical expertise, research and the use of transformational therapeutic techniques – a real asset to the millions of women that come to EmpowHER each month looking for support and answers.”

Dr. Anné brings over 22 years of experience as an impassioned eating disorder specialist, inspirational educator and dedicated advocate for those striving to resolve completely their debilitating, oftentimes life-threatening, struggle with eating disorders. Fiercely committed to dispelling the unfortunate myth that eating disorders are incurable, Dr. Anné believes wholeheartedly that full recovery from all eating disorders is possible. Dr. Anné enjoys utilizing media opportunities to touch individuals beyond the psychotherapy walls, educating audiences regarding the true, underlying causes of eating disorders and, perhaps more importantly, how to halt the epidemic spread of eating disorders in alarmingly younger populations. Towards this goal, Dr. Anné is authoring a book on the early childhood prevention of eating disorders and blogs enthusiastically on the topic of how we can stop our society’s multigenerational, dysfunctional relationship with food, weight, body, diet, appearance and the unending quest for perfection of self – one person, one family, one child at a time.

In addition to her specialized work with eating-disordered clients, Dr. Anné works extensively with individuals struggling with anxiety spectrum disorders, depression, the aftereffects of abuse and trauma, dysfunctional family-of-origin history, and low self-esteem as well as couples seeking to regain a lost sense of joy and satisfaction in their relationship.

“It is time to reverse the multigenerational legacy of conditional body acceptance, our ongoing struggle with weight and appearance, and the emotional – and physical – devastation called eating disorders,” says Dr. Anné. “Joining the team at EmpowHER enables me to educate, inspire and facilitate meaningful change on an exciting, global platform. I’m honored, and most enthusiastic, about joining the Medical Advisory Board!”

About EmpowHER Media
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company’s flagship – EmpowHER.com – is the third most visited women’s health and wellness destination on the Web (comScore Media Metrix). As the online home for female health consumers, EmpowHER.com offers a unique value proposition of a peer health community and premium, original women’s health and wellness content. Health care professionals, brands and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet — women. EmpowHER reached more than 60 million women onsite and through syndication in 2011, and expects to reach more than 250 million in 2012.

Press Contact for EmpowHER:
Hallie Kenney
EmpowHER
(480) 684-0971

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Julie T. Anné, Ph.D.

Dr Julie T. Anne is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Eating Disorder Specialist, Founder and Clinical Director of A New Beginning and Co-Founder and Clinical Director of TheHealthyWeighOut, both specialty eating disorder treatment facilities located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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