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Healing Requires Feeling Feelings cannot hurt you. It’s what you do, or don’t do, with them that can hurt. Imagine your emotions are like ocean waves — coming and going, and always changing. Some feel big like tsunamis, and some feel small just tickling your toes. Regardless of their size or shape, all emotions…(Read More)

The following is shared with gracious permission from a client at A New Beginning, who hopes that others find inspiration in this simple, yet profound, statement that captures the essence of what learning from your past really means! A couple of weeks ago, one of our providers was privileged to participate in a session with…(Read More)

The other night I was outside putting the pool toys away and I noticed our beautiful sunset – vibrant colors colliding with heavy monsoon clouds, and palm tree silhouettes teasing me with the notion of a far-off tropical paradise. I quickly snapped a photo and it got me thinking… During the Arizona summer monsoon storm…(Read More)

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “No matter how flat you make a pancake, there’s always two sides.” Well, this year there were definitely two sides to my Christmas – same story with two very different versions. Like many stories of history, both versions are 100% true. However, one version makes for good drama, while…(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.