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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)

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)

Do you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry? Do you know what you should eat, but then find yourself eating foods that leave you feeling sick, ashamed, or numb? If you answered “yes” to these questions then you may be an emotional eater. Emotional eating is just that — eating for emotional reasons, rather…(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.