root cause focus.
results for life.

who we work with

Have you been trying to improve your health but keep falling off the wagon? Are you struggling to make healthy changes in your life? Do you know what you need to do but can't seem to stick with it? Do you want to take control of your health? 

Knowing what to so and doing it, are two different conversations.
While the Southwest Dietitian Group is a general practice, meaning, we see and work with all medical conditions - from healthy to sick - we specialize our efforts on helping our patients and clients create sustainable change by also helping them change how they think, therefore creating permanent habit and behavior change.

You don't have to be ready to change everything about your life to come see us... you just having to be willing to take the first step and for some, that's picking up the phone to call us today.

are we a good fit?

to Provide you the tools for sustainable change in a supportive and nonjudgmental space with knowledgeable and personable people.

Our MISSION is to help our patients and clients get - and stay - healthy.

Kindess. root cause. sustainable change.




Maya is the owner of the Southwest Dietitian Group and a 16-year registered dietitian, specializing in weight loss and hormone balancing, and a beacon of resilience and transformation. Raised in a Lebanese household where food symbolized love, she battled weight and health issues from an early age. Maya’s own journey took her from a stressful adolescence and retail management to undernourishment and the onset of unhealthy habits, before finding the right path through education and a relentless desire for change.

Her personal struggle with trauma and CPTSD deeply informs her practice. Maya has dedicated her life to mastering the science of neuroplasticity, habit change, and the powerful influence of mindset on health. She transformed herself by embracing her past and learning how to feel, thus finding her passion in helping others achieve sustainable weight loss and emotional balance. Maya's unique blend of formal education and lived experiences make her a compassionate and insightful guide for women on similar paths, emphasizing not just what to eat, but how to think and feel in the process.

I'm Madeline, a registered dietitian with a passion for fostering a healthier relationship with food. With a Master's degree in Community Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University in Wisconsin, I've learned how to help individuals and communities make informed, sustainable choices for their well-being. 

My journey in the realm of nutrition has been deeply influenced by my own personal battle with restrictive diets and an unhealthy relationship with food. It was during these challenging moments that I realized the importance of not just understanding what we eat but also why we eat. I embarked on a mission to heal my own relationship with food, and in doing so, I found my true calling as a dietitian. 

I believe that food should never be the enemy but rather a source of nourishment, pleasure, and self-care.Whether you're seeking to manage a medical condition, improve your overall wellness, or simply want to make peace with your plate, I'm here to support you every step of the way.

Tiffany Ellegard is a native Arizonan, Mother of three children, and Stepmom to two more. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in dietetics and her Master's in Medical Nutrition Therapy; from Arizona State University.

Tiffany‘s most recent experience includes working as a Clinical Dietitian at Eisenhower Medical Center. Working in a hospital setting with patients suffering from the physical consequences of unhealthy eating habits has fueled her passion for assisting patients long before hospitalization is imminent.

Tiffany helps her patients to set and achieve goals that move them away from the diet mindset. Why get skinny for summer when you can have health and fitness for life? Having personally experienced decades of countless fad diets and binge-eating behaviors, Tiffany can relate to an unhealthy relationship with food. Tiffany’s partnership approach with patients means “We are in this together” and her mantra is “Progress, not Perfection!”

Hello, I am Valerie, but I mostly go by Val. I’m the office manager here at Southwest Dietitian Group. For the past 8 years, I’ve been a Client Relations Manager with a small financial firm. I look forward to providing excellent customer service to our clients here at SDG. My goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you. I’ve had quite a health journey myself and the right foods have been the best medicine for me. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and help you with any scheduling needs so that in turn you can attain your health goals. When you are ready to move forward, I’ll be here to get you started!

owner | registered dietitian nutritionist

registered dietitian nutritionist

registered dietitian nutritionist

office manager

maya nahra, rd

madeline salberg, RD ms

tiffany ellegard, rd ms

Valerie turner

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