Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her office is conveniently located on the border between the Upper East Side and Midtown East neighborhoods of Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image, and psychological issues related to bariatric surgery. She also treats people struggling with sexual functioning, depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, relationship issues, and other psychological issues. Please contact her to see if she can help you.

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So You Ate the Whole Turkey. So What?

Don’t fret if you overdid it at Thanksgiving dinner this year. The Feldman family’s Thanksgiving ritual stretches for three days. The eating starts the day before, with an expensive spread of smoked fish. Thanksgiving brings both hickory-smoked turkey and a prime rib, plus candied yams, mashed potatoes, peas and onions, chestnut stuffing with sausage, gravy, […]

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Interview with Shayne Figueroa

In the second post of our Fat Shame series, Kim Buesser talks with doctoral food studies student Shayne Figueroa, who is fascinated by the post-war era in the US and its affects on American culture. Below is a transcript of Kim’s interview with Shayne Figueroa. Interested in reading more about Shayne, food culture in the […]

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The Battle Begins

“YUM, THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS,” you think as a waiter carries a soaring slice of triple chocolate fudge cake with salted caramel sauce to the next table. Suddenly your dining companion’s voice becomes background noise and all you can focus on is that cake. “I shouldn’t have dessert,” you tell yourself. “It is way too fattening […]

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Fat Shame: Interview with Dr. Amy Farrell

In the first post of our Fat Shame series, Kim Buesser talks with Dr. Amy Farrell, a professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and author of Fat Shame, a book which demystifies fat stigma in America by following its history across the globe. Below is a transcript of Kim’s conversation with […]

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11 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

“When we are on a diet, we are taught to mistrust our body, ignore hunger and cravings, trick ourselves into believing that a large glass of water or some magical high fiber cookie will satisfy our body’s hunger for nourishing food,” she says. “We are taught that certain foods are “bad” or “good” and that […]

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Watch Your Cravings Crumble – Men’s Health

Guys succumb to the allure of the holiday cookie tin for a very simple reason. Holiday treats aren’t available year round, so people tend to gorge when they appear, says Alexis Conason, Psy.D., a New York City psychologist who teaches mindful eating. Ironically, the key to fighting that impulse is buying more holiday cookies. “You […]

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