Dr. Conason is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City. She specializes in the treatment of overeating, body image, and sexual functioning. In addition to her clinical practice, she is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Read more about Dr. Conason…


Dr. Conason provides individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and group therapy for people struggling with a variety of psychological issues. She also provides supervision and consultation services for other professionals and is available for speaking and media engagements. Read here for more information about services offered…

The Mindful Eating (ME) Revolution

Have you failed your diet? Or has your diet failed you? Mindful Eating is an alternative to dieting designed to help you develop a more peaceful relationship with food and your body. Join the rapidly growing movement to end shame, guilt, and poor self-esteem related to the failures of dieting. Read more about The ME Revolution…

The Anti-Diet
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Why NOT to Diet in 2016

As we enter the start of 2016, millions of people will think not of the wonderful accomplishments of the past year, but of the improvements they hope to make in the year to come. Rather than gratitude and appreciation for all that we have, we see the New Year as a time to “start fresh” …

Oprah Quote

Dear Oprah,

“Inside every overweight woman is the woman she knows she can become” This is what Oprah Winfrey tells us in her new commercial for Weight Watchers. I find it enraging. It implies that every overweight woman is just waiting to become someone else because who she is now is unacceptable. Weight Watchers is a company …


Step Away From the Scale (And Never Get Back On)

Scales are ubiquitous in American households. They are expected objects in a bathroom landscape. Few people think twice when they happen upon one. You may even have one in your own bathroom. However, when we actually step onto the scale, this innocuous-looking object becomes something far more sinister. In our culture, where thinner is always …

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