Alexis  Beck

Alexis Beck

Registered Dietitian, RD

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, LDN

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Brookline practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Disordered eating
  • Bariatric nutrition counseling
  • Weight loss and management
  • Pre-natal nutrition
  • Intuitive eating
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Hormonal related issues
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Health coaching
  • Body image

Professional statement

Alexis Beck is a Registered Dietitian and Medical Nutrition Therapist in private practice in Brookline, MA. A seasoned clinician and leader in the field of disordered eating, her goal is to help clients form healthy relationships with food, eating, and their bodies.

Alexis specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder), bariatric nutrition counseling (pre- and post-surgery), prenatal nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes, as well as coaching pre/post Bariatric surgery. She works with children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and parents. By offering evidence-based Medical Nutritional Therapy, Alexis helps her patients find relief, recovery, and results.

Alexis attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree in nutrition, followed by a dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She continued her medical education at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed her Masters in Public Health, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in psychology at Harvard. She has been recognized as Dietitian of the Year by the American Dietetic Association and has been in private practice over 30 years.

Alexis's years of experience and supportive, collaborative, and personalized style sets her practice apart. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and interior design.


Message to clients

The relationship we have with eating and our bodies is so so personal. And like other relationships, these relationships can become dysfunctional. And when they do, we can feel shame, alone and lost. It is so important that you have a safe, authentic, empathic, knowledgeable space to share, learn, recover and set yourself free from the challenges of a difficult relationship with eating, food and or your body. I truly understand, having traveled this road myself. Together we can find peace of mind, body and spirit--and recovery.


Specialties

Eating disorders - This is our unique approach to helping you manage your relationship with eating and your weight. We understand that there are many levels of a poor relationship with food, and it doesn’t mean that you are necessarily over- or underweight. All are on the rise among our adolescents and adults. And the incidence among boys and young men is increasing as well. We are uniquely trained and equipped to support you and your son or daughter through the recovery process. THE A, B, Cs of Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Eating…we get it…and your nutritionist will navigate you through all of this with her team of doctors and therapists and you will get better! It won’t take forever like most programs - you will be amazed at how quickly our patients recover - but not until you are ready. We won’t push you and we’ll take care of your special needs.

Disordered eating - Support for clients whose preoccupation with food and eating is disproportionately burdensome but falls outside of eating disorder diagnostic criteria

Bariatric nutrition counseling - Including before and after surgery

Weight loss and management - Do you find it impossible to lose weight? Impossible to keep off any weight you lose? Have you eaten through your bariatric surgery? Menopausal? And cannot get rid of the weight gain? Stress, deprivation and shame are often associated with the process of losing weight. Whether its 10, 20, or 50 pounds - we understand. Offering original, innovative and personalized strategies and techniques, we get underneath the weight and get to the heart of the matter for results and sustained weight loss and weight management.

Pre-natal nutrition - Dietary planning and support for expectant parents; Weight and nutrition management; how to lose those stubborn postpartum pound

Intuitive eating - Instilling a healthy relationship with food, in which the the individual follows the body's internal cues rather than external dietary regimens

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder - Often in children; a lack of interest or sensory aversion to food

Medical nutrition therapy - Offers sessions for those with special medical nutrition needs

Hormonal related issues - Including polycystic ovarian syndrome

Type 2 Diabetes - Navigating a new diagnosis; ongoing dietary support to promote wellness

Menopause - The weight and dietary management inherent in these natural elements of a woman's life

Compulsive behaviors - Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending

Food allergies and sensitivities - Offers counseling to those dealing with food allergies

Health coaching - Offers health coaching

Body image - Promoting positive self-image; navigating cultural and societal pressures


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

Alexis can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Alexis provides a sliding scale on an individually-determined basis.


Location(s)

Brookline practice

1309 Beacon Street

Suite 300

Brookline, MA 02446

Hours
  • Mon By appointment (Confidential Video sessions / Travel to You)
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu By appointment (Confidential Video sessions / Travel to You)
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1985 - Present

Harvard University, PhD candidate

University of California, Berkley, MPH

Cornell University, BS


Languages

  • English

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