Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
9 years experience female
Dr. Nina, Inc.
Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D., is a psychoanalyst, author, and talk show host specializing in eating disorders. Considered a thought leader in the field of eating psychology, she has been featured in Psychology Today, The Los Angeles Times, Prevention, Real Simple, Redbook, Huffington Post, Beverly Hills Times and many other publications. She is a frequent guest expert at summits and podcasts, including The Dr. Drew Podcast. Dr. Nina brings a fresh perspective by helping people focus on what’s eating “at” them instead of on what they are eating. In addition to her private practice based in Los Angeles, she hosts a radio show on LA Talk Radio. Her book, Food For Thought, is an Amazon bestseller. Her new book on addictions, co-edited with Salman Akhtar, is Beyond The Primal Addiction.
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United States: California
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Night eating...: Lots of people eat normally during the day and struggle with binge eating at night. This is usually because they are working during the day and focused on getting tasks accomplished, etc. At night, they have to "be" with themselves and a lot of feelings might come up. Bingeing may distract from uncomfortable feelings and thoughts. It's a negative coping mechanism but there is treatment/hope!
A 21-year-old member asked:
Binge eating is....: Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bingeing is a negative coping mechanism and may be a response to anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions, or as an way to convert emotional pain to physical, or express loneliness.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Understanding BED...: Binge eating disorder is treatable through therapy (and sometimes in conjunction with a dietitian) . In treatment people learn what is eating "at" them instead of focusing on what they're eating. Bingeing is often a way of numbing, distracting or expressing internal conflict. Therapy helps you identify internal triggers and conflicts, and find new ways to cope. There is hope!
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Education & Training
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
Healthline Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2015
Healthline, Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2014
Healthline, Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2013
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
International Psychoanalytical Association
American Psychoanalytic Association