Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin

Clinical Psychology
Sherman Oaks
11 years experience female

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Dr. Nina, Inc.

Sherman Oaks

Address

15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1203, Sherman Oaks
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Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Sherman Oaks

About

Bio

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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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Be supportive: Educate yourself about bulimia; it's a way of coping with emotions and conflicts with food. Bring up your concerns, ie, "I notice that you're strug... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
It's not about food: If you're using food to resolve emotional distress or conflict, keep in mind that emotional eating is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Identify triggers: What seem like food cravings may actually be emotional triggers. Smooth, creamy foods are associated with the need for comfort. Filling foods are co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Health & Emotional: Binge eating disorder can impact your health negatively, as bingeing often leads to weight gain and increased hypertension, heart disease, and more. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Varied symptoms: Some symptoms include: secrecy about eating or not eating around other people. Going to the restroom immediately after eating, sneaking food, food m... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
No: Bulimia involves bingeing and purging (through vomiting, laxatives, exercise or restricting). Anorexia involves restricting (with a subtype of purgin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with co... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Absolutely!!: I've treated patients who struggled DECADES and are no longer bingeing. Whatever is going on with food is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a los... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
It's not about food: Bingeing is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emoti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Uncontrolled w/food: Bingeing is not measured in terms of the calories that are consumed. Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Do you binge/purge?: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives,... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Depends on severity: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal & gastric ruptures, which may be fatal. Other medical ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Recovery is possible: BED is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Bingeing, purging: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Multiple: Binge eating is harmful to both your physical and emotional health. Bingeing can lead to weight gain and cause issues related to increased weight, su... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Harmful to health: Binge eating is harmful to both your physical and emotional health. Bingeing can lead to weight gain and cause issues related to increased weight, su... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Not about weight: Please seek medical advice to make sure you are stable. From your symptoms you may have a subtype of anorexia that involves purging. People who are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Human: Eating disorders do not discriminate. People with anorexia or bulimia (or binge eating disorder) may be any gender, age or ethnicity. People with ea... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Symptoms: Exercise bulimia involves bingeing followed by extreme exercising to burn off the calories. Some signs: being anxious or angry if you can't work out... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Therapy!: Bulimia is way of resolving internal conflicts. People think they're doing it to lose weight, but bulimia numbs and/or distract from discomfort. To s... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Understanding BED...: Binge eating disorder is treatable through therapy (and sometimes in conjunction with a dietitian) . In treatment people learn what is eating "at" th... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Yes: Bulimia is a way of numbing, distracting or expressing a variety of internal emotions and conflicts, including but not limited to depression. Bulimia... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
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 contr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
No.: Obesity is a physical condition that may result from many factors, including poor eating habits, heredity and culture. Some people do not know what’s... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Multiple: Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food. The behavior with food expresses underlying issues, conflicts or... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
No...: Emotional eating and eating disorders are attempts to resolve internal conflicts or issues with a behavior. The problem is not in one's brain; it is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Identify triggers: Bulimia is ultimately not about food. When you identify what's eating "at" you and respond to those needs and emotions, you'll likely stop bingeing a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Recovery is possible: BED is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Be understanding: People often feel guilt and shame after bingeing, which can lead to bingeing again as a way of coping or distracting with those emotions. Be curious,... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a loss ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Various: There are 2 ways to avoid binging - healthy distractions & feeling the emotions that the binges help you avoid. Distractions include journaling, ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Therapy: BED is an attempt to resolve a psychological conflict through physical action. People often think they are triggered by food but actually are trigger... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Seek therapy: Get a complete physical to make sure bulimia is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. Bulimia is a way of coping... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
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 focus... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Varies: That depends on the frequency/severity. BN can cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric rupture... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a los... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Address root cause: Eating disorders are a problematic way of resolving or expressing psychological conflict. People often cycle from one form of ED to another. I recomm... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Multiple causes: Binge eating may be caused by both physiological and psychological reasons. If you do not eat enough during the day, you may get so ravenous that you... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
No: 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 contr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Bad coping strategy: Bulimia is a maladaptive way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using bulimia to cope with (ie, anxiety,fear, rel... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Not exactly.: Some studies point to a genetic predisposition towards eating disorders, but in my experience it is not inherited in the sense of a medical issue such... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
They are similar: People struggling with anorexia are preoccupied with their bodies and their weight. They may take pleasure from restricting and resist changing that ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Wanting to stop...: Wanting to stop is a crucial part of recovery. Recognize that bulimia is doing something for you, as well as hurting you. It's a way of coping with ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
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 contr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Do you binge/purge?: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives,... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Seek therapy: Get a complete physical to make sure bulimia is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. Bulimia is a way of coping... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Nov 14, 2015
Although new to HealthTap, Dr. Rocklin is quickly proving her mettle and expertise. Recommended to ALL, both patients and colleagues alike!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
Graduated 2012MD

Awards

Healthline Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2015
Healthline, Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2014
Healthline, Best Eating Disorder Blog, 2013

Affiliations

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
International Psychoanalytical Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
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