Nova Niv, PhD
Contact by phone or e-mail
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: psychodynamic/psychoanalytic CBT as needed.
Board Certified: Psychology
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of psychology 19976, Pre-doc training at Stanford University, Post-doc training at Kaiser. Post training: Youngian Institute 2000, Object relations class 2004, Psychoanalytic training 2007-9.
I try to tailor my treatment approach to the individual patient. Eating disorders is part of the patient’s difficulty in maintaining healthy self regulation both emotionally and physically, and my challenge is to help them create an inner state of peace and equilibrium.
I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. Recovery from anorexia is restoring normal weight, developing inner support and maintaining a normal body image (non-distorted), Recovering from Bulimia is reaching a state of non-symptoms of purging, regaining self support and reducing level of obsession about weight and shape. The same is true for other kinds of ED: fighting compulsive overeating, obsessions about food and calories, and developing a normal self regulation habits about weight and shape.
LANGUAGES: English, Hebrew
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Females and Males.
CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Psychoanalysis.
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, willing to working as part of a team.