Clinician Spotlight Featuring Robyn Goldberg
My current role is I am the owner and founder of The Eating Disorder Trap, Inc. My private practice has been in Los Angeles, for approaching 25 years where I see kids, teens, and adults of all ages, genders, and body shapes and sizes improve their relationships with food and their bodies.
What is your background?
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified eating disorder registered dietitian and supervisor through (IAEDP), a Health at Every Size Provider(HAES) and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, author and host of the podcast The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as an athletic person who takes life seriously, stops and smell the roses, and loves to be of service to my clients and colleagues. I have had wonderful mentors in my life and I appreciate supporting others.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
My favorite part of my career is seeing clients get better and developing curiosity.
How did you get involved with eating disorder recovery?
I got involved with eating disorders after having roommates in college with bulimia nervosa and then worked at an eating disorder IOP for 8 years
What is your proudest accomplishment (personal or occupational)?
My proudest accomplishment was writing my book The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones and speaking on behalf of the students and faculty at California State University Northridge (CSUN) at the memorial for my mentor Christine Hamilton Smith, Ph.D who was the director of Dietetics at CSUN.
What is something people do not know about you?
Something people do not know about me is that I was going to be a chef dietitian many years ago and used to cook for my parents when I was a student.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
I would tell myself to “not take life so seriously.”
More about Robyn: Robyn began her career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as the in-patient dietitian in the Department of Cardiology. Over the last twenty-five years, she has developed her own private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, where she specializes in medical conditions, disordered eating, eating disorders, Health at Every Size, pre-pregnancy nutrition, and people in recovery. Robyn is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Supervisor from IAEDP. She serves as a Nutrition Consultant for the Celiac Disease Foundation. For the last eight years, Robyn was the Nutrition Counselor for the Susan Krevoy Eating Disorders Program at The Wright Institute Los Angeles, leading eating disorder and body image groups at various sober livings in Los Angeles. She is a contributing author and is a nationally and internationally known registered dietitian nutritionist. She has been quoted in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Fix, Shape Magazine, Fitness, Oxygen, Pilates Style, Diabetes Forecast, BH Weekly, and Life & Style. She has been on national television as the eating disorder expert on The Insider. Robyn is the author of the new book, The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones and the host of the podcast The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast.