Our Team In The News
Athletes desire to be driven, confident, and successful. Our team of psychologists and sports dietitians are experts in their field of practice and are regularly interviewed by media outlets for their input on relevant mental health topics for athletes such as eating disorders, anxiety, and performance improvement. Follow on Instagram.
Dr. Riley Nickols joins Lindsey Elizabeth Cortez, MS, RD, CSSD on her podcast, Female Athlete Nutrition, Episode 133, to discuss eating disorders in athletes.
Recently, Shaquille O’Neal opened up about how comments from others impacted him in this Yahoo! article. Dr. Nickols was also interviewed about the topic.
Dr. Nickols explains RED-S, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, a condition that affects athletes when there is an imbalance between the energy they consume and the energy they expend.
Riley Nickols, PhD discusses some of the harmful messaging around food and exercise in the fitness industry with Women’s Running
According to Dr. Riley Nickols, many schools and programs are reviewing their policies surrounding body composition testing to protect athletes.
Registered Dietitian Kate Daley joins the podcast Movement Toward Change to discuss fueling for dance performance and finding food freedom!
Dr. Natasha Trujillo is interviewed by Michelle Hill on her podcast Winning Proof: Unscripted regarding mental health trends in sport.
An athlete’s heightened attunement to their body and associated body cues are both critical for sport performance, but the increased awareness to one’s body can also pose notable difficulties for athletes with an eating disorder.
Dr. Riley Nickols is interviewed by Runner’s World about the fueling and nutritional needs of male athletes and how the implications of RED-S can be far-reaching.
Dr. Riley Nickols is interviewed by KMOV on the pressure athletes feel to perform and succeed and the negative impact on mental health. “A lot of athletes I work with, are high functioning, driven, committed individuals and perfectionism is usually off the charts.
Specific mental health challenges can also accompany this disposition,” Nickols said.
Dr. Nickols joins Becca McConville on the SeasonED RD podcast to talk with RD Beth Harrell about the psychology of eating disorders, sport, and metabolic injuries.
Triathletes who place too much emphasis on body weight and weight loss can be at a greater risk for adverse sport performance and health implications. It’s an issue that is perhaps more widespread than triathletes realize.
Dr. Riley Nickols is interviewed by Jill Colangelo about athlete identity and the obstacles athletes face taking time off from training.
EDCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Riley Nickols, Ph.D., CEDS, to its Scientific Advisory Board. A highly experienced counseling and sports psychologist, Dr. Nickols provides specialized expertise in treating high-performance athletes with eating disorders.
Riley Nickols contributes to this article in the Washington Post exploring the connection between runners and eating disorders.
Dr. Riley Nickols is interviewed by KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, about the stigma and stereotypes around men and eating disorders which can hinder males seeking and receiving treatment.
Riley Nickols presents the webinar & discussion Competing Against Eating Disorders: Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes hosted by BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ Founder & CEO Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S.
Dr. Riley Nickols joins the UNIT3d podcast hosted by Dr. Josie Nicholson of Ole Miss to discuss perfectionism among student athletes.
Riley Nickols joins Signe Darpinian, LMFT on her podcast Therapy Rocks to discuss cultivating mental and physical health in athletes, body image in sport culture, “the need to be perfect” in athletes, and how to navigate that in a more balanced way.
RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) is a serious condition for athletes, especially runners, and often accompanies eating disorder behaviors and has long-term risks—osteoporosis, heart disease, muscle loss, reduced immunity, and depression.
Body image is often framed as a black-and-white issue: Either you feel good about your body, or you don’t. The reality, however, looks more like a spectrum, eating disorders specialist Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS says. Learn more in this article for Women’s Running Magazine.
The Coronavirus has disrupted eating and training routines compounding the stress of those, including athletes, who have eating disorders. Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS is interviewed for this article in the New York Times.
Unfortunately, many coaches, administrators, and training systems are the product of misinformed, outdated, and dangerous training practices. As a member of AASP’s Eating Disorder Special Interest Group, Riley Nickols, and other esteemed eating disorder in sport experts, contributed to this commentary concerning how coaches treat athletes in the pursuit of peak performance.
Similar to other athletes, runners often underestimate the negative implications that losing weight can have on one’s health and sport performance. In this article, sport psychologist Riley Nickols addresses these concerns.
Strong Runner Chicks is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting female competitive runners in developing strong and healthy nutrition, mindset, body image, and self-care practices that allow them to both improve performance and enjoy healthy relationships, mental health and the joy of running.
Dr. Riley Nickols speaks with Strong Runner Chicks in this episode of their podcast about eating disorders and mental health topics.
Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS joins Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Co-Founder Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS to explore the athletic identity and performance.
People who struggle with eating disorders have a heightened attunement to their body, bodily sensations, and comparison to others.
Men have a 2 percent chance of suffering from binge-eating disorder, making it four times more common than bulimia nervosa.
Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS is interviewed by Roman Stubbs from the Washington Post exploring the issues of mental health, suicide, and eating disorders among male athletes.
Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS is one of the experts interviewed about binge eating among athletes in an article by Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report