Hisla  Bates

Hisla Bates

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in NoMad practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • ADHD

Professional statement

Dr. Hisla Bates, MD is a Board-Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist located in Midtown, Manhattan. She also treats adults across the lifespan. Dr. Bates has over twenty years of experience in psychopharmacology and medication management of mental illness. She is a Harvard and Yale-trained physician who has an integrative approach to mental health treatment that utilizes medication conservatively, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. Dr. Bates believes in the mind-body connection and works with patients to make lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms and improve their overall health and wellbeing. She treats mood disorders, anxiety, and ADHD.

Dr. Bates is one of only a few psychiatrists who has a particular interest in cardiac psychiatry. Cardiac disease and heart attacks have been associated with depression and anxiety. Dr. Bates works with cardiac patients to help them find a ‘new normal’ through the use of medication, positive psychology and mindfulness-based approaches.

Dr. Bates received her MD from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed her adult psychiatry training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. With a strong commitment to her specialty, she is actively involved in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Bates is Co-Chair of the Art Committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and has designed and facilitated workshops for clinicians on the use of Drawing as a Tool for Mindfulness. She is an accomplished artist and has had her artwork shown in juried shows and competitions. She enjoys working with creative adults and children and believes art heals.

Her office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.

Message to clients

I have an integrative and holistic approach to treatment and view you as a whole person and not just a symptom. Let’s work together to help you live your best life physically and emotionally. I work with creative (and non-creative) individuals who may feel stuck creatively or who are in transition. I have a unique perspective of being an artist myself.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Hisla Bates is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $450 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $350 - $450
  • Initial session: $600 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $400 (30min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Bates can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


NoMad practice

39 West 32nd Street

New York, NY 10001


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Work and Education

Harvard Medical School, Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1997 - 1999
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Resident in General Psychiatry, 1995 -1997
Yale University, Resident in Ophthalmology, 1994 - 1995
Yale University, Resident in Primary Care Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1994
University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, MD, 1993
Hunter College, Post Bac Pre-Medical Studies, 1988
Parsons School of Design, BA, Fashion Design, 1981