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.