Photo: Monique Feil

Photo: Monique Feil


About Dr. Hisla Bates 


I'm a board certified, Harvard trained psychiatrist with 20 years of experience treating and diagnosing patients in the Boston area. I have also trained at Yale University in Primary Care Internal Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in N.Y. for my General psychiatry residency training, before going onto complete my Fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. 

In 2016, I was certified in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching by the WholeBeing Institute. At this time I am focusing my practice on coaching using mindfulness, positive psychology and the creative arts. I am a former fashion designer, artist and printmaker who dabbles in photography and filmmaking as well. Today, I bring all of these skills into my work as a psychiatrist and positive psychology coach. 

If you have had a heart attack, I’m here to coach you through depression and anxiety by bringing you on a path of resilience, optimism and hope. The associated anxiety and depression with cardiac disease can be debilitating. Most psychiatrists are not trained in the areas of cardiac psychiatry and tend to treat the associated symptoms of depression and anxiety conventionally. However, I am of the opinion that people who have suffered a cardiac event, have an atypical depression and anxiety that is primarily due to their  life changing cardiac event and requires a different approach. The treatment will focus on mindfulness and lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise and meditation.

Join me by signing up for a free consultation where we can discuss your goals and the benefits of having a life coach. Contact me via email for your free 30 minute phone session.