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David Heckler, PhD

Dell Children's Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-324-0029


Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology


Predoctoral Internship, Child/Pediatric Psychology, Texas Children’s Hospital

Fellowship, Child/Pediatric Psychology, Texas Child Study Center/Dell Children’s Medical Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

David Heckler, PhD is a licensed psychologist at UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. Dr. Heckler earned his PhD from the Texas University of Technology in clinical psychology. He completed his internship in doctoral psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Texas, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Medical Center of the Children’s Study / Dell of Texas Children’s.

Dr. Heckler is a member of the mental health team where he participates in multidisciplinary clinical visits and provides outpatient therapy services, helping families achieve a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Heckler specializes in working with preschoolers, in addition to children/adolescents with disruptive behaviors, such as anxiety and/or depression. Additionally, Dr. Heckler serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for Department of Educational Psychology at The univeristy of Texas at Austin and Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behaviors

Board Certification

  • American Psychological Association
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