I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a range of disorders, with training in CBT-I. My offices are in Brooklyn and midtown New York. Please see my website http://www.nharari.com/ for a full description of my practice and services.
For over the past decade, I have been the director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center's Sleep-Wake Disorders Center. I am the first-line treatment there for all insomnia and circadian rhythm disorder patients (utilizing CBT-I, light therapy, melatonin, chronotherapy), and also see patients with nightmares, PAP noncompliance, child sleep issues, narcolepsy and other parasomnias. I frequently work with patients who desire to taper off of their sleep aids due to various reasons.
Dr. Hasler specializes in brief behavioral treatment for insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, incorporating chronotherapeutic (e.g., melatonin and bright light therapy) and adjunctive cognitive-behavioral approaches as necessary.
Daniel Buysse, MD also practices in this clinic, specializing in brief behavioral treatments and integrating behavioral and medication approaches.
Ms. Heekin specializes in evidenced-based practice for a range of issues, including insomnia, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, generalized anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety, and panic disorder. She has received expert training in the following treatment models: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Ms. Heekin integrates both Behavioral Activation and Mindfulness components into her therapeutic approach with clients.
Dr. Hekler is a Staff Psychologist at the VA San Diego Health Care System, offering brief psychotherapy services, including CBT for Insomnia, through the VA Chula Vista Primary Care Clinic. She also offers treatment for those with Circadian Rhythm Sleep Wake Disorders and assists with CPAP Adherence. Dr. Hekler is a VA National Consultant for training other VA mental health providers to provide CBT-I to veterans.
Dr. Hekler completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine in 2010. She was certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 2013.
I work mostly with individuals who have problems either falling asleep or staying asleep or have restless sleep. Following a detailed assessment I offer CBT and or Hypnosis methods to deal with the underlying causes of their problem so they can not only feel better but get better. Bad habits, anxiety, worry,depression and pain conditions can also be addressed within this context.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology. I provide behavioral sleep treatment, specifically CBT-I, and also utilize CBT, ACT and mindfulness-based therapies. I am licensed in Texas and see patients in my office located in central Houston, TX.
I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. I completed an internship at Denver Health and a post-doc at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System with emphases in palliative care, rehab psych and behavioral sleep treatment.