Heather Wastler

Heather Wastler, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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About Me

As a psychologist, I specialize in providing effective psychological treatments to adolescents and young adults who have experienced the recent onset of a psychotic disorder or are showing warning signs of being at risk of developing a psychotic disorder. These treatments, called empirically supported treatments (ESTs), are crucial to helping patients manage their specific mental health condition(s). My philosophy involves placing the patient at the center of all care decisions and helping them accomplish their personal recovery goals.

I’m fortunate to work at the Early Psychosis Intervention Center, where I’m part of a multidisciplinary team that provides specialty care for individuals with psychosis. Knowing the value of using a team-based approach allows us to provide the most comprehensive care possible to our patients. In my research, I focus on understanding factors that contribute to suicide risk among individuals with psychosis. My goal is to improve suicide risk assessment and develop novel treatments to help individuals with psychosis manage suicidal thoughts.

What I love most about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the sense of community. I enjoy working with others who are equally passionate and dedicated to improving patient care, which includes the clinical psychology doctoral students I get to mentor.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, exercising and spending time with my dog.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Psychology
  • Schizophrenia

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History


State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
8/1/2013 - 8/16/2019


VA Maryland Health Care System, Perry Point, MD
8/1/2018 - 8/31/2019


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
8/1/2019 - 8/31/2020

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Health Psychology

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Wastler has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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