Heather Hostler, Psy.D.


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Education: B.A. Psychology,  M.A. Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist

Specialties: Marital and premarital, child & adolescent, adult and older adult, women’s issues, life transitions, faith and spiritual concerns, grief, relational issues, stress and coping, psychological assessment

Offices: Manheim, Hershey

Contact:  hhostler@PHAcentralPA.com (please do not use this email address to share detailed personal or clinical information) 

Scheduling and Messaging Portal: Existing patients can send secure, private messages to Dr. Blackbird, and can also schedule or cancel appointments by going to our PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS PORTAL. New patients must first contact our office to schedule an appointment, but can use the portal to check availability of appointments.


Born and raised in south central Pennsylvania, Dr. Hostler received a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College.  She obtained Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois.  She completed an internship and a post-doctoral internship at Philhaven Hospital and currently lives in the Mechanicsburg area with her husband and children.  


Dr. Hostler enjoys working with couples and families, as well as children through older adults.  She has experience in providing services as part of an interdisciplinary team in outpatient and inpatient treatment, as well as a church-based counseling ministry.  Dr. Hostler works with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and sexuality-related issues.  In particular, Dr. Hostler seeks to encourage the development and maintenance of healthy patterns of relating to the self and others, especially in marriage, parental, familial, and faith-based relationships.  Psychological evaluations for purposes of diagnostic clarification, personality characterization, cognitive functioning, or neuropsychological screening are also part of Dr. Hostler’s clinical repertoire. 

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