Our Team

David Heckler, Ph.D


17Pediatric Psychologist, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Texas Child Study Center

David Heckler, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist at the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity (TCPTCO).

Dr. Heckler received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University.  He completed his doctoral psychology internship at Texas Children’s Hospital, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Texas Child Study Center/Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Through TCPTCO, Dr. Heckler is a member of the behavioral health team where he participates in the multidisciplinary clinic visits and provides outpatient therapy services, helping families achieve a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Heckler specializes in working with preschool children, in addition to children/adolescents with disruptive behavior, anxiety, and/or depression.

Outside of work, Dr. Heckler enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.