Nairi Otalora is a therapist who works with children through adult patients, with a special emphasis on the adolescent years. Her areas of clinical focus include treating depression, anxiety, phobias, and bipolar disorder, while research interests include attachment theory and Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD).
Prior to joining SFIM as a graduate therapist intern in 2020, Ms. Otalora worked during her graduate training at Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF), where she was a Lead Group Counselor for the Center’s Incredible Years Program. She also worked with FIU’s CCF as a Counselor in their After-School Treatment Program, where she provided behavioral treatment to elementary-age children who have diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autism.
Ms. Otalora has completed her graduate coursework at Florida International University’s Counseling Psychology and will be conferred her Master of Science degree in July 2021. She will see patients as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at SFIM beginning in the summer 2021. Ms. Otalora is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, providing services to patients in both languages, and sees patients in person and via telehealth.
Outside of her work, Ms. Otalora is passionate about nutrition, practicing mindfulness and the importance of a good morning routine! She has been a Miamian since the age of 7 when she moved to the United States from Bogota, Colombia with her family. She is also a trained dancer and teaches Spectrum Dance Therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on weekends.
Our team provides comprehensive mental health counseling for individuals and families, evidence-based treatments, and a range of patient-tailored evaluations for both children and adults.