Kaira Otero, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Kaira Marie Otero
Zencare Vetted

Kaira Marie Otero

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated May 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Childhood trauma
  • Abandonment issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Kaira Otero is a social worker and psychotherapist in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in inner-child and trauma work.

Kaira’s practice, Mayari Healing & Wellness, is a virtual practice focused on helping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folx heal and break free from painful and destructive cycles caused by unresolved childhood trauma. Kaira customizes her approach to fit each individual’s needs, using a variety of behavioral and psycho-dynamic frameworks, while establishing a trusting, therapeutic space.

Kaira is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe harbor for people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of the global majority. Kaira offers remote therapy sessions, and welcomes new clients to her online practice.


Message to clients

Have you been feeling stuck in your thoughts and with no idea as to how you can change your circumstances? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, or challenges within relationships like setting healthy boundaries, you have the ability to heal and break free from painful and destructive cycles. While balancing your career and navigating oppressive systems, we will work collaboratively to identify and establish healthier ways of functioning. I am committed to cultivating a therapeutic space that is anti-racist and safe for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, who deserve to be affirmed and respected.

Real change comes from exploring our deep inner selves and the painful experiences that may have happened in our early lives that we continue to carry into our present. I specialize in inner-child and trauma work, which I believe is the foundation of all of our problems. Disrupting unhealthy patterns will ultimately lead to the life that you desire.

The field of mental health and wellness has disproportionately underrepresented those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). As a woman of color, I believe strongly in culturally-sensitive and trauma informed therapy that allows you to bring your authentic self into the healing process. I look forward to walking with you on your journey.


Specialties

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kaira Otero is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $170 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Mayari Healing & Wellness, Psychotherapist , 2021 - Present
Brooklyn Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist , 2019 - 2021
The Puerto Rican Family Institute, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2019

New York University , Master of Social Work, 2018


Licensure

New York: 105746-1


Languages

English