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Kaira Otero(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Childhood trauma-Abandonment issues-Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Depression- Anxiety -Perfectionism-
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Professional statement

Step into the comforting space of Mayari Healing & Wellness, where Kaira is dedicated to guiding BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals towards profound healing and freedom from the shadows of childhood trauma. Kaira tailors her approach to each person's unique journey, fostering trust and understanding along the way.

In addition to her traditional therapeutic methods, Kaira offers the transformative experience of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, available both virtually and in-person. This innovative approach provides a profound opportunity for healing, particularly for individuals who have struggled to find relief through conventional means.

Among those who may benefit greatly from this therapy is anyone grappling with treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, or chronic pain. In particular, Kaira has seen remarkable results with the use of ketamine-assisted therapy, which has shown promise in providing rapid relief for those who have felt trapped in the grip of their mental health challenges.

So, if you're ready to explore new paths to healing, whether virtually or in-person, Kaira warmly invites you to discover the transformative potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy at Mayari Healing & Wellness.

Message to clients

Feeling trapped in recurring thoughts and unsure how to break free? Whether it's anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, or navigating complex relationships, like setting crucial boundaries, know that healing and liberation are within reach. Together, clients collaborate with Kaira to navigate career challenges and confront oppressive systems, forging healthier paths forward.

At the heart of Kaira's practice lies a commitment to creating an anti-racist, affirming, and safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Each individual's journey toward healing is honored and respected.

Kaira's practice also offers the transformative experience of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, where clients are supported in exploring inner depths and uncovering new paths to healing.

True transformation begins with exploring inner depths, unpacking painful experiences that may still linger from the past. Kaira specializes in inner-child and trauma work, recognizing these as the roots of many struggles. By disrupting these patterns, clients pave the way for the lives they desire.

The mental health field has often overlooked the unique needs of BIPOC individuals. As a woman of color, Kaira is deeply committed to offering culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed therapy. Clients are encouraged to bring their authentic selves into the healing process, as Kaira walks alongside them on their journey of growth and healing.

Work and Education

Mayari Healing & Wellness, Psychotherapist
Brooklyn Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist
The Puerto Rican Family Institute, Psychotherapist

Integrative Psychiatry Institute, Certified in Psychedelic Assisted Practitioner , 2023
New York University , Master of Social Work, 2018


New York: 094524




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


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

Locations & Hours


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:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $200
  • Initial session:$225 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (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

Client testimonials

"Getting in contact with Kaira was a really seamless process. We had a phone consultation and our first session and so far she seems to be what I’m looking for in a therapist. I look forward to our continuous work together and I’m really glad I was able to connect via zencare!"
- Zencare client March 2022
"She’s great! I am really happy to be working with her. Super glad I found a therapist that I will be working with moving forward!"
- Zencare client March 2022
"Got a really great energy from her when we first spoke, she seems to really understand the cultural context."
- Zencare client June 2022