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 To better meet the needs of our patients, in July 2017 we moved our Annapolis office at 49 Old Solomons Island Road to 2431 Solomons Island Rd, just a couple streets away. We hope you enjoy the larger spaces. Click "Contact Us" at the top of the page for more details.
Akira Otani, Ed.D., ABPH
(Arnold Office)
Akira Otani, Ed.D., ABPH is a licensed psychologist who has joined Spectrum Behavioral Health after working as Senior Staff Psychologist at the University of Maryland Counseling Center for 18 years. Prior to that appointment, he served on the graduate faculty in Counseling and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University, where he still teaches part-time psychological diagnosis and counseling techniques.

His clinical interests include anxiety disorders, psychological trauma, and behavioral health management. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis (ABPH) and is on the teaching faculty for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is familiar with Eastern meditation techniques and integrates, when appropriate, these techniques in his work according to each client’s needs. Dr. Otani has extensive experience in career counseling and coaching with adults as well.

Dr. Otani received his Master's degree and Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in counseling psychology from West Virginia University.

He speaks Japanese fluently, practices yoga daily, and consults with other professionals both in US and Japan.

Accepting new patients?   Yes, accepting new patients.