Dr. AkiraAkira Otani, Ed.D., ABPH is a licensed psychologist who has joined Spectrum Behavioral Health in 2008 after serving on the graduate faculty at The Johns Hopkins University (1986-1988) and on the Senior Psychologist staff at the University of Maryland Counseling Center (1988-2008).


His professional interests include anxiety disorders and psychological trauma as well as clinical hypnosis and mindfulness meditation. He has authored/co-authored 4 books and published more than 60 journal articles on these topics.


Dr. Otani received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. He is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis (ABPH).


He is bilingual in English and Japanese. He spent 4 months in Japan receiving advanced training in meditation in 2016.


Accepting new patients? Yes, accepting new patients.