Dr. Beitra is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a licensed clinical psychologist within the Division of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Beitra earned her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and completed her predoctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Beitra then pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child and adolescent psychology with an emphasis in pediatric health at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Beitra specializes in working with children and families affected by chronic illness and provides consultation, evaluation, and intervention services within numerous multidisciplinary pediatric settings. Her primary clinical interests include adjustment, coping, quality of life, and resilience in response to life-threatening diagnoses.
Dr. Beitra is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at both national and international conferences.
Dr. Beitra sees patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
The Division of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers unique therapeutic programs in both the inpatient and outpatient settings using a collaborative approach that enlists the cooperation of professionals, child and family. It offers consultations, therapy, and assessment services to children and adolescents, including psychological, psycho-educational, developmental, and neuropsychological assessments. The care team works with medically complex children and adolescents, as well as addresses a wide range of conditions that include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD,) anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, developmental delays, psychotic disorders and autism, among others.