Ana Maria Ojeda, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Ana Maria Ojeda is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as an assistant professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She earned her doctorate from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Ojeda completed her clinical training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a second fellowship with a focus on adolescents and adults living with HIV/AIDS and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the University of Miami. Her clinical interests include psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorders, mood disorders and PTSD, along with the treatment and prevention of suicide and self-injury.
Dr. Ojeda is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Psychological Association. At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, she works within the Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and collaborates with the media department to educate and raise awareness of the current mental health crisis in our community.
Outside of work, Dr. Ojeda is highly engaged and passionate about being involved in community outreach and community service. She co-founded UrbanPromise Miami in 2010 and served as its president and executive director for many years. After 11 years of service to the community, UrbanPromise merged its programs with Hope for Miami, an organization that provides a safe haven and resources to at-risk youth and families living in under-resourced communities. Dr. Ojeda continues to work closely with Hope for Miami and volunteers her time with other nonprofit organizations. She also frequently speaks at events and participates in media interviews to shed light on current mental health issues in the local community. Dr. Ojeda has received numerous recognitions and awards for her advocacy work, including “Honoring the Hispanic Entrepreneurial Spirit” award from the Spanish American League against Discrimination (SALAD) and the Susan Keeley Community Service Award from The Melissa Institute, where she served for two years as a board member.