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About Robin Ohringer

Dr. Robin Ohringer has operated a private psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for more than 35 years. She began her career in clinical social work and psychotherapy after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Child Study from Tufts University and a Master of Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work. After graduation, she joined McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, where she served for 16 years as an administrative social worker for the outpatient clinic. In this role, Dr. Robin Ohringer diagnosed and treated children and adolescents in the outpatient clinic and inpatient psychiatric unit, administered the social work training program, and oversaw staff, interns, postdoctoral fellows, and residents.

While working at McLean, Dr. Robin Ohringer earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from the Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston. During this period, she also began serving as an adjunct assistant professor at Simmons and taught a graduate-level course on the use of psychotherapy with children and adolescents.

Throughout her career, Dr. Robin Ohringer has lectured and provided consultation at organizations such as Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Boston, and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. She has also acquired postgraduate training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and family therapy. Today, she leverages her experience with diverse therapeutic approaches to provide treatments tailored to the needs of individuals coping with psychological distress, including relationship issues, depression, single parenthood, and other complex issues.

Work experience

Sep 1974Jan 2015


Dr. Robin Ohringer
Jan 1986May 1995

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Simmons College School of Social Work
Sep 1973Oct 1989

Clinical Social Worker

McLean Hospital


Sep 1984May 1988


Simmons College School of Social Work
Jun 1971Aug 1973


Smith College School for Social Work
Sep 1967Jun 1971


Tufts University