Caroline  Obrecht

Caroline Obrecht

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated August 01, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic illness
  • Existential challenges
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Caroline Obrecht is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Caroline has expertise in postpartum depression, new motherhood, couples counseling, depression, and anxiety. She has a certificate in marriage and family therapy from Butler Hospital and sees many couples. She also offers sessions in American Sign Language for Deaf and hard of hearing clients.

Caroline has a master’s degree in deafness rehabilitation from NYU where she studied ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf culture. Prior to private practice, she was a voc rehab counselor with Deaf and hard of hearing people and briefly worked as a state screened sign language interpreter.

Caroline is an integrationist in her therapy approach, and tailors the treatment and style to each client's individual needs. She combines Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques, insight oriented therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as other tools such as therapeutic journaling.

Message to clients

I work to help people sort through issues, questions, and problems. My approach is supportive and varied as I tailor it to the individual.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Deaf and hard of hearing people - Working with Deaf, deaf and hard of hearing people in a variety of communication modes including ASL, PSE and English to address issues they may bring to therapy

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, among many other symptoms

Postpartum depression - Difficulty with the transition to parenting, may include extreme fatigue, feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, feelings of loss, changes in appetite, and relational problems with a partner

Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Health Plans Inc.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200

Therapist's note

Caroline can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? No

Providence practice

1 Richmond Street

Suite 232

Providence, RI 02903


  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2003 - Present

Butler Hospital, 1994 - 2009

Boston University, MSW

NYU, MA, Deafness Rehabilitation

Johns Hopkins, BA, Romance Languages


American Sign Language


Client testimonials

"Caroline was wonderful. She was on time, and scheduling the initial appointment was very easy."

- Zencare client • December 2019