Jennifer Branstetter

(MSW, LCSW, LISW-S)

About Me

My name is Jennifer Rush-Branstetter and I'm a psychotherapist, but you might also call me a problem solver, listening ear, or compassionate challenger of unhelpful habits. I help people who wish they could make changes in their life, but fear the process or the outcome. I support them in exploring the possibilities in a safe environment so that they can feel confident in taking those next steps. Relief from frustration and anxiety is possible, and you can build the life that you want with the support of someone who is in your corner.

In 2010 I graduated with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. I am independently licensed in Ohio and Indiana to provide mental health therapy that is empathic, honest, and effective. I work from a CBT and solution-focused background, and incorporate other modalities like mindfulness-based stress reduction, motivational interviewing, or DBT when needed.

I believe that having the courage to face the hard stuff and move forward will change your life and the world. I also believe that we all need a little help sometimes, and therapy is a great place to get objective and supportive feedback.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #I.1302850.SUPV (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LCSW #34006768A (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

Written by M.Y. on Jul 20, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer has been an amazing online counselor. She gets back to me in a timely manner and I have recommended her to anyone who needs help.

Written by B.E. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer has quickly identified and validated my concerns and issues. She has helped provide me with options and ways to cope and (fingers crossed) heal from them, so I can continue to grow as a person.

Written by A.A. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is very understanding. She has a great way of really listening and focusing on where I need help. She helps me differentiate between feelings that are logical and those that aren't. I feel so comfortable laying out situations with her and trusting the feedback she gives me. It's great to have someone who is such a fantastic listener and gives advice while still allowing me to have autonomy in the decisions I make.

Written by C.R. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jennifer is really really good at what she does and I really appreciate her a lot. She has taught me a lot and helped me to get better in what has been a very difficult period in my life. I trust her immensely and I think she is really smart and I believe she understands me very well!

Written by K.A. on Jul 04, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

The past two years of my life have been crazy...a real life telenovela with so many twists and turns. Mentally, I have been up and down and all over the place. Jennifer has been my saving grace, and I don’t know where I’d be without her. She has helped me navigate the insanity and brings a sense of calm to my life. She is wonderful!

Written by M.A. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer has been very helpful and insightful with my ongoing struggles.

Written by R.Y. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is an outstanding listener and is always there to provide support.

Written by S.A. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is wonderful. She has helped me process things in my life multiple times now. I couldn't be more grateful for her.

Written by T.O. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I was very nervous about starting this process and my least favorite thing to do is talk about myself. Jennifer has always been kind and supportive of my style of communicating. She asks questions that do not feel evasive but require me to think about where I want to go and I am very glad that I have the opportunity to work with her. I've already used some of the suggestions for resources that she has made and since I've started I can actually look back at my path and see progress. Thank you!

Written by R.O. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Jen is amazing. She even tries to schedule additional appointments for me.

Written by L.I. on Apr 19, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer is wonderful. She takes what I say and reflects the core issues back, always offering me ways to cope with the situation in a variety of ways.

Written by B.R. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is very nice and supportive, is always checking up to see how I’m doing. Asks a lot of questions to get me to dig into my problems deeper.

Written by T.O. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Jennifer for several months now. She has helped me in so many areas and although now it’s just maintenance and not so much targeting big issues I still enjoy Jennifer’s insight. Feels like we’ve been friends for forever.

Written by A.N. on Feb 16, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Mrs. Branstetter has been very empathetic and understanding towards my problems and concerns. She always responds in a timely matter with kindness and wisdom. She has been a ray of hope during times that felt most hopeless and I really appreciate that she has been there for me.

Written by L.E. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Jennifer is an excellent counselor. She listens to all my concerns and offers suggestions to help calm my anxiety. She has been a great help in helping me get through my issues. I highly recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Jennifer is a fantastic therapist that had really helped me solve a lot of issues! Thanks Jennifer!

Written by E.R. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Jennifer has been helping me down a long road that I was traveling alone in life. I look forward to reading her responses everyday. And she has such great advice. I feel like I've come a long way in a short time that I been with her.

Written by J.E. on Sep 19, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Just beginning therapy but I really like it so far. Jennifer is very friendly and comes across like she cares. Looking forward to keep working with her.

Written by B.R. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Jennifer has been wonderful to speak to. She listens intently and offers great feedback. Our conversation was very easy, and she made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend her.

Written by E.R. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Jennifer always has words of encouragement, and sometimes the way she talks to me, I end up finding the answer to things I didn't know about myself, as I'm reading her messages, or writing her back. This is also very therapeutic.

Written by P.A. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

She makes me feel very comfortable talking about the most personal things.

Written by C.A. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and career

Jennifer is extremely personable, a fantastic listener, who responds with applicable follow-up and insightful questions.

Written by H.A. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and self esteem

I have only been working with her for a couple of weeks but I find it very easy to disclose things that I feel and have happened then I do with others I have previously talked to. She is very kind and offers support and a new perspective while also verifying your feelings and helping you to see a new way of what is going on.

Written by S.C. on Jul 30, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have been working with Jennifer for a few weeks, and things are going very well. I would like to post a more detailed review after we've spent more time working together. However, for now, I can say she's extremely responsive, knowledgeable, a great listener and offers the type of help she knows I will find receptive and useful. She's also a great person and genuinely wants to help me.

Written by B.R. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, career, and bipolar

So far, I have really enjoyed working with Jennifer Branstetter. She has been very helpful and offers guidance in a timely manner. I wasn't sure how this form of therapy would feel(writing, rather than face to face meetings) but I find that it is quite possibly a better form of therapy for me. I do not feel on a time crunch to get the appropriate information out and based on questions she asks, I can spend some time processing the information before writing her back. It has been very helpful.

Written by R.A. on Jul 21, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and career

Jennifer has already helped me a ton! She is thoughtful and creative in her approach to helping me problem solve, and she does a great job of making me feel ready to tackle my own issues head-on.

Written by C.H. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

From the first time I spoke with Jennifer until now, I've found her easy to talk to and very helpful. Her compassion and ability to simply listen and "sit with people" in the midst of their struggles is evident.

Written by E.. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and anger

Very good listener. She is knowledgeable and caring.

Written by S.H. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

She's great. She responds in a timely manner and gives wonderful advice.

Written by L.A. on Jun 03, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, and career

Excellent counselor. Easy to talk to, listens very well, and gives excellent tools for you to learn about yourself and grow.

Written by K.E. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Jennifer has been a guiding light. She has been able to untwist my thoughts and feelings so that I can clear my head and make sound decisions. If you allow yourself to be vulnerable, allow yourself the curtesy of becoming a better you, she can help you.

Written by J.E. on May 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer was extremely kind and supportive. She responded quickly and made me feel that I wasn't alone in my situation. I would recommend her to anyone looking for counseling.

Written by C.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks

Jennifer is fantastic! She immediately understood my concerns and is honest and forthright. Couldn’t be happier!

Written by E.D. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer Branstetter is very compassionate, knowledgable, and helpful. Her expertise is great. She responds quickly to my messages. She seems to really care and want to help when your going through a very difficult time and not give up on you. She helps me so much.

Written by D.A. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Jennifer Branstetter is a wonderful counselor. She brightened my very darkened world and helped me through a very rough time to become a better mother for my children, a better wife for my husband and a better person for myself. Talking to her made me feel like I was talking to one of God's angels and it was a breath of fresh air every time I talked to her, she saved my life just like a angel would. I am so grateful for her and what she has done for me.

Written by B.L. on Mar 20, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Jennifer is compassionate, perceptive, personal, and knowledgeable. She is doing a remarkable job helping me through a rough time in my life.

Written by S.A. on Feb 22, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, and anger

Thank you so much for being there for me. You are a blessing.

Written by R.O. on Feb 18, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks

Jennifer brings a fantastic mix of therapeutic knowledge, practical expertise, and compassion to the table. Although we've just been in counseling for a few short weeks, she's already helped me to change several facets of my life for the better!

Written by S.A. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer has been fantastic. She has helped me recognize some things about myself and provided a listening ear and helpful suggestions the whole way through. I thank her so much for what she's done for me!!

Written by H.O. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer is a wonderful therapist and has helped me through a very very difficult month in my life!

Written by K.A. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks

It's been so nice having someone who provides thorough, thoughtful insights. Jennifer is kind and detailed in her responses & is providing great resources to supplement her advice.

Written by E.R. on May 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Jennifer is a great counselor. This service is an interesting format, and she embraces the conversational nature of bouncing short messages back and forth. She has become like another voice in my journal I could never manage to keep before finding BetterHelp.

Written by K.A. on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

Very good and very nice