Jenni Jacobsen, LCSW
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Jenni Jacobsen, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ashland, OH

About

Jenni Jacobsen is a licensed social worker with a master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University, and she is in the process of completing her dissertation for a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology. She has worked in the social work field for 8 years and is currently a professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She writes website content about mental health, addiction, and fitness.
Licensed as both a social worker through Ohio Board of Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage/Family Therapists and school social worker through Ohio Department of Education as well as a personal trainer through American Council on Exercise.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: OHIO
  • License Number: S1700208, received 2017
  • ACE Certification(American council On Exercise)

My Articles

Hearing Vs. Listening in Relationships: How Each Impact Mental Health

Mental Health

Hearing Vs. Listening in Relationships: How Each Impact Mental Health

We ve all heard about the importance of listening when someone is speaking, but we ve also probably encountered a situation in which someone couldn t hear ...
15 Signs You're in a Relationship With an Empath

Emotional Intimacy

15 Signs You're in a Relationship With an Empath

You ve probably heard of the term empath before, and maybe you know that it is used to describe someone who feels so deeply for others that they can absorb ...
Different Types of Separation in Marriages : Trial, Permanent, and Legal Separation

Separation

Different Types of Separation in Marriages : Trial, Permanent, and Legal Separation

If you re considering divorce or a formal separation from your partner, it is beneficial to understand the different types of separation. Marital separation ...
15 Signs of a Boring Relationship

Relationship

15 Signs of a Boring Relationship

The start of a relationship is often exciting you re learning everything about your partner, enjoying every moment with them, and beginning to fall in ...
25 Signs of a Serial Cheater

Infidelity

25 Signs of a Serial Cheater

Serial cheaters can sometimes be hard to avoid. In the beginning stages of a relationship, they may be charming and attentive, but as time goes on, they ...
What Is Pathologizing & How Does It Affect Someone

Mental Health

What Is Pathologizing & How Does It Affect Someone

Maybe you ve heard the term pathology, which often references some sort of disease or abnormality. While this term has significance in the medical world, ...
What Is Common Law Marriage?

Pre Marriage

What Is Common Law Marriage?

When most people think of marriage, they probably imagine a couple going to a courthouse to obtain a marriage license and then following through with a ...
Domestic Partnership vs. Marriage: Benefits and Differences

Relationship

Domestic Partnership vs. Marriage: Benefits and Differences

People in serious, long term relationships often hope to formalize the partnership through marriage to enjoy the commitment and financial benefits that ...
25 Most Common Sexual Fantasies

Physical Intimacy

25 Most Common Sexual Fantasies

For some people, sexual fantasies may seem like a taboo topic, whereas others may be more open to discussing them. Some of us may be ashamed of our sexual ...
How to Get a Divorce in California: Steps & Requirements

Divorce

How to Get a Divorce in California: Steps & Requirements

Making the decision to seek a divorce is certainly challenging and can come with painful and even conflicting emotions. The process is further complicated ...
How to Satisfy a Woman: 15 Effective Ways

Physical Intimacy

How to Satisfy a Woman: 15 Effective Ways

Sex is an essential part of a relationship and is also considered one of the basic human needs. Sexual pleasure is essential for both men and women. Everyone ...
What Turns Men On? Surprising Things He Likes

Physical Intimacy

What Turns Men On? Surprising Things He Likes

Women often wonder what turns men on, because they want to be seen as attractive and appealing. A woman who is looking to connect with a man may consider ...
5 Ways to Say “No” When You’re Not in the Mood

Physical Intimacy

5 Ways to Say “No” When You’re Not in the Mood

5 Ways to Say No When You re Not in the Mood Saying no to sex isn t always easy. You may be afraid of offending your significant other, or worried that ...
What Is SD/SB Relationship?

Relationship

What Is SD/SB Relationship?

The world is full of all different kinds of relationships. Many people choose a committed partnership, in which they settle down, get married, and share ...
Guilt Tripping in Relationships: Signs, Causes, and How to Deal With It

Relationship

Guilt Tripping in Relationships: Signs, Causes, and How to Deal With It

Guilt tripping in relationships occurs when one person wants to make the other feel bad. While making someone feel guilty can be a strategy for getting ...
How Narcissists Use Future Faking to Manipulate You

Mental Health

How Narcissists Use Future Faking to Manipulate You

Narcissism, also known by its official diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder, involves a set of traits that can make relationships quite challenging. ...
10 Powers of Eye Contact in a Relationship

Relationship

10 Powers of Eye Contact in a Relationship

You ve probably heard before that it s essential to make eye contact when speaking to someone, but you may not realize just how strong the power of eye ...
How to Give & Take Constructive Criticism in Relationships

Relationship

How to Give & Take Constructive Criticism in Relationships

Criticism is a normal part of relationships. When you spend your life with someone, you will inevitably disagree with them or disapprove of something they ...
What Is Alimony? Rules and How Does It Work?

Divorce

What Is Alimony? Rules and How Does It Work?

Alimony is a term that often comes up in divorce proceedings, but some people may wonder, What is alimony? Sometimes referred to as spousal support, alimony ...
20 Signs of Emotional Manipulation in Relationships and How to Deal With It

Mental Health

20 Signs of Emotional Manipulation in Relationships and How to Deal With It

The signs of emotional manipulation in relationships can be very subtle and may leave you feeling utterly powerless. Manipulation is common in interpersonal ...
What Is Pre Marriage Counseling

Pre Marriage

What Is Pre Marriage Counseling

Deciding to get married is exciting, but marriage also brings challenges, such as learning to manage finances, sharing a household, and making major decisions ...
10 Ways How Black and White Thinking Affects Your Relationship

Relationship

10 Ways How Black and White Thinking Affects Your Relationship

Black and white thinking in relationships can lead to conflict and ultimately cause relationship breakup. Black and white thinking psychology offers an ...
What Is the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy?

Therapy

What Is the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a generic term that refers to counseling techniques used to help people in committed relationships resolve conflict, improve communication, ...
10 Signs of a Possessive Husband

Relationship

10 Signs of a Possessive Husband

Having a possessive husband can make life quite difficult. You may feel as if you are never able to spend time on your own or have separate interests from ...
What Is Philophobia? Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.

Mental Health

What Is Philophobia? Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.

There are several phobias that people all around the world can suffer from. One such phobia is Philophobia. What is Philophobia? Philophobia, or fear of ...
How to Deal With a Stubborn Partner in a Relationship

Relationship

How to Deal With a Stubborn Partner in a Relationship

Knowing how to deal with stubborn people in a relationship is challenging. It may seem as if your stubborn partner is never open to suggestions and refuses ...
How to Convince Someone to Go to Therapy

Therapy

How to Convince Someone to Go to Therapy

If you re struggling with relationship issues that just aren t getting better, perhaps you are considering therapy. In some cases, couples may agree to ...
What to Do if You Are Not Feeling Heard in a Relationship

Relationship

What to Do if You Are Not Feeling Heard in a Relationship

Most people would agree that communication is an important part of a healthy marriage or partnership, and being heard by our partners is a key component ...
How to Deal With Uncertainty in Relationships

Relationship

How to Deal With Uncertainty in Relationships

Uncertainty in relationships can create feelings of anxiety. You may not know where you stand with your significant other, and you may constantly be wondering ...
“Will I Ever Find Love?” 20 Things You Need to Remember

Relationship

“Will I Ever Find Love?” 20 Things You Need to Remember

Most people desire to find someone they love and to share a life together, but some people may struggle to form a successful relationship. If you have ...
First Relationship After Being Widowed: Problems, Rules and Tips

Relationship

First Relationship After Being Widowed: Problems, Rules and Tips

Dating after becoming a widow is understandably challenging. You are likely to still be grieving the loss of your spouse, but you may struggle with loneliness ...
What Is Disorganized Attachment in Relationships?

Mental Health

What Is Disorganized Attachment in Relationships?

Attachment styles refer to the patterns that people show when bonding with others, such as caretakers and significant others. While a secure, healthy attachment ...
10 Best Online Therapy Programs of 2022

Mental Health

10 Best Online Therapy Programs of 2022

Online therapy allows you to access a licensed therapist from the comfort and safety of the home. This is an excellent option for those who live in small ...
How to Break Codependency Habits

Mental Health

How to Break Codependency Habits

In healthy relationships, couples depend upon each other for emotional support, companionship, and sharing of responsibilities like maintaining a household, ...
10 Best Online Divorce Support Groups of 2022

Divorce

10 Best Online Divorce Support Groups of 2022

Even if one or both parties want to split, going through a divorce can be difficult. It involves a change of lifestyle, giving up time with children, and ...
30 Signs You're Falling in Love

Relationship

30 Signs You're Falling in Love

Falling in love is a wonderful feeling, especially if it is with the right person. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to know whether you are just ...
The 15 Best Apps for Couples in 2022

Relationship

The 15 Best Apps for Couples in 2022

With the expansion of cell phone technology, there is an app for just about everything, including relationship issues. Historically, if couples wanted ...
15 Tips for Dating Someone With Autism

Relationship

15 Tips for Dating Someone With Autism

Autism is a diagnosable condition labeled as a developmental disorder. This means that symptoms of autism typically appear early in life, during the early ...
How to Deal With a Passive Aggressive Spouse

Communication

How to Deal With a Passive Aggressive Spouse

Most relationships have their ups and downs, and disagreements are natural from time to time. While most long term couples find ways to cope with conflict ...
What Is Codependency - Causes, Signs & Treatment

Mental Health

What Is Codependency - Causes, Signs & Treatment

In a healthy relationship, it is customary to rely on your partner for emotional support and view your partner as a teammate who helps you make decisions ...
What Is a Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health

What Is a Mental Health Counselor

When people seek services for a mental health condition or emotional problem, they may look for a mental health counselor to provide treatment. This type ...
What to Do When You Miss Your Ex

Relationship

What to Do When You Miss Your Ex

Even if breaking up with your significant other was for the best, you are likely to miss them and have some feelings of sadness after the relationship ...
10 Best Online Marriage Counseling Programs of 2022

Counseling

10 Best Online Marriage Counseling Programs of 2022

Online marriage counseling is convenient for those interested in receiving marriage counseling therapy from the comfort and safety of the home. While there ...
What Is Ethical Non-Monogamy? Types, Reasons & How to Practice

Relationship

What Is Ethical Non-Monogamy? Types, Reasons & How to Practice

Many people desire to find a lifelong partner with whom they will share a home and future. In most cases, this desire involves finding one partner and ...
Insecure Attachment Style: Types, Causes & Ways to Overcome

Mental Health

Insecure Attachment Style: Types, Causes & Ways to Overcome

Most people who have an interest in psychology have heard of the benefits of attachment. Developed by psychologist John Bowlby, attachment theory states ...
How to Deal With Mood Swings in a Relationship

Mental Health

How to Deal With Mood Swings in a Relationship

If your partner is hot and cold, seeming happy one moment and angry with the world the next, you are probably wondering how to deal with mood swings in ...
30 Signs That Your Girlfriend Is 'wifey Material'

Pre Marriage

30 Signs That Your Girlfriend Is 'wifey Material'

x Choosing the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a big decision, not one that should be taken lightly, especially given that research ...
20 Signs You Might Be Single Forever

Relationship

20 Signs You Might Be Single Forever

If you haven t had much luck with dating or establishing a serious relationship, you may wonder, Will I be single forever? It can be hard to accept being ...
What Is the Physical Touch Love Language?

Relationship

What Is the Physical Touch Love Language?

The five love languages are based on a theory from Dr. Gary Chapman, who authored a book on the topic. According to Dr. Chapman, people give and receive ...
The 30 Pros and Cons of Long Distance Relationships

Relationship

The 30 Pros and Cons of Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships are becoming more of a reality in today s world, but there sure are pros and cons of long distance relationships. With access ...
30 Signs He's Your Soulmate

Romance

30 Signs He's Your Soulmate

Most women dream of finding soulmate love, but it can be difficult to determine whether you are actually dating your soulmate. Fortunately, research shows ...
20 Signs He Doesn't Want to Marry You

Relationship

20 Signs He Doesn't Want to Marry You

It is pretty common for women to aspire to get married someday, so it is natural for marriage to be your ultimate goal if you are in a long term relationship. ...
When a Woman Feels Neglected in a Relationship: Signs & What to Do

Relationship

When a Woman Feels Neglected in a Relationship: Signs & What to Do

When a woman feels neglected in a relationship, things can start to go downhill. The connection between her and her partner can fade, and the relationship ...
What to Do When Your Husband Doesn't Want You Sexually

Physical Intimacy

What to Do When Your Husband Doesn't Want You Sexually

We have all probably heard stories about husbands who want sex all of the time, but what is less common is complaints of a husband not interested in sex. ...
20 Signs He Doesn't Deserve You

Relationship

20 Signs He Doesn't Deserve You

When you are in a relationship and start to feel that he doesn t appreciate you, you may begin to ask yourself, Am I too good for him? If you get the feeling ...
20 Signs He Doesn’t Care About You or the Relationship

Relationship

20 Signs He Doesn’t Care About You or the Relationship

When you are in a marriage or long term relationship with a husband or boyfriend, feeling like he doesn t care enough can be upsetting. You may pour your ...
15 Ways of How to Make Him Want You

Relationship

15 Ways of How to Make Him Want You

If you are interested in a guy and find yourself thinking, I want him so bad, you might be curious about ways to get a boy to notice you. Or, maybe you ...
How Often You Should Say

Love

How Often You Should Say "I Love You" to Your Partner

Knowing when to say, I love you to your boyfriend or girlfriend can be challenging in the earlier stages of a relationship. You may worry about saying ...
Intimate Partner Violence: What Is It & How to Prevent It

Domestic Violence And Abuse

Intimate Partner Violence: What Is It & How to Prevent It

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC), intimate partner violence is a significant problem, and it affects millions of Americans. ...
10 Signs Your Partner Is a Sexual Narcissist

Mental Health

10 Signs Your Partner Is a Sexual Narcissist

You may have heard someone refer to another person as a narcissist, and perhaps you have even heard of narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissistic ...
How to Deal With a Husband Who Thinks He Does Nothing Wrong

Relationship

How to Deal With a Husband Who Thinks He Does Nothing Wrong

It can be frustrating when you come to feel, My husband thinks he does nothing wrong. Being in a relationship with someone who is never wrong can lead ...
How to Deal With an Alpha Male in a Relationship

Relationship

How to Deal With an Alpha Male in a Relationship

The alpha male personality can be rather attractive, but you may run into some roadblocks with an alpha husband or boyfriend over the course of a long ...
15 Signs Your Husband Is Not Attracted to You(and What to Do)

Relationship

15 Signs Your Husband Is Not Attracted to You(and What to Do)

You went into marriage, understanding a long term commitment would take work. You knew it would not be sunshine and roses every day but trusted that your ...
10 Ways on How to Reconnect With Your Spouse Sexually

Physical Intimacy

10 Ways on How to Reconnect With Your Spouse Sexually

Sometimes, the sexual connection between two people can fade over the course of a relationship. Even if it started strong, as routines and the stresses ...
10 Questions to Ask Your Unfaithful Spouse

Infidelity

10 Questions to Ask Your Unfaithful Spouse

It can be devastating to find out when a spouse cheats, and if you are in this situation, you probably have so many unanswered questions. Knowing details ...
How to Have Sex

Physical Intimacy

How to Have Sex

For most people, sex is an important part of relationships and perhaps life in general, but not everyone knows the best way to have sex. Knowing more about ...
Why Do People Have Sex: 20 Reasons

Physical Intimacy

Why Do People Have Sex: 20 Reasons

According to experts, sex plays an important role in relationships, but there are different reasons for why do people have sex. While each person will ...
What to Do When You’re Sexually Frustrated in a Relationship

Physical Intimacy

What to Do When You’re Sexually Frustrated in a Relationship

You have probably heard of the phrase sexual frustration, but you may not know what is sexual frustration. Perhaps you have even felt the sensation of ...
When Is It Time to Leave an Alcoholic Spouse

Domestic Violence And Abuse

When Is It Time to Leave an Alcoholic Spouse

Living with an alcoholic spouse can be frustrating, difficult, and even frightening. You probably spend your days and nights worrying about their safety, ...
What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence And Abuse

What Is Domestic Violence?

All relationships have their ups and downs, as well as conflict and disagreements from time to time, but unhealthy relationships may include domestic violence. ...
My Husband Hates Me - Reasons, Signs & What to Do

Save Your Marriage

My Husband Hates Me - Reasons, Signs & What to Do

Having the feeling of, My husband hates me is an uncomfortable place to be. Whether you have been dealing with constant conflict in your relationship or ...
How to Break up With Someone You Live With

Relationship

How to Break up With Someone You Live With

Breaking up after moving in together is never easy. Not only are you mourning the loss of a relationship, but you may also have to find new living arrangements ...
10 Signs You've Found an Ideal Husband

Readiness

10 Signs You've Found an Ideal Husband

Most of us dream of finding the ideal husband, but we may not always be sure of those ideal partner qualities or perfect husband material qualities. We ...
What Is  Emotional Labor in Relationship & How to Talk About It

Relationship

What Is Emotional Labor in Relationship & How to Talk About It

You may not have heard of the term emotional labor in relationships, but if you are in a committed relationship or marriage, it is important to understand ...
10 Ways on How to Reset Your Marriage

Save Your Marriage

10 Ways on How to Reset Your Marriage

It s no secret that marriage is difficult. When you build a life and home with someone, you are bound to run into differences of opinion. Over time, you ...
How to Fix an Abusive Relationship

Domestic Violence And Abuse

How to Fix an Abusive Relationship

Abusive relationships are obviously harmful and can result in physical, psychological, financial, and emotional damage. Those who are caught in abusive ...
How to Maintain Your Interpersonal Relationships

Relationship

How to Maintain Your Interpersonal Relationships

Most people desire to have a healthy partnership with a spouse or significant other, but interpersonal relationships, in general, are also important. Learning ...
How to Use Acts of Service Love Language  in Your Relationship

Love

How to Use Acts of Service Love Language in Your Relationship

Everyone wants to feel loved and cared for in their relationship, but we all have different ways of showing love, as well as preferred ways of receiving ...
When to Let Go of a Long Distance Relationship

Relationship

When to Let Go of a Long Distance Relationship

Distance in relationships can be difficult. Without physical contact and time spent together, it can be challenging to create intimacy and maintain a strong ...
How to Forget Someone You Love: 25 Ways

Relationship

How to Forget Someone You Love: 25 Ways

Figuring out how to forget someone after a relationship ends can be difficult. If you are wondering how to forget someone and be happy, there are things ...
How to Deal With a Partner Who Has Wandering Eyes

Relationship

How to Deal With a Partner Who Has Wandering Eyes

Dealing with a partner who has a wandering eye can be difficult. You may worry that they are not that interested in you or that they may leave the relationship ...
101 Sexy Questions to Ask Your Partner

Intimacy

101 Sexy Questions to Ask Your Partner

Most people desire intimate connections with their partners, and these 101 intimate questions to ask your partner can help you to get to know each other ...
30 Compliments for Men That They Love to Hear More Often

Relationship

30 Compliments for Men That They Love to Hear More Often

Everyone loves to hear compliments, especially from their spouse or significant other. Men are no exception to this rule, but you may not always know how ...
What Is Relationship Therapy - Types, Benefits & How It Works

Counseling

What Is Relationship Therapy - Types, Benefits & How It Works

Couples who are experiencing conflict or just are not feeling fulfilled within their relationship may seek relationship counseling to help them overcome ...
10 Tips to Avoid Negativity in Marriage

Relationship

10 Tips to Avoid Negativity in Marriage

Most people would agree that negativity in marriage is harmful. It can lead to hurt feelings, emotional distance, and even the breakup of the relationship. ...
10 Things to Do if You Feeling Unappreciated in a Relationship

Relationship

10 Things to Do if You Feeling Unappreciated in a Relationship

We all want to feel like our partner respects us and values all that we do to make the relationship work, so feeling unappreciated in a relationship can ...
How Twin Flame Relationships Work

Relationship

How Twin Flame Relationships Work

Many of us go through life hoping that we will one day find our soulmate, and most people have heard of the idea of a soulmate. What is perhaps less common ...
What Is Self Disclosure in Relationships - Benefits, Risk & Effects

Relationship

What Is Self Disclosure in Relationships - Benefits, Risk & Effects

Self disclosure in relationships may make some people feel uncomfortable out of fear of sharing too much personal information. While this may be a valid ...
How Much Privacy in a Relationship Is Acceptable?

Relationship

How Much Privacy in a Relationship Is Acceptable?

Intimacy is important in a romantic relationship. It brings people together and allows them to establish trust and closeness. While this is the case, it ...
15 Critical Spouse Signs and How to Deal With It

Relationship

15 Critical Spouse Signs and How to Deal With It

Criticism is one of the worst ways to communicate in a marriage, it is by far the most harmful things a relationship can be subjected to. Criticism is ...
30 Ways on How to Initiate Sex With Your Partner

Physical Intimacy

30 Ways on How to Initiate Sex With Your Partner

Most people would probably agree that sex is an important component of an intimate relationship, but some may be nervous about how to initiate sex, especially ...
What Are INFP Relationships? Compatibality & Dating Tips

Relationship

What Are INFP Relationships? Compatibality & Dating Tips

INFP relationships are based upon the Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI) personality test. Knowing about this personality type can help you to determine ...
How To Know What You Want in a Relationship?

Relationship

How To Know What You Want in a Relationship?

Figuring out what do you want in a relationship can be challenging. Perhaps you have had a few failed relationships, and you do not understand what kind ...
My Wife Is Addicted to Her Phone- What to do

Mental Health

My Wife Is Addicted to Her Phone- What to do

If you are wondering how to help when my wife is addicted to her phone, you are probably not alone. In the age of fancy Smartphones and new technology, ...
Can a Relationship Be Saved After Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence And Abuse

Can a Relationship Be Saved After Domestic Violence?

People who are in an abusive relationship may find themselves asking can a relationship be saved after domestic violence. Victims may hang on to the relationship ...
What Is Relationship Chemistry and How Important Is It?

Relationship

What Is Relationship Chemistry and How Important Is It?

Most people have probably heard of the term chemistry when it comes to relationships, but it may be unclear what this term means. Understanding what is ...
How to Deal With Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence And Abuse

How to Deal With Domestic Violence

If you have been in a relationship that involves domestic violence, it is important to learn about signs of domestic violence as well as how to overcome ...
Work Husband - Pros and Cons of an Office Spouse

Relationship

Work Husband - Pros and Cons of an Office Spouse

If you are a part of the workforce, you have probably heard the phrase work husband. While there may be some misconceptions and even disagreements about ...