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Dr. Jenni Jacobsen

Dr. Jenni Jacobsen

PhD, Licensed Social Worker (LSW), mental health writer

Jenni Jacobsen is a freelance copywriter with a Ph.D. in psychology and a master's degree in social work. She is licensed as a social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Jenni is a psychiatric crisis clinician, and she also teaches counseling and human behavior courses at the college level. Jenni aims to produce content that reduces the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental and emotional health problems.

Professional experience

  • Medical Reviewer at (Freelance, Sep 2022 - Present, 1 yr 7 mos): is a health technology company dedicated to guiding individuals toward self-understanding and connection. The organization provides reliable resources, accessible services, and nurturing communities with the mission to educate, support, and empower people in their well-being journey.

  • Associate Professor and MSW Program Director at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Full-time, Aug 2019 - Present, 4 yrs 8 mos), Mount Vernon, OH: Responsibilities include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, curriculum development, ensuring compliance with accreditation standards, faculty management, development of a new MSW Program, and authoring a textbook on Social Science Research Methods.

  • Behavioral Health Consultant (Self-Employed, Dec 2008 - Present, 15 yrs 4 mos), Mansfield, Ohio Area: Offering website management, consulting, and content writing services for addiction treatment centers, mental health clinics, and private practitioners.

  • Special Education Specialist at MOESC (Nov 2017 - Jun 2019, 1 yr 8 mos), Mansfield, Ohio Area: Duties encompassed working in special education, assisting with the development and implementation of education plans for special needs students.

  • Caseworker at Richland County Children Services (May 2012 - Nov 2017, 5 yrs 7 mos), Mansfield, Ohio Area: Responsibilities included taking reports of child abuse and neglect, conducting investigations, providing case management services to ensure the safety and well-being of children, collaborating with social service professionals, and completing necessary documentation and reports.


  • Northcentral University: Doctor of Philosophy - PhD in Psychology, 2018 - 2022.

  • The Ohio State University: Master of Social Work (MSW) in Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, 2011 - 2015. Grade: 4.0. Activities and societies included Charity Races and Freelance Writing.

  • The Ohio State University: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, 2008 - 2011. Grade: 3.6/4.0. Activities and societies included Marathon Club.

  • Ashland High School: Grade: 3.9. Activities and societies included Cross Country, Track & Field, School Newspaper Staff, and National Honor Society.

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