Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
4.8 out of 5
  • 40 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 9 Patient Comments

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About Me

I'm a counseling psychologist, specializing in sport psychology and eating disorders. As a former swimmer and volleyball player, I thrive on helping peak performers develop. I’ve always been interested in the psychology of performance — how to assist performers with their mental game. I also want to help individuals find meaning and freedom, learning to value strength of body, heart and mind.

I believe in teamwork between the psychologist and the client in improving the client’s life. The client is an expert on his or her life, and the psychologist teaches skills for managing emotion and relationships. For me, it’s not about giving advice — it’s about helping unlock a client’s inner wisdom.

I knew that I wanted to be a psychologist at a young age. I’m lucky that I’ve found a career that feels like a true calling.
  • Lead Sport Psychologist, OSU Sports Medicine
  • Promoted to Associate Professor, Clinical, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 2018
  • Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Counseling Psychology, 2017
  • Past president of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Sport Psychology

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Athletic Performance
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sports Medicine

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Education and Training

Education History


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
8/1/1994 - 8/13/1999

Pre Doctoral Internship

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

7/1/1998 - 7/1/1999


Ohio State University Sports Medicine, Columbus, OH

8/1/1999 - 7/1/2000

Academic Information

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More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

40 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Everything is great. I am not sure that some of their questions are applicable to me due to me reassuring for my visit. FYI.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

    Dr. Jen Carter is extremely caring & thorough! Even out of office - she makes great connections through email as needed. Understanding, funny & makes not so great situations way better!

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    Very well-informed, understanding, and able to give a concise and clear plan of action.

  • Reviewed on May 29, 2019

    Jen is an effective counselor who listens attentively and remembers/gives helpful feedback relevant to my therapy needs.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

    Very competent and professional!

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2018

    Jen is great, friendly & concerned when I have something troubling me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

    Jen was so helpful. Having someone to listen to you is more helpful than you think.

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2018

    Dr. Carter is a great listener, very kind, understanding & gives me tips, ideas to deal with my challenge.

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

    I've been seeing Dr. Carter for years - love her!

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Carter has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Kenyon College