Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

4.8 out of 5
  • 32 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 12 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.

32 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Provider came to waiting room to get me, very knowledgeable & reassuring.

  • Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

    Dr. Carter gets an A+. Wonderful, brilliant and very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Aug 04, 2021

    Dr. Carter is an excellent provider. She is an empathetic listener, and an expert at suggesting how to improve your self-talk and responses to events. My sessions with her were transformative and truly improve my mental health, including providing tools and strategies for mental wellness going forward.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

    Fantastic provider!

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

    Excellent, very kind, smart and was very responsive.

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

    Dr. Carter is a wonderful provider. She is an empathetic listener and validates your perspective. Her advise is thoughtful and on-point. She has been extremely helpful to me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

    Dr. Carter is a compassionate caregiver. She listens intently and is very caring in her responses.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    She was nice and calm, she listen and asked questions to help her understand. When she explained things to me she was clear and made sure I understood what was happening.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Carter has reported no relationships with companies or entities.