Jennifer  Obenshain
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Jennifer Obenshain

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Doctor of Social Work, DSW
Idaho Accepting Online
Eagle Accepting In-person
Updated October 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Identity development
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Dr. Jennifer Obenshain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals and families in the Treasure Valley. Her current focus is on working with individuals who are facing transitions and adjustments in their lives. Jennifer is aware that periods of adjustment bring challenges to individual coping and can result in feelings of anxiety, depression, and a decrease in functioning in day-to-day life. These periods of adjustment can come from career, relationship, family, and health changes. They can also emerge from more global periods of adjustment such as with the Covid pandemic or from grief and loss.

Jennifer has been trained in several forms of cognitive and behavioral therapies and brings these into her work with her clients. With this as a framework she helps clients recognize thought patterns, emotional responses, behaviors, and physical responses to stressors that they face. By bringing these responses (which are often unconscious) to the surface she and her clients can work collaboratively to identify new ways of responding, instead of reacting, to situations. All with the goal of decreasing their experiences of anxiety and depression, and increase their sense of calm, peace, and choice in their day-to-day lives.

Jennifer focuses first on building a trusting, non-judgmental, and collaborative working relationship as a foundation for change. She recognizes that this foundation along with a client’s own unique strengths and resources are what will allow change to occur. Jennifer is also keenly aware that clients are the expert in their own lives. With her training in attachment and trauma, she recognizes that early relationships and past experiences can impact current functioning. She also recognizes that while the past can impact the present, individuals are resilient and by addressing these issues a more peaceful future is possible.


Message to clients

I believe that we all can benefit from having a sounding board to help us navigate the tough spots in life. My goal is to create a space in which you can tell your own unique story and we can work together to improve your day-to-day experience. My hope for all of my clients is that when they leave our work they have less stress, depression, self-doubt, and more peace, gratitude, and a greater sense of overall wellbeing.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jennifer Obenshain is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Idaho)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Eagle practice
136 South Academy Avenue, Eagle, Idaho 83616
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2015 - Present
Boise State University, Clinical Associate Professor, 2016 - Present
St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Medical Social Worker, 2000 - 2016

University of Tennessee Knoxville, DSW, 2021
Boise State University, MSW, 1996


Licensure

Idaho: 1066


Languages

English