Jenn Brandel, LICSW, Psychotherapy and Consultation

Publications & Media


When Rabbits Spill Their Tea: Metaphors to Guide Us Through Difficult Times, by Jenn Brandel LICSW

When Rabbits Spill Their Tea: Metaphors to Guide Us Through Difficult Times


your friend's messy boundaries as a blender with the lid off

your heart like an overstuffed closet

your attention like a puppy on a leash.

Metaphors have the power to capture the complexity of our human experience and distill it down to simple, relatable images. This book offers examples of how metaphors can be effective tools for finding meaning and uncovering insights that help us gain clarity, direction, and a sense of peace. The format of this book is simple and, with breathtaking images to correspond with each metaphor, meditative. Simply flipping through the book, you are bound to find something that resonates, a reminder of how we're all in this together, and the comfort of knowing that through our challenges and pain, we can find wisdom and hope.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at other online and independent bookstores.

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My Crisis Plan, by Jenn Brandel LICSW

My Crisis Plan: What I Need to Get Through the Darkness

My Crisis Plan is designed with basic prompts to help you collect the information you may need to know if you are in an emotional or mental health crisis. The format is simple and straightforward. Just skimming the questions in My Crisis Plan may help you reflect on and identify tools and strategies you have found useful in the past. You are strongly encouraged to take the time to write out your crisis plan—to answer as many questions and list as many resources in the spaces provided in the book as you can. This can be done on your own or with the help of a therapist, friend or family member. Your plan can be carried with you or scanned into an electronic version which can be stored on any smartphone or computer.

A paperback version with more extensive grounding tools and resources is available for purchase on Amazon. 100% of all profits from the sale of this book will go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Free Assessment Tools

To help you get a sense of some of the tools Jenn has developed to help clients examine and impact issues in their lives, she is offering these free downloads. All documents are PDF.

Media Appearances

Interview with Sai Charan Paloju about my work, my books and the universal experience of navigating emotions
August 11, 2022.
Podcast Interview for "Metaphorically Speaking"
With Delia Dolor. June 27, 2022.
Interview for Resiliency Mental Health
With Dr. Amy Marschall. May 10, 2021.
"How We Feed Each Other"
Interdisciplinary, the The Health Care Podcast from HealWell. January 2022.
"I have OCD. Here's how I'm dealing with coronavirus fears."
Vox. March 2020.
"Hi, Family. Let Me Tell You About My Mental Illness."
Elemental/Medium. November 2019.
"We Can Learn to See Through 'Deepfake' Video Hoaxes"
OneZero/Medium. February 2019.
"Kanye West and the damaging way we talk about celebrities and mental health"
Vox. October 2018.
"You Would Never Know That I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"
Self. November 2017.

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