Jelisha  Gatling

Jelisha Gatling

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
New York Not Accepting Online

Now offering Prepare/Enrich which is a customized relationship assessment utilized in therapy for couples in premarital counseling.

Available to see couples in the state of New York & Florida.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York therapists on Zencare.

Updated August 20, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Premarital counseling
  • Family issues
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Jelisha Gatling is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in NYC specializing in couples counseling and relationship issues. She is a Pre-marital Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator and often integrates the Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment in her work with couples, which is an invaluable resource for couples at all stages.

Jelisha provides support to couples helping them to stay connected as they navigate life transitions. Couples can gain support as they manage unresolved conflicts, new levels of commitment, moving in, marriage, parenthood, blending families, understanding different cultural perspectives, extended family issues, and external stressors that impact the relationship. Jelisha helps couples on working to communicate better and work through conflict in a healthy way while maintaining intimacy and connectedness.

Many clients who see Jelisha gain tools to better manage stress outside of the relationship as well. She helps them utilize healthy coping mechanisms to manage their day-to-day stress, while helping couples to develop a healthy balance of autonomy & connectedness. She helps partners to recognize when they may be bringing their own baggage into interactions versus an actual issue within the relationship.

Working from relational angle, Jelisha's therapeutic style is attachment based, utilizing both emotionally focused therapy, insight-oriented and narrative modalities. She is committed to providing a supportive and safe environment for clients to find solutions as they reach their relationship goals. Jelisha exclusively provides online video therapy.


Message to clients

It can be frustrating to have the same fight over and over again. After saying the same thing a million times, it can feel like your partner just isn't listening to you. I love helping couples to really "hear" each other and get to the root of the issue rather than just scratching at the surface. I aim to help couples fight for the same thing rather than fight against each other. Are you ready to release the baggage that is keeping you stuck? If so, I would love to help you unpack.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jelisha Gatling is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $350 (70min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Collaborative Marriage & Family Therapy, 2014 - 2018

Mercy College, MFT, 2015
NC State University, BA, 2006


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was very pleasant and let us know what to expect and look forward to. It’s very easy to talk to her."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"Jelisha's initial call with us was very pleasant. We loved her energy. As she explained her methodology and area of expertise, we knew it was going to be a good fit."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Jelisha was very understanding and gave me all the necessary information to proceed after she evaluated that this was a good fit."
- Zencare client • June 2020