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.