Jelisha  Gatling

Jelisha Gatling


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Virginia, Florida Accepting Online

Now offering Premarital Counseling certified with Prepare/Enrich which is a customized relationship assessment utilized in therapy for couples.

Available to see couples in the state of NY, FL, and VA.

Updated January 31, 2024

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 resolve 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 and to handle conflict resolution with care, concern, and curiosity. 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 feel like you are going in circles. 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 teach couples techniques and guide them through exercises that help them to better communicate and resolve conflict healthily. Premarital counseling is another supplement of relationship tools that I will sometimes utilize working with couples (whether engaged, married or neither). Are you ready to release the baggage that is keeping you stuck? If so, I would love to help you unpack and reconnect.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


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

  • Individual 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


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:30pm
  • Tue 10:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 11:00am-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


New York: 001441

Virginia: 0717001860

Florida: TPMF341



Client testimonials

"Jelisha was great. She walked me through her approach to counseling on our initial consultation, she thoroughly responded to my questions and concerns and she was very transparent about what I should expect from working with her."
- Zencare client • June 2022
"Everything! Jelisha is warm and professional"
- Zencare client • February 2022
"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