My Certifications

Licenses, Certifications & Professional Associations

LMFT: Licensed Psychotherapist
Jayne Gottschalk is licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in the States of New York, Connecticut and Florida.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.

Licensure or certification laws for licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) provide a mechanism for the public and third-party payers to identify qualified practitioners of marriage and family therapy.

Marriage and Family Therapists who obtain the MFT license or LMFT designation have met high educational and clinical experience criteria. All states require a Master's or Doctoral degree and in CT over 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience.

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) 

are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems. They are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.

Marriage and family therapists are a highly experienced group of practitioners, with an average of 13 years of clinical practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.

Marriage and Family Therapists broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks such as marriage and the family.  MFTs take a holistic perspective to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.

MFTs have graduate training (a Master's or Doctoral degree) in marriage and family therapy and at least two years of clinical experience. Marriage and family therapists are recognized as a "core" mental health profession, along with psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing. There are an estimated 48,000 marriage and family therapists in the United States and Canada. All laws regulate marriage and family therapists at the independent level of practice.

Certified Discernment Counselor


I’m a Certified Discernment Counselor having completed rigorous training through the Doherty Relationship Institute and the DRI Alliance for Marriage and Divorce Professionals. Discernment counseling is a way for couples to look at their options before making a final decision about divorce. Please see the tab with more detailed information about Discernment Counseling.

Certified Divorce & Family Mediator

I completed initial mediation training at the renowned Ackerman Institute in New York City and completed my advanced divorce and family mediation training at Quinnipiac University Law School in Connecticut.  I work as a guide/arbiter with families in conflict to resolve issues of concern and with divorcing couples co-create a binding separation agreement that is filed with the courts dissolving the marriage. See website for more detailed information on mediation services.

AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow


AAMFT Approved Supervisors are dedicated professionals who have obtained the educational, experiential and supervisory training required for the competent supervision of marriage and family therapists and trainees. Those who have earned the designation serve as mentors who support and nurture their supervisees’ strengths and resources, and provide a learning environment that ensures thorough marriage and family therapy (MFT) training and education.

AAMFT Approved Supervisors have a breadth and depth of MFT clinical and supervisory experience, and they stay involved in the professional MFT community. They are committed to refining their clinical and supervisory skills, and they participate in ongoing professional development through their affiliation with the AAMFT.

Jayne Schorn-Gottschalk is listed in the AAMFT Approved Supervisor Directory . The directory is accessible to professionals only.

AAMFT Clinical Fellow

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. AAMFT members meet rigorous standards for education and training and are held to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Clinical Members have met the highest standards of the profession for education and clinical experience.

Jayne Schorn-Gottschalk is listed in . The therapists are Members of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT.

Gottman Method: Level Two Clinician 

Advanced Training In Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy : EFT is a short-term (8-20 sessions depending on the level of distress), structured therapy. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery in 10-12 sessions and 90% show significant improvement. It is a present-focused, non-blaming, humanistic, and client-centered model. It is currently the best delineated and most empirically validated couples therapy of the past 25 years.

NYCEFT Lifetime Member: The New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy provides training and supervision to mental health professionals in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Our clinical trainings are recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, directed by Susan Johnson, Ed.D. and can be applied toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.

ICEEFT Lifetime Member : ICEEFT serves as a centre of excellence for the promotion of secure, resilient and successful relationships between partners and within families. Our mission includes the further expansion and refinement of the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model through process and outcome research. Another central aspect of our mission is to educate health professionals and to increase public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationship bonds.

Psychology Today Therapist Directory
Jayne Gottschalk has been verified by Psychology Today. Schorn-Gottschalk appears in the Psychology Today Therapists Directory of national and local accredited licensed therapists in NY, FL and CT. Psychology Today checks the credentials and licenses of all the participants in The Psychology Today Therapist Directory. Psychology Today is a name that is trusted in the industry. It’s a brand that with 40 years experience that is considered authoritative yet approachable by the consumer.

*Statistics courtesy of ICEEFT. AAMFT, CMAFT