Dr. Jaclyn Gulotta, LMHC

Dr. Jaclyn Gulotta LMHC

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor #11286
  • Qualified Clinical Supervisor
  • Qualified Parenting Coordinator

Professional Background

Dr. Jaclyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, contributing writer, and owner of Dr. Jaclyn, The Counseling Professional, LLC private practice. She is also the founder of “The Counseling Podcast” where she shares her professional experiences and expertise for all things mental health. She has authored her published dissertation “A Generic Qualitative Study of the Evolution of Parenting Styles of Divorced and Separated Single Mothers”.

Dr. Jaclyn has been working in the mental health field for over 14 years. She has received training such as Clinical Functional Family Therapy, Grief and Trauma Training, Qualified Clinical Supervisor Training, and Qualified Parenting Coordinator Training. These trainings have been applied to her position as a therapist. She uses her education and background with her modern-day approaches to help form individualized and beneficial treatment plans for each client.

From early on in her career, she has worked with children and families and has really gained a sense of how to relate to others in times of crisis. Learning there are many different family dynamics and how to approach them is key in bringing a sense of openness and empathy to those seeking someone to listen and understand.

Dr. Jaclyn has spent years providing counseling for individuals dealing with anxiety disorders and has learned that each person may become triggered by different events though how they handle it will sometimes look the same. She is familiar with those automatic negative thought patterns that people develop in times of stress and she can help them to identify and change to a more positive thought pattern. This helps her clients to feel more in control and confident when facing challenges.

Dr. Jaclyn has also gained experience working with couples and has helped partners to feel validated and learn new communication skills. Working with couples who have faced trust issues, infidelity, separation and divorce or high conflict issues, has helped her to understand the feelings each individual may have and help them express that to their partner in a more positive way.

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association
Topic Leader at Grow Therapy


PhD., Counseling Studies, Capella University
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
B.A., Psychology, University of Central Florida

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Areas of Focus

Dr. Jaclyn Gulotta specializes in anxiety, couples, marriage, family, and individual counseling. She provides customized therapy using modern approaches to assist her clients.

  • Anxiety-working with those that suffer from anxious thoughts, high level stress, panic attacks
  • Couples counseling-communication issues, separation and divorce, intimacy issues and trust issues
  • Marriage and family counseling-working with families who need help solving problems and learning how behaviors affect one another in family situations including blended family issues and co-parenting.
  • Individual counseling-working with those dealing with self-esteem issues, mood changes and life transitions

Emotional Cheating vs Friendship Where is the Line?

Emotional Cheating vs. Friendship: 6 Ways to Avoid Crossing the Line

What is considered emotional cheating, as opposed to friendship, will depend on the couple and their relationship. For many partners, a friendship has become something else when behaviors are inappropriate and trust is broken. While emotional cheating may look different for each relationship, there are many ways to prevent it, starting with honest, open communication and maintaining healthy boundaries.

September 9, 2021
Is Watching Porn Cheating?

Is Watching Porn Cheating? When Can Porn Be a Betrayal?

Deciding whether watching porn is cheating depends on the couple. Letting your partner know your expectations around porn can enhance the trust you have in your relationship.

September 9, 2021
Anxiety Treatment Without Medication: 13 Non-Drug Options

Anxiety Treatment Without Medication: 17 Non-Drug Options

If you’re experiencing stress, worry, fear, anxiety, racing thoughts, or difficulty sleeping, it can be difficult to cope. A few common ways of handling anxiety without medication are exercise, mindfulness, deep breathing, and therapy.

September 9, 2021
Self-Criticism: What It Is, Examples, & How to Overcome

Self-Criticism: What It Is, Examples, & How to Overcome

Being highly critical or talking down to yourself are examples of self-criticism that highlight your own flaws and weaknesses. You may feel you don’t meet your own personal standards or expectations and place pressure on yourself to be a certain way. Fortunately, you can improve this pattern of self-criticism by changing your thought patterns and practicing positive affirmations.

September 9, 2021