Counseling in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Are you ready to improve your relationships?

Serving individuals, couples, and families. Online & in-person. Flexible Scheduling. Evening & Weekend Appointments. Superbills provided for insurance reimbursement.

Helping you communicate and reconnect

You never expected to feel lonely In your marriage and family relationships 

You’ve Tried To Improve Things But It Hasn’t Worked. Now Therapy Seems Like The Last Chance To Prevent Divorce And Save Your Family. You Want To Feel Wanted, But Instead You Feel: 

We provide individual counseling, marriage counseling, and family therapy to help you communicate clearly, have productive conversations, and feel more emotionally close in your relationships. Our clients walk away from therapy feeling more secure in their marriages, more comfortable being themselves, and feeling happier and more relaxed with their families.

Welcome! You've come to the right place!

At Communicate & Connect Counseling, we can help! Our therapists have specialized training in relationships, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and working with military and veteran families. People come to us for more than just tips on how to communicate better. Our clients want to get down to the root of the problem so they can create changes that will last. We can help you understand the underlying communication patterns in your relationships so you can feel more understood, cared for, and accepted for who you are. It’s time to feel like you are a strong team!

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I believe that counseling is a place to drop defenses and learn to be vulnerable so you can be fully seen and accepted while building a deep sense of closeness and security in your relationships.
Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Communicate better, fight less, and develop a deeper understanding of each other.

Sex Therapy & Sexuality Counseling

Overcome pain, anxiety, and shame so you can enjoy sex and feel comfortable in your body.

Military & Veteran Couples

Learn the tools you need to fight less and enjoy each other more.


Marriage Counseling

Weekly guidance and practice so you can feel secure and satisfied in your marriage.


Marriage Intensives

Jump start therapy in a weekend long intensive so you can make progress quickly.

Individual Counseling

Address anxiety and relationship concerns through individual counseling.

How it Works:

As a group, we are committed to a non-judgmental experience. We all look through a lens that honors what makes us human. We are relational beings, hard-wired to connect. What makes us different is where we want to be especially open, curious and never presume that we are experts. We welcome all, including sexual orientation, age, race, disability, ethnicity/national origin, gender identity and religious/spiritual affiliation. 


Book a Complimentary Consultation

Use the link below to book a 20-minute zoom consultation. Get your questions answered and make sure it’s a good fit!


Get the support you need.

Work with your therapist to develop and practice relationship skills. Together you’ll develop the habits you need to feel close and connected in your relationships.


Feel satisfied and secure again.

You’ll feel emotionally safe and satisfied in your relationships again, that way you’ll be ready to handle whatever life throws at you. 

Helpful Resources

Check out our podcast and articles to access free resources and educational tips for relationships, communication, and navigating military family life.

Healing from Betrayal Trauma with Kelly Bourque
Healing From An Abusive Relationship – Breaking The Chains
Marriage Intensive Retreats: Empower Your Bond and Embrace Happiness

Listen to the Lastest Episodes

Do you qualify for Reimbursement?

We have partnered with Mentaya to help clients use their out-of-network benefits to save money on therapy. Use this tool below to see if you qualify for reimbursement for our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • $75 per hour with Masters Level Student Interns
  • $125 per hour with Masters Level Therapists under Supervision (Residents in Counseling, Residents in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Supervisee’s in Social Work), and Doctoral Level Student Interns
  • $175 per hour with Masters Level Independently Licensed Therapists (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW) and Doctoral Level Therapists under Supervision
  • $200 per hour with Masters Level Specialty Certified Therapists (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW)
  • $225 per hour for Doctoral Level Independently Licensed Therapists (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW)
  • $250 per hour for Doctoral Level Specialty Certified Therapists (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW)
  • $300 per hour for Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky, LCSW, LMFT, Clinic Founder and Director

We do not take insurance and are not connected with Military One Source or the VA. All providers are out-of-network providers, which means that they do not bill insurance. We are happy to offer you the necessary paperwork (superbill) to file with your insurance provider for possible partial or full reimbursement. ​Please know that not all insurance plans offer reimbursement and that some may have a deductible or an allowable amount. It is best to call the number on the back of your insurance card and speak to a representative about what your specific benefits are. In addition, insurance companies typically only reimburse if the client has a diagnosable mental health condition. Your provider can talk this through with you at any time.

Medicare: Communicate & Connect Counseling does not participate in any health insurance plans, HMO plans or panels, and cannot accept Medicare in any form. Clients of Communicate & Connect Counseling cannot attempt reimbursement of services through Medicare. Services provided by Communicate & Connect Counseling are not covered under Medicare and no Medicare payment will be made or accepted for any reason.

Our clinic has a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to allow us to pay our therapists for their time. If you miss your appointment or cancel in under 48-hours, you will be charged the full amount of the session.

The exception is Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky who only works with clients who are willing to be videotaped for training purposes. She works with clients on a weekly basis and has a reschedule only policy. We are happy to provide more information about this should you wish to work with her.

Click on the button below to book your initial 20-minute free consultation. You’ll chat with your selected therapist to see if they are a good fit for your needs. If so, they will book an intake session where they can get to know you and your concerns more in depth.

Your First Step Towards Healing

You don’t have to keep feeling lonely in your relationships.

We can help you feel close, comfortable, and connected again. 

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