Individual Counseling in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Individualized Support for Personal Development

Online & in-person. Flexible Scheduling. Evening & Weekend Appointments. Superbills Provided For Insurance Reimbursement.

Feeling a bit insecure in your relationship?​

If this sounds like you, then you are in the right place.

Maybe you have wanted marriage counseling for a long time but your partner hasn’t been willing to go. Maybe they’ve been willing, but it seemed impossible with conflicting work schedules. Or perhaps you want to work through things from your past first before trying marriage counseling. Whatever the case may be, you’re probably feeling anxious, insecure, and simply unsure what to do to improve things. Perhaps you’re even wondering if your relationship is healthy for you, and if you should stay in it.

Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you’re beginning to notice the impact of this stress in every facet of your life:

It may feel impossible now, but you can feel less overwhelmed by your emotions. You can stop the inner critic and have more self acceptance. You can have more clarity in you want, and feel comfortable being yourself. And our therapist can help you get there.
Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky

Benefits of Individual therapy

​Individual Counseling for Anxiety, Relationship Anxiety, and Marital Concerns helps you do 4 things:


We’ll help through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. Our approach to individual counseling comes from a place of support and encouragement: believing that you have all the answers you need inside you, you just need to find them.

What you will learn with us:
In individual counseling, you'll learn to transform your emotions from critical chaos to confident clarity in yourself, your inner wisdom, and your decisions.

Our approach to individual counseling is based on a combination of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through these approaches, we will work to help you have clarity and a deeper understanding of your emotions, let go of self critical thoughts, and discuss ways to improve your relationship even when your partner isn’t willing to work on it.

We'll Explore:

Online & in-person.
Evening and weekend appointments Available.

Online & in-person sessions tailored to you for a flexible, personalized experience

Clinic Hours

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

The first few sessions will be spent getting to know one another, and making sure you and your therapist are both clear about what you are hoping to get out of the experience. You’ll talk lot about feelings to help you get clarity and work through any painful feelings keeping you stuck. Your therapist will also help you clarify what you want out of relationships and how to communicate clearly about your needs. Through this process you’ll be learning tools to use in your day-to-day life. If needed, your therapist will offer referrals to other disciplines, such as psychiatry, primary care, etc. Most of all, your therapist will hold space for you to have all of your experiences versus just trying to work through them on your own.

​In individual counseling, we use a combination of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We’ll help you build more awareness and understanding of your emotions, so you have more access to your inner wisdom, and can use that wisdom to interact confidently in your relationships.

We meet with clients weekly and each session lasts for 60 minutes. It is hard to know how long therapy will take as many things impact how quickly progress can be made. Ultimately it is up to you how long you are in counseling. We will only continue if you are feeling that the therapy is helping you.

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.

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.

  • $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 

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.

How to Get Started

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. 

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. 

283 Constitution Drive, Ste. 600

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 United States


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