Marriage Counseling in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Overcoming Relationship Challenges Together

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

​Is your relationship stuck in a loop, with the same fights over and over?

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

Maybe this has led to bigger and more frequent fights, or perhaps the distance has grown and you’ve noticed yourself thinking about divorce. You may be feeling frustrated, or simply lonely. Perhaps you’re even feeling unwanted and uncared for. And even though you are both smart and successful people, you still seem to be stuck. You have probably tried everything you can think of to improve the relationship, and are wondering if there is anything left to try.

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

It may feel impossible now, but you can save your marriage. You can become emotionally close again. You can create relationship security. And we can help you get there.
Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky

Benefits of Marriage Counseling

​We’ll help through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. Our approach to marriage counseling comes from a place of hope: believing that neither you nor your partner are the “problem”, but that it’s simply the cycle or pattern you’re in that needs fixing.

What you will learn with us:
In marriage counseling, you'll learn to communicate your feelings more clearly, and improve your ability to understand and empathize with one another.

Our approach to marriage counseling is based on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), which is the #1 research-validated relationship therapy and the ONLY couple therapy recommended by the American Psychological Association to help improve relationships. In Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with us, we will do a thorough assessment of your relationship, discover your relationships specific strengths and area’s for growth, and discuss what makes for emotionally secure relationships.

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

Your first session will be spent getting to know one another, discussing what’s led you to therapy, and giving you an opportunity to ask questions. Your therapist will then meet with each partner individually to learn about each person’s family history, relationship history, and your individual concerns about the relationship. After that, all sessions will be with both partners present.

Weekly counseling sessions are a combination of conversation, skill building, and communication practice while talking about your relationship concerns. You’ll talk lot about feelings so that way you can learn to communicate your feelings with each other in a way that can be understood and help you both feel ore productive. 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, individual therapy, etc. Most of all, your therapist will hold space for you both to practice open, honest, and kind communication.

We do a type of marriage counseling called Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) which is the #1 research-validated relationship therapy and the ONLY couple therapy recommended by the American Psychological Association to help improve relationships.

In Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with me, we will do a thorough assessment of your relationship, discover your relationships specific strengths and area’s for growth, and discuss what makes for emotionally secure relationships.

We’ll deep dive into:

  • Discovering the interactional pattern you have been caught in that keeps you feeling distant in your marriage
  • Exploring the underlying emotions and longings that are at the heart of the cycle you are stuck in
  • Changing your communication to be effective and clear communication
  • Rebuilding trust in the relationship, especially if there has been a betrayal of some kind
  • Enhancing your sexual satisfaction so you can reconnect in an intimate way
  • Building a secure relationship bond in your marriage
  • … and so much more!

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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