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Elizabeth Polinsky(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, PhD
VirginiaArkansasMarylandNevadaNorth Carolina
Couples counseling-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Relationship issues-Veterans' issues-Clinical supervision-Infidelity-

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Professional statement

Do you struggle with communication in your relationship? Do you feel more like roommates than partners? Do you wish your relationship could somehow be better? More relaxed and happier? Now more than ever, couples are feeling anxious and overwhelmed about how to communicate in effective and productive ways while also managing all the stresses of life. Sweeping problems under the rug, and not taking time to resolve issues can lead to distance and eventually divorce. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to be with the person you love. Message me to set up a free 20-minute zoom consultation to get started.

I offer EFT couples counseling and sex therapy services. We start with understanding how your current communication is going, and the unique challenges you might be facing as a couple. We then help you build communication habits, and then celebrate along the way as you can have more productive conversations that leave you both feeling heard and understood.

Helping couples have more satisfying relationships is what I am truly passionate about. I'll help you communicate better, reconnect both emotionally and physically, and leave counseling feeling like your relationship is stronger than ever. Get started today by messaging me to set up your free 20-minute zoom consultation.


Message to clients

Hi there! I’m Liz, and I help couples just like you: ones that have it within them to change their relationship into one where both people feel understood, accepted, and cared for, but they just need the support to get there.

I help my clients find emotional closeness, security, and happiness in their relationships by equipping them with the tools they need to understand each other better, and talk about difficult topics in a more easy and comfortable way.

Many of today’s solutions for couples are based on quick tips for how to communicate better without working the underlying causes of emotional disconnection in the relationship. These quick tips may lead to some positive change, but the change often doesn't last very long -- leading so many to feel hopeless that their relationship can improve long term. I know that your circumstances are unique, so I stay with you through each step as you work to create long-term and lasting change based on the underlying patterns in your relationship.

First, we figure out the patterns or relationship cycles that are causing the problems in your marriage. Then, we work on helping change those patterns by developing communication and listening skills that will be most effective for you. Through our work together, you’ll be able to repair past hurts and develop new patterns that lead to a deeper sense of closeness, security, and bonding in the relationship.

Message me so we can get started!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Elizabeth Polinsky Counseling, Marriage Counselor
The Relationship Center, Marriage Counselor
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Trauma Therapist
The South Carolina Departent of Mental Health, General Outpatient Therapist
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Postgraduate Social Work Fellow

ICEEFT - International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Certfied Emotionally Focused Supervisor, 2024
Northcentral Univeristy , Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Specializaton in Couple Therapy, 2023
ICEEFT - International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, 2022
Unveristy of South Carolina, Graduate Certificate in Social Work with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families, 2015
Univeriisty of South Carolina, Masters of Social Work, 2015

Licensure

Nevada: 9860-C - Arkansas: 7735-C - South Carolina: #TLS 158 CP - North Carolina: C016144 - Virginia: LMFT #0717001945; LCSW #0904011022 - Maryland: 30425

Languages

English

Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Locations & Hours

In addition to weekly counseling services, I provide weekend-long marriage intensives for couples who want to jumpstart the therapy process and make progress quickly. Message me for more information.


Insurance

Elizabeth Polinsky is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

While I don't take insurance, I can provide you with the documentation needed for insurance reimbursement. You can find questions to ask your insurance company by visiting the Counseling FAQs section of my website.