Betsy Zimmerman, PhD

Clinical Administrator
NCC, Resident in Counseling

Specialties: Trauma, Addictions, LGBTQIA+ & Infidelity

Contact:, (757) 788-2800, ext. 516

Sometimes life is complicated and chaotic, and as a result, you might end up feeling disconnected from yourself and others in your life. I can help with that. I believe therapy can help you to understand yourself, and how you relate to others in your life. Our relationships impact our lives in every way, and the health of those relationships are important to me. I can help you learn about your relationship patterns, and also how to change those patterns. Helping people find their inner peace, strength, and their authentic self is my favorite thing to do.

I can help individuals and partners learn more about their emotional responses, focus on healthy forms of communication, and help you to develop new approaches to various aspects of your life. You are the expert on your life, and every time I get the privilege of working with individuals or those in partnerships, I am truly honored by the courage it takes to commit to the work we do together.

It takes a lot to trust another person with your inner thoughts, feelings, and experiences. When you choose to work with me, I will join with you in the process of growth and development. I am not the kind of therapist that sits back and watches. I believe in being your partner and working hard with you. I promise to work with you to create an affirming space that is safe and nonjudgmental to explore the uncomfortableness of life’s stressors.

If you are interested in discussing your goals further, feel free to contact me either by email at, or by phone (757) 788-2800, extension 516.


Initial Assessment for Individual$245 for 75-minute intake session
Initial Assessment for Couples$275 for 90-minute intake session
Individual/Couples Therapy$200 for 50-minute session
$230 for 75-minute session
$260 for 90-minute session
Active Duty Military Discount10% off all services
Additional Time AvailableProrated at hourly rate
Late CancellationFull Session Fee for cancellation within 24 hours of appointment
No Show Appointment FeeFull Appointment Fee + phone call required to be reinstated on schedule
Intensive CounselingCouples intensive sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs. Rates and recommendations for the length of the intensive will be based on your unique needs. Intensive sessions range anywhere from mini-intensive (3 hours), to a two day intensive (15 hours split over two days). Please schedule a free intensive consultation to discuss what will best fit your needs.


Cash, check & credit or debit cards, as well as HSA and FSA cards are accepted for payment.


While insurance is not accepted at this time, Betsy is happy to provide you with receipts and documentation, upon request, to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please review your coverage carefully, and consult with your insurance provider.