When you contact us, we will listen carefully to your needs. We will identify the therapist who can best serve you, and who accepts the insurance plan you’d like to use. Explore the specialties, experience, and insurance plans accepted below.
Our Springfield VA therapists and counselors offer a rich diversity of backgrounds and experience.
Joan works with adults and couples who are adjusting to life changes. She enjoys working with military families and families who are struggling to parent “failure to launch” young adults.
She is both a certified Gottman therapist and a certified EFT (Emotionally Focused) therapist and has special training working with couples who have experienced traumas such as the loss of a child, infidelity, substance abuse, or serious illnesses.
Areas of Specialization:
Joan specializes in working with couples and families struggling with traumas such as addiction and infidelity.
Insurance: She is an in-network provider with CFBCBS and Tricare, but couples counseling is not reimbursed by insurance. She has daytime, evening and Saturday hours.
Karen is a licensed mental health counselor in Virginia with over 10 years’ experience counseling children and families. She specializes in behavioral concerns, social skill development, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, trauma and divorce.
As a military spouse, Karen understands the unique stressors that families experience as a result of frequent moves and the long-term absence of family members. She knows how hard it is for children to move to a new community and leave behind their familiar home, neighborhood, school and friends. She will help you and your children develop coping skills to help ease that transition for everyone involved.
Areas of Specialization: Karen has specialized training in working with childen and families who are experiencing unfortunate events and traumas such as divorce, grief and loss, and separation. She will help address behavioral issues and create a workable parenting plan. She works collaboratively with schools and community organizations to help families access the resources they need.
Insurance: Karen is in-network with CFBCBS, Anthem, Cigna, Tricare, and Aetna.
Availability: She has daytime availability, before and after school hours, and some weekend availability.
“The day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anais Nin.
When people immigrate to a different culture from their own they may experience significant stress and anxiety. Culture Shock is a term used to describe the stress and anxiety one feels in a new culture. As a result of the challenges and cultural shock they experience, many people feel sad, lonely, angry, lost and confused. Having gone through the immigration process, I know some of the challenges others experience.
In addition to specializing in acculturative stress and difficulties related to immigration, I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. For the past 7 years I have been working with diverse populations, providing therapy to adults, adolescents and children who have experienced severe trauma.
I work from a strengths-based perspective, assisting individuals to build their inner strength and overcome hardships in life. By using a holistic approach, coupled with empathy, trust and understanding, I provide supportive therapy to mobilize hope, empower individuals, and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Hiyawkal works with individual adults, young adults 13 and older, and couples. She provides therapy in both Amharic and English.
Areas of Specialization: Trauma (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Violent or Aggressive Behavior in the Home (Domestic Violence).
Insurance: Hiyawkal participates with CFBCBS, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna and Magellan
Tanya has worked in and has had extensive trainings in various areas of the Mental Health Field, including CBT, throughout the past 17 years. She brings her years of experience and training to guide individuals in their mental health journey. She is a bilingual therapist and can conduct sessions in English or Spanish. As an experienced therapist, Tanya has helped individuals cope with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting, anger management, separation & divorce, trauma, childhood disorders, self-esteem and individuals transitioning through the various stages of life.
As a military spouse of 20 years, she has a passion for working military spouses, service members and their families.
Tanya utilizes a variety of clinical techniques including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), client-centered and other evidenced-based treatment modalities to best meet the needs of each client.
Tanya works with teens, young adults, adults, families and couples. She enjoys working with clients to empower them to find their answers.
Tanya’s specialties include: Anxiety, depression, working with couples, grief and loss, parenting, anger management, separation & divorce, working with families and focusing on self-esteem.
Insurance: Tanya participates with CFBCBS, Tricare, Anthem and Aetna.
Availability: She has daytime, evening and Sunday hours.
For the past 20 years I have had the privilege of working with young adults and adults who have struggled with chronic illness, addiction, life and career transitions, and relationship stressors. I come from a solution-oriented perspective and work collaboratively with individuals to identify healthy ways of moving forward in their lives. I support their journey in identifying strengths while working to overcome the parts of themselves that interfere with the life they would like to live. I utilize a holistic approach and often incorporate nutrition and mindfulness along with CBT. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and hope to create a safe space that fosters respect and acceptance.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Spanish and Nutrition from James Madison University, followed by a Master’s degree in Public Health from the George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University.
Areas of Specialization: Lori specializes in working with individuals suffering from chronic illness, addiction, life and career transitions, and relationship stressors. She is certified in Trauma Treatment and Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, and will soon complete her certification in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET).
Insurance: I am an in-network provider for CFBCBS, Anthem and Tricare.
Availability: She has Friday and Sunday hours.
Angela (Angie) Kiker is a Nationally Certified Counselor with over twelve years’ experience working with individuals and families, helping them learn to cope with stress and anxiety and create a better life. She is currently a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia under the supervision of Joan Normandy-Dolberg, Licensed Professional Counselor, and anticipates completing her state licensure requirements by January 1, 2020.
Angie came to the field of counseling with a background in education, having taught university classes in Psychology and in Early Childhood Education to adults preparing for teacher certification. While in England she provided counseling support to individuals and families dealing with transitions and career changes, including those moving from the military to the civilian world.
Angie is trained and experienced in working with individuals with Eating Disorders and Addictions. She was honored to receive a grant from the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to continue her work with individuals in recovery from heroin and other opiates who are receiving Medically Assisted Treatment (methadone or suboxone).
Angie is passionate about supporting her community in all areas of need and has had the privilege of working with the military, assisting wounded warriors transition to their new life. She is warm and caring and strives to develop a genuine therapeutic relationship with each individual. She uses Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help her clients develop coping skills to handle each challenge they face.
For over 26 years, I have been an agent of change, helping individuals become the best possible version of themselves that they can be. I employ CBT and DBT techniques and have extensive experience working teens who self-harm, abuse alcohol and drugs, and struggle with anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders. Past clients have described me as warm, friendly, empathic, and a good listener.
I work with teens, age 11and up, young adults, adults, families and couples. I enjoy working with individuals struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance abuse, anger, self-injurious behavior, and Self Esteem. I work hard to repair and improve parent/child and couple relationships, and I often weave theatrical elements into my group work with teens who self-injure.
I am here to help you identify and achieve your goals, to help you enrich your life so you can enjoy each day to the fullest, because that is what you deserve!
Scott’s specialties include: ADHD and Executive Functioning, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment for substance use and alcoholism
Insurance: Scott participates with CFBCBS, Anthem, Aetna, Tricare and Cigna (HMO and EAP only).
Availability: Scott has daytime and evening hours, including Saturdays.
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds, both individually and in groups. I am a skilled, compassionate, and creative therapist who values the process of getting to know your individual story so we can work together to increase your self-awareness and decrease your emotional pain.
As an experienced therapist, I have helped people work through complex problems including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, substance use and relationship issues. In particular, I enjoy working with those experiencing stage-of-life changes including the transition into parenthood. I have worked with individuals in community, outpatient and hospital settings with concerns ranging from on-going support for managing severe mental illness to those needing extra support through a difficult life transition. Previous clients have described me as genuine, easy to talk to, and a great listener.
I employ a strengths-based, solution-focused style, helping you identify action steps you can take toward your goals. I strive to make sessions collaborative and interactive. I will bring my knowledge, experience (and even some gentle humor when appropriate), and you will bring your story and experiences, as you are the subject-matter expert about you.
I have seen how therapy can lead to positive change and I feel privileged to work with people as they strive towards happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives.
Kate’s specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships and life transitions. She has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and often incorporates mindfulness and experiential approaches into treatment.
Insurance: Kate is an in-network provider with CFBCBS, Anthem, Aetna, and Tricare Select and an out-of-network provider with other insurances.
Availability:She offers daytime and evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I am an LCSW with over 25 years of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents and families. My passion is to empower parents and their children to take back control of their lives and relationships.
I have helped individuals between the ages of 6 and 76 who have struggled with anxiety, depression, communication delays, social awkwardness, mood disorders and school avoidance. I offer a practical, interactive, honest and supportive approach to problems; my clients often tell me they appreciate my positive sense of humor and my balanced, non-judgmental and empathetic approach.
If your family has tried navigating difficult issues on your own but they have begun to impact your relationships, school, social activities or community, I am available to discuss treatment options and strategies to get you and your children back on track.
Areas of Specialization: My specialties include include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), MATCH (a modular approach to therapy for children with trauma), Trauma Focused CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Insurance: Please contact Caroline to learn about insurance options
Frances is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with nearly 10 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. She began her career working with young adults at the Longwood University Counseling Center. From there transitioned to community work at the Latin American Youth Center where she trained and specialized in trauma informed care with teens and families.
Frances is passionate about guiding clients through the process of self-discovery and understands that much of that work may uncover emotional pain from the past. She has had tremendous success guiding clients through life’s challenges and to explore the various ways they can take charge of their lives. Most recently Frances worked with difficult cases through the legal system where she supported clients in transition to the community and/or reuniting with family after long periods of separation. Through this experience and her varied positions in the field, she has found that many clients in troublesome situations have been harboring years of pain without awareness of it’s impact on their emotional wellbeing.
Frances has helped clients manage issues related to anxiety, abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual), emotional stress from lack of attention/affection in childhood, difficult relationships, depression, anger, and attention deficit problems.
Frances approaches treatment from a cognitive behavioral perspective. Through this modality, she believes that a person is able to improve self-awareness and change old patterns of thinking and living so he/she can live a more fulfilling life. She is a bilingual therapist and can provide sessions in English or Spanish.
Areas of Specialization: Trauma (PTSD), Anxiety, Attachment and Relationship issues, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder and Parenting issues.
Insurance: Anthem and Aetna
Availability: She has daytime, evening and weekend hours available.
Ihsan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples, in private practice and in substance abuse programs.
Ihsan enjoys working with all types of personalities and will work collaboratively with you to help you solve challenging problems and overcome stressful family situations. He has specialized training in family therapy and crisis intervention.
Ihsan approaches problems from a strengths-based perspective. He will help you identify your unique capabilities and strengths and help you work with your strengths as a starting point for change. He will empower and motivate you to find your own solution. He also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral and Client-centered techniques to help you achieve your goals.
Areas of Specialization: Ihsan specializes in working with individuals and families dealing with addiction, trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.
Insurances: Ihsan is a participating provider with CFBCBS, Anthem, Aetna, Tricare and Cigna.