Meet the Therapists

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. 


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Our Professional Team

Our Springfield VA therapists and counselors offer a rich diversity of backgrounds and experience.

Joan Normandy-Dolberg, LPC

Founder & Director

Joan works with adults, young adults, and couples. 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. She enjoys working with military families and families who are struggling to parent “failure to launch” young adults.

Areas of Specialization and Insurance:

Joan specializes in working with couples and families struggling with traumas such as addiction and infidelity. She is an Out of Network provider but does participate with Tricare & Humana. She has daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

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Sofia Rizwan, MD


Dr. Rizwan is a warm and compassionate psychiatrist who believes in working collaboratively and educating her patients. She is trained in psychopharmacology, and teaches her patients how medication affects the brain and body. She clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of the treatment she suggests so that her patients will feel they are part of their treatment plan and will set achievable goals.

Dr. Rizwan attended high school in Maryland and completed medical school in Pakistan. She returned to the United States to be with her husband and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Sheppard Pratt. She was at Kaiser Permanente for 10 years before entering private practice.

Dr. Rizwan has two young adult sons and her husband is also a physician.

She specializes in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder.

She participates in Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst, Cigna, Magellan, Medicare, and MHNTricare

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Scott Koenigsberg, LPC

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, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, treatment for substance use and alcoholism 

He participates with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna (HMO, EAP only).

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Hiyawkal Gizachew, LCSW

“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.

Her areas of specialization include treatment for Trauma (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Violent or Aggresive Behavior in the Home.

She participates with Aetna, Carefirst, and Magellan

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Caroline Miller, LPC

Caroline Miller, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with children ages 6 and up, teens, adults, families, and groups. With a warm, caring, and solution-focused approach, Caroline encourages positive change and helps improve lives with a gentle approach that capitalizes on the unique strengths of each client. She provides insightful guidance to help individuals and families face and overcome their challenges.

As an experienced therapist, Caroline has helped individuals cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, childhood disorders, self-injury, and self-esteem. She utilizes a variety of clinical techniques, including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy).

As the parent of a twice-exceptional child, Caroline has begun a support group for parents facing the same challenges. She will bring this expertise into her work with your family.

In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her military spouse and children. She is an accomplished author and horsewoman and an avid reader. You will find that Caroline is an intuitive, compassionate, and caring therapist.

Caroline specializes in treating depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and eating disorders. She provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy and play therapy. She participates with Aetna and MHN/Tricare.

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Lori Ward, LPC

There are a million reasons not to go to counseling. Let’s face it, opening up to a stranger usually isn’t at the top of our to-do list. But if there’s one thing I believe strongly, the hardest part is getting here; once you do that, I’ll help you with the rest.

Life experiences have seasoned me in a way that adds to my ability to relate to my clients. As a widow of a military service member, I’ve experienced the ups and downs of keeping a partnership together, and faced the grief of a terrible loss. I know what it is like to know where you want to be in life, but have no clue how to get there. And I know how our mind can become a prison we can’t quite escape.

A graduate professor once told me, “Lori, therapists are like shoes; you gotta find the right fit.” I couldn’t agree more. I believe that every client requires individualized treatment, based on their issues and learning style. 

I work with children and teens, ages 5 and up, especially with those who are struggling with challenging issues such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other behavioral problems. I collaborate with school systems to help your child receive the services he or she needs to succeed. 

I provide parenting counseling and co-parenting guidance, before and after separation and divorce, to help you work together in the best interest of your children. I will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidenced-based treatment modalities as we work together. I am an Out of Network Provider and participate with Aetna.

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Tanya (Maria) Joseforsky, LPC

Tanya works with adults, couples and adolescents. She is a bilingual therapist and can conduct sessions in English or Spanish. Tanya uses a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, but may employ other approaches to meet the needs of each person. Tanya enjoys being a guide for each client as they go through their individual mental health journey. She is an Out of Network provider but is working on getting credentialed through several insurance companies. She has daytime and evening hours.

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Ihsan Warren, LCSW

Ihsan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples, in both private practice and in substance abuse programs. He specializes in working with individuals and families dealing with addiction, trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

Ihsan has specialized training in family therapy and crisis intervention. He enjoys working with all types of personalities and will work collaboratively with you to help you solve challenging problems and overcome stressful family situations.

Ihsan approaches problems from a Strength-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.

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Our Administrative Team

Kelly McLane

Administrative Assistant, Family Psychiatry of Springfield

Kelly is the kind voice you hear when you call to make an appointment with Dr. Rizwan. You can reach her at 703-388-6943 or email her the button below.

She helps you find an appointment time that works, answers questions about what you can expect when you come for your first appointment, provides guidance about your health insurance, administers your drug screens, and enjoys helping each person who calls. 

As a result of her strong family ties to the military, she has lived in many places but calls Northern Virginia home. She has an adult daughter, a rambunctious dog, and several persnickety cats!

We submit your claims electronically, which will help you get reimbursed more quickly. Please click on this link to access a list of health insurance terms that will help you better understand your benefits. 

To make a psychiatric appointment call Kelly at 703-388-6943 or email her at

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