Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C

Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Certified Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 32912
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Bethesda, Maryland 20814 - United States

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Fees: I charge a standard fee of $110.00-$140.00 a session for individuals or couples.

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I am committed to helping you with concerns about the most significant associations in your life-- your spouses, partners, or significant others; children, siblings or parents; bosses, colleagues, teachers and peers--and successfully cope with change. My specialty is life transitions. This often means a new partner, a new job, graduation, becoming a parent, an empty nest, a major health issue, or the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a dream. I listen carefully to what you say: provide you useful information; help you learn to communicate more effectively, positively, and productively, even when the subject seems controversial, or threatening; enable you to find useful and practicable solutions toward achieving your goals; help you find effective ways to resolve conflicts; and, provide you understanding, support, and respect within a confidential environment.

My professional experience comes from more than thirty years of work with individuals, couples, and families in community-based mental health centers and from my private practice. We may accept change is a normal part of life, yet find it unwelcome. Potentially leaving us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, and uncertain-- making it even harder to cope.

I offer consultation, counseling, training, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My areas of focus include: Marriage, separation, divorce-adjustment, and remarriage; Co-dependence, enabling and family dysfunction; Step-families, families who adopt, and families of origin; Ageing; Families surviving suicide; Loss and grief; Bullying; Assertiveness and self-esteem; Individual, couples, and family communications.

Email or Call Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32912

More Info About My Practice

With over 30 years of clinical experience working with parents that adopt; perspective adoptive parents; birth, or first parents; adopted children, and adults, I am well positioned to help people with the decision to adopt; forge strong family bonds following adoption; learn to talk about adoption with children, teachers, friends, neighbors and relatives; deciding to search; preparing for a reunion.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Suicude survivors, pre and post adoption

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

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