Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda
I've learned from life experience, and 30 plus years working in community mental health, and private practice that most of us have difficulty coping with change Even more so when change feels unwelcome. And, involves an event or condition that alters our relationship with the people closest to us-our family, colleagues, and friends. Creating conflict, and leaving us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and anxious about taking next steps. I am committed to helping you explore constructive solutions so you can better manage life-changing transitions, and achieve personal objectives
I offer interactive, strength-based, results oriented consultation, counseling, and psychotherapy. Within a safe, caring, confidential environment. Focused on ageing; anxiety; depression; co-dependence; family dysfunction; grief; loss; identity; and relationships. Consider scheduling a free 15-30 minute consultation to see if we make a good fit. For more information go to
Forty years personal and professional experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the particular issues affecting individuals touched by adoption. Including infertility, kinship, attachment, and DNA search. My publications include "The Adoption Mystique", a USA Book News award winning finalist. And, "Adopted in America: A Study of Stigma". Download it free at SSRN. Thank you!..
Call or Email Joanne Wolf Small for a free consultation now - (301) 298-3135


  • Years in Practice: 38 Years
  • School: The Catholic University of America
  • Year Graduated: 1977
  • License No. and State: 3439 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal


  • Life Transitions
  • Adoption
  • Relationship Issues


  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples communicaiton
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017
Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda

Joanne Wolf Small

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C