Joanne Wolf Small, the author of The Adoption Mystique, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, MD. Ms. Small has 30 years experience in offering confidential psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation to individuals, couples, families and groups in the following areas:

  • Couples Communication
  • Adoptive Family Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Abuse, Co-dependance, Enabling, and Dysfunction in Families
  • Separation, Divorce, Remarriage
  • Women's Issues
  • Step-family Issues
  • The Adoptee and the Adoptive Family
  • Parenting Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Families Surviving Suicide

Articles on adoption and step family issues in various publications

Classes and Training in “Adoption Insights,” “Couples Communication”


Author of The Adoption Mystique

Joanne Wolf Small, MSW, LCSW-C
7111 Fairfax Road , Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone (301) 651-4531
MD License #03439

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