Meet Joanna

Hello, I’m Joanna Strait! As a native Washingtonian and the founder of TogetherWell, I have over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and provide psychotherapy for adults living in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. I have advanced training and specialize in prenatal, postpartum, maternal, and quarter life mental health.

The journey to parenthood is one in which many of us struggle with feelings related to loss of control. Expectations of this time period often differ from reality, which can exacerbate feelings of loneliness, grief, guilt, and frustration.

TogetherWell is here so you don’t have to manage the challenges alone. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very treatable, and things will not always feel as overwhelming as they do right now.

I strongly believe that treatment modalities need to be tailored to each person’s unique temperament and needs, and I utilize my training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, somatic/sensory, and attachment theories to inform my work.

My approach is very warm and collaborative, with a focus on combining traditional “talk therapy,” with learning practical, solution-based skills to empower my clients and support positive change as quickly as possible.

prenatal, postpartum, quarter life

Joanna’s Qualifications

Education

Scripps College, B.A., Biological Anthropology
Virginia Commonwealth University, MSW, Clinical

Licensure

Washington, D.C., Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Maryland, Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Clinical
Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Affiliations and Publications

Member, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers
Member, Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Stress Center Certification
Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington
Mom Congress
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Perinatal Social Workers

Postpartum
postpartum
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postpartum
Quarter Life
Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network logo
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work logo
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