Joanne W. Small, MSW, LCSW-C
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Joanne W. Small, MSW, LCSW-C
Joanne W. Small
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Although we love our spouses, partners and children, and we have special connections to our friends and colleagues, these relationships can be complicated, sometimes stressful, and can change over time. Getting a new job, graduation from high school or college, suddenly having an empty nest or a major health issue can also cause stress and uncertainly of what is next.

I am committed to helping people with concerns about life-changing circumstances. I will listen carefully to what you have to say and provide support, resources and more effective ways to communicate with the people you care about, even when the subject seems controversial, or threatening. We will work together to find useful and practicable solutions toward achieving your goals and help you find effective ways to resolve conflicts and manage stressful changes in your life. I will provide understanding, support, and respect within a confidential environment.

To best discuss what you might need and how I might help, please go to the Contact page to email me and arrange for a 15-30 minute complimentary consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!
Your Guide to Adoption/Foster Care Guide Rating
The Adoption Mystique gave me permission not to have to be a perfect parent, or strive to be just a "normal" family.
— Carrie Craft, reviewer
Oh, how I wish that my parents could have read this book when I was a youngster. And oh how I wish I had this book to read when I was a young woman
— Anita Walker Field, adoptee

With over 30 years of experience working with parents who adopt, perspective adoptive parents, adopted children, and adults, I understand how to help people with the many issues that come with adoption: Deciding to adopt, forging strong family bonds following adoption, learning to talk about adoption with children, teachers, friends, neighbors and relatives; deciding to search for birth parents and preparing for a reunion.
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