Joanna Strait, LCSW, LICSW

Joanna Strait


Contact Information

TogetherWell Therapy



4405 East-West Hwy
Bethesda MD 20814

About Joanna Strait, LCSW, LICSW

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. I founded my practice, TogetherWell Therapy, so you don’t have to manage these challenges alone. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very treatable, and things will not always feel as overwhelming as they do right now.

I have over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Social Worker and provide psychotherapy for adults living in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. I have advanced perinatal mental health training and specialize in working with women experiencing fertility challenges, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and grief related to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.

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.

Session Cost/Fee Information/Insurance

We are an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance at this time. We accept all major credit cards, to include Health Savings Account (HSA) cards. Contact for more details.

Advanced Training

• Postpartum Stress Center Certification, 2018
• Advanced Perinatal Psychopharmacology, Postpartum Support International, 2021
• Maternal Mental Health Intensive: Grief & Loss, Seleni Institute, 2021
• Maternal Mental Health Intensive: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 2021
• Essentials of Reproductive Therapy: Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, Trauma, Donor Conception, 2023
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Perinatal Period, 2022