Joanne Strawder, LCSW, MSW

Revelations Counseling & Consulting, LLC

Joanne is a licensed clinical social worker at Revelations Counseling & Consulting in Stafford, Virginia, and completed her master’s degree in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As a principal of Revelations Counseling & Consulting, Joanne has more than 30 years of professional experience in mental health with specific qualifications in case management, partial hospitalization programs, foster care, geriatric care, and crisis intervention and trauma treatment. Prior to joining Revelations, Joanne served for nine years as a social worker for Stafford County Public Schools, and often served as an advocate in cases presented before the Special Education/Family Assessment and Planning Team.

As a life-long social worker, Joanne primarily uses solutions-focused therapy, but also integrates cognitive-behavioral and family systems interventions into her practice. Her prior experience with multiple populations enables her to work with clients from early childhood to older adulthood.

As the spouse of a retired US Army commissioned officer, Joanne has also had the privilege of leading Family Readiness Groups for unit commands during extended deployments. Joanne is a participating TRICARE provider, and she often works with military service members, veterans, and their families to treat adjustment disorders, acute stress, relational issues, and post-traumatic stress. Her husband, Guy, is a licensed marriage & family therapist at Revelations, and they frequently work in co-therapy sessions with couples and families.

Before her employment with Stafford County Schools in 2002, Joanne also worked at Mary Washington Hospital Snowden at Fredericksburg Mental Health Facility. At Snowden, she provided both case management and psychotherapeutic services for hospitalized adults and developed the initial assessment for patients referred to the emergency department for psychiatric care. She was also assigned to conduct both individual and group therapy counseling sessions for inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Joanne also worked with the Prince William County Department of Social Services in their Foster Care unit in 1998 to provide case management and psychotherapeutic services for adolescents placed in the county’s foster care program. In this position she was responsible for consulting with the Department’s attorneys to present client case documentation for legal proceedings, and worked in collaboration with foster parents, mental health professionals, teachers, physicians, and law enforcement officials to assist clients in maintaining quality foster care placements in the community.

Joanne was raised in Prince Georges Country, Maryland, and after following her husband around the country for a 21-year career in the military, she and Guy are now settled in Stafford, Virginia where they immensely enjoy the company of their three awesome daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.