Joanne Hartle, LMSW
Licensed Master in Social Work (LMSW)
Supervisee in Social Work
(under Stephanie Béguin-Howard, LCSW, RPT)
Supervisee in Play Therapy
(under Jennifer Glacel, LCSW, RPT-S)
Child/Pre-Teen Therapist (ages 4-12)
Young Children, Children, Pre-Teens (& their families)
Joanne Hartle, LMSW, is one of our resident counselors specializing in working with
younger age youth (early childhood and elementary age), pre-teens, and their families, who may struggle with behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, family conflicts, Autism, ADHD, and school refusal. Joanne plays an active role in helping clients to identify unhealthy thinking and behavior patterns and how they first developed. She creates a safe, non-judgmental environment to help her clients identify and express their deepest emotions, offering coping skills and healing along the way.
Joanne received her bachelor’s in behavioral science and her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Alabama. Joanne’s work experience ranges from supporting at risk youth through intensive in-home family therapy and crisis intervention, to the school environment supporting clients facing trauma, domestic violence, behavioral challenges, and cognitive and developmental delays. Joanne has previously worked as a foster/adoption social worker, and as a counselor for a preschool program for low-income children, counseling both the children and their families, teaching developmental classes and running life skills programs. She has worked serving expectant parents who are at greater risk for infant mortality, to improve birth outcomes and educating parents how to detect developmental delays and other health issues. In addition to working in private
practice, Joanne is a military spouse, has 3 children, was born in raised in England, UK and currently works as an FCPS School Social Worker.
Joanne's core approach utilizes Trauma Focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), filial therapy and play therapy strategies to include Sand tray therapy. She also offers parent consultation services. As a therapist, Joanne wants to assist clients in discovering their inner strengths, providing supportive techniques to overcome challenges, and empowering clients with the tools they need to be independent and successful in their lives.Joanne is currently collecting supervised hours toward licensure as an LCSW in Virginia and is being supervised by Stephanie Beguin-Howard. She will take her LCSW exam in early 2024. She is also working towards her play therapy certification (RPT) under the supervision of Jennifer Glacel, LCSW.