Lara Schoen (she/her)

Accepting Clients

As a therapist and former doula, feel nurtured while we dispel myths of parenthood, create space to heal from birth trauma, & navigate loss.

Psychotherapist in Catonsville, MD

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Becoming a parent is a transformative experience that redefines who you are. With many twists and turns, navigating birth and parenthood can feel like a labyrinth. Our world is saturated by myths of motherhood and picture-perfect parenting. Despite the ease of social media, many parents feel disconnected from community. Maybe you don’t feel like yourself. Maybe you're facing scary thoughts. Maybe you’re feeling violated, empty, or broken after birth, pregnancy or loss. Healing is possible.

My Background and Approach

I help birthing people and their families form a supportive village of care to feel nurtured and empowered during this transitional time. We'll work collaboratively to discover your unique path to healing in a way that feels right to you. With experience as a Doula, I integrate aromatherapy, breathwork and guided imagery into practice as we gently dispel myths of motherhood, create space to heal from trauma, and navigate loss using mind-body, experiential, and relationship-focused practices. Everyone deserves support during this challenging time adjusting to new roles, routines, and identities. You are not alone. Together, we can explore your inner and outer strengths and resources, and co-create a roadmap to wellness. To learn more about the techniques we'll use together, hover over my specialties at the bottom of the page. If this approach feels right to you, I invite you to contact me and we can set up a time to talk. I look forward to meeting you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe love is love, black and brown lives matter, queer, non-binary, and trans rights are human rights, and health can exist at every size. I respect and hold space for families and relationships that come in many diverse constellations, and I practice using social justice, reproductive justice, body positive, and gender expansive lenses. I invite you to learn more about me at or give me a call at 410-834-8328 option 6 and we can set up a time to chat.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $105 - 150/session


Avalon Psychotherapy Associates, LLC
Catonsville, MD 21228