Allison Schroeder (PhD, LCMFT, MPP) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, originally from San Antonio, TX. She is married to Richard, an economist, and along with their 9-year-old son Ian, they make their home in Baltimore City.
Allison earned her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in Family Science through the University’s School of Public Health. Her research interests center around vulnerable families and health disparities. In particular, Allison’s research focuses on the mental health of low-income mothers and families as well as parenting in contexts of chronic disadvantage.
Allison has worked at the Center for Healthy Families in Prince George’s County, providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families in the D.C. metropolitan area. She is skilled at addressing a range of issues including transitions and loss within families, parenting from early childhood to young adulthood, moving beyond depression and anxiety, and healing from trauma, addictions, and shame. Allison is a certified Prepare/Enrich pre-marital counselor, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and Vice-President & Clinical Director of 21st Vision, Inc.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Allison completed a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. She conducted policy research at The Abell Foundation and then spent 8 years at World Relief, a global non-profit relief and development organization.
Outside of the office you may find Allison singing with her church’s worship team, reading at a coffee shop, and most often enjoying her family.