Alana  Prato-Shein

Alana Prato-Shein


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland Accepting Online
Osler Professional Building Accepting In-person
Updated November 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

Professional statement

Alana is a licensed clinical social worker who works with clients to deepen insights into themselves and their behaviors in order to create better relationships and life outcomes. Alana works with patients managing a wide variety of mental health disorders and specializes in trauma and personality disorders.

Alana approaches therapy dynamically, helping patients to gain insight into maladaptive patterns that had been causing suffering. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques, including animal-assisted interventions with her canine partner, Eir.

Alana has worked in the mental health field for over a decade. In addition to her years as a therapist, Alana has worked in hospital inpatient units and provided support to individuals in their homes. Alana has also worked with equine-assisted psychotherapy programs as both a mental health provider and a horse expert.

Alana is accepting new intakes. She offers in-person therapy at her Towson location Tuesday-Thursday and offers virtual therapy Monday-Thursday.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist who understands your needs and matches your personality style can be a challenge. I strive to provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for patients to process their difficulties and move forward into a more fulfilling and empowered life.

With the help of my canine partner, Eir, I work to provide you with a judgment-free zone where you can feel safe and accepted. Too often I hear from patients about past therapy experiences where their experiences were dismissed, where they felt their diagnosis was stigmatized, where they were misgendered or not addressed with the name and pronouns of their choice, or where they felt judged for non-traditional relationships. I want our space to be one in which you feel like no area of life is off-limits to talk about.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Alana Prato-Shein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Osler Professional Building practice
7600 Osler Drive, Suite 213, Towson, Maryland 21204
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

My Mental Health, Therapist, 2018 - 2022

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, MSW, 2018
Dickinson College, BS, 2011


Maryland: 23855



Client testimonials

"She was very thoughtful and accomodating."
- Zencare client • October 2023
"Alana was great. She is very friendly and kind."
- Zencare client • May 2023