Shauna Staranko, LMFT


 Shauna works with children, adults, couples and families offering a systems approach to therapy. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is also an experienced parent educator and has enjoyed teaching positive discipline strategies in community and justice-related settings. She is trained specifically to provide solution focused, structural, emotion focused and parent-child interaction types of therapy. Shauna enjoys seeing families decrease the conflict in their home and increase the warmth in their relationships while learning how to express emotions to each other calmly and respectfully.

Shauna received her Master’s Degree from Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies – Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Grove city College in Psychology with Minors in Family Studies and Communications. She has been a therapist for nearly a decade and strives to provide an empathic relationship and safe environment to empower clients to reach their goals.

Shauna is a therapist at the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, as well as a mentor in the Big Brother Big Sister Program. She is open to counseling people of all faith backgrounds and celebrates her faith as a protestant Christian. When not working, Shauna likes spending time with her family and dog Cooper.