Staranko, Shauna


Shauna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree from Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies—Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Grove City College in Psychology with minors in Family Studies and Communication Studies.

Shauna enjoys working with children, adults, couples, and families. Her overall approach is to provide an empathic relationship and safe environment to empower clients to reach their goals. She is an experienced parent educator, teaching positive discipline strategies in community and justice-related settings.

Shauna treats a range of mental health and relationship concerns. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: challenging behaviors in children, emotion management, relationship conflict, and co-parenting. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Shauna is passionate about helping families through a systems approach.

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna Health Insurance
  • Cigna Health Insurance
  • Highmark Health Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH) Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)


  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Greensburg)
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Latrobe)


  • Clinical Staff


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Solution Focused
  • Structural Therapy

Issues Tackled:

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

Phone: 412-661-1239
Fax: 412-661-1304