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Sharissa Shatten, MS, LPC, NCC

Are you feeling stuck? Ready for a change? Frustrated? Stressed? Unmotivated?

We all have been there before - when life starts to overwhelm you. I would love to meet with you and help you through this, together. I am here to support you and help guide you to the best version of you.

My education and background may be a bit different than your typical therapist. My life and career experiences will further help me help you. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. In that time, I also received my Pk-12 School Counseling certification. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Sociology from The University of Pittsburgh (Main Campus). I received my Associate’s degree from CCAC in Psychology. Lastly, I am certified to teach kids and teen yoga classes! I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC).

As stated above, my life and career experiences can help me help you. I have learned much from my clients in the past, as well as struggles in my own life. Previously, for 4 years, I worked for an organization with families of children who have experienced very traumatic life events, have newly diagnosed mental health disorders, or other concerns. Since then, I worked in a children’s residential treatment facility, assisted with children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and for 4 years as a School Counselor in the Upper St. Clair area, McKeesport area, and Butler area where my experiences range from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I also have taught kids yoga classes for 2 years now, which I incorporate yoga and mindfulness in the classrooms as a school counselor. I have worked with clients in an individual setting as well as group setting.

My theories of practice are through the lens of being solution focused, client centered, and a trauma informed practice. I use more of an integrative approach for therapy in order to borrow from different techniques and theories to fit your needs. I recognize everyone heals differently, and will meet each person where they are. I believe in healing the mind, body, and soul. My goal is to work in collaboration with you on this journey to build up your strengths that are already within. I can promise to provide you with a safe space where we can be open, honest and respectful with one another. I would be honored to help you find your best self! When you are ready to start this journey with me, please give a call to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you soon!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sharissa, you can contact us at 412.367.0575 or click here to request an appointment.

Service List

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples & Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Co-parenting Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Groups
  • Group Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Classes



Pittsburgh Psychotherapy Associates is under new ownership as of August 2018! If you see Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC, or Lauren Heaton, MS, LPC, ICAADC, be sure to congratulate them on their new journey.

We are continuously adding new blogs, groups, classes, and services to our practice, with a focus on overall wellness. Check back frequently for updates!

Contact Information

9401 McKnight Road, Suite 105 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Call: 412.367.0575

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