Mental Health Support
Elena Shahen, MS, takes great pride in offering essential mental health support to the Pittsburgh community. As a dedicated facilitator in the journey of human healing, Elena specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and employs a narrative approach to guide her patients. With a comprehensive background in addressing various mental health diagnoses, including Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and Stress-Related disorders, Elena is equipped to provide impactful assistance.
Elena eagerly looks forward to collaborating with you, whether it’s through one-on-one sessions or engaging in Couple’s or Family Therapy if that resonates with you. In the face of life’s constant challenges and changes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Elena’s goal is to serve as a steadfast companion, helping you navigate life’s currents and supplying you with the necessary tools, knowledge, and comfort for a fulfilling journey.
Education and Experience
Elena obtained her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Duquesne University in 2023. Elena graduated from Point Park University in 2018, with her Bachelors degree in Mass Communications. After graduation, Elena took time to travel the states and see the unique landscapes within the country. Being able to visit Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, YellowStone, and other national parks, became a transformative experience for her. She has worked many different jobs within the service industry, and found making connections and hearing people’s stories to be the best part of her day. This was the catalyst for her going back to school for Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Hobbies and Interests
Elena loves the outdoors—she enjoys going rock climbing with her boyfriend in her free time as well as walking her adorable poodle, Violet. She is also very musical. When she’s not listening to music, she is singing, playing the guitar and writing songs of adoration for her puppy.
How to Get Started
Elena provides therapy in-person at the Pittsburgh office as well as via online therapy for your convenience. You can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at email@example.com to get started.