Shannon McKenzie (she/her/hers)


You may feel like you face rejection everywhere--but not here. Not here.

Social Worker in Wexford, PA
Supervised by Allison Lange, MSW, LCSW

About My Clients

I love working with those within my own LGBTQIA+ community, as well as various relationship types (i.e. open relationships, consensual non-monogamy). I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ related struggles and concerns, gender identity, sexuality/sexual identity, infertility/prenatal/postpartum, parenting and relationships, spirituality and religion, and trauma and PTSD.

My Background and Approach

You are so tired of merely existing. You want to find self-acceptance, but sometimes you struggle with knowing what that "self" even is. You feel like you don't belong anywhere and that everyone around you has abandoned you. You feel like you are doing all of this alone. You are in pain and no one around you even knows--because you refuse to let them see it. Or you don't want to be a burden. But you know deep down you can't keep going like this, because you're a pressure cooker and you just need some relief. Or some guidance. Or SOMETHING. My primary goal is to help you find your inner strength (it's in there!) and move forward into a place where you can start truly living your life instead of trying to "just get through it." That really is possible. And I can be a source of strength in the moments where you lose sight of that.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Clients have said that my own lived experience helped them open up and become comfortable more quickly. When we stuff them down, these struggles can leave us feeling stuck, isolated, and misunderstood, and opening that door can be terrifying. But I can help you dig in and walk through these painful moments with a strong guide next to you. I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community myself. I understand what it is like to deconstruct and try to reconstruct your religion--or to let go of your religion altogether. I'm married to a wonderful woman, and I'm a Mom to two of my own awesome kids. And because of that, I have been able to gather a wealth of knowledge on how to make a relationship successful--from communication to raising children within an alternative family. In trying to start our own family, I have unfortunately experienced the pain and heartbreak of infertility, miscarriage and loss. And I know too well how isolating this can be. And how misunderstood you may be feeling.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 21 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $115 - 115/session


724-777-1433 Email Shannon
101 Bradford Rd
Suite 330
Wexford, PA 15090
5850 Ellsworth Avenue
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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