North Hills Psychological Services
( 412) 367-1481 ext. 1 or (412) 367-7781 • 5000 McKnight Rd. Suite 207 • Pittsburgh PA 15237

Providing Comprehensive Services in a Welcoming Environment for Over Twenty Years

Our licensed staff includes:

Laura Marshak, Ph.D.
Jean McClung, Ph.D.
M. Linda Boyle, M.A. LPC
Michelle Geckle, M.A., LPC
Michelle Bruno Ph.D., L.P.C.
James Perrotti, M.S. LPC
Sheree Kaiser, M.S.W, L.S.W.

our staff


We are providers for the following:

Blue Cross / Blue Shield
U.P.M.C. Health Plan (excluding UPMC For You)


For further information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at:

(412) 367-1481, ext. 1
(412) 367-7781

5000 McKnight Rd.
Suite 207

Pittsburgh PA 15237

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North Hills Psychological Services
provides the following:

Individual Therapy
Couples Counseling
Grief Therapy
Play Therapy
Parent Education / Child Therapy
Adolescent Therapy
Family Therapy

Our Staff

Laura Marshak, Ph.D.

Laura Marshak, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience. She is also a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her professional experience includes working at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic for ten years prior to assuming her position at the university. Dr. Marshak works with adults and couples and is experienced at addressing a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, self-worth, relationships and life transitions. In addition, she has an expertise in working with parents of children with disabilities on how to live well as a couple when faced with the intesified parenting demands that pose challenges to both couples and individuals. She has written numerous books on aspects to disability; many of these were with Dr. Milton Seligman who was her mentor in this regards and one of the founding partners of North Hills Psychological Services.

Jean McClung, Ph.D.

Jean McClung, Ph.D., has been a licensed psychologist for over fifteen years and has worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings for over 20 years. Dr. McClung is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She was a psychotherapist for many years on the adult outpatient unit of Northern Communities Mental Health Center in Pittsburgh. During her work at Northern Communities, she provided clinical supervision to psychology interns. She was also a psychotherapist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, assessing and treating adolescents. Dr. McClung has particular skills in working with adults and adolescents in individual therapy. Dr. McClung works with a variety of problems including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, panic disorder, life transitions, relationship issues and under-achievement. She has completed level 2 training in EMDR. In her practice, Dr. McClung uses a combination of insight-oriented psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

M. Linda Boyle, M.A., LPC

M. Linda Boyle, M.A., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with 20 years experience. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Ms. Boyle earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Slipper Rock University. She has extensive experience working with adults, couples and groups dealing with depression, anxiety, history of abuse, relationship problems, codependency and life transitions. Ms. Boyle provides both individual and couples counseling.

Michelle Geckle, M.A., LPC

Michelle Geckle, M.A., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with extensive experience in research, counseling, and clinical supervision. Ms. Geckle was on staff at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic for over 30 years. She continues to be a consultant to the Clinical Neuropsychology Program.In her practice at NHPS, she works with adults on a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, gay/lesbian issues, adjustment to life changes, trauma, and abuse. She provides individual therapy and couples counseling. Ms. Geckle has a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.

Michelle Bruno Ph.D., L.P.C.

Michelle Bruno, M.A., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and a professor of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her professional experience includes working at a college counseling center, partial hospital program, and outpatient community mental health agency. Dr. Bruno works with adults experiencing struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and stress management. She also has experience working with adolescents with a wide range of problems including self-esteem, body image, healthy relationship building, as well as transitional issues, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Bruno also conducts program evaluation related to reducing high risk behaviors among students in grades 9-12. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and a past president of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.

James Perrotti, M.S. LPC

James Perrotti, M.S. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor who has held positions in the mental health field ranging from mobile therapist to psychotherapist. Mr. Perrotti earned his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Gannon University. He has experience with a broad range of clients. His work focuses on the treatment of anxiety and depression, adjusting to life transitions, overcoming social phobias, increasing self-esteem, and working through family issues. He also has experience with chronic mental health conditions. Mr. Perrotti provides individual therapy and couples counseling.

Sheree Kaiser, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Sheree Kaiser, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience in both community based mental health and in private practice. She earned her degree of Master of Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders, school avoidance, depression, ADHD, trichotillomania and skin picking in children or adults, and child behavior issues. Therapy can be provided as individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy or couplestherapy.