Comprehensive Services in a Welcoming Environment for Over Twenty
North Hills Psychological Services
provides the following:
Parent Education / Child Therapy
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., 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.
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.
Jennifer Bosma, M.S.W.,L.C.S.W
Jennifer Bosma, M.S.W.,L.C.S.W, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience. Ms. Bosma earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She initially focused her clinical work with children, adolescents and their families in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. She then moved to working in private practice where she worked extensively with adults in addition to her work with children and adolescents. Ms. Bosma is experienced at addressing a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, loss, life transitions, stress management, self-esteem and child behavioral issues. Ms. Bosma provides individual psychotherapy and family therapy.
Sheree Kaiser, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Sheree Kaiser, M.S.W, L.C.S.W, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience. Ms. Kaiser earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh. Before joining North Hills Psychological Services, she was a psychotherapist for Heritage Valley Health System for 16 years, providing outpatient therapy and serving as a mental health liaison in local school districts. Prior to that she worked for St. Francis Hospital for 3 years, both an inpatient and outpatient therapist for children, teens, and adults.
She has extensive experience working with adults (individually and in couples therapy), teens, children (ages 3 and up), and families. Her areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, trichotillomania and skin picking, self-esteem, couples communication, death and dying issues, and life transitions. Additionally she has experience working with LBGTQ clients, including trans adults and teenagers, and their families. With children and teens she specializes in child behavior issues, school avoidance, and empowering parents to advocate in the schools for their child's specific academic and psychological needs.