Proudly providing excellence to Siouxlanders through our patient care since 1998.
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Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health Associates is to provide the highest quality mental health services, with a commitment to each individual at any stage of their life, and to provide research-based therapeutic services by highly trained and independently licensed professionals.

Committed To Your Mental Health

  • ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Defiance and Tantrums
  • Educational Problems
  • Trauma Responses
  • Gender Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Stressful Life Events

Reasons Clients Continue to Choose Mental Health & Associates

Susanna Shell-Phillips, LISW is certified in Clinical Hypnosis

Denise Marandola, PhD has over 20 years experience providing therapy and Psychological testing services.

 Michelle Buhman-Livermore, LISW is a certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Family

Gladys Smith, LISW has over 30 years working with adolescents.

Mental Health AssociatesStaff


Denise Marandola, Ph.D

Dr. Denise Marandola is a Clinical Psychologist who received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Morningside College. Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota.


Susanna Shell-Phillips, MSW, LISW

Susanna earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Omaha. She is a licensed independent social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor in the State of Iowa.

Michelle Buhman-Livermore, LISW, CCTS-F

Michelle earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is a licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.


Gladys Smith, LISW

Gladys has over 35 years of clinical experience in a variety of human services settings. She has provided individual, group and family therapy in inpatient, outpatient and residential settings.

Our excellent office staff that makes your appointments, and helps keep everything running smoothly for you and our providers.

Mental Health Associates'Services Provided

Specialized Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (with the ADOS)

Individuals, Family, Marital, and Couples (Traditional and Nontraditional) Therapies

Specialized Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (with Applied Behavioral Analysis)

Psychological Evaluations
and Psychological Testing
Group Therapy

Age Ranges: from 2 to Adults

On Site Crisis Intervention

Some Providers Available for Public Speaking
Our location
2212 Pierce Street, Suite 100, Sioux City, IA 51104
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