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
  • Autism 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

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.

Melissa Lee, LISW Melissa has over 20 years of experience working with grief, life changes, and complex medical conditions.

Laura Malcolm, LMSW Laura’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress management, self-esteem, and relationship issues

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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.

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.

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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.

Melissa Lee, LISW

Melissa has a master’s degree from University of North Dakota. Melissa is certified in DBT and DBT-C. Melissa strives to continuously pursue training to enhance her ability to use evidence-based interventions to meet the needs of the clients that she serves.

Laura Malcolm, LMSW

Laura has her degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and is certified in trauma-based CBT and Eco therapy. Laura’s approach to therapy is to provide genuineness, empathy, and acceptance in a nonjudgmental environment.

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 Autism Spectrum Disorders (with the ADOS)

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

Psychological Evaluations and Psychological Testing
Group Therapy

Age Ranges: from 2 to Adults

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