Mental Health AssociatesMission & VIsion

Vision Statement

  • To provide quality care for our patients.
  • To treat each patient with dignity, respect, kindness and courtesy.
  • To serve our community through preventive services and education.
  • To have a smoothly functioning practice, where the staff and practitioners work together in a spirit of harmony and cooperation.
  • To have a practice that recognizes its responsibilities to its employees and understands that the work of the office is most productively and efficiently done in an environment of mutually understood guidelines.

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.

Serving Siouxland Since 1998

Since 1998 Mental Health Associates has been dedicated providing excellence through patient care. We focus on delivering the best and most practical solution for all sorts of conditions. We treat a variety of age groups. From Just two-years old to geriatric mental health and conditions, we are equipped to provide you the tools and strategies to a better mental health state of mind.

Reasons Clients Continue to Choose Mental Health & Associates

Lois Holmes, LISW is a certified Grief and Bereavement counselor.

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

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, CADC

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.

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Lois Holmes, LISW

Lois Holmes, LISW has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and within the community. She is a Certified Resolve Through Sharing Counselor and Coordinator.

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.


Jeanne & Tammy

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


To our patients: During these hard times Mental Health Associates is here for you. We are now able to do appointments by video chat during this time of COVID 19.

Please contact us to learn how to connect with your provider virtually.