2212 Pierce Street, Suite 100 Sioux City, IA 51104

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. Doctorate of Psychology 1995
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE. Master of Social Work 1988
Mornignside College, Sioux City, IA. Bachelor of Science 1985

Denise Acker 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. She has been an Adjunct Professor with USD for approximately 18 years, supervising many Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students at various placement Sites in Sioux City, IA and South Sioux City NE. She is also on the Board at Mid-Step Services in Sioux City, with a strong interest in helping those with disabilities. She works with individuals of all age ranges, from early childhood to senior adults. She provides individual, couples, group and marital therapy, as well as a full range of psychological assessment services. Dr. Marandola is eclectic in her therapeutic techniques but tends to focus on clinically/research-based Cognitive-Behavioral therapy in her treatment approach.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Psychological Testing, Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy, Individual and Couples Therapy.
  • Specialized testing for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (using the “gold standard” ADOS)

CLINICAL AREA OF BACKGROUND INTEREST

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depressive/Mood Disorders
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. Doctorate of Psychology 1995

University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE. Master of Social Work 1988

Mornignside College, Sioux City, IA. Bachelor of Science 1985

ATTENTION:

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.

712-255-8323