Pediatric Psychology

We provide child and family counseling, therapy, and intervention.

Child with Psychologist

Both Dr. Gould and Dr. Huettner are doctoral level Pediatric Psychologists who are listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

The Pediatric Psychology Department of Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque functions as a subdivision of the Department of Pediatric


The following types of treatment and services are made available by the Pediatric Psychology staff:

  • Individual child counseling, therapy, and intervention
  • Family counseling, therapy, and intervention
  • Consultation
  • Education and training

Formal psychological evaluation and testing, including:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional and psychological problems in children and teens
  • Cognitive and neurocognitive abilities in children and teens
  • Academic skills
  • Possible learning disabilities, including dyslexia, in children, adolescents, and adults

Ages Served

  • Dr. Gould and Dr. Huettner treat children from birth through high school years and young adults.

Types of Problems Evaluated and Treated

  • Adolescent adjustment
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Behavioral/conduct concerns
  • Delinquent behavior
  • Development delays or problems
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Eating disorders and concerns
  • Learning difficulties, including nonverbal learning disability
  • Family difficulties such as adjustment to a move, new baby, remarriage, sibling rivalry, communication breakdown, and family conflict
  • Parenting issues and challenges
  • Psychological problems associated with physical conditions such as asthma, abdominal pain, arthritis, cancer, convulsive disorders, diabetes, and headaches
  • Reaction to trauma, including abuse
  • Selective mutism
  • School avoidance
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Social/friendship problems
  • Toileting concerns

Emotional Reactions Including:

  • Anger management problems
  • Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Fears and phobias
  • Grief
  • Suicidal feelings


Patients may be referred to the Pediatric Psychology Department by physicians, school, community agency, and/or other mental health professionals. Parents are also welcome to seek treatment for their children on their own.


Appointments may be scheduled by calling 563-584-3441 or 800-648-6868. There is a $25 charge for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.

Fees & Reimbursement

We accept private pay, third party (insurance) reimbursement, or Title 19 patients referred by a Medical Associates provider. Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance company about their coverage for child mental health services. Please contact Medical Associates Business Office at 563-584-3106 or 800-648-6868, ext. 3106 if you have questions about fees and reimbursement.


The Pediatric Psychology staff is happy to speak personally to parents about the need for treatment, our services, referrals, and appointments. Questions about insurance coverage should be directed to our Business Office at 563-584-3106 or 800-648-6868, ext. 3106.

Pediatric Psychology Providers:
East Campus
Medical Associates Clinic
1000 Langworthy
Dubuque, IA 52001
Hours of Service:
Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Evenings by Arrangement with the Therapist