Marriage counseling that Heals in Des Moines, IA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Des Moines. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.

Susan Marie Guenther, Ph.D., LMT
Marriage Counselor

Susan Marie Guenther, Ph.D., LMT

Licensed Psychologist

2800 Rutland Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 | 515-279-0631

Relationship, marriage and family therapy includes an assessment, relevant history of the presenting problems and how family of origin dynamics continue to influence current behavior. Treatment usually includes Communication Skills Assertive Behavior Training.

Bing Wall, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage Counselor

Bing Wall, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2759 86th St. Executive Suites #103, Urbandale, Iowa 50322 | 515-274-4242

If you are going to be married you may as well enjoy it! I specialize in helping couples work through difficult issues (affairs, pornography, and threats to divorce to name a few) to arrive on the other side where they can thrive. Let me help you with yours!

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Related Sites:
City of Des Moines
Iowa Board of Public Health
Children and Families of Iowa

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Des Moines has many different attractions for people of all ages, such as visiting the state's Capitol building, which boasts a 23-karat gold leafed dome, which is a favorite amongst sightseers. There is also a WWII memorial, an 1894 Soldiers and Sailors Monument of the Civil War, and other memorials that honor those who served in the Vietnam, Spanish-American, and Korean Wars. The State of Iowa Historical Museum is a great place to bring the kids, showcasing many different exhibits such as native wildlife, pioneer and American Indian artifacts, and many different military and political items.1 The Blank Park Zoo is also a family favorite, complete with a tropical rain forest, Australian Outback, and African animals. There is also the Adventureland Park, which is a great place to bring the whole family with over 100 rides, attractions, and shows.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Des Moines

Providing for the safety of children, as well as strengthening and maintaining families, are the primary goals of Children and Families of Iowa. Abuse and neglect do not necessarily have to tear families apart. With the proper supports in place, many families can overcome such traumas to restore hope for a brighter future as a loving and caring family. Skill-building services are offered for families with a child that has an emotional or behavioral disorder. Support programs are also available for relatives responsible for the care of another relative's child, as well as for foster and adoptive parents. Additionally, safety planning services are provided so families have a clear procedure for handling a crisis situation in an effective and healthy manner. Many more services are available. For further details, call 515-288-1981.2

When one member of a family struggles with addiction, it impacts everyone else. Oftentimes, families may not know how to best help their loved one overcome their dependence on substances. The family support group offered by United Community Services seeks to provide support as well as valuable information about addiction and recovery to relatives of an addict. The four-week group helps members understand their feelings and cope with the anger, frustration and confusion that can often be encountered when a loved one is using. The group is offered at no cost. Please call 515-280-3860 for information.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Families that have lost their homes can find themselves in that situation because of job loss, addiction or some other serious issue that negatively impacts the mental health of one or more members of the family. Fortunately, two Des Moines organizations help meet the needs of these families by providing a wide range of assistance programs. The Salvation Army offers emergency food, including baby formula, so families have the nutrition they need to meet life's other challenges. Funding for food, clothing, rent and utility payments is also available so families can reestablish themselves.4 Homeless families with children, or children who are on their own, can take advantage of assistance programs offered by Youth and Shelter Services. In addition to shelter, food and material support, the agency strives to provide youth with the knowledge and skills they need to live independently and break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.5 Contact Youth and Shelter Services at 515-233-3141 or the Salvation Army at 515-282-3422 to find out more about these organizations.


1. State Historical Society of Iowa. (2017). State of Iowa Historical Museum. Retrieved from
2. Children and Families of Iowa. (2016). Family Support Programs. Retrieved from
3. United Community Services. (2017). Family Support Group. Retrieved from
4. Salvation Army. (2017). Family Services. Retrieved from
5. Youth and Shelter Services. (2017). Des Moines Services. Retrieved from

Des Moines is a city that is located in multiple counties- Warren County and Polk County in Iowa. It has a land area of 88.93 square miles and a water area of 1.79 square miles.  The population of Des Moines is 210,330 people with 81,717 households and a median annual income of $46,290. .

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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Des Moines, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Des Moines may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Des Moines public health department.