Marriage counseling that Heals in Kansas City, MO. Restore Your Relationship.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Marriage Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

1201 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64116 | 816-699-2047

I create space for distressed couples to truly be heard by their partner and alleviate the pain that is causing them from having the meaningful connections they ultimately desire. I specialize in relational trauma and provide hope for you when yours has run out.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Marriage Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Kansas City, Missouri 64101 |

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

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Marriage Counseling Kansas City Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri offers numerous attractions for family enjoyment. For young children, Penguin Park, located at the intersection of North Vivion Road and North Norton Avenue, is a perfect playground. However, for those seeking a larger area, there are multiple options found throughout the city providing golf courses, picnic tables, tennis courts, and much more sure to be entertainer for children, teenagers, and adult family members. The area also features a National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.1 Furthermore, like all cities, bowling and movie theaters are located nearby for those wishing to stay indoors during bad weather. With these attractions and much more, you are sure to find something within the city for everyone in the family.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Kansas City

Kansas City is an excellent place to live, with low housing costs, good schools, and many outdoor recreational opportunities. However, similar to many large cities, there is an underlying problem of family and domestic violence. In 2009, over 37,000 domestic violence calls were made in Missouri, a large percentage of which were in Kansas City alone. As a result, nearly 44,000 protective orders were issued by state or local authorities. Fortunately, the state has recognized the severity of these issues that face Missouri families and has implemented programs to address the problem.2

Kansas City families requiring behavioral health care may find solace in the Family Guidance Center. With programs designed specifically for the needs of children, adolescents, couples, and families, the center helps families overcome the obstacles that mental illness and substance abuse present. The philosophy of the center is that any mental illness or addiction is treatable and with the right plan, may be managed effectively. The center works with local school districts to offer services to students in need. The center also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. Those in need of emergency care may call the hotline at 888-279-8188.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph is one of many non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen families through counseling, education, and related services. Catholic Charities works with pregnant women to teach them effective parenting skills. Food and shelter are provided for the homeless, a group that is disproportionately afflicted with mental health disorders. Advocacy and outreach programs seek to reduce the stigma of mental illness in the community. Services for individuals seeking to re-enter the community following serving a prison sentence are also offered. Similar to most charities, donations of goods, money, and time are always appreciated. Call the Catholic Charities at 816-221-4377 for more information.4


1. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. (2017). Museum and Memorial. Retrieved from
2. Missouri Department of Public Safety. (2010). STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program. Retrieved from
3. Family Guidance Center. (2017). Home - Family Guidance Center. Retrieved from
4. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. (2017). Services. Retrieved from

Kansas City is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cass County and Platte County and Jackson County and Clay County in Missouri. It has a land area of 314.97 square miles and a water area of 4.00 square miles.  The population of Kansas City is 475,378 people with 195,033 households and a median annual income of $45,821. .

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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City public health department.