About Us

A Community Resource for Counseling and Education
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a community-sponsored resource for counseling and education in marriage and family life. The service is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and derives its financial support from the United Way of the Quad Cities, grants, and fee income.

The Counseling Program: The counseling programs that comprise the agency's work are: The Family Counseling Program, the Spanish Family Therapy Program and the Prevention of Abuse Program.

Marriage and Family Counseling Service serves the Quad City area including the following Illinois and Iowa cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline and Silvis.

The Residency Training Program: MFCS also offers twelve-month residencies in marital and family therapy. Applicants must have at least a master's degree, or its equivalent, in marital and family therapy. The residency year begins on August 1.

The Hiebert Institute: There are two professional education programs and one degree program in the Hiebert Institute: the Certificate for Excellence in Marriage and Family Therapy, the Leadership Development Certificate, and Doctor of Psychology and Doctor of Ministry degrees in marriage and family therapy through the Graduate Theological Foundation.


  1. Marriage and Family Counseling Service is recognized as the marriage and family counseling leader in Rock Island and Scott counties.

  2. Marriage and Family Counseling Service will continue to attract, nurture and retain quality staff.

  3. Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a learning organization that embraces and promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement.

  4. Marriage and Family Counseling Service provides educational opportunities for marriage and family therapists and for organizational leaders.

  5. Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a community partner and collaborates regarding marriage and family counseling services in our market area.


Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a Quad City based organization that provides marriage counseling, marriage therapy, marital therapy, family counseling, family therapy, family psychotherapy individual counseling, individual therapy, individual psychotherapy, and premarital counseling to people in Rock Island County (Andalusia, Buffalo Prairie, Campbell's Island, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, Cordova, East Moline, Edgington, Hampton, Hillsdale, Illinois City, Milan, Moline, Oak Grove, Port Byron, Rapid City, Reynolds, Rock Island, and Silvis).

Though located in Illinois, We also serve the Iowa Quad Cities in the Scott County area (Bettendorf, Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, Dixon, Donahue, Durant, Eldridge, Le Claire, Long Grove, Maysville, McCausland, New Liberty, Plainview, Pleasant Valley, Princeton, Riverdale, Stockton, and Walcott).