IFC is a division of IDEALS, Inc, founded on the work of Bernard and Louise Guerney who sought to “give psychology away” by teaching interpersonal skills.  Its mission is to “teach people methods of communicating with others, of dealing with emotions, and of solving problems.”   Because we want to make skills available to everyone, we are creative in finding ways to make our training and therapy affordable to everyone, including sliding fee scales, groups, shared training, and use of contracts, scholarships, and grants.

Contact Information

Executive Director

Mary Ortwein, MS, LMFT


(502) 227-0055
(859) 806-4484
Fax: (502) 226-7088


306 West Main St, #507
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

845 Lane Allen Rd, Suite 5B

Lexington, Kentucky 40504

Mailing Address

IDEALS for Families and Communities
306 West Main St, #507
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601