New Life Counseling and Coaching

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nnOffering faith-based Christian counseling and coaching services at three locations the Des Moines, Iowa area - Ankeny, West Des Moines, and Pleasant Hill.nnWe can help you find solutions to life problems that limit your success by utilizing sound psychological theory and interventions based on your unique needs. Call us today to find out how we can help you achieve success both personally and professionally.nn

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Counseling Services

Our New Life professional counselors provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny, West Des Moines, and Pleasant Hill.

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Dr. Gilbert's Special Services

Our founder, Dr. Don Gilbert, offers coaching, consulting, speaking and training services to assist individuals and organizations grow and achieve their goals.

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Faith-Based

At New Life, we are guided by our faith-based principles and values, which are essential to our treatment philosophy and ministry. While our beliefs form the foundation for our work, we serve those from all perspectives and faiths.

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New Webinar!

Join our webinar, "Fueling Focus: ADHD & Nutrition," to uncover the link between diet and ADHD. Learn practical strategies to support your child's focus, mood, and behavior, manage picky eating, and create a healthier family eating routine.

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We focus on solving your problems

nOur professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, and nutrition services. Our counselors also hold certifications in addictions counseling, speaking, training, and coaching. The broad extent of our therapists' training and experience allows us to offer a wide range of services to our clients.nnOur staff meets with groups, and holds classes and seminars, at our Ankeny and West Des Moines, Iowa, locations. We are also available to bring our seminars and classes to your group or organization. We invite you to contact us for details or to schedule an event.

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New Year New Way to Health and Wellness

January 15, 2024

January 2024 | Wellness Connections By Linda Wilcox “What we think, feel, and believe about the physical body informs how we live in and through the body.”-Cultivate Well This time of year, the promises of quick fixes and fad diets are plenty and seem to come and go as quickly as our New Year’s Resolutions.…

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Nutrition for Adults and Kids with ADD/ADHD

October 19, 2023

Food and supplements can play a major role in managing the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Research shows that diets that include a variety of foods from all food groups and are limited in sugar and processed foods can help improve symptoms of ADHD. Food can also help medications work more efficiently. Since food can lay a foundation for overall good health, here are some basic dietary recommendations for adults and children who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

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A New Take On Life

October 10, 2023

With National Recovery Month behind us, let us not lose our momentum in the fight against addiction. In July we talked about the concept of being “California Sober, ” and this month I want to continue that conversation and address another interesting argument in favor of the use of Marijuana that I have been encountering more often…Christian’s and THC.