New Life Counseling and Coaching

Offering faith-based Christian counseling and coaching services at two locations the Des Moines, Iowa area - Ankeny and West Des Moines.

We 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.

Open for Appointments

We are monitoring the Government guidelines and will continue to update you as needed.

If you are sick, please call and reschedule your appointment.  If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, stay home and give your Counselor a call before your appointment. We can still do counseling through technology.

Thank you and be well!
Dr. Don Gilbert, CEO

Counseling Services

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

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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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Upcoming Free Women's Group

Bekah Riker will be teaching a group called Dealing with Anxiety Together at our West Des Moines Office. The group is limited to 7 women ages 18+. Registration ends March 10th.

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We focus on solving your problems

Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. The broad extent of our therapists' training and experience allows us to offer a wide range of services to our clients.

Our professional training, experience, faith, and commitment to honoring each individual, enables us to offer counseling that empowers you with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to improve your life.

New Life Chatter

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6 Myths About Addiction

March 31, 2021

Many people don’t understand addiction and substance abuse or dependency. They think those who struggle with addiction must lack moral substance or willpower. In reality, breaking the cycle of addiction takes far more than an iron will or even a desire to quit. Addictive substances and behaviors quite literally alter the chemistry of the brain…

Stop Racing Thoughts: A Guide to Better Sleep

March 15, 2021

Today is World Sleep Day and we are bringing you 6 tips to calm a racing mind, especially when it is keeping you from getting enough sleep! Does this sound familiar? You are laying in bed and once again you can’t seem to fall asleep because your brain will not shut off. Perhaps it’s a…

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The Sleep Health Connection: Self-Care Pt 1

March 4, 2021

Good sleep is vital to your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 5 tips to improve your sleep and mental health in part 1 of our self-care series: CBT/ talk therapy, journaling, sleep hygiene, blue lights, diet, exercise, and routine, and how lack of sleep truly effects a body.