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. Masks are optional at our practice.

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 telehealth.

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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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.

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