About Us

New Life Counseling and Coaching was founded in 1991 by Dr. Donald Gilbert, who saw the need for faith-based professional counseling services in the Des Moines Area. Dr. Gilbert and his staff have been providing professional counseling and coaching services to individuals, couples, families, churches, businesses, groups and organizations for more than 25 years. New Life's highly trained professional staff, and years of experience, qualifies them to offer a broad spectrum of counseling, and coaching services.

New Life Counseling and Coaching's goal is to help clients find solutions to life problems that limit success. We provide cognitive behavioral services from a Biblical foundation, utilizing sound psychological theory and interventions, based on the your unique needs, to help you achieve success both personally and professionally. We are highly qualified to provide counseling for adolescents, adults, couples and families, as well as marital and premarital counseling, personal and professional life coaching, and consulting for businesses, churches and organizations. Our professional staff, which includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work, offers a unique blend of services to help you achieve personal and professional growth.


To provide professional faith-based services that facilitate the process for personal and relational growth.


Offering a safe environment where we passionately seek to partner with and equip people in their unique journey towards emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual health.


To accompany clients as they:

  • Heal and gain understanding from past experiences
  • Learn practical skills to enhance daily living
  • Are empowered to make ongoing healthy decisions
  • Achieve personal, relational and professional success
  • Grow to live their values and principles

Our Locations

Call us for an appointment:

Ankeny Office
227 NW School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 964-5003

West Des Moines Office
3737 Woodland Ave., Suite 430
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 225-4006