Our Counseling Services

Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. 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.

Our staff meets with individuals and 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.

Dr. Gilbert's Specialized Services

New Life founder, Dr. Don Gilbert, offers specialized coaching, consulting, and training services for individuals and groups. Don is also available to speak to your group or organization.

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

Counseling Services

Our New Life professionals provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. 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. We offer support and guidance in this journey through life's many changes and transitions as we partner together to work toward meeting your goals. Visit our counselor's page to learn more about our therapists and their areas of focus.

Our Counseling Specialty Areas


  • Marriage Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Abuse
  • Infidelity Issues
  • Creating Healthy Relationships
  • Boundaries
  • Prepare/Enrich Tool
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Personal Growth

Mood Disorders and Brain Dysfunction:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Grief and Loss
  • Guilt and Shame Issues
  • Sexual Struggles
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Image
  • Identity Issues

Parenting and Children

  • Family Issues
  • Parenting
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Children 7 years and older
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility


  • Pornography
  • Substance Abuse


  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Confidentiality Policy

New Life Counseling and Coaching is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of client's protected health information and has practices in place to respect clients’ right to privacy. In response to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we are pleased to provide our clients with a Notice of Privacy Practices online.