Current availability is subject to preferred location and hours. 

New Life Counseling is a well-established, private clinic with 20+ years in the greater Des Moines area. We currently provide services for mental health and wellness in the following areas:

  • Marriage & Family
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Trauma
  • Certified Nutrition
  • Art therapy
  • Coaching, Training, & Speaking

We have 3 well-established locations: Ankeny, West Des Moines, & Pleasant Hill and have a solid referral base and marketing team. We provide outstanding compensation to our therapists.

Our clinical staff is comprised of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and training; they may have an LMHC, LMFT, LISW, T-LMHC, RDN, LDN, CADC, BCPC and/or PhD. We also provide training for a few student therapist/interns every year. As a benefit, we can provide in-house continuing education credits.

As a group, we value camaraderie and prioritize a work environment characterized by supportive relationships and open communication. Above all, our staff is passionate about partnering with clients to help them heal, learn, and grow; each of our counselors is a believer and works out of love for the Lord and love for others. While our beliefs form the foundation for our work, we serve those from all perspectives and faith according to their level of comfort and need.

Full time or Part time Therapist

New Life is looking to expand its therapy team. We are seeking part-time or full-time clinical therapists. You will have the flexibility to schedule your own hours. The ideal candidate possesses excellent professional training, experience and clinical skills, along with the values of compassion and integrity in dealing with patients.

Our clinic has special need in the areas of trauma/emdr, child/adolescent therapy, and marriage therapy. There is a high demand for male therapists.

Job Description

  • Provide outpatient counseling services in person and/or via telehealth
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations and assessments
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans/goals at appropriate intervals
  • Educate and involve family members or other loved ones in the treatment process if/when necessary
  • Attend scheduled group training
  • Provide faith-based psychological services according to the level of comfort and need
  • Effectively utilize and keep appropriate documentation within our secure electronic medical record (EMR) system


  • Ability to work independently and adhere to individual schedule
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess personal integrity and responsibility
  • Positive and compassionate attitude
  • Ability to agree with our statement of faith
  • Minimum education: Master's degree in counseling, social work, or marriage & family
  • Minimum licensure: LISW, LMHC, or LMFT. A pre-licensed LMHC or LMFT may be considered

New Life Counseling handles billing, credentialing, and marketing.

Contact Dr. Gilbert to apply

Qualified candidates wanting more information may contact our office at (515)964-5003 and ask to speak to Dr. Gilbert or email him directly using the form below.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to Dr. Gilbert at Don@newlife-counseling.com or using the form below.