Our Team

Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, alcohol and drug counseling, and dietitian nutrition. Our counselors also hold certifications in psychiatry, addictions counseling, nutrition, 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 and online through telehealth. 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.

Donald Gilbert,
MS, PHD, LMHC, BCPC

I began my career as an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church. I was passionate about helping…

Shelby Sheehan
APRN, PMHNP-BC

I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and I hope to support you on your journey through medication management…

Linda Wilcox,
RDN, LD

As a dietitian, I use a balanced approach to health and wellness, focusing on...

Meg Garrison,
MA, LMHC, NCC

Life brings many changes, transitions, loss and frustrations. Dealing with these issues can be…

Jackie Olson Leech,
MS, LMHC

My heart is for those who struggle with depression, feelings of inadequacies, anxiousness, trauma...

Mike Hain
MS, T-LMHC

My passion is to support people in their reality growth of awareness and acknowledgement, leading to changes in thinking and living...

DeAnne Negley
MA, LMHC, NCC

It is my desire to walk with you as you pursue health, growth, hope, and healing, while also celebrating your successes along the way...

Elizabeth Rohde
MA, LMHC

Sometimes life can feel particularly challenging. My goal as a therapist is to help you...

Jessica Pottorff,
MS, MA, T-LMHC, CADC

Jessica is passionate about working through codependency issues, guilt and shame, and spiritual issues...

Bekah Riker,
MA, CMHC, LMHC

My hope is to be an advocate, an encouragement, and a source of hope for anyone who walks...

Brooklynn McKinney
MS, T-LMHC

The journey of life is often not a straight path but one of many unexpected twists...

Bill Fitzgerald, MS,
T-LMHC MBA, MSMechEngr

I believe that I can bring a calming, pragmatic approach into my counseling relationships. I also think that my life experiences can be...

Kristen Miller
MA, T-LMHC

I am passionate about helping individuals, women, and young adults discover who they truly are in Christ...

Chris Harsh
MS, T-LMHC

My goal is to provide a space where your story is listened to without judgment, where you are met with...

Elijah Johnson,
MSE, T-LMHC

My purpose is to be a supportive person that will listen to you share your struggles and help you to...

Heather Dix,
LMHC, LPC

As your therapist, my goal would be to meet you where you’re at; free…

Mark Wills,
MS, LMSW

My path to New Life comes with over 20 years of experience in the areas of counseling, non-profit work and human service work...

Stephanie Blanchard,
MA, LMHC

Healing takes place in the context of relationships. This belief, coupled with my faith…

Rick Muselman,
MS, LMHC

I was born and raised in Iowa during Iowa’s centennial year and graduated from Des Moines…

Madison Brown,
Intern

Your past shapes how you process your current experiences and...

Lauren LeWarne,
Intern

Life is like a great book series. Each chapter and book introduces new characters with excitement...

Jordan Ottenbacher,
MS, LMHC

As a counselor, my desire is to provide compassion and discernment for every client. One of my…

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