At Life Connections our mission is to connect to families and to form trusting relationships that enhance individual strengths and increase positive community involvement. Life Connections provides in home Behavioral Health Intervention Services as well as Therapy services in our 6 office locations and in approved schools across Iowa.
Life Connections was founded in March of 2009 with the intent to serve the children and families of Cedar Rapids and its surrounding cities. Life Connections quickly expanded its service area to include Davenport, Marshalltown, Jefferson, Humboldt, Mason City, Waterloo, Ames and Des Moines and several other surrounding areas throughout Iowa. Today we have offices that span across much of Iowa, which helps us to reach children and families.
Our staff is dedicated to making sure that the whole family is included and actively participates in services. We strive to make all of our services family friendly, family focused, and family centered. Our collaborations with other providers and agencies in Iowa allow us to make sure that all services are the best and most appropriate to ensure positive outcomes for everyone
All of our services are completely voluntary, so individuals and families can feel confident that they are in control of their services. We believe that families know their needs and are able to join with us to increase success in their lives.
If you are ready to make your family its best, we’re here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us today!
At Life Connections our goal is to connect to families and form trusting relationships. Our services are designed to assist your family in achieving your goals. Through our family focused services we want to help you and your family build healthy relationships.
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Mental Health Evaluations
If you are in need of a Mental Health Assessment or Mental Health Evaluation, we have licensed professionals on staff to assist you. These evaluations are conducted by a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts (LPHA) and are often required to begin our services. An evaluation is often necessary to assess an individual’s mental health needs and allows the LPHA to gain an understanding of your present situation. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an assessment today
Our Skill Building Program is operated under the insurance coverage of Title 19 (Medicaid). This service is provided at no cost to the individuals receiving the services. The Skill Building Program is available for children, adolescents, and adults.
Child and Adolscent Program
Our qualified, trained, and experienced specialists will work one-on-one with you and your child(ren) to assist them in improving skills. Common skills that are worked on include:
If you are interested in having one of our staff members meet with you in your home to work with you and your child(ren) on improving their skills, please do not hesitate to call our nearest office to you for an appointment.
Skill Building Services begin with an initial assessment with a licensed therapist.
The Adult Skill Building Program is available to individuals aged 18 or older. The focus of this program is to assist adults in regaining skills they have lost, such as:
In addition to these skills, some independent living and employment related skills may also be addressed.
The Adult Skill Building Program is in an individual format, meaning that our staff member will meet one-on-one with you in your home to address and work on the areas you have identified as needing improvement.
Our Skill building services are also offered in a group format. These are typically opened at the request of a parent, educator, or even a child or adolescent.
If you would like more information about our upcoming groups and the availability, please do not hesitate to call our nearest office to you for an appointment.
Life Connections has a therapeutic staff available to assist you with your mental health needs. All our therapists are licensed in the State of Iowa and are experienced in their fields. Our therapists will help you reach your goals, and can provide individual, group, family, or couples therapy. We have several therapists on staff who are Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and can assist you with any substance abuse issues.
Whether you are dealing with a difficult emotional situation, grief, trauma, or need a mental health professional to assist you for any other reason, we have the resources available for you and your family. We are confident that our conveniently located offices throughout Iowa will provide you with the safe and comfortable office location you need to begin your therapy experience.
Our therapists accept most major insurance carriers, EAP, Title 19 (Medicaid), and Private Pay. Please call our office today if you have any questions regarding insurance coverage or fees associated with our therapy programs. You can also download our Therapy Pre-treatment Questionnaire to verify coverage with your insurance carrier.
Life Connections also offers FREE trainings to you and your staff in the community. We can provide you and your staff a healthy lunch if booked over the lunch hour!
Moon Chaplin-Eich, CEO of Life Connections, is a motivational speaker and trainer for professionals. Our trainings and workshops are FREE to professionals and their staff. We provide team building, interactive, and fun seminars in professional settings.
For all agencies, companies and businesses, we provide the following:
For educators, counselors, therapists and human service professionals, we provide the following curriculum reviews:
For more information, or to book a training, workshop, seminar or retreat in your area, simply email Life Connections at firstname.lastname@example.org We ask that you book at least one month in advance.
We seek to provide services to assist you and your family in every area. To assist us in doing so, we strive to provide you with resources that will help you meet your needs, whether emotional, mental, or relational.
Please check back regularly, as we are continually adding to this list to ensure current and accurate information.
Therapy Pre-treatment Questionnaire
Raising Small Souls
Families Helping Families
Young Parents Network (Cedar Rapids)
Habitat for Humanity
United Way of Central Iowa
Children and Families Urban Ministries
Department of Human Services
"Stop the Yelling" Therapy Blog
110 South Williams St.
Anamosa, IA 52205
3515 Spring Street
Davenport, IA 52807
514 South Riverpark Drive
Guttenberg, IA 52052
115 West Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA 50129
2307 West Main Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
205 W. 1st Street
Monticello, IA 52310
209 W Main St.
Anamosa, IA 52205
2515 18th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
1766 Central Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001
19 South 6th Street
Humboldt, IA 50548
202 1st St. SE
Mason City, IA 50401
Meet Our Yoga Instructors
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Kelly Fox is a certified and registered yoga teacher based in Madison, WI. She has been teaching yoga for almost 10 years, and has extensive experience working with people from all walks of life: from women abuse-survivors, to LGBTQ youth. Her goals are to make her classes a safe and affirming place for all participants, to hold space for all everyone to have their own experience, and to meet each person right where they are. Her teachings emphasize self-love, body-positivity, and mindfulness. She feels honored and privileged to teach yoga at Life Connections!
Sarah Driscoll teaches Hatha Yoga for beginners and has been teaching daily for four years, practicing for 15. Sarah graduated from a 200 Teacher Training through James Miller Yoga in 2011, she also received a certification in Yoga Therapy. She is insured and registered with the Yoga Alliance. Sarah is currently teaching every morning out of her own studio located in downtown Cedar Rapids. Her studio space is part of a building in which her and her family own, live and work. You may also catch her teaching at Toula Yoga Studio, Rolling Hills Yoga and different community events, like the Women’s Wellness Group, New Bo Market free outdoor yoga program, The Young Parents Network outreach, and the public Library. When not practicing yoga she’s singing, writing, volunteering, laughing, cooking, gardening and snuggling. Classes consist of a freestyle Hatha flow, balancing the body with emphasis on breath, mind body connection and relaxation. Sarah hopes to strengthen the yoga community and offer yoga to everyone! “I want to bring yoga to all people and create an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable. I will help each individual discover their personal journey with yoga. I want to spread the joys and serenity yoga offers to the community. I want to break down preconceived ideas people have about yoga that keep them from exploring it. I will make yoga practical and attainable for anyone.”