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!

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:
  • Anger management
  • Communication
  • Self esteem
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem solving

  • 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.

    Adult Program
    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:
  • Anger management
  • Communication
  • Self esteem
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem solving

  • 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.

    Group Program
    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:

  • How to Create a Positive Work Environment with Loyal Employees and Build Employee Retention

  • How to Lead your Team to Solution Focused Thinking

  • Professional Development and Networking in Business

  • Leadership Ethics and Management Development

  • Happy, Resilient Employees and Self Care

  • Workplace Bullying, Mobbing and Harassment Identification and Prevention

  • For educators, counselors, therapists and human service professionals, we provide the following curriculum reviews:

  • Identifying the 15 Cognitive Distortions by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. and Fixing Cognitive Distortions

  • How to Engage Clients as a Provider: How and Why This is Important for Individualized Quality Services

  • “Stop and Think” Curriculum for Clients

  • Professional Development

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Crisis Planning for Sessions and Clients

  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens (Part 1 and Part 2) by Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne

  • For more information, or to book a training, workshop, seminar or retreat in your area, simply email Life Connections at We ask that you book at least one month in advance.

  • Therapy Pre-treatment Questionnaire

  • Raising Small Souls

  • Counseling Forms

  • 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

  • Harmonic Family

  • "Stop the Yelling" Therapy Blog

  • Calm Clinic

  • 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.