Our Licensed Clinical Counselors offer professional, confidential counseling to help make your next positive change possible. All of our counselors provide teletherapy as well as in person sessions. Please call us at 815-501-2088 to make an appointment.
Lisa Jensen, MS.ED, LCPC
Lisa has a wealth of experience working with children, teens and adults. Lisa has a relaxed, down to earth personality that helps her connect easily to clients. Lisa graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2005 with an MS. ED. in Counseling. She has extensive training and experience in helping those who have experienced sexual and physical trauma and domestic violence. She also has worked with youth and adults with special needs. She is interested in working with those in the LGBTQIA+ community as well. Lisa joined Changes Counseling in 2015 and currently works in our Rochelle & Peru offices and provides Teletherapy.
Christine Novak, MA, LCPC
Christine has worked with youth and families since the start of her career in 2000. She has additional training in working with those who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, autism spectrum disorders, divorce and domestic violence. As a 2001 graduate of Loyola University's Pastoral Counseling Program, Christine learned to support people in their faith as part of the counseling process. As a mother of three, she brings personal as well as professional experience to counseling individuals, couples, families and children. She lead the Rochelle Parent Group for parents of Special Needs Children for six years. She is a member of the Illinois Mental Health Association and the Illinois Counseling Association. Christine practices in our Rochelle office and provides Teletherapy.
Sarah Marsden, EdD, LCPC
Sarah joined Changes Counseling in 2019. She has a Master's degree in Professional Counseling and a Doctorial degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been working in the counseling field since 2007 with individuals aged 15 and older on a wide range of issues. Sarah brings patience, kindness and humor into the session to help with healing.
She works in the Rochelle and Oregon offices as well as provides Teletherapy.
Noelle Darnold, LCPC
Noelle has earned her B.A. from Illinois Institute of Technology with a major in psychology. She went on to pursue her Master's Degree at Concordia University-Chicago in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. For the past 3 years working in the private practice sector, Noelle has provided services to a diverse population of clients with varying concerns.
She loves to utilize theories that work best for her individual clients. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy are the theories that she tends to draw from the most frequently. In order to get the most out of counseling, Noelle believes it is important for herself and the client to establish a strong rapport. Before any work can be done, it is most important that the client knows that she is listening and cares about what they are talking about in the session.
While in college, she played both volleyball and softball. In addition to continuing her love for those sports, she loves to read, hike, watch movies, and get outside as much as possible.
Brittany Nelson, LCSW
Brittany has a variety of experience working with clients of all ages. She also has experience working with children, teens and adults with disabilities and spectrum disorders. Brittany graduated from Loyola University with a Masters in Social Work in May of 2017. She has gone on to complete the requirements to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI) are the primary interventions that can be expected to be used in sessions, however Brittany is open to discussing alternative treatment methods based on the need of her clients. Brittany also looks to grow her experience in marriage counseling. When out of the office, Brittany enjoys reading, going outside and spending quality time with her husband, and pets. Brittany offers a listening ear with endless unconditional positive regard and little humor to promote healing and growth. Brittany practices in our Oregon office.
Jamie Houseman, LCSW
Jamie graduated from Aurora University with a Masters in Social Work in May of 2010. She has a wide variety of experience working with clients ages 13 and up. In addition to individuals, Jamie also has experience working with both couples and families. Her primary therapy modalities are Patient-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Jamie brings patience, kindness, a listening ear, and a smile to her sessions. When she is not in the office, Jamie enjoys spending time with her children and husband, spending time outside, traveling, and reading.
Jamie practices out of the Oregon office and also provides Teletherapy.
Jessica Lupont MSW, LSW
Jessica is passionate about helping clients identify their strengths and use them to overcome the struggles they face, meet their goals, and live a full life. She has experience in working with children, teens, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, history of trauma, and grief. Jessica graduated from Aurora University with her Master of Social Work degree in 2021. She has gone on to complete the requirements to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is awaiting to sit for the state exam. Jessica holds a level 1 certification in TheraPlay and has completed Kristin Neff’s Mindful Self-Compassion training. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are also some of the interventions that you can expect to experience in session with Jessica. She is open to discussing alternative treatment methods. When out of the office, Jessica enjoys taking her two dogs on hikes, trying new crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. Jessica values building rapport with her clients to allow them space to be vulnerable.
Jessica practices at our Rochelle office.