Youth and Family


Sarah Breithaupt, MSEd, LPC


General Counseling

With a long history of commitment to supporting and empowering its residents, Lisle Township offers counseling to those facing challenging life circumstances.

Counseling helps clients focus on their strengths and develop personalized strategies and action plans to most effectively manage challenges, find solutions and increase resiliency. With a collaborative and goal-oriented approach, individual, couple, family and grief counseling is available free and by appointment to residents of Lisle Township.

Over the years, we have seen when one member is out of sync it affects the entire family; therefore, at Lisle Township we are very family-focused. Prevention work is a main thrust of the department. Programs are designed to ward off problems before they occur, as well as intervention in situations to prevent problems from escalating.

Not sure where else to turn for community services? Referrals can also be made for complementary services. 

Career Counseling

Are you on the job market and “between successes,” underemployed, preparing to climb onto the next rung of the career ladder or make a career change? Lisle Township is nationally recognized for its career counseling and Job Club program. 

It is not unusual to feel overwhelmed when in job search or planning the next move in your career. Sarah Breithaupt, Director of Youth and Family Services, can help you explore careers and make decisions as well as launch and execute a productive job search. She can also assist you with:

  • Job search correspondence, such as resumes, cover letters and job club handbills
  • Networking guidance and resources
  • Interviewing skills
  • Where and how to find and create jobs
  • Training and educational resources


Sarah Breithaupt, MSEd, LPC

Director of Youth and Family Services

Sarah is a licensed professional and national certified counselor with a Master of Science in Education Degree in Community Agency Counseling with a Graduate Certificate in Career Development from Northern Illinois University. She facilitates the township’s weekly Resume Group on Mondays and Job Club on Wednesdays, and specializes in helping clients find meaningful work as well coping with the impacts of living and working with mental illness and other chronic conditions. Sarah is on the board of the Association of Illinois Township Committees on Youth and chairs the Client Needs Committee of the West Suburban Jobs Council. Sarah has previously worked as a counselor for Northern Illinois University and career advisor at Illinois workNet.

Sarah can be reached at (630) 968-2087, x14 or

Lisle Township

Youth and Family Services

4711 Indiana Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532-1610



Resume Review

Mondays at 10 a.m.

Polish, update or reformat your resume, cover letter and job club handbill to help land more interviews and, ultimately, the job you want. The group offers helpful suggestions to strengthen each other’s job search documents. Attendees can bring one or more documents for review. Lisle Township partners with Woodridge Library to provide this community service. Please note the group does not meet when the Library is closed for holidays.

Woodridge Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room

3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 964-7899



Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

It’s a fact: More people land jobs through active networking—upwards of 85 percent—than by any other job search method. Expand your network with other job seekers (everybody knows somebody) and get much-needed support, find out who is hiring and jobs that may never be advertised, share successful strategies and contact names, and practice your “elevator speech”—a brief two-minute verbal resume about positions desired and target companies. Lisle Township partners with the Community Career Center in Naperville to provide this community service.

Community Career Center

1815 Diehl Road, Suite 900, Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 961-5665


Sell Yourself First

Wednesday, May 24 at 10:30

Join us at the Lisle Township Job Club to hear Job Club member Sharon Jedd speak on:

  • The interview is just a conversation
  • Using the Socratic Method in the interview
  • Staying positive
  • Give yourself credit
  • Believe you will land

A Training, Development and Coaching Specialist, Sharon is also an aspiring motivational speaker who is winning ribbons at Toastmasters. A testament to her salesmanship, Sharon has been awarded eight Mary Kay pink cars for consistently ranking in the top ten for sales and recruiting performance. Sharon will speak at 10:30 a.m. before networking begins. FREE.


Friday, May 26, 10 a.m.

Lisle Public Library

777 Front St., Lisle—Meeting Room B

Accomplished Career Transition Specialist and Executive Coach Jim Fitzgerald hasgiven hundreds of presentations on the job transition process.  Jim’s directness and candor has been well received and helped many people to “land” meaningful employment. Jim, who is one of the founders of the Career Transitions Center in Chicago, has written over 3000 articles about the job search process. He promises to make this presentation a very positive and helpful session for those looking to make a career transition. Networking will precede the presentation. FREE.

Last Friday of every month at 10 a.m. with guest speaker

Lisle Public Library, Conference Room

777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 971-1675