Youth and Family


Sarah Breithaupt, MSEd, LCPC


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, LCPC

Director of Youth and Family Services

Sarah is a licensed clinical 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 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 a member of DuPage County’s Behavioral Health Collaborative & Zero Suicide Subcommittee and the Prevention Leadership Team, and the West Suburban Jobs Council. Sarah has previously worked as a counselor for Northern Illinois University and in private practice, and as a career advisor at Illinois workNet.

Counseling Areas of Specialty

Academic planning and pressures

Adjustment disorders

Anxiety disorders


Bipolar Disorder

Career Counseling

Chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Couple and relationship issues

Depressive disorders

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Goal setting

Grief & loss

Health & wellness


Life transitions: from young adulthood to mid- and later-life


Mood disorders

Phase of life concerns and transitions

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self esteem

Stress management

Substance use and addictive disorders

Suicidality and proactive prevention


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

Lisle Township

Youth and Family Services

4711 Indiana Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532-1610



Networking Meetings

Wednesdays at 9 a.m. (meeting virtually during pandemic)

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.

(Pre-Registration Required)

Lisle Township Job Club