You are welcome here.

Making the decision to come to counseling can be scary. Let us help you through it. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and welcome here. You have our unconditional positive regard. Come as you are.
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New Directions Counseling was founded in 2005. Lisa Johnson has served as Owner, Clinical Director and Therapist, since 2014. Lisa feels called to provide individuals with quality mental health and substance use disorder counseling services in a welcoming, comfortable environment, that is close to home. It is important to her that each individual is treated in the highest regard, while receiving accessible and timely services. New Directions aims to offer comprehensive counseling services in an effort to best meet the needs of the local community, while ensuring nonjudgmental interactions. Services Offered: *Mental Health Counseling (children, teens, adults & couples) *Anger Management Counseling *Domestic Violence Counseling *Substance Use Disorder Counseling *DUI Risk Education/Required Treatment *Evaluations for any of the above services.
Sara Scruggs, Lisa Johnson, Tamara Beaber, Amanda Rousonelos
New Directions Team
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues


  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Psychotherapy

Insurance Accepted

  • We accept most inusrance plans;
  • Including Medicaid and Medicare.


  • Counseling: $80 - $150
  • Evaluations: $100 - $150

“Miss Lisa is amazing and the classes are easy to go to. First time I did not dread having to go. Very insightful and she is so open and personable. If I could rate a 10, I definitely would.”

Patti H.

New Directions Counseling Center

Princeton, IL 61536