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Counselor Services at MCH


Christine Novak, LCPC, and Megan Garrison, LCPC
Christine Novak, LCPC, and Megan Garrison, LCPC

Christine Novak, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), has been providing counseling services for the communities served by Mendota Community Hospital, on-site at the hospital, for over five years. Ms. Novak recently expanded her practice, changing the name to Changes Counseling, LLC, and adding a new therapist to provide more availability for clients. Welcoming Meg Garrison, LCPC to the practice, Changes Counseling will now be able to offer more evening and weekend appointments at MCH.


Meg Garrison, is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who brings years of experience in grief, family, and individual counseling for all ages. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1982 and a Master of Arts in Counseling Education Degree from the University of Central Florida in 1988. Since obtaining her master's degree, Ms. Garrison has worked at various agencies including private practice therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families and as a grief counselor for community and hospice agencies. She has a special interest in working with children and adolescents and has used her music therapy expertise to assist those who have experienced a brain injury or stroke, and to help individuals with autism. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Illinois Counseling Association and the Illinois Mental Health Counselor's Association. In addition, Ms. Garrison is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and is a board certified music therapist.


Changes Counseling, LLC invites any individual or family to call 815-501-2088 to schedule an appointment at Mendota Community Hospital. For general information regarding appointments call Community Health Services at 815-539-1422 weekdays.