COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS
Braden Counseling Center is here to help. We are offering a FREE group support session for those in need. Receive advice, feedback, and hear from others who may be having similar feelings. Click the links below to sign up!
Beginning 9/21/20 all advertised prices are cash/check pricing. There will be a 3% non-cash adjustment added to all credit card transactions.
Braden Counseling Center is committed to providing you service during these challenging times
We at BCC are monitoring this evolving situation very closely to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep our clients and staff safe. We encourage our clients to follow the protocols put out by the CDC.
SMART Recovery on-site is suspended until the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved. Please see Smartrecovery.org for an online meeting or helpful tools.
For current Sub Ab, Risk Ed, and PAIP clients we will be holding groups via telehealth. If you are not a regular attendee (aftercare/continuing care) please call our office for further instructions.
At this time we will still be seeing clients individually on-site or via telehealth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Stay healthy!!
TeleHealth Appointments: If you have an appointment scheduled you can enter the waiting room here: Braden Counseling Center Clinic. If your provider does not open the room within 5 minutes of your appointment, please contact our office, 815-787-9000.
We will let clients know via phone, email, social media, and website if anything changes.
Counseling and Evaluation Services
Serving Sycamore, Rochelle, Elgin, Geneva, Bartlett Areas
Individual Counseling Services
Each of us grows up in a different environment, with different circumstances, and a variety of individual challenges. We learn through these experiences how to make our way through life.
Problem management is all about having the right tools. Our goal is to help you determine what tools are needed and assist you with learning the skills to put those tools to work for you.
Relationship & Couples Counseling
We are involved in relationships, in almost every area of our lives. On most occasions, these relationships bring new life, opportunities, emotional connections, and other benefits we enjoy. Sometimes new challenges come into our awareness because of them.
We will work with you on practicing new skills of active listening, mindfulness, assertiveness training, rebuilding trust/intimacy, and attachment issues.
Group Counseling Services
Group counseling can be very beneficial for several reasons. It allows us to learn from each other, through sharing our own challenges and management of them. It also allows us to recognize we are not alone and the battles we face are those others face as well.
Oftentimes we realize if other people have been facing these issues, and getting through it, we feel more hopeful that we can get through it also.
What We do at Braden Counseling Center
Concentrated help for a wide array of challenges to improve your management of life’s circumstances.
Braden Counseling Center staff cares about your needs and aims to make you as comfortable as possible. You will not be judged; instead, you will be met where you are in your walk through life. BCC will teach you new skills and perspectives that will help you better manage your life. To better serve you, we have flexible scheduling that includes weekends. Please call for an appointment, we have counselors available to meet with you.
You can count on Braden Counseling Center for:
- LICENSED, PROFESSIONAL STAFF
- FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
- NO WAIT-LIST FOR APPOINTMENTS
- FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING
- ACCEPTING INSURANCE, CASH, AND CREDIT
- UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE
- GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE
- AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
The goal of Braden Counseling Center (BCC) is to help you change your life, so you can learn to do it on your own. BCC has an experienced staff that is licensed by the State of Illinois to provide mental health services. BCC also offers a variety of evaluations, including same-day DUI evaluations, and legal and forensic work for attorneys.
Schedule an appointment today, and look forward to a better tomorrow! You’ll start with an intake appointment. During this time you will develop a treatment plan allowing you to set goals and discover ways to meet those goals.
The counselor will work with you to determine the type of treatment that will best help you reach those goals. Whether you need individual, group, or both, BCC will help you on your way to recovery. BCC offers a personalized plan to help you get your life back on track, and be with you every step of the way.
We also offer EMDR therapy either from Dr. Jayne Braden or Jessica Cash. Call one of our offices today to schedule an appointment. EMDR therapy is a structured therapy that helps people suffering from trauma focus briefly on their trauma memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, typically in the form of rapid eye movements. The technique is used to reduce the vividness of the trauma and the emotion associated with its memory. At our various Braden Counseling Centers, we use EMDR therapy to treat a number of disorders, particularly those associated with post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). This form of therapy focuses directly on the specific memory, to change the way the memory is stored in the brain. The intention is to systematically reduce the traumatic memory until it dims, and problematic symptoms are eliminated. When successful, it alters the emotions, thoughts, and responses that result from the traumatic experience.
NEW PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES AND EVALUATIONS AVAILABLE
Dr. Biana Kotlyar is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as women’s mental health, trauma-related disorders, issues related to LGBTQ and gender identity, and addiction. She is an Assistant Professor at Chicago Medical School where she provides psychiatry education and training to medical students and resident physicians. Dr. Kotlyar provides compassionate and comprehensive psychiatric services, incorporating biological, psychological, and social contributions to mental health.
Learn more about these services here.
BRADEN CENTER IS NOW HOSTING 3 WEEKLY MEETINGS IN SYCAMORE!
SMART Recovery® is a science-based addiction recovery support group—where participants learn self empowering techniques to aid their recovery through mutual-help face-to-face and online meetings and services. Meetings are: Mondays 9 am, Wednesdays, 12pm, and Fridays, 7pm.
At BCC, You Are a Valuable Person
Braden Counseling Center (BCC) staff recognizes this. This an attitude that will be apparent from your first contact with us. We are in this profession to help others improve their lives. It is mandatory to appreciate each person and the unique skills and characteristics they have.
Our acceptance of you and your situation, without judgment, is proof of our position. We strive to help you change your life, and learn skills so you can continue to feel more comfortable on your own.
Our goal is to teach you to feel competent in managing challenges that arise. Braden Counseling Center staff are required to have this perspective, and it shows in the treatment and feedback we receive.
People have different personalities and for this reason, we offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. During this 20 minute session, you get a chance to talk with your potential new counselor. This time is used for you to get to know your counselor and share the issues you would like assistance with.
If at the end of the session you both feel you can make progress with your situation, you can schedule your first counseling session. If, however, you do not feel this counselor is the best match for your situation or personality, we will work to help you find another.
Our goal is to help you find the treatment that will be the most effective for you.