Counseling Services in Bartlett, Illinois

Braden Counseling Center in Bartlett, Illinois is one of several centers offering a variety of counseling services. The Braden Counseling Center staff is available for counseling individuals, couples and families to learn new skills and perspectives to help them better manage their lives.

Counseling Services Offered in Bartlett

DUI Services/Programs– The State of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation to be completed before a case for DUI can be closed, and Braden Counseling offers services to those who have been arrested for DUI. DUI evaluations and all levels of DUI treatment are available in all office locations. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Substance Abuse Counseling– Our Outpatient Substance Abuse Program centers on using motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with small, weekly group therapy sessions and can often also include individual, weekly therapy sessions. Sessions address different areas and topics that include: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS), Relapse Prevention Skills, Managing Urges and Cravings, Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction, Progression of the Disease of Addiction and Stages of Change.

Our Bartlett substance abuse counselors are trained, knowledgeable, and are there to help get you on the right path. Each client works with a counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan to help them reach goals to avoid future substance-related problems.

C.A.L.M.– This court approved program focuses on resolving the root cause of anger. To change the way an individual reacts when angry, it is critical to examine how the anger response was learned. The C.A.L.M. program is held in a group format or on an individual basis. The group program consists of eight weekly group sessions that are 2 ½ hours in length. This eight-week program is followed by a three-month aftercare program. If the individual session format is chosen, there are 6 one-hour weekly sessions followed by the same three-month after-care program.

Driver License Reinstatement– When trying to obtain a Driver’s Permit or full reinstatement, the Illinois Secretary of State requires an individual’s treatment be completed prior to their hearing. They should also be finishing their continuing care if it was recommended.

Branden Counseling Center has an outstanding reputation with the Secretary of State. We are knowledgeable about what is required and our Bartlett counselors work with individuals to ensure that they have everything that they need to be prepared for their hearing.

Other Counseling Services – All Braden Counseling Centers also offer individual counseling, couples’ counseling, marriage counseling, and family counseling services in addition to the above.

Additional Counseling Services Offered

The Braden Counseling Center in Bartlett also offers counseling in the following areas.

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Anger / Conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Problems
  • Custody Evaluations
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug and Alcohol Evaluations
  • Grief
  • Job Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Divorce (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Stress
  • Trauma

If you or someone close to you is being challenged by any of the above issues, or even another issue that you do not see listed, Braden Counseling Centers have counselors that can help.

Smart Recovery® Support Group

This program is now being offered at various Braden Counseling Centers. The program is a science-based addiction recovery support group that teaches participant self-empowering techniques that aid and strengthen the recovery process. The program uses a 4-point approach to:

  1. Build and Maintain Motivation
  2. Cope with Urges
  3. Manage Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
  4. Live a Balanced Life

This program is different than others of its kind, because it advocates choice, offering those who seek recovery a variety of options and the choice to use the ones that work best for them. SMART Recovery® puts the individuals working towards recovery in charge of how best to reach their goals.

Achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle is the overall goal for individuals participating in the program. Then, people graduate when they are confident that they have left their addictive behavior behind and are now able to operate on their own. Many participants, upon “graduating” volunteer as meeting facilitators or in some other capacity because they want to “pay it forward” and help others to realize the same gains that they have achieved.

Specific SMART Recovery® Tools

There are many tools available through this program:

  1. A Change Plan Worksheet is a chart in which you list your goals, how you will attain them, the ways in which you will overcome obstacles and challenges, etc. The very process of completing a Change Plan Worksheet will clarify both your goals and the roadblocks and challenges you face in order to attain them.
  2. Cost/Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a tool that is especially useful for increasing your motivation to abstain from your addictive behavior.
  3. ABC’s of REBT is a tool from Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, founded by Dr. Albert Ellis, that helps you to identify your irrational beliefs, which lead to poor consequences and replace those beliefs with more constructive ones.
  4. DISARM (Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method) is a tool that helps you to expose the thoughts and images which urge you to pursue your addiction. The tool exposes the various unproductive thoughts and images along with the inaccuracies, excuses and rationalizations that keep them alive.
  5. Brainstorming is a technique is often used in face-to-face and online meetings. A participant introduces a question or problem. Other participants then offer ideas and/or suggestions without any judgment involved.
  6. Role-playing/Rehearsing is a tool used mainly in group settings. Examples include rehearsing how to avoid addictive behavior at social events like a wedding or other high-risk event. Participants work with group members playing various roles and “rehearsing” a new script for difficult events.

Braden Counseling Centers offer all of the above in customized plans that help clients on their road to recovery, then keep them on that road.

Contact us today for more information on all our services.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

I love my therapist at Braden, I always feel listened to and I look forward to my visits. All of the staff I've interacted with has been super friendly and helpful, and the environment is very calming. Best therapy center I have been to.
Devon Buza
Devon Buza
15:25 25 Jun 21
Very professional and they were extremely nice, I'm happy with my choice of going threw Braden counseling center for my classes!
gage butts
gage butts
19:43 07 Feb 21
Amazing place
Ralph Burton
Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
Braden Counseling’s staff is outstanding! The counselor conducted herself in a very friendly, courteous, and professional manner. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was put at ease and the evaluation went smoothly, and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Braden Counseling for all of your personal needs.😊
Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
Excellent first visit with Dr. Braden.
Gary Duffett
Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
My son liked his first visit and is open to going back again.
Veris Nicole
Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend
Jennifer Rosales
Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
I could not be more satisfied with braden counseling with thier help. Very patient with clients in crisis and need of thier help.
randall nuckles
randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
I truly got the help I needed here and I appreciate all the staff member for making it a comfortable environment to feel free to talk about what's on your mind and making sure you get the proper help you need.
Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
Love the staff .. came here for help and they definitely made a point to take care of all my paper work I needed .. would highly recommend them mostly Nikki shes a great help with anything .. always so cheerfull here 🙂
miguel tovar
miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
All staff very nice, respectful, caring, patientWould definitely recommend
Zack Newby
Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
One word....AMAZING !Very Comprehensive and Professional service. I would Highly Recommend to any one in need.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Braden was absolutely wonderful and help me though my whole dui process, made it easy and help me understand.thank you some much DR. Branden for everything, your the best !!!😜
Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
Braden Counseling center has the finest professionals around. I'd highly recommend their services should a need arise.
Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling. All the staff there is amazing and very sweet 🙂
Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12