Counseling Services in Elgin, Illinois

At our Braden Counseling Center in Elgin, as with all our centers, we work hard to instill hope by supporting people interested in putting their lives back on track and living healthy, rewarding lives, free of addiction and fear.

Our highly trained, qualified Elgin counselors help people change their lives step-by-step through a recovery program that includes group and one-on-one counseling. Our team of trained counselors works with you to customize a plan specific to your needs.

We offer the following areas of counseling in Elgin

  1. Individual Counseling Services
  2. Family Counseling Services
  3. Marriage Counseling Services
  4. Couples Counseling Services
  5. Substance Abuse Counseling Services

We also provide mandated or voluntary drug and alcohol evaluations, psychological evaluations, and driver license reinstatement.

At Braden Counseling Centers, our licensed counselors provide an array of services that include diagnostic assessments, domestic violence counseling, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. We know how important it is to have the right support when attempting to change your life and we are here to help.

DUI Counseling Services

If you have been arrested for a DUI, we can help you through the process of dealing with the consequences of a bad choice, as we provide all levels of DUI treatment at all our office locations.

The State of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation be completed before a DUI case can be closed. Our counseling service centers will work with you and if needed can complete a DUI evaluation in one day if you have all the necessary documents required for completion.

DUI Risk Education Program

At our various centers, we offer the mandated Risk Education Program that is determined by your DUI evaluation. The evaluation determines what level of education/care you require to avoid finding yourself with another DUI.

There are four categories of recommended education/treatment that result from an evaluation and determine the number of hours you are required to complete.

Driver’s License Reinstatement Services

At Braden Counseling Centers, our staff works with you, and with legal experts who understand what is required of you, to have your driving privileges reinstated. This can be a difficult process. We guide you through step-by-step.

We have the forms necessary to request a hearing and can help you with any questions you have about what is required to send with your request. Before your hearing, your treatment must be completed, and you should be finishing your continuing care if it was recommended.

If you were classified as substance-dependent, the Hearing Officer requires documents showing your support network and attesting to 12 months of sobriety. If you are denied, the process begins again.

Our team includes Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CRADC) who specialize in DUI Evaluations, Secretary of State Hearing documents, and Substance Abuse Treatment. These counselors can help you navigate this often difficult, mysterious process so that you can legally drive again.

Braden Counseling Center has an outstanding reputation with the Illinois Secretary of State because we are knowledgeable about what is required of you, and work with you to have everything you need for your hearing.

Substance Abuse Treatment

In addition to DUI services, we provide group counseling that integrates mental health treatment with treatment for substance abuse. Using an integrated approach to treating substance abuse helps our clients to understand and learn skills to manage any mental health issues that are coupled with their substance abuse.

A more holistic approach to an individual’s recovery helps their ability to succeed. Our Elgin substance abuse counselors provide a group which uses cognitive behavioral therapy along with motivational interviewing. Prior to beginning group sessions each client develops an individualized treatment plan which fits their own personal needs so that they can reach their goals in a more realistic manner.

This substance abuse therapy is also helpful for individuals who have completed an inpatient treatment program and want to follow-up that treatment with outpatient counseling. Putting new skills into place and being able to use them consistently is challenging. Aftercare in the form of ongoing, outpatient therapy greatly increases a person’s continued success.

Our Elgin office holds Early Intervention, Substance Abuse & Intensive Outpatient Treatment groups on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Call for an intake appointment to get started on a great program.

Our Staff at the Elgin Location

Our counselors and staff are highly qualified. These qualifications include:

  • Licensed Professional Counselors / approved SOMB (Sex Offender Management Board)
  • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors / Trauma-informed counseling
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologists
  • Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP)
  • Partner Abuse Intervention Program Facilitators

More About Our Counseling Center

The Braden Counseling Center opened in 2002 and has been providing counseling services to individuals facing different challenges since that time. The center uses evidence-based treatments in a variety of different settings.

At Braden, we also provide an Employee Health Resource Program that uses an experienced, multidisciplinary medical and behavioral health staff, local hospital resources, and other outpatient programs.

These programs are available to employees and their families at five locations throughout the area. The facilities provide access to behavioral, physical, occupational, work/life and other health care services.

So, whether you are an employer looking for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or an individual looking for specific help, Braden Counseling Centers can help you. We have flexible employee benefit resource programs that provide for the overall health and wellness of your employees and their families as well as individual programs that help our clients through specific problems.

If you are looking for Behavioral Health Services for Adolescents and Adults, Substance Abuse Programs, Counseling and Psychotherapy Services, or special EAP Services, we can help.

For individuals, we offer personalized plans to help get their lives back on track.

The first step is to call us to set up an intake appointment. During that appointment, we will develop a plan appropriate to your situation and what you are facing. We will help set up goals and ways to meet those goals.

Contact us today to find out how to get started!

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