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!