Counseling Services in Sycamore, Illinois

At Braden Counseling Center, we specialize in helping people through difficult times. We are a leading provider of quality outpatient programs designed to help individuals, couples, and families cope with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and other issues affecting their well-being and mental health.

Our staff is committed to helping people with the counseling they require including:

Our experienced counselors work hard to help individuals and families to rebuild their relationships, helping them to strengthen foundations.

Brief Description of Our Counseling Services in Sycamore

Braden Counseling Center (BCC) provides outpatient, and clinical programs and services. Our outpatient services are linked by mutual referral agreements with local hospitals, psychiatrists, physicians, and other behavioral healthcare agencies, so we can provide our clients with the level of care that they need.

At the Sycamore location, we provide flexible scheduling and a free initial consultation, making it easy for individuals and families to take the first step on a journey towards changing their lives in positive ways.

Putting lives back on track is our mutual goal. This starts with an intake appointment that helps us to develop a treatment plan that allows you to set goals. When you decide to work with us, we pursue ways to reach these goals together.

At Sycamore, we specialize in depression, anxiety, bi-polar, PTSD, substance abuse, DUI services/SOS Driver’s License Reinstatement, anger management, Partner Abuse Intervention as well as family and marriage/couple issues. Whatever your situation, we are here to help. If for any reason, we cannot help you directly, we will refer you to a program that is better suited for you.

DUI Evaluations for Individuals

We offer DUI evaluations and all levels of DUI treatment at our Sycamore location, as well as our other office locations. If you have been arrested for a DUI charge, our counselors can help you. The State of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation before a DUI case can be closed. We also offer financial assistance for those who qualify.

Our lives are busy and stressful, especially when something like receiving a DUI tips the balance. At Braden, we help you to plan your response and your long-term goals.

We offer DUI evaluations that can be completed in one day. There will be times, however, when obtaining all the documents necessary for the evaluation takes longer than anticipated.

Do not worry. Keep your appointment so that the evaluation process is underway. You will have 30 days from the start of the evaluation process to get all the remaining documents to us. Starting the process gives you the incentive to complete it.

Smart Recovery® – Free Support Group

Aside from providing treatment services we also offer a support group to help people learn new ways of addressing their issues as well as providing support to one another.

SMART Recovery® is a free, face-to-face group that helps you learn tools that empower your ongoing recovery. This group was developed to address addiction and ways to address challenges with substances, shopping, internet, sex, and other addictive behaviors.

The goal of SMART Recovery® is to find ways to live an active, healthy, balanced lifestyle that does not require addictive behavior to feel alive. Our Sycamore substance abuse counselors are available for individual sessions as they can be helpful, too.

This group meets in Sycamore on Mondays at 9:00 am, Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, and Fridays at 7:00 pm.

Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP)

Another valuable program for those with issues that lead to domestic violence is a 26-week, state-mandated program aimed at stopping this behavior through psycho-educational services. This program is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for males and Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm for females.

Our Mission is to Help You

All our programs are focused on helping individuals, couples and families cope with stressful situations that threaten their individual and collective well-being. We provide flexible scheduling at our Sycamore location, as well as our other locations, so it is always possible to find a time to come in, whether for group or individual sessions.

All of our Braden Counseling Centers are licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to provide Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs.

Our multidisciplinary staff is qualified by all Illinois Circuit Courts to provide outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults including DUI Evaluations, Drug and Alcohol Evaluations, Driver Risk Education Programs, Driver’s License Reinstatement, and Early Intervention Programs.

The clinical staff has licensed and/or certified counselors and includes our: Medical Director, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical professional counselors, licensed professional counselors, certified alcohol and other drug counselors and substance abuse professional (SAP) counselors.

If you live in and around the Sycamore area and would like to find out more about our counseling services, contact us today so that we can discuss how we can help you and your family. We accept various types of insurance and also offer sliding scale payments for those who qualify.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

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
Not a recent time with them but ive been there for 6 or so years and loved them always helpful during trying times i greatly appreciate everything they do there.
Shawn Soby
Shawn Soby
21:28 09 Apr 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