Elgin Couples Counseling Services

Everyone takes in the world around them differently. Oftentimes, the way that we see things is different from other people, even when it is someone that you love. Unfortunately, problems typically begin when disagreements happen in a relationship.

If these issues are not settled, anger begins to grow, and soon you can start to harbor negative feelings for your partner more and more. If you cannot find a compromise, it can seem like you will not resolve your problems.

If you are having problems in your relationship, marriage and couples counseling at our Elgin location can show you how to start the healing process.

There are many different techniques that we utilize, and they are all designed to find the strengths and weaknesses in a relationship. By exploring this, you can learn how to communicate with your partner, and let the healing begin.

We can teach you skills like:

  • Rebuilding Trust and Intimacy
  • Mindfulness
  • Active Listening
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Attachment Issues

If you are in a position where nothing seems to work, then you should contact our couples counselors at the Elgin location of Braden Counseling Center. We can help customize a counseling program that you lead you toward a better life for both you and your partner.

Divorce Counseling in Elgin IL

The unfortunate reality is, there are times when married couples just cannot resolve their differences.

If your partnership is beyond repair, we can teach you techniques to help ease the pain and help you move on. We offer divorce mediation, support, and counseling, especially if you have children together.

We can also perform a number of evaluations, some of which will be required in court. These include:

  • Parental Visitations
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Guardianship

Every person on our counseling team has been thoroughly trained and are qualified to give unbiased child custody evaluations at our Elgin facility.

Substance Abuse Counseling

There were 307,400 people that died because of substance abuse in 2015, a number that has risen with each passing year. It is hard enough to watch someone you care for try to battle substance abuse, it is even more difficult to live with them. Besides the health risks involved, more than likely relationship problems will begin.

Braden Counseling Center can offer a wide range of methods designed to help our clients recover from substance abuse problems and provide the tools to help prevent themselves from going back.

Our Elgin substance abuse counselors have gone through extensive training to help those suffering with drug problems. Our alcohol counseling services in Elgin can also help couples that are experiencing problems with alcohol addiction. Each service will allow you and your partner to start the recovery process.

Our outpatient treatment program is both intensive and comprehensive. We offer outpatient counseling services to beat abuse and addiction as well.

In the case of opioid overdoses, our staff has been trained to administer NARCAN spray.

While we do offer individual therapy, we can also provide group therapy sessions that will cover varying subjects and will help you understand alcohol and substance abuse. Our course is designed to teach skills to beat addiction through relapse prevention.

We hope that each client who goes through our treatment program will have the confidence to be able to put their substance abuse issues in the past.

Domestic Violence Counseling in Elgin

It has been proven over the years that there are a number of reasons why people abuse others. One reason is because it is a learned behavior that is picked up during our childhood.

The domestic violence counseling program we provide can help find the root of the problem and address the causes of the abusive patterns. You can begin long term change and improvement to your behavior and stop the pattern in its tracks.

Our clients start dealing with their feelings and emotions honestly and calmly because they are able to see how their actions lead to abuse to begin with.

The program contains a two-hour evaluation session, with weekly group sessions following. Per the laws set by the state of Illinois, the program has not been completed until the individual has 26 group sessions completed.

We can also provide counseling for abuse victims. We will teach them how to heal, and how to find safety by moving past their past traumas.

Communication and respect are the basis of any happy and healthy relationship, and learning how to resolve differences without the need for violence or abuse is a big part of treatment.

Abuse will certainly continue unless it is addressed. If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse, or is an abuser themselves, contact Braden Counseling Center today so we can help you.

We can offer:

  • Counseling
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Cash and Credit Card Payment Options
  • Insurance Benefits Verification

Trauma Informed Therapy and Counseling

Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) is designed to put an emphasis on understanding and hearing the individual. They will feel that the counselor is empathetic to their situation.

Our counselors will not approach the situation by asking “What is wrong with you?” but rather “what has happened to you?” Trauma-focused therapy done this way shows that we respect our clients, and do not see them as a problem.

The most vital piece to a person’s recovery from trauma is through implementing a safe and therapeutic environment.

One way an individual deals with trauma is through coping mechanisms, which might not be beneficial. We know that you just want to try and find a solution to the problems you are facing, and our Elgin trauma-informed therapy sessions will help you find a way. We will work closely with you to build a rapport and find the best way for you to heal.

A great example of one of the treatment plans we offer is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy. It is a psychotherapy approach that has shown to have a positive effect as a treatment for trauma, specifically post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The first step to having a positive future together as a couple is coming to terms with the fact that counseling or therapy can help.

If you are in need of trauma counseling or couples counseling services, get in touch with us today. The counselors at Braden Counseling Center will help you and your significant other build a better future together.

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