Elgin Couples Counseling ServicesEveryone 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.