Geneva Couples Counseling

The key to any successful relationship is open and honest communication, even when there are disagreements. The real trouble begins when that communication breaks down and each individual does not feel like they are being heard or understood.

The longer the communication issues remain, the worse they get, and often couples do not know where to turn, or who to turn to help resolve the issues.

At Braden Counseling Center in Geneva, our couples and marriage counseling services can help open up the lines of communication between partners and guide the relationship down the path to success, because every relationship deserves to be happy.

By using a variety of techniques, our counselors work to identify the strengths and weaknesses within the relationship and assist each individual in learning new skills to achieve open and honest communication with each other.

A few of the skills we teach are:

  • Assertiveness training
  • Rebuilding trust/intimacy
  • Attachment issues
  • Active listening
  • Mindfulness

If you are unhappy in your relationship, it is crucial that you do not give up before exploring counseling and therapy options at our Geneva location of Braden Counseling Center. We can recommend a therapy program that puts you both on course for a happier, more fulfilling relationship.

Domestic Violence Counseling in Geneva, IL

Abusers will abuse for many different reasons, but no matter what those reasons are, it should never be tolerated within a relationship.

If you recognize yourself as someone who abuses, then our domestic violence counseling program will help get to the root of your abusive pattern. The aim is to make long-term changes and improvements to break the cycle of abuse and allow you to manage your emotions in a healthy manner.

By allowing a person to understand how their behavior and actions affect others, our clients can start to make positive changes in how they handle themselves.

The program consists of a two-hour evaluation session followed by weekly group sessions. The state of Illinois mandates that a program is only complete once an individual has completed 26 group sessions.

Victims of abuse can be reassured that our counseling services will aid them in healing and allow them to move past their traumatic experience and finding safety.

Open communication, respect, and learning how to resolve conflict without turning to violence or abuse, are the foundations of any successful relationship. If abuse is not addressed, then it will most likely continue moving forward. If you think you are an abuser, or you have been a victim of abuse in the past or present, please contact us soon.

We strive to be there for our clients by offering:

  • A free initial consultation
  • Cash and credit card payment options
  • Counseling
  • Insurance benefits verification

Counseling Services in Geneva for Those Considering Divorce

Unfortunately, some couples find themselves at a breaking point and decide that the best thing to do is end the relationship.

There are many things to consider when deciding to divorce, and if these are not handled amicably, then it leads to a messy and painful process.

Our divorce counseling services in Geneva can help make the separation go more smoothly. We offer a range of services including divorce mediation, counseling, and support, particularly when there are children involved.

We also offer a range of evaluations which are sometimes required in court prior to being granted a divorce:

  • Parental Visitations
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Guardianship

Furthermore, we can help those in Geneva with custody evaluations, providing an unbiased synopsis of what we feel is in the best interests of the children involved.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Watching a partner suffer through substance abuse is incredibly traumatic, and very painful to live with. Watching someone we love suffer in this way can lead to many serious relationship problems, as well as the associated health risks for the person affected.

At Braden Counseling Center, we have a variety of techniques to help our clients recover from substance abuse while providing them with successful ways to prevent future usage.

Fully trained Geneva substance abuse counselors are on hand for those suffering from drug problems. If alcohol addiction is the problem, alcohol counseling is available to aid in recovery.

An intensive outpatient treatment program and outpatient counseling services ensure that we can provide comprehensive help to beat addiction.

Our staff is also fully trained to administer NARCAN spray for opioid overdoses.

A wide range of subjects are covered in our group therapy sessions to help clients understand substance abuse. The main focus, however, is relapse prevention, so we work to build skills in achieving this goal.

Our aim is that everyone who completes our treatment program does so feeling confident and equipped to leave substance abuse behind them.

Geneva, IL Trauma Informed Counseling/Therapy

We have team members fully trained in trauma counseling in Geneva who are available for clients in need.

Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) works by making the individual feel they are empathized with. Being heard and understood is one of the main aspects of this therapy.

During a trauma counseling session, we approach the situation by asking “what has happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” and treating the client with respect rather than allowing them to feel that they are a burden.

Trauma is a very complex issue, and implementing a safe, therapeutic environment is important to a person’s recovery.

Coping mechanisms for trauma can manifest in many different ways, few of them beneficial. We recognize that a person will try to find the best way to deal with their trauma and the resulting emotions. Our trauma informed therapy at our Geneva location assists its clients by building understanding and trust, which allows us to work closely with them to find the most effective method of healing.

EMDR Therapy in Geneva

One of the treatments we offer for trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a psychotherapy approach that has proven effective for the treatment of trauma, especially post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

If you are interested in couples counseling services or trauma counseling, please contact us at the Geneva IL Braden Counseling Center today.

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