Geneva, IL Counseling for Depression at Braden Counseling Center

Understanding and treating depression is something that we take very seriously at Braden Counseling Center. Your health is important to us, and that includes your mental health. Our counselors can help you to restore your life to where you feel like you again, or maybe even better.

We all experience sadness and feelings of being down from time to time. It is a natural response to the often-overwhelming emotions that can flood our world on a daily basis. However, when emotions of worthlessness and sadness permeate to the very core and will not let go, it is time to seek help.

The local counselors for depression we have at our Geneva, IL office have helped many clients successfully, and they would love to sit down with you. Especially if you feel like you might be experiencing depression.

The counseling process is simple. The first step is to reach out to us to meet with one of our therapists. During your first session, you will talk and tell them about your life, its ups and downs, and what has led you to this session. This takes place in a confidential and safe environment

From there, your counselor will schedule ongoing sessions to get you the help you need. There is no need for further isolation or feelings of hopelessness. There are ways to recognize what is going on in your life, and successful therapies to turn you to a more peaceful path.

What is Depression?

Have you been experiencing any of these common symptoms?

  1. You don’t enjoy life anymore. You aren’t enjoying what you always held dear.
  2. There is little to no interest in seeing people or doing activities that once meant a lot to you.
  3. You’ve put on a lot of weight or have dropped a lot of pounds and your family and friends have noticed.
  4. You are having sleep difficulties. You feel as if you could sleep all day or you experience many sleepless nights.
  5. Your body movements feel as if they have slowed. This can lead to constant feelings of restlessness and agitation.
  6. You are carrying around guilt about an event or trauma.
  7. Concentrating or making decisions have become near impossible.
  8. You feel worthless. This can lead to heightened emotions where you find yourself crying all of the time.
  9. You have unexplained aches and pains all over your body.
  10. Your thoughts often turn to suicide or a belief that your life is not worth living. If you have strong and regular thoughts like these, we ask that you please call your local crisis center immediately.

Depression is real. It changes people’s behaviors and can make them feel numb. It can bring about fatigue, appetite changes, aches and pains, and many new, inexplicable feelings that were not there before.

If life feels overwhelming and out of control, it is time to contact the counselors for depression at our Geneva, IL office. Many times, depression seems to come out of nowhere, but there is always a cause, whether emotional, circumstantial, or chemical. Having mental health issues elsewhere in your family can make you more at risk of developing similar issues.

How Our Geneva, IL Counseling Center Can Help You

  • A free initial consultation. Come in and speak with one of our counselors to hear what they recommend for you.
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • Counseling and medication services. We will determine which resources suit you best.
  • Verification of your insurance. This way you know what to pay each visit.
  • Cash and credit card payment options.
  • Same-day DUI evaluations.

Once one or more of our counselors have accurately assessed your depression, they will get to work for you. We offer you the option of individual, couples, or family intervention.

Seeking alternative and effective behaviors can make all the difference for you. The goal of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) in particular is to replace destructive behaviors with new, constructive skills that will help you rebuild your self-esteem and your life.

You might find it easy to talk about your depression, but that is not the case for everyone. Children and teenagers act out differently, their depression manifesting through anger and irritability. Men often have trouble expressing emotions or they expect that they should keep them to themselves. This can lead to anger, substance or drug abuse, and aggression. Our depression counselors at our Geneva, IL center will show you or a family member how to recognize these emotions, and what to do about them.

At our depression counseling centers in Geneva, IL, we have an array of multidisciplinary clinical staff including licensed and/or certified counselors. They are qualified to help you find your way out of the darkness.

Through our therapy, you can learn new skills and tools to help you challenge every negative emotion and situation that comes your way. We can help you replace feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness with techniques that make your life easier and brighter.

Braden Counseling Center is here for you. If you live in Geneva, IL and are in need of counseling for depression and anxiety, do not let it rule your life any longer. Counseling is a life-changing experience. It will teach you new ways of coping, no matter what life throws your way.

Right now, you may be feeling lost. Our depression counselors in Geneva will help lead you back to the path of self-love and appreciation. Effective treatment could be counseling only, such as the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, or it may involve medication for a more successful solution. Our trained professional staff will work with you to determine the most effective way to help you.

You hold the key to a better life. With the help of Braden Counseling Center, we will unlock all of life’s treasures. For more information, or to get started with depression counseling, call us today.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

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