Geneva Individual Counseling Services

Life can become challenging for many reasons. Most challenges can be overcome, but some may seem impossible to resolve and can leave a person feeling they are trapped with nowhere to turn.

Not having a support system in place can often exacerbate the issue and a person may feel hopeless and alone, which is difficult, especially for more complex problems that are challenging to address.

Talking to an experienced and qualified counselor will not only ensure that your problems and challenges are heard and understood, but it will also equip you with the necessary skills required to heal and overcome them.

Our Geneva individual counseling services provide a safe and therapeutic environment for our clients. We use a range of therapies based on strength and building resilience.

The initial counseling session lasts 60-90 minutes and allows the counselor to build a relationship with the client, listen and understand their circumstances, and to learn what they are hoping to gain from the sessions.

The outcome is the individual learning skills in self-advocacy, family, and community support.

We believe that gaining these skills is the key to overcoming challenges such as:

  • Chronic Medical Illness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mental Health and Depression Counseling in Geneva

Many paths throughout life can lead to depression or other mental health issues. These are usually characterized by specific symptoms.

If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with depression, we will work to identify the cause and effect of their symptoms, and put into place a treatment program that is most effective for the circumstances.

It could be counseling, therapy, or a combination of counseling and medication. We work with our clients to determine the best course of action with the highest benefit.

Treatment and therapy for bipolar disorders are also available at our Geneva location for those who have been diagnosed. We offer a comprehensive therapy program that helps individuals to control and manage their bipolar disorder in order to live a normal life.

Trauma Informed Counseling/Therapy

Braden Counseling Center has team members available who are fully trained in trauma counseling.

Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) uses empathy to connect with clients. One of the main aspects of this therapy is to ensure that individuals are being heard as well as being understood.

During a trauma-focused therapy session in our Geneva location, we approach the situation by asking “what has happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” and treating these clients with respect, rather than as a problem.

Trauma is a deeply complex issue and implementing a safe, therapeutic environment is imperative for recovery.

Coping mechanisms for trauma can manifest themselves in many different ways, and not are beneficial to individual recovery. We recognize that clients will be trying to find the most effective way to deal with their trauma. Our Genevatraumainformed counseling sessions assist by building a rapport with our clients which allows us to work closely to find the best path to healing and recovery.

For example, one of the treatments we offer in Geneva is EMDR therapy, better known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy approach that has proven effective for the treatment of trauma, especially post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Domestic Violence Counseling in Geneva

There are many reasons why abusers hurt the ones they love. Identifying the problem is the first step towards stopping the abuse. Our domestic violence counseling program is designed to get to the root cause, so we can address it, and begin to make the changes and improvements that last.

By breaking the patterns that lead to abuse, clients can start to understand and deal with their emotions and feelings calmly and openly.

We also offer counseling for victims of abuse and aid them in healing and finding safety.

If abuse is not addressed quickly, it is very likely to continue. If you think you are an abuser yourself, or a victim of abuse, it is important to get in touch with us soon so we can help you.

We make it easy to contact us by offering:

  • A free initial consultation
  • Verification of insurance benefits
  • Cash and credit card payment options
  • Flexible scheduling, including weekends
  • Counseling and medication services

Substance Abuse Counseling

At Braden Counseling Center, we can utilize different methods to help people recover from, and help prevent further substance or alcohol abuse.

To aid in their recovery, alcohol counseling is available for those suffering from alcohol abuse. We also have substance abuse counselors in Geneva who are available to those who have a narcotic or drug dependency.

We offer an intensive outpatient treatment program and counseling services to help conquer addiction and substance abuse.

We do perform substance abuse evaluations, risk education, and members on our team are fully trained to administer NARCAN spray for opioid overdoses.

Group therapy sessions are available, covering a wide range of topics to help clients understand substance abuse and its effects. This enables them to acquire the skills to combat addiction with the main focus being relapse prevention.

Our aim is for our clients to complete our treatment program feeling confident and equipped to leave substance abuse behind.

Drivers License Reinstatement and DUI Counseling

Being arrested for a DUI is a costly mistake that is made by more and more people every day. The state of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation before closing a case, and the Braden Counseling Center can perform the necessary assessments for those in need.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, we also offer Risk Education courses. The course helps individuals understand the level of care they require and how to avoid being in a DUI situation again.

If you have lost your drivers license or had it suspended, then the Geneva Braden Counseling Center can help you in requesting a court hearing, answering any questions you may have, and guiding you in the often-confusing process of having your license reinstated.

If you feel you need counseling or therapy, then you have already made the first step toward recovery.

If you would like to receive individual counseling services or trauma counseling in Geneva, then please do not hesitate to contact us. At Braden Counseling Center, we will help you on your healing journey and finding new ways for better days.

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