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
- 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.