Our team at the Braden Counseling Center specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Our interventions are scientifically based and are proven to result in anxiety relief for our patients.

Anxiety can come in many different forms, including:

  • Fear
  • Pounding heart
  • Feeling on edge
  • Racing thoughts
  • Worry
  • Sleep problems
  • Easily fatigued
  • Irritability
  • Mind going blank
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you want to regain control over your body and mind again, our anxiety counseling team serving Genoa can help.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – This is a feeling of being unsettled all day every day. When you are worrying without reason, it is a sign of GAD, and it is a common experience. Feeling anxious about navigating through the day or fearing that everything will turn out badly are common. Getting treatment for anxiety and depression can help you recognize your symptoms, and then replace them with positive actions that will put the anxiety to rest.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – This is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life. This disorder occurs when you are caught in a cycle of obsessive and compulsive actions. Checking things repeatedly or feeling a strong need to constantly be cleaning or performing actions ritually are symptoms of OCD. Very often, there are intrusive thoughts, images or urges that will trigger intensely distressing feelings. OCD disorder can become so severe it can cause you to not want to leave your home at all.

Panic Disorder – You may be going through your day with no thought of anything in particular, when suddenly you are gripped in a sudden moment of panic that lasts for several minutes. Panic attacks are unpredictable and cause worry as to the next time they will occur. Fortunately, there are treatment options to help you recognize when a panic attack might occur, and help you work through them while remaining calm.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Many people who have served in the military are diagnosed with PTSD, but this disorder can be triggered by any terrifying event. Symptoms include flashbacks, severe anxiety, and nightmares. Our anxiety counseling team serving Genoa, IL  can help you identify PTSD, or another type of anxiety disorder, and help you to move beyond them.

Agoraphobia – This is an anxiety disorder that develops after one or more panic attacks. Symptoms include fear and avoidance of places or situations that may cause feelings of helplessness, panic, or entrapment. There are specific treatments to help you through agoraphobia.

Separation Anxiety (SAD) – You may think that this type of disorder only occurs in our pets, but separation anxiety is a genuine thing. An individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home and/or people with whom they have a strong attachment. Parents, caregivers, siblings, or significant others are usually those someone will stress over.

All of these anxiety disorders are very common mental health issues. If you have been suffering with any anxiety disorder, and feel there is something very wrong, it is best to seek out a qualified mental health professional, like those at Braden Counseling Center. We are experienced in techniques that can set you down the path of feeling better.

Where Does My Anxiety Come From?

You may be wondering why you suddenly have anxiety when previously nothing seemed to bother you. You could have new situations in your life, such as a new job, new baby, separation or divorce, moving to a new state, or having to deal with a family illness or death. Anxiety can come out of nowhere or be the result of feeling overwhelmed in some point of your life.

New situations require adjustment, and you may not be handling it as well as you could. Thus, anxiety can arise. When you feel symptoms of anxiety moving to the forefront of your life, your mind is trying to grasp control over a situation, or it might be coping with a painful event. Anxiety can often arise when you are having trouble expressing or managing emotions. Counseling for depression and anxiety for our Genoa clients can introduce you to new ways of adapting your emotions for more positive outcomes.

Our Anxiety Treatments Serving Genoa Focus on You

When it comes to anxiety and stress-related disorders, our team has developed strategies based on years of study and treatment, and we have incorporated them into our treatment plans. We have a long history of being on the cutting-edge of new technologies and we have helped thousands of people to regain their abilities.

We focus on:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Intensive Treatment

When our Genoa anxiety counseling professionals meet with you, they will determine a treatment plan that will best help your particular situation. Together, you will meet your anxieties head on, and learn how to manage them. There may be extenuating circumstances, such as alcohol or drug abuse, that have to be managed first, and medication could be prescribed as well.

At the Braden Counseling Center, we want you to be a happy, fulfilled person once again. Our team will help you to overcome what is driving your anxiety. Treatment for anxiety and depression will help you make your way through your life once again. Contact us today!

You can also schedule a counseling session with our experienced anxiety counseling team in Oregon, Geneva, Rochelle, Bartlett, and Elgin.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

I called so many other counseling office first, either no one answer the call or no confirmed days for class, with Braden, right away, walk me through the process, fees and needed information, able to set up appointment next day to do the testing and schedule me the class right way. very helpful, not like some other place asked me to fill out so many medical forms although just 10 hours DUI Risk Education.I am really happy with them, they are also not charge as much as other company.
Lan Hankes
Lan Hankes
22:56 03 Oct 23
Everyone was very professional and kind!
Cody Neuschwanger
Cody Neuschwanger
16:49 18 Sep 23
Worked with Dwayne Thomas at the North Aurora location and couldn't be more satisfied with the respect and understanding he operated with. Really knows how to connect and convey the right message.
Bret Van Gampler
Bret Van Gampler
23:30 05 Sep 23
Very friendly and did a great job.
Matthew Quirk
Matthew Quirk
21:41 18 Aug 23
I appreciate the open dialogue allowing attendees to share their thoughts, which enriches the learning experience, but also to have the focused guidance of a counselor to ensure the point of topic.
Joe Freehill
Joe Freehill
18:44 04 Aug 23
I see Amanda Cimaglia and she is by far the most compassionate, respecting and caring counselor I've had. With all the craziness I'm going through she really keeps me grounded. Always listens to me and never ever rushes me but gives me time for her positive feedback.I've always had trouble trusting someone with my issues because I'd find out that the counselor did not go according to her perfession but listen to others to get something out of me. I never had once had that once with Amanda Cimaglia and she let's me work through things I need to at my own pace. And for that I thank her 😊 . She has my mental health at her best interest. Wish there was more counselors out there like her so others can have a safe spot to speak without judgment like I do.From the very bottom of my heart, thank you Amanada Cimaglia and Braden Counseling for having her on board. I'm sure all your staff and team members are just as compassionate ❤️
Maggie Opiola
Maggie Opiola
19:52 26 Jun 23
David Jones is an outstanding counselor. I feel very fortunate to have him as our Lead on Saturday Morning group sessions.
John Boehm
John Boehm
06:31 24 May 23
Staff was amazing. Everything was explained and all questions answered.
Wanda Sutton
Wanda Sutton
23:21 21 Apr 23
understanding compassionate reflextive knowledged tool based
happy holiday
happy holiday
20:10 09 Dec 22
Braden Counseling is a clinic we frequently refer to because of the clinical quality and comprehensive services. All interactions we have had with Braden have been very positive and helpful; excellent coordination of care.
Maggie Miilano
Maggie Miilano
16:57 02 Dec 22
Braden counseling is very good at what they do. They do great things. I’ve been through there system more then once, I recommend them all day every day. Take your pick. I’d say choose one these guys. Very friendly, never mess up and very interactive. If you need anything they are there. I have met a lot of the staff and they all are true and gifted. Thank you Braden counseling for your great works!
Cody Bell
Cody Bell
23:02 21 Sep 22
Dr.Braden is an incredible, sweet and motivating leader! I’m so blessed to have found her center to successfully get me through 10 years of care. Everyone should know if I overcame my many obstacles they can too! Work hard and put up a fight!
Lisa Tegeler
Lisa Tegeler
00:19 29 Jul 22
As an attorney, finding the right treatment center for my clients is critical to their success. I have been referring my clients to Braden Counseling for years. They are always hard working, professional, and accomodating.
Brian Mirandola
Brian Mirandola
16:59 26 May 22
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
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 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