At Braden Counseling Center, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care that you can receive. Our motto is “New Ways for Better Days,” which means that we are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure your tomorrow is better than your yesterday. During your initial appointment, typically a 60-90 minute session, your counselor will talk with you about the challenges you are facing, and the goals you would like to reach. We will attempt to delve into your past experiences to try and find reasons why things are the way they are in the present. Counseling is for all ages, and clients are able to bring their significant others, though it is not mandatory.

Mental Health Counseling Services

One area that our team specializes in is mental health counseling. Unfortunately, mental health disorders have not been taken as seriously as they should for a very long time. However, as the years go by, more and more people understand the importance of mental health counseling. Our trained professionals have worked with clients suffering from a variety of disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, chronic medical illness, as well as depression counseling. Your counselor will listen to your concerns and treat your symptoms with the severity and care that it deserves. Finally, they will provide you with the coping mechanisms so you can begin to feel better one day at a time.

Treatment for Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorder treatment, in particular, can be extremely challenging. The first step is making a proper diagnosis and understanding the manic highs and depressing lows associated with being bipolar. If a bipolar disorder is misdiagnosed, the problems can only get worse. Often, it can be confused with depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorder, or even ADHD. At Braden Counseling Center, we can help manage your symptoms, and in turn, help you manage your life. Typically, through a combination of counseling and/or medication, bipolar disorder is very manageable.

DUI Counseling and Evaluations

Another area that BCC specializes in is DUI counseling. For many people, when they receive a DUI, they are ordered by the court to undergo an evaluation and treatment. Through alcohol counseling, our team is able to help people understand the dangers that come with alcohol consumption. Those that have been ordered to undergo this treatment are not able to go through with driver’s license reinstatement until this program is completed.

Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Alcohol is not the only drug that people can become dependent on. Substance abuse counseling and treatment is an important process through which we help our clients navigate through the dangerous journey to sobriety. Both alcohol and substance abuse treatment can be out-patient, and our counselors will educate you the how to face the challenges that will come with being out in the world and resisting your temptations. Our number one goal with both alcohol and substance abuse treatment is to help you prevent relapse, and long-term recovery support so you can get your life, and family, back together.

Counseling and Treatment for Domestic Violence

BCC also specializes in domestic violence counseling. Through our Partner Abuse Intervention Program (P.A.I.P.), we have helped a number of clients that have engaged in, or have been accused of, violence against loved ones within their home. We pledge to help get to the root of the problem and begin the process of long-term change. We understand that oftentimes domestic violence is a learned behavior, and that most people that abuse were also abused themselves at a younger age. Through conflict resolution techniques, and an emphasis on communication, we help our clients unlearn the behavior that has haunted them, possibly their whole lives. Whether the violence is physical, emotional, or psychological, our experienced team of domestic violence counselors can help.

One example of how we are committed to our motto of doing what it takes to help our clients have a better future is through EMDR therapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly structured treatment plan that is designed to help people facing trauma to be able to focus on their memories with bilateral stimulation. This is done through rapid eye movements and has been shown to help reduce emotions associated with the memory, and how vivid the trauma is in the client’s memory. EMDR therapy can be used to treat a number of different disorders but is normally used for PTSD.

Trauma Informed Therapy and PTSD Counseling

At Braden Counseling, we also have team members who are trained in treating issues associated with trauma. Trauma Informed Counseling (TIC) is a treatment plan that emphasizes listening, understanding, and empathy. Trauma focused therapy does a great job of helping clients feel like they are not just a statistic, and that their problems are being heard and taken seriously. Instead of feeling like something is wrong with them, our counselors will ask what happened to them, which helps them feel as their problems are real and not their fault, instead of feeling like they are a burden on their loved ones. Trauma is a complex feeling, which is why it is a difficult thing to process. By providing a safe environment in which to speak, trauma therapy is the perfect way for people to learn coping mechanisms in a healthy way. Our trauma counselors will build a rapport with you and find the best way for the healing process to begin.

Braden Counseling Center is committed to helping our clients find a way to deal with their problems, especially when they have felt that all hope is lost. Our individual counseling services are designed to connect our counselors and clients in a way that can develop trust, understanding, and find the best treatment plan for each person that comes through our doors. Contact us today.

We offer individual counseling services in Bartlett, Sycamore, Geneva, Rochelle, Elgin, and Oregon.

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