As individuals, we have our own way of seeing the world. Sometimes, a person’s view can differ from those around them, particularly from those who are closest to you. This is when disagreements or trouble in a relationship generally begins.

That trouble can escalate and become worse when an agreement or compromise cannot be found. Both people involved suffer in the relationship, and it may start to seem like there is no resolution in sight.

North Aurora marriage and couples counseling can help couples come to resolutions and find paths to move forward in their relationship.

We offer several different techniques to identify the strengths and weaknesses in a relationship and help each individual to learn new skills to achieve healing and open communication.

A few of the skills we teach are:

  • Active listening
  • Mindfulness
  • Assertiveness training
  • Rebuilding trust/intimacy
  • Attachment issues.

If you are feeling like your relationship is not working out, then talk to us at the North Aurora IL Braden Counseling Center. We can begin a counseling program that puts you both on course for a happier, more fulfilling relationship.

Divorce Counseling in North Aurora, IL.

Unfortunately, some married couples do find themselves at an impasse.

If a marriage has truly come to an end, we can help make the separation smooth and as pain-free as possible by offering divorce mediation, counseling, and support, particularly when children are involved.

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    Counseling ServicesEvaluations

    We also offer a range of evaluations which individuals are sometimes required to provide in court:

    • Custody Evaluation
    • Guardianship
    • Parental visitations
    • Psychological evaluations

    Each member of our team of counselors have received training and are fully qualified to carry out custody evaluations in North Aurora, granting us acceptance and respect in the court and legal system.

    Substance Abuse Counseling

    In 2015, deaths by substance use had reached 307,400, and that figure is rising each year. Watching a partner suffer from substance abuse is incredibly hard, and even harder to live alongside them. It can lead to many serious relationship problems as well as the associated health risks.

    At the Braden Counseling Center, we offer a range of methods to help our clients recover from, and help prevent, further substance abuse.

    We have fully trained North Aurora substance abuse counselors for those suffering from drug problems. Additionally, if you or a partner are suffering from alcohol addiction, our North Aurora alcohol counseling services are available to help put you on the road to recovery.

    Our comprehensive, intensive outpatient treatment program and outpatient counseling services are available to help beat addiction and abuse.

    Our team is also fully trained to administer NARCAN spray for opioid overdoses.

    In addition to our individual therapy, group therapy sessions are also available which cover a broad range of subjects to help you understand substance or alcohol abuse. With a strong focus on relapse prevention, the course aims to provide skills in beating addiction.

    Our aim is that everyone who completes our treatment program leaves feeling confident and equipped to leave substance abuse behind them.

    Domestic Violence Counseling

    Abusers do what they do for a variety of reasons. A lot of it stems from deeply rooted learned behaviors from childhood or beyond.

    Our domestic violence counseling program is designed to get to the root of the abusive pattern, address it, and start to make long term changes and improvements to break the pattern of abuse.

    By allowing the individual to understand how their behavior and actions lead to abuse, our clients can begin to deal with their emotions and feelings calmly and honestly.

    The program consists of a two-hour evaluation session, followed by weekly group sessions. The state of Illinois mandates that a program is complete once an individual has completed 26 group sessions.

    We also offer counseling for victims of abuse, and aid them in healing, moving past their traumatic experience to find safety.

    A healthy and happy relationship has a foundation of respect, and it is built upon open communication with the ability to resolve conflict without turning to abuse or violence.

    If abuse is not addressed, it is likely to continue. If you or someone you know is an abuser or a victim of abuse, please contact us immediately so we can help.

    We make it easy to get in touch by offering:

    • A free initial consultation
    • Counseling
    • Insurance benefits verification
    • Cash and credit card payment options

    North Aurora Trauma Informed Counseling/Therapy

    We have staff available who are fully trained in trauma counseling.

    Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) works by making the individual feel they are empathized with. Being heard and understood is one of the main aspects of this therapy.

    During your trauma-focused therapy, we approach the situation by asking “what has happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” and then treat the client respectfully rather than as a problem.

    Trauma is a profoundly complex issue and implementing a safe, therapeutic environment is vital to a person’s recovery.

    Coping mechanisms for trauma can manifest in a variety of ways, not all of them beneficial. We recognize that a person will try to find the best way to deal with their trauma and the resulting emotions. Our North Aurora trauma informed therapy sessions will assist our clients by building a rapport and allowing us to work closely with them to find the most effective method for healing.

    For example, one of the treatments we offer is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a psychotherapy approach that has proven effective for the treatment of trauma, especially post-traumatic stress syndrome.

    Recognizing that counseling or therapy is something your relationship needs is the first step towards having a future together.

    If you feel you need North Aurora trauma counseling, or couples counseling services, then please contact us now. At the Braden Counseling Center, we can start assisting you and your significant other to find a way to move forward harmoniously together.

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    What Our Clients are Saying.....

    Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
    Eva Thompson
    Eva Thompson
    01:25 30 Nov 23
    David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possible shy as a client, However David made me feel very comfortable and was very helpful and detailed in conversation while being very professional. I left very satisfied and looking forward to his services!!! Thank you David keep being great !!!
    Natalie Hernandez
    Natalie Hernandez
    14:11 27 Nov 23
    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
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    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