Most of us want to think that we can handle any problems that come our way. Many times, we do just that, but occasionally, a problem builds up and we cannot solve it alone. A mental problem can go untreated because of fear that the individual will be stigmatized. We do not want anything to stand in the way of a person who needs help. There is help out there for any mental problem you are experiencing, and you can find it with our psychiatric services.
At Braden Counseling Center, we know how complicated life can be. Life can tangle our thoughts to the point where we know we need someone else to guide us. Even though we like to think of ourselves as free-thinking, our thoughts are often tied to past events that have impacted our lives in major ways. When locked into unhealthy ways of thinking or behaviors, it can take an external force to lead the way to recovery.
The professionals at Braden Counseling Center can help you with behavioral programs and services. In addition, we now offer comprehensive psychiatric services at our Rochelle branch. For those times when you cannot get through another day on your own, on those days when you feel trapped, too worried to eat or sleep or eat, it is time to contact our professional staff.
Braden Counseling Center in Rochelle can help you with an unbiased psychological evaluation. Once we know what is wrong, we can create a plan of care to help you heal.
Rochelle Psychological Testing and Assessment
If a Rochelle resident has been told they must undergo a court-ordered psychological evaluation, it is nothing to be ashamed of. Just as a primary care physician will examine your body looking for telltale signs of what is wrong, so to can a psychiatric provider examine your mind. People receive evaluations for a wide variety of ailments.
Chronic stress can lead to all manner of physical ailments and can negatively affect our daily living. Many people suffer without ever doing anything about it. If you are unsure of what you need, contact our Rochelle office and we will talk it over with you.
Child Psychological Evaluation
Adults often find it difficult to undergo psychological evaluations. With that in mind, imagine a psychological evaluation from the point of view of a child or adolescent. They have not lived through all of the experiences an adult has, and they may not understand all of the emotions that could be flooding their minds at any given moment. Typically, children act out in very different ways from adults.
If a child is having problems in school, parents might say that child is lazy, or not motivated to do schoolwork, but we understand there could be underlying issues. A divorce, a death in the family, hearing or vision problems, or bullying can all contribute to psychological and behavioral changes amongst other factors. A psychiatric evaluation, like those we perform at the Braden Counseling Center in Rochelle, can help youngsters understand what is going on in their minds, and get them on the path to recovery.
Components of a Psychiatric Evaluation
Any psychological evaluation can be broken down into four components:
The Therapist – The professional must get to know the client thoroughly. They must know the patient’s history, what has led them to this moment, and more, to devise which methods they will use to see their client treated effectively.
The Client – Every patient must be as open and truthful about their life as possible. Without honesty, there is little hope of a full recovery. Clients need to be not only truthful, but also willing to make changes for their lives to heal.
The Psychiatric Provider – The professional has to be knowledgeable about which medications they will prescribe according to the client, his or her circumstances, and his or her needs.
Trust – Finally, trust must come from both sides. This relationship, between counselor and patient, is fragile and must be preserved by both parties. There can be no healing without trust. It will take effort and time to see your way through. Understanding this is key for both parties.
Say Hello to Our Main Assessor, Amy Adams
When you decide to utilize our professional psychiatric services at our Rochelle location, you will be meeting with Amy Adams. Amy comes to the Braden Counseling Center with over 25 years of nursing experience in a wide variety of settings. She is well qualified as a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Illinois State and psychiatric certification from the University of St. Francis. Amy has worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.
With her expertise, a plan of care will be created to fit your needs as you move forward toward feeling like yourself again.
Call Us Today for a Better Tomorrow
At Braden Counseling Center, we understand behavioral and psychiatric problems, and we are well-respected in the state of Illinois. Our behavioral services include help with driver’s license reinstatement, DUI, substance abuse treatment and working with individuals, couples and families. If you need a psychological assessment, we now provide those as well at all our locations, including the one in Rochelle. For anxiety, depression, and so much more, take the first step and call us today.
Braden Counseling Center has been helping hundreds of clients since 2002. Our mental health services are meant to strengthen the community by promoting change and introducing ways to see tomorrow in a brighter light. Our certified counselors are licensed professionals and we are directly linked to local hospitals, physicians and other behavior and psychiatric healthcare agencies to provide all levels of care. In addition to our Rochelle location, you can also visit one of our branches in Elgin, Bartlett, Geneva, and Sycamore.
For a warm, compassionate, and effective level of care, contact Braden Counseling Center today.