The substance abuse programs that we have at our North Aurora, IL location have been designed as peaceful settings, allowing for individualized attention from our counselors. The goal at Braden Counseling Center is to set you on a path towards a more productive life. We aim to teach you the skills to make your life more manageable.

Services offered through our North Aurora, IL substance abuse counseling sessions include:

  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driver’s License Reinstatement
  • C.A.L.M.
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

What Our Substance Abuse Treatment Offers You

Often, personality traits play a big role in how one handles the pressures of life. In situations that can become overwhelming, when there is little to no help from others, the best alternative may seem to be turning to substances. However, this becomes unhealthy and addictive very quickly.

While we do offer DUI services, our substance abuse treatment program can do a lot more for you than help you in court. The treatment you will receive will be beneficial in many ways. The aim is to help you attain the skills necessary for moving away from harmful behaviors.

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    When coming out of one of the treatment programs we offer at Braden Counseling Center, people often feel as overwhelmed as when they began, but in an entirely positive way. The substance abuse counselors we have in North Aurora, IL will help you with continuing your treatment programs.

    There are always challenges to be met, especially after having sought counseling for substance abuse problems. No one wants to backslide. While not a guarantee, our substance abuse programs are designed to prevent that from happening again, especially through those initial difficult weeks and months.

    What is Substance Abuse?

    Substance abuse is another name for drug or alcohol abuse. It can often lead to addiction and some level of dependency. Once you have reached this level, daily life becomes more of a struggle than it needs to be. Substance abuse typically leads to a breakdown, not only in oneself, but in family relationships, work, and school obligations. Other typical consequences include arrests, convictions, incarceration, and other legal difficulties.

    Most of the time, people cannot do it alone, and asking for help from family and friends may come with more obligations than the individual can handle at that moment.

    The counseling services we have at Braden Counseling Center can address all of these problems because we are all about helping people put their lives back on track.

    How Substance Abuse is Handled

    At our treatment center, you will undergo substance abuse evaluation by one of our certified counselors in North Aurora, IL. All of our counselors are trained, knowledgeable, and licensed by the state of Illinois to correctly evaluate and diagnose a substance disorder.

    The assessment process gathers all of your information for the counselor to evaluate. This will include information from family and friends, provided you have given permission. After the assessment process, we will work with you to set a clear goal that will improve your life.

    Our experts will examine your life, and we will pay attention to your expectations. Armed with this information, new objectives can start to emerge. This process will start to become an effective treatment plan for you.

    At our North Aurora, IL branch, in order for your substance abuse assessment to be successful, you will need to be as honest with your counselors as possible. In order to move your life forward to a place of comfort and well-being, you will need to trust your substance abuse counselor to know all there is to know about you. Our experience and expertise will facilitate this process.

    To provide effective, customized treatment, our team will evaluate many facets of your situation, including:

    • Past treatment history
    • Your preferences
    • Medication history
    • Family history
    • Belief systems
    • Physical health
    • Employment history
    • Education
    • Legal difficulties
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    If there is anything outside of these areas that you think your counselor should know, he or she will want to hear from you.

    We know that there is nothing pretty about owning up to past wrongdoings, but it is essential for creating a treatment plan that will work for you. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Your substance abuse treatment options will be designed for you on an individual basis.

    Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in North Aurora, IL

    One of the services we offer is substance abuse treatment and education that is catered toward those who choose to remain as outpatients. It also works for those who are coming off inpatient treatment and are readjusting to their new life. The counselors at Braden Counseling Center know how the world can be full of triggers that threaten to put people back at square one again. Therefore, our goal is to see you stay on the corrected course that you have developed with your counselor.

    Outpatient substance abuse counseling is determined through a clinical assessment to determine the program best suited to your needs. An Outpatient Program can and should be started to address your situation immediately.

    Outpatient treatment is all about meeting in small, weekly group therapy sessions. Individual therapy is added if necessary. Nobody wants to see a patient returning to old, destructive behaviors, so all of our outpatient programs are customized for each patient’s situation.

    You will be establishing a foundation of long-term recovery support. Recovery from one or more substances can take months, and sometimes even years, to achieve. No matter if you find yourself transitioning from inpatient care, or if you are seeking treatment while living at home, the substance abuse programs in our North Aurora, IL office will walk you through all of the steps that you need to get to that successful conclusion.

    How We Can Help You

    In just the last ten years, millions of people have used an illicit drug. Drug-related deaths in the U.S., and globally, continue to rise. Some of this is related to alcohol abuse, but the majority concerns other drugs. We are determined that fewer people become part of these statistics.

    Let the substance abuse counselors at Braden Counseling Center help you today. There is a better life out there, and we look forward to helping you reach it. Contact our team today.

    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
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    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