Braden Counseling Center in Sycamore IL now offers comprehensive psychiatric services, available to you, a member of your family, or as a family unit. There are positive ways to handle even the worst of negative situations.

We will show you how and can help you reach a state of mind that is better for you. With the help of a caring psychiatric provider, we will bring you step-by-step towards feeling like yourself again.

At Braden Counseling Center in Sycamore, we offer licensed, professional staff and a variety of evaluations which all begin with a psychological assessment.

Can a psychological evaluation really help you? There are many reasons an individual from Sycamore can have psychological testing and assessment. You must know upfront that there is no shame attached to your reasons for an assessment, and it is nothing to fear. Just as your primary physician would examine your body for physical ailments, a psychiatric provider examines your mind.

Living with Peace of Mind

Everyone experiences stress. Dealing with negative situations on a daily basis can be detrimental to your well-being. Some people handle stress better than others. If you are in a place where your peace of mind is challenged, the Braden Counseling Center is here for you. We know the latest testing methods that will get to the heart of what is causing you stress. From there, we formulate a plan to begin the healing you are seeking together.

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    Child Psychological Evaluation

    As adults, we have past experiences to help guide us through; with a child it is very different. They might be cast into situations beyond their control and are having difficulties making sense of all that is going on around them. Children are supposed to be happy and free but are often fearful. Some of these fears are rational, while others might be, or at least seem, irrational. The professional psychiatric services we provide at our Sycamore location will help to uncover what is going on in the life and mind of a child.

    If a child is having difficulties in school, the automatic response most people have is often that he/she is just not trying hard enough. However, there might be underlying factors, such as parental divorce, vision problems, or bullying that can undermine a child’s life.

    Our counselors at Braden Counseling Center will work to uncover what is going on in a child’s mind and help them to work through it. A psychiatric evaluation is just the beginning to uncovering all that is going on in a child’s life. If you feel your child would benefit from a psychiatric evaluation, contact us today. A psychological evaluation is not the end of a journey for children in Sycamore, but it can be the beginning of a road to recovery.

    The Factors of a Psychiatric Evaluation

    When you come to our Sycamore office, you will see a psychiatric evaluation is broken down into these components:

    • The Therapist
    • The Client
    • The Psychiatric Provider
    • Trust

    You must have these four components to make progress. The therapist must know their client completely in order to lead them to a successful outcome. The client must be open and truthful about their life. The more honest and open the communication, the more opportunity there is for lasting change.

    The psychiatric provider must know which medication, if any, to prescribe to help meet the challenges for their client. Finally, and most crucially, there must be mutual trust. The relationship between the therapist and the client is unique. It is a partnership that will take time to come to a successful conclusion.

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    Begin Your Path to Recovery Today

    Your psychological assessment can start today. No matter the reason you or a loved one might feel the need for psychiatric services, please know there is no shame in seeking help. Avoid common misconceptions about psychiatry and what it is for. The best way to learn more about psychiatric services is to get in touch. We understand that life is very different from what you see in popular media. We can stop any assumptions that would lead you in the wrong directions.

    There are skills you can learn to manage your life more effectively. At Braden Counseling Center, our experienced staff will offer these to you. Our comprehensive psychiatric services are here to provide you with better mental health. It all begins with a free consultation.

    Our outpatient behavioral health programs and services are geared for getting results. We have helped hundreds of clients see their way to a new tomorrow, and we are here to do that for you as well. If you are looking for practical, thoughtful help for you or a loved one, we urge you to get in touch with one of the five locations of Braden Counseling Center.

    While our location in Sycamore might be the closest to you, we also have offices in Elgin, Rochelle, Oregon, and North Aurora. Our staff has the skills and experience to properly evaluate difficult situations and transform the lives of our patients. Contact us today for more information about our psychiatric services.