Sycamore IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that leads to alterations in mood and energy levels that affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Everyone has ups and downs, but these mood changes are pronounced.

If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from bipolar disorder, there are some key signs to look out for to help you decide. We advise you to leave diagnosis to the professionals, but we can help steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help you or someone you know by providing not only a complete, professional diagnosis but also Sycamore, IL bipolar therapy.

When we make a Sycamore, IL evaluation for bipolar disorder, we look for evidence of clear changes in mood during which an individual may go from having abundant energy and signs of mania to feeling depressed. Sometimes these cycles are extreme. At other times, moods can be mixed, so that people suffer the confusing experience of feeling elated but depleted and hopeless at the same time.

One of the reasons that it is important to have a professional diagnosis for bipolar disorder is that it is frequently confused with other disorders. Finding an accurate diagnosis can be tricky and requires patience, non-judgmental observation, and objectivity.

Sycamore, IL Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 3% of adults in the US live with bipolar disorder. While it can occur in teens and even children, it is more likely to start at around the age of 25. Despite some opinion, the stats confirm that it affects men and women equally.

While someone with bipolar disorder may have distinct states, each may last years. This can make it particularly challenging to identify, as it does not follow the day-to-day roller-coaster that many people expect.

Let’s Chat


    Counseling ServicesEvaluations

    At its most extreme, episodes of bipolar disorder can include symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions that typically mirror a person’s mood, often leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.

    Doing nothing about bipolar disorder and attempting to “cheer up” are generally not solutions. Left untreated, bipolar disorder normally becomes worse. We recommend that anyone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder or anyone who knows someone showing signs of bipolar disorder contact us. Our professionals can identify the condition definitively and provide an effective treatment plan.

    With professional help or guidance, many people can live effectively with the condition by following a treatment plan. A treatment plan for bipolar disorder may comprise of lifestyle and health stipulations, including improving regularity with medications, and psychotherapy.

    Sycamore, IL Bipolar Screening

    There is no definitive, single cause for bipolar disorder. Several factors may contribute to its development. In a bipolar screening, we will consider genetics and stress, among other factors.

    Genetics – If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, you are more likely to develop the disorder, too. This is by no means definitive, but genetics is an area that we will consider.

    Stress – a stressful event and the way a person handles it is sometimes the trigger for the onset of bipolar disorder. Some of the most stressful events include divorce, financial problems, or a death in the family.

    Part of diagnosing bipolar is to rule out conditions with similar symptoms and medications that may have those side effects. During a Sycamore, IL bipolar assessment, our professionals may conduct an interview, order lab tests, and/or perform a physical examination.

    Sycamore IL Bipolar Treatment

    We will typically help individuals manage bipolar disorder using the following methods:

    Psychotherapy – this might take the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapy specifically tailored for the individual and his or her needs.

    Medications – if our professionals consider it necessary, we may recommend medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers.

    Lifestyle/health – our approach will also take individual lifestyles into account as health and lifestyle changes can have beneficial results for handling bipolar disorder. Regular routines that include exercise and meditation can work well as part of a treatment strategy.

    Assistance with self-management – it’s important to us that we give the people we see the skills they need to manage their lives. This a step we are unlikely to skip. Our professionals can also help people spot an episode early, which can be useful to prevent manic or depressive spirals.

    Bartlett-IL-Bipolar-Disorder-Treatment

    There is no need to continue experiencing frightening and upsetting bipolar disorder symptoms alone. We offer Sycamore, IL bipolar anxiety treatment and bipolar therapy. Our robust team of professionals is ready to listen and is able to help you. We have the tools, techniques, temperament, and time to give what you need and help you manage your life.

    Contact us at our Sycamore location by calling us at (815) 787-9000. Alternatively, fill out our easy to use contact form and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can.

    What Our Clients are Saying.....

    My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
    stacie dishman
    stacie dishman
    16:30 20 Feb 24
    Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
    Todd Friedewald
    Todd Friedewald
    00:31 12 Feb 24
    David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
    13:44 06 Feb 24
    Highly recommend!
    Joseph Dolcimascolo
    Joseph Dolcimascolo
    02:12 31 Jan 24
    Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
    Antonio Diaz
    Antonio Diaz
    02:14 24 Jan 24
    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
    15:18 23 Jan 24
    Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
    Jen Rupp
    Jen Rupp
    20:06 15 Dec 23
    Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
    Eva Thompson
    Eva Thompson
    01:25 30 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 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
    happy holiday
    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

    Rochelle IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment

    Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that leads to alterations in mood and energy levels that affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Everyone has ups and downs, but these mood changes are pronounced.

    If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from bipolar disorder, there are some key signs to look out for to help you decide. We advise you to leave diagnosis to the professionals, but we can help steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help you or someone you know by providing not only a complete, professional diagnosis but also Rochelle, IL bipolar therapy.

    When we make a Rochelle, IL evaluation for bipolar disorder, we look for evidence of clear changes in mood during which an individual may go from having abundant energy and signs of mania to feeling depressed. Sometimes these cycles are extreme. At other times, moods can be mixed, so that people suffer the confusing experience of feeling elated but depleted and hopeless at the same time.

    One of the reasons that it is important to have a professional diagnosis for bipolar disorder is that it is frequently confused with other disorders. Finding an accurate diagnosis can be tricky and requires patience, non-judgmental observation, and objectivity.

    Rochelle, IL Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 3% of adults in the US live with bipolar disorder. While it can occur in teens and even children, it is more likely to start at around the age of 25. Despite some opinion, the stats confirm that it affects men and women equally.

    While someone with bipolar disorder may have distinct states, each may last years. This can make it particularly challenging to identify, as it does not follow the day-to-day roller-coaster that many people expect.

    Let’s Chat


      Counseling ServicesEvaluations

      At its most extreme, episodes of bipolar disorder can include symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions that typically mirror a person’s mood, often leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.

      Doing nothing about bipolar disorder and attempting to “cheer up” are generally not solutions. Left untreated, bipolar disorder normally becomes worse. We recommend that anyone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder or anyone who knows someone showing signs of bipolar disorder contact us. Our professionals can identify the condition definitively and provide an effective treatment plan.

      With professional help or guidance, many people can live effectively with the condition by following a treatment plan. A treatment plan for bipolar disorder may comprise of lifestyle and health stipulations, including improving regularity with medications, and psychotherapy.

      Rochelle, IL Bipolar Screening

      There is no definitive, single cause for bipolar disorder. Several factors may contribute to its development. In a bipolar screening, we will consider genetics and stress, among other factors.

      Genetics – If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, you are more likely to develop the disorder, too. This is by no means definitive, but genetics is an area that we will consider.

      Stress – a stressful event and the way a person handles it is sometimes the trigger for the onset of bipolar disorder. Some of the most stressful events include divorce, financial problems, or a death in the family.

      Part of diagnosing bipolar is to rule out conditions with similar symptoms and medications that may have those side effects. During a Rochelle, IL bipolar assessment, our professionals may conduct an interview, order lab tests, and/or perform a physical examination.

      Rochelle IL Bipolar Treatment

      We will typically help individuals manage bipolar disorder using the following methods:

      Psychotherapy – this might take the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapy specifically tailored for the individual and his or her needs.

      Medications – if our professionals consider it necessary, we may recommend medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers.

      Lifestyle/health – our approach will also take individual lifestyles into account as health and lifestyle changes can have beneficial results for handling bipolar disorder. Regular routines that include exercise and meditation can work well as part of a treatment strategy.

      Assistance with self-management – it’s important to us that we give the people we see the skills they need to manage their lives. This a step we are unlikely to skip. Our professionals can also help people spot an episode early, which can be useful to prevent manic or depressive spirals.

      Bartlett-IL-Bipolar-Disorder-Treatment

      There is no need to continue experiencing frightening and upsetting bipolar disorder symptoms alone. We offer Rochelle, IL bipolar anxiety treatment and bipolar therapy. Our robust team of professionals is ready to listen and is able to help you. We have the tools, techniques, temperament, and time to give what you need and help you manage your life.

      Contact us at our Rochelle location by calling us at (815) 561-8855. Alternatively, fill out our easy to use contact form and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
      stacie dishman
      stacie dishman
      16:30 20 Feb 24
      Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
      Todd Friedewald
      Todd Friedewald
      00:31 12 Feb 24
      David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
      13:44 06 Feb 24
      Highly recommend!
      Joseph Dolcimascolo
      Joseph Dolcimascolo
      02:12 31 Jan 24
      Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
      Antonio Diaz
      Antonio Diaz
      02:14 24 Jan 24
      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
      15:18 23 Jan 24
      Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
      Jen Rupp
      Jen Rupp
      20:06 15 Dec 23
      Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
      Eva Thompson
      Eva Thompson
      01:25 30 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 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
      happy holiday
      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

      Geneva IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment

      Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that leads to alterations in mood and energy levels that affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Everyone has ups and downs, but these mood changes are pronounced.

      Geneva IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from bipolar disorder, there are some key signs to look out for to help you decide. We advise you to leave diagnosis to the professionals, but we can help steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help you or someone you know by providing not only a complete, professional diagnosis but also Geneva, IL bipolar therapy.

      When we make a Geneva, IL evaluation for bipolar disorder, we look for evidence of clear changes in mood during which an individual may go from having abundant energy and signs of mania to feeling depressed. Sometimes these cycles are extreme. At other times, moods can be mixed, so that people suffer the confusing experience of feeling elated but depleted and hopeless at the same time.

      One of the reasons that it is important to have a professional diagnosis for bipolar disorder is that it is frequently confused with other disorders. Finding an accurate diagnosis can be tricky and requires patience, non-judgmental observation, and objectivity.

      Geneva, IL Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

      According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 3% of adults in the US live with bipolar disorder. While it can occur in teens and even children, it is more likely to start at around the age of 25. Despite some opinion, the stats confirm that it affects men and women equally.

      While someone with bipolar disorder may have distinct states, each may last years. This can make it particularly challenging to identify, as it does not follow the day-to-day roller-coaster that many people expect.

      At its most extreme, episodes of bipolar disorder can include symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions that typically mirror a person’s mood, often leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.

      Doing nothing about bipolar disorder and attempting to “cheer up” are generally not solutions. Left untreated, bipolar disorder normally becomes worse. We recommend that anyone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder or anyone who knows someone showing signs of bipolar disorder contact us. Our professionals can identify the condition definitively and provide an effective treatment plan.

      With professional help or guidance, many people can live effectively with the condition by following a treatment plan. A treatment plan for bipolar disorder may comprise of lifestyle and health stipulations, including improving regularity with medications, and psychotherapy.

      Geneva, IL Bipolar Screening

      There is no definitive, single cause for bipolar disorder. Several factors may contribute to its development. In a bipolar screening, we will consider genetics and stress, among other factors.

      Genetics – If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, you are more likely to develop the disorder, too. This is by no means definitive, but genetics is an area that we will consider.

      Stress – a stressful event and the way a person handles it is sometimes the trigger for the onset of bipolar disorder. Some of the most stressful events include divorce, financial problems, or a death in the family.

      Part of diagnosing bipolar is to rule out conditions with similar symptoms and medications that may have those side effects. During a Geneva, IL bipolar assessment, our professionals may conduct an interview, order lab tests, and/or perform a physical examination.

      Geneva IL Bipolar Treatment

      We will typically help individuals manage bipolar disorder using the following methods:

      Psychotherapy – this might take the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapy specifically tailored for the individual and his or her needs.

      Medications – if our professionals consider it necessary, we may recommend medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers.

      Lifestyle/health – our approach will also take individual lifestyles into account as health and lifestyle changes can have beneficial results for handling bipolar disorder. Regular routines that include exercise and meditation can work well as part of a treatment strategy.

      Assistance with self-management – it’s important to us that we give the people we see the skills they need to manage their lives. This a step we are unlikely to skip. Our professionals can also help people spot an episode early, which can be useful to prevent manic or depressive spirals.

      There is no need to continue experiencing frightening and upsetting bipolar disorder symptoms alone. We offer Geneva, IL bipolar anxiety treatment and bipolar therapy. Our robust team of professionals is ready to listen and is able to help you. We have the tools, techniques, temperament, and time to give what you need and help you manage your life.

      Contact us at our Geneva location by calling us at 800-428-7260. Alternatively, fill out our easy to use contact form and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can.

      If you are in or around the area, you are welcome to visit us. Our Geneva address is 322 W State St (Rt. 38) Geneva, IL. 60134.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
      stacie dishman
      stacie dishman
      16:30 20 Feb 24
      Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
      Todd Friedewald
      Todd Friedewald
      00:31 12 Feb 24
      David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
      13:44 06 Feb 24
      Highly recommend!
      Joseph Dolcimascolo
      Joseph Dolcimascolo
      02:12 31 Jan 24
      Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
      Antonio Diaz
      Antonio Diaz
      02:14 24 Jan 24
      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
      15:18 23 Jan 24
      Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
      Jen Rupp
      Jen Rupp
      20:06 15 Dec 23
      Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
      Eva Thompson
      Eva Thompson
      01:25 30 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 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
      happy holiday
      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

      Elgin IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment

      Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that leads to alterations in mood and energy levels that affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Everyone has ups and downs, but these mood changes are pronounced.

      If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from bipolar disorder, there are some key signs to look out for to help you decide. We advise you to leave diagnosis to the professionals, but we can help steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help you or someone you know by providing not only a complete, professional diagnosis but also Elgin, IL bipolar therapy.

      When we make a Elgin, IL evaluation for bipolar disorder, we look for evidence of clear changes in mood during which an individual may go from having abundant energy and signs of mania to feeling depressed. Sometimes these cycles are extreme. At other times, moods can be mixed, so that people suffer the confusing experience of feeling elated but depleted and hopeless at the same time.

      One of the reasons that it is important to have a professional diagnosis for bipolar disorder is that it is frequently confused with other disorders. Finding an accurate diagnosis can be tricky and requires patience, non-judgmental observation, and objectivity.

      Elgin, IL Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

      According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 3% of adults in the US live with bipolar disorder. While it can occur in teens and even children, it is more likely to start at around the age of 25. Despite some opinion, the stats confirm that it affects men and women equally.

      While someone with bipolar disorder may have distinct states, each may last years. This can make it particularly challenging to identify, as it does not follow the day-to-day roller-coaster that many people expect.

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        At its most extreme, episodes of bipolar disorder can include symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions that typically mirror a person’s mood, often leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.

        Doing nothing about bipolar disorder and attempting to “cheer up” are generally not solutions. Left untreated, bipolar disorder normally becomes worse. We recommend that anyone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder or anyone who knows someone showing signs of bipolar disorder contact us. Our professionals can identify the condition definitively and provide an effective treatment plan.

        With professional help or guidance, many people can live effectively with the condition by following a treatment plan. A treatment plan for bipolar disorder may comprise of lifestyle and health stipulations, including improving regularity with medications, and psychotherapy.

        Elgin, IL Bipolar Screening

        There is no definitive, single cause for bipolar disorder. Several factors may contribute to its development. In a bipolar screening, we will consider genetics and stress, among other factors.

        Genetics – If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, you are more likely to develop the disorder, too. This is by no means definitive, but genetics is an area that we will consider.

        Stress – a stressful event and the way a person handles it is sometimes the trigger for the onset of bipolar disorder. Some of the most stressful events include divorce, financial problems, or a death in the family.

        Part of diagnosing bipolar is to rule out conditions with similar symptoms and medications that may have those side effects. During a Elgin, IL bipolar assessment, our professionals may conduct an interview, order lab tests, and/or perform a physical examination.

        Elgin IL Bipolar Treatment

        We will typically help individuals manage bipolar disorder using the following methods:

        Psychotherapy – this might take the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapy specifically tailored for the individual and his or her needs.

        Medications – if our professionals consider it necessary, we may recommend medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers.

        Lifestyle/health – our approach will also take individual lifestyles into account as health and lifestyle changes can have beneficial results for handling bipolar disorder. Regular routines that include exercise and meditation can work well as part of a treatment strategy.

        Assistance with self-management – it’s important to us that we give the people we see the skills they need to manage their lives. This a step we are unlikely to skip. Our professionals can also help people spot an episode early, which can be useful to prevent manic or depressive spirals.

        Bartlett-IL-Bipolar-Disorder-Treatment

        There is no need to continue experiencing frightening and upsetting bipolar disorder symptoms alone. We offer Eglin, IL bipolar anxiety treatment and bipolar therapy. Our robust team of professionals is ready to listen and is able to help you. We have the tools, techniques, temperament, and time to give what you need and help you manage your life.

        Contact us at our Elgin location by calling us at (847) 717-7347. Alternatively, fill out our easy to use contact form and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can.

        What Our Clients are Saying.....

        My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
        stacie dishman
        stacie dishman
        16:30 20 Feb 24
        Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
        Todd Friedewald
        Todd Friedewald
        00:31 12 Feb 24
        David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
        13:44 06 Feb 24
        Highly recommend!
        Joseph Dolcimascolo
        Joseph Dolcimascolo
        02:12 31 Jan 24
        Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
        Antonio Diaz
        Antonio Diaz
        02:14 24 Jan 24
        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
        15:18 23 Jan 24
        Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
        Jen Rupp
        Jen Rupp
        20:06 15 Dec 23
        Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
        Eva Thompson
        Eva Thompson
        01:25 30 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 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
        happy holiday
        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

        Bartlett IL Bipolar Disorder Treatment

        Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that leads to alterations in mood and energy levels that affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Everyone has ups and downs, but these mood changes are pronounced.

        If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from bipolar disorder, there are some key signs to look out for to help you decide. We advise you to leave diagnosis to the professionals, but we can help steer you in the right direction. We’re here to help you or someone you know by providing not only a complete, professional diagnosis but also Bartlett, IL bipolar therapy.

        When we make a Bartlett, IL evaluation for bipolar disorder, we look for evidence of clear changes in mood during which an individual may go from having abundant energy and signs of mania to feeling depressed. Sometimes these cycles are extreme. At other times, moods can be mixed, so that people suffer the confusing experience of feeling elated but depleted and hopeless at the same time.

        One of the reasons that it is important to have a professional diagnosis for bipolar disorder is that it is frequently confused with other disorders. Finding an accurate diagnosis can be tricky and requires patience, non-judgmental observation, and objectivity.

        Bartlett, IL Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

        According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 3% of adults in the US live with bipolar disorder. While it can occur in teens and even children, it is more likely to start at around the age of 25. Despite some opinion, the stats confirm that it affects men and women equally.

        While someone with bipolar disorder may have distinct states, each may last years. This can make it particularly challenging to identify, as it does not follow the day-to-day roller-coaster that many people expect.

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          What Our Clients are Saying.....

          My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
          stacie dishman
          stacie dishman
          16:30 20 Feb 24
          Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
          Todd Friedewald
          Todd Friedewald
          00:31 12 Feb 24
          David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
          13:44 06 Feb 24
          Highly recommend!
          Joseph Dolcimascolo
          Joseph Dolcimascolo
          02:12 31 Jan 24
          Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
          Antonio Diaz
          Antonio Diaz
          02:14 24 Jan 24
          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
          15:18 23 Jan 24
          Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
          Jen Rupp
          Jen Rupp
          20:06 15 Dec 23
          Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
          Eva Thompson
          Eva Thompson
          01:25 30 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 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
          happy holiday
          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

          At its most extreme, episodes of bipolar disorder can include symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions that typically mirror a person’s mood, often leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.

          Doing nothing about bipolar disorder and attempting to “cheer up” are generally not solutions. Left untreated, bipolar disorder normally becomes worse. We recommend that anyone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder or anyone who knows someone showing signs of bipolar disorder contact us. Our professionals can identify the condition definitively and provide an effective treatment plan.

          With professional help or guidance, many people can live effectively with the condition by following a treatment plan. A treatment plan for bipolar disorder may comprise of lifestyle and health stipulations, including improving regularity with medications, and psychotherapy.[/vc_column_text]

          Bartlett, IL Bipolar Screening

          There is no definitive, single cause for bipolar disorder. Several factors may contribute to its development. In a bipolar screening, we will consider genetics and stress, among other factors.

          Genetics – If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, you are more likely to develop the disorder, too. This is by no means definitive, but genetics is an area that we will consider.

          Stress – a stressful event and the way a person handles it is sometimes the trigger for the onset of bipolar disorder. Some of the most stressful events include divorce, financial problems, or a death in the family.

          Part of diagnosing bipolar is to rule out conditions with similar symptoms and medications that may have those side effects. During a Bartlett, IL bipolar assessment, our professionals may conduct an interview, order lab tests, and/or perform a physical examination.

          Bartlett IL Bipolar Treatment

          We will typically help individuals manage bipolar disorder using the following methods:

          Psychotherapy – this might take the form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapy specifically tailored for the individual and his or her needs.

          Medications – if our professionals consider it necessary, we may recommend medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers.

          Lifestyle/health – our approach will also take individual lifestyles into account as health and lifestyle changes can have beneficial results for handling bipolar disorder. Regular routines that include exercise and meditation can work well as part of a treatment strategy.

          Assistance with self-management – it’s important to us that we give the people we see the skills they need to manage their lives. This a step we are unlikely to skip. Our professionals can also help people spot an episode early, which can be useful to prevent manic or depressive spirals.

          Bartlett-IL-Bipolar-Disorder-Treatment

          There is no need to continue experiencing frightening and upsetting bipolar disorder symptoms alone. We offer Bartlett, IL bipolar anxiety treatment and bipolar therapy. Our robust team of professionals is ready to listen and is able to help you. We have the tools, techniques, temperament, and time to give what you need and help you manage your life.

          Contact us at our Bartlett location by calling us at 847-428-7260. Alternatively, fill out our easy to use contact form and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can.

          If you are in or around the area, you are welcome to visit us. Our Bartlett address is 389 Bartlett Plaza Bartlett, IL 60103.

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          Bipolar Disorder Treatment

          Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder

          Bipolar, or manic-depressive illness, is a mental disorder that triggers extreme shifts in an individual’s moods, and energy levels thus affecting their abilities to handle day-to-day living.

          The disorder is characterized by clear changes in mood that range from periods of an individual being extremely energized and manic, to periods of being sad, hopeless, and depressed. Some individuals experience cycles of hypo-manic episodes that are less severe. In others, the mood swings become mixed, causing the person to feel elated and depressed simultaneously.

          Bipolar disorder is not a rare diagnosis, though it can be difficult to diagnose, especially in the young. A 2005 study found that 2.6 percent of the US population, more than 5 million people, live with some degree of the disorder. Symptoms tend to present themselves in the late teenage or early adult years, with women more likely to be diagnosed than men.

          Symptoms of Mania

          During a manic bipolar phase, it is common for a person to have heightened feelings of energy, euphoria, and creativity. Talking non-stop and needing little or no sleep is another sign of being in a manic phase. Individuals often feel all powerful and destined for greatness. Often during a manic phase, the person finds themselves out of control and engaging in reckless behavior such as gambling, risky sexual behavior, or over-spending.

          Mania also can result in a person becoming angry, irritable, and aggressive. Some may lash out and pick fights when others refuse to go along with their ideations; blaming others if they criticize their behavior is also quite common.

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            Symptoms of Bipolar Depression

            Bipolar depression can be significantly different from regular depression in that many people suffering from it do not respond to antidepressants. Recent research suggests that people suffering from bipolar depression can be triggered into mania or hypo-mania by the use of antidepressants. There is increased evidence that antidepressants used to treat bipolar depression can interfere with other mood stabilizing drugs and cause rapid cycling between mood states.

            Bipolar depression is more likely than regular depression to present itself as irritability, guilt, and unpredictable mood swings. In addition, during a bipolar depression cycle, a person may speak slowly, require a lot of sleep, and gain weight. There is also a chance that the person will develop psychotic depression where they lose touch with reality and experience extreme difficulties with work and social situations.

            If you suspect someone you know is suffering from bipolar disorder, screening is the first step toward remission.

            How to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder?

            Bipolar disorder is frequently misdiagnosed especially in its early stages if they present during a person’s teenage years. When incorrectly diagnosed, the disorder can worsen due to incorrect treatment protocols.

            Bipolar treatment, including for bipolar anxiety, begins questioning to determine current symptoms. It is necessary to determine how long they been occurring and how they disrupt life. Detailed personal and family medical histories are required, as well as histories of drug and/or alcohol and physical abuse. Any bipolar diagnosis will take into account the persons medical history and medications, legal and illegal, that have been taken.

            For an exact diagnosis, doctors/clinicians use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Five (DSM-5). Research is ongoing, and it is important for diagnostic and treatment purposes to stay up-to-date with new findings about Bipolar Disorder.

            Bipolar Disorder Treatment

            Bipolar Disorder and associated behaviors are a lifelong condition. However, with an effective treatment plan, which typically includes the right combination of medication and psychotherapy, most people with the disorder can learn to effectively manage their lives.

            The correct medication can help control symptoms, but the wrong ones can lead to negative side effects, including suicide, particularly during a depressive episode. It is critical that medications be administered with the greatest care and supervision. However, if you are doubtful about medical diagnosis and think that the patient has been inaccurately diagnosed and given the wrong medicines, you can see a lawyer to discuss the next course of action. In case of medical negligence, it is essential to take the patient to another professional and hire a legal advisor to file a case in court.

            Moreover, know that typical medications that could be prescribed to a bipolar disorder patient include mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics. Any medication is recommended to be combined with some form of psychotherapy to provide support, education, and guidance to people with bipolar disorder as well as their families.

            Bipolar therapy treatments include:

            • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
            • Family-focused therapy
            • Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy
            • Psycho-education

            Because the Bipolar Disorder shares many symptoms associated with other mental disorders, it is often misdiagnosed as:

            • Unipolar (major) depression
            • Anxiety
            • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
            • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
            • Eating Disorder
            • Personality Disorders
            Bipolar Disorder

            At Braden Counseling, we are committed to helping people by helping them to first understand what is happening to them, we are here to help. If you feel like someone you know needs evaluation for bipolar disorder, please contact us immediately. We can help you and your loved one get your lives back in order. We have five convenient locations in Sycamore, Rochelle, Elgin, Oregon, North Aurora, and Bartlett.

            What Our Clients are Saying...

            My counselor Christine K. is very helpful, easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable, gives great feedback!!!
            stacie dishman
            stacie dishman
            16:30 20 Feb 24
            Dwayne at Braden counseling goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is very professional and his priorities are all about his clients. I honestly, have to say that Dwayne is an amazing person, and I truly value our working relationships.
            Todd Friedewald
            Todd Friedewald
            00:31 12 Feb 24
            David was incredibly great. Most people would feel very closed out and possibly 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
            13:44 06 Feb 24
            Highly recommend!
            Joseph Dolcimascolo
            Joseph Dolcimascolo
            02:12 31 Jan 24
            Braden counseling is outstanding in the work they do Paul has changed my life and helped me so much in understand myself better and transforming me into a better person all around I recommend this center and Paul to anyone keep up the hard work and dedication!
            Antonio Diaz
            Antonio Diaz
            02:14 24 Jan 24
            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
            15:18 23 Jan 24
            Dwayne is awesome and a pleasure to work with! I will request him every time! Thank you, Dwayne!
            Jen Rupp
            Jen Rupp
            20:06 15 Dec 23
            Dwayne Johnson is very professional and understanding.. Great counselor.. very satisfying
            Eva Thompson
            Eva Thompson
            01:25 30 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 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
            happy holiday
            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