DeKalb IL Individual Counseling Services

Every so often, life throws us a challenge that can be difficult to overcome alone. Not knowing where to turn, or who to turn to, can often make the problem worse. However, it is important not to let these feelings or challenges escalate.

Going at it alone can be hard. By talking to someone who will not only listen, but can also help you learn the skills required to overcome things, you can start the journey towards healing in a safe and therapeutic environment.

If you’re facing challenges in life, then talking to one of our experienced counselors is a step towards recovery.

The initial counseling session lasts 60-90 minutes and is a chance for the counselor to get to know the individual, their circumstances, and what they want to achieve.

At the DeKalb, IL Braden Counseling Center, we operate on a strength-based model. By understanding a person’s strengths, we can work to build resilience and self-advocacy as well as skill building, increasing self-care and family/community support.

We believe that gaining these skills is the key to overcoming challenges such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Chronic Medical Illness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorders

Let’s Chat


    Counseling ServicesEvaluations

    DeKalb Counseling for Depression and DeKalb Mental Health Counseling

    There are many factors during life that can lead to depression or other mental health issues. These are usually characterized by specific symptoms.

    If you are suffering from depression, we will work with you to understand the cause and effect of your symptoms, and ensure you receive the most effective method of treatment for your circumstances. Whether it is counseling, or a combination of counseling and medication that is required, we will make sure you receive the best option.

    DeKalb bipolar disorder treatment and therapy are also available to those that have been diagnosed. Our comprehensive therapy program helps individuals manage and control their bipolar disorder and live a full life.

    Substance Abuse Counseling

    In 2015, deaths by substance use disorder reached 307,400, and that figure is rising.

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

    To help individuals on their road to recovery, DeKalb alcohol counseling is available as well as a DeKalb substance abuse counselor.

    We have an intensive outpatient treatment program available to help beat addiction and abuse, as well as outpatient counseling services.

    We can perform substance abuse evaluations, risk education, and our staff is fully trained to administer NARCAN spray for opioid overdoses.

    As well as individual therapy, we also hold group therapy sessions which cover a wide range of topics to help clients understand substance abuse and enable individuals to gain skills to combat addiction with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

    Our aim is for our clients to complete our treatment program feeling confident and equipped to leave substance abuse behind them.

    Drivers License Reinstatement and DUI Counseling

    Occasionally people slip up and make mistakes. Being arrested for a DUI is something we can help with.

    The state of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation before closing a case, and the Braden Counseling Center can perform these evaluations for our clients.

    If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, we also offer Risk Education courses in our Sycamore office and occasional courses in our Rochelle and Elgin offices. The course helps individuals understand what level of care they require and how to avoid being in a DUI situation again.

    If you have had your license revoked or suspended, then the Braden Counseling Center can help you in requesting a court hearing, answer any questions you may have and guide you in the tricky process of getting your license reinstated.

    DeKalb Domestic Violence Counseling

    Abusers abuse for many different reasons. Our domestic violence counseling program is designed to get to the root of the abusive pattern, so we can address it, and start to make long term changes and improvements.

    By breaking the patterns that lead to abuse, clients can start to deal with their emotions and feelings calmly and honestly.

    We also offer counseling for victims of abuse and aid them in healing and finding safety.

    If abuse is not addressed, then it will continue. So, if you think you are an abuser, or a victim of abuse, then it is important to contact us so we can help you.

    We make it easy to get in touch by offering:

    • Flexible scheduling
    • Counseling
    • Group counseling
    • A free initial consultation
    • Verification of insurance benefits
    • Cash and credit card payment options
    Bartlett-Couples-Counseling

    DeKalb Trauma Informed Counseling/Therapy

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

    Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) ensures our clients feel they are empathized with. One of the main aspects of this therapy is that individuals are heard and understood.

    During a DeKalb trauma-focused therapy session, we approach the situation by asking “What has happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?” and treating clients with respect rather than a burden.

    Trauma is a complex issue and implementing a safe, therapeutic environment is vital for recovery.

    Coping mechanisms for trauma can manifest in a range of ways, not all of them healthy. We recognize that clients will be trying to find the best way to deal with their trauma and emotions. DeKalb trauma-informed counseling and therapy assists by building rapport and allowing us to work closely with our clients to find the best way of healing in their own way.

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

    Recognizing that counseling or therapy is something you require is the first step to becoming well again.

    If you think you need individual counseling services or trauma counseling in DeKalb, then please do not hesitate to call us. We at the Braden Counseling Center can start assisting you on your journey to recovery and finding new ways for better days.

    What Our Clients are Saying.....

    I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
    Harry Leffler
    Harry Leffler
    01:18 11 Apr 24
    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

    North Aurora IL Individual Counseling Services

    Every so often, life throws us a challenge that can be difficult to overcome alone. Not knowing where to turn, or who to turn to, can often make the problem worse. However, it is important not to let these feelings or challenges escalate.

    Going at it alone can be hard. By talking to someone who will not only listen, but can also help you learn the skills required to overcome things, you can start the journey towards healing in a safe and therapeutic environment.

    If you’re facing challenges in life, then talking to one of our experienced counselors is a step towards recovery.

    The initial counseling session lasts 60-90 minutes and is a chance for the counselor to get to know the individual, their circumstances, and what they want to achieve.

    At the North Aurora, IL Braden Counseling Center, we operate on a strength-based model. By understanding a person’s strengths, we can work to build resilience and self-advocacy as well as skill building, increasing self-care and family/community support.

    We believe that gaining these skills is the key to overcoming challenges such as:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Chronic Medical Illness
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorders

    Let’s Chat


      Counseling ServicesEvaluations

      North Aurora Counseling for Depression and North Aurora Mental Health Counseling

      There are many factors during life that can lead to depression or other mental health issues. These are usually characterized by specific symptoms.

      If you are suffering from depression, we will work with you to understand the cause and effect of your symptoms, and ensure you receive the most effective method of treatment for your circumstances. Whether it is counseling, or a combination of counseling and medication that is required, we will make sure you receive the best option.

      North Aurora bipolar disorder treatment and therapy are also available to those that have been diagnosed. Our comprehensive therapy program helps individuals manage and control their bipolar disorder and live a full life.

      Substance Abuse Counseling

      In 2015, deaths by substance use disorder reached 307,400, and that figure is rising.

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

      To help individuals on their road to recovery, North Aurora alcohol counseling is available as well as a North Aurora substance abuse counselor.

      We have an intensive outpatient treatment program available to help beat addiction and abuse, as well as outpatient counseling services.

      We can perform substance abuse evaluations, risk education, and our staff is fully trained to administer NARCAN spray for opioid overdoses.

      As well as individual therapy, we also hold group therapy sessions which cover a wide range of topics to help clients understand substance abuse and enable individuals to gain skills to combat addiction with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Our aim is for our clients to complete our treatment program feeling confident and equipped to leave substance abuse behind them.

      Drivers License Reinstatement and DUI Counseling

      Occasionally people slip up and make mistakes. Being arrested for a DUI is something we can help with.

      The state of Illinois requires a DUI evaluation before closing a case, and the Braden Counseling Center can perform these evaluations for our clients.

      If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, we also offer Risk Education courses in our Sycamore office and occasional courses in our Rochelle and Elgin offices. The course helps individuals understand what level of care they require and how to avoid being in a DUI situation again.

      If you have had your license revoked or suspended, then the Braden Counseling Center can help you in requesting a court hearing, answer any questions you may have and guide you in the tricky process of getting your license reinstated.

      North Aurora Domestic Violence Counseling

      Abusers abuse for many different reasons. Our domestic violence counseling program is designed to get to the root of the abusive pattern, so we can address it, and start to make long term changes and improvements.

      By breaking the patterns that lead to abuse, clients can start to deal with their emotions and feelings calmly and honestly.

      We also offer counseling for victims of abuse and aid them in healing and finding safety.

      If abuse is not addressed, then it will continue. So, if you think you are an abuser, or a victim of abuse, then it is important to contact us so we can help you.

      We make it easy to get in touch by offering:

      • Flexible scheduling
      • Counseling
      • Group counseling
      • A free initial consultation
      • Verification of insurance benefits
      • Cash and credit card payment options
      Bartlett-Couples-Counseling

      North Aurora Trauma Informed Counseling/Therapy

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

      Trauma-Informed Counseling (TIC) ensures our clients feel they are empathized with. One of the main aspects of this therapy is that individuals are heard and understood.

      During a North Aurora trauma-focused therapy session, we approach the situation by asking “What has happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?” and treating clients with respect rather than a burden.

      Trauma is a complex issue and implementing a safe, therapeutic environment is vital for recovery.

      Coping mechanisms for trauma can manifest in a range of ways, not all of them healthy. We recognize that clients will be trying to find the best way to deal with their trauma and emotions. North Aurora trauma-informed counseling and therapy assists by building rapport and allowing us to work closely with our clients to find the best way of healing in their own way.

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

      Recognizing that counseling or therapy is something you require is the first step to becoming well again.

      If you think you need individual counseling services or trauma counseling in North Aurora, then please do not hesitate to call us. We at the Braden Counseling Center can start assisting you on your journey to recovery and finding new ways for better days.

      Hanover Park IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our Hanover Park, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services for our Hanover Park clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our Hanover Park counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Hanover Park, IL Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for Hanover Park clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Hanover Park Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Substance abuse counselors serving Hanover Park clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our Hanover Park counseling can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Hanover Park Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Hanover Park clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Hanover Park EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Genoa IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center serving Genoa, will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Genoa mental health counseling services take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our counseling for depression services for those in Genoa works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Genoa, IL

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for clients in Genoa is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Genoa Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Genoa substance abuse counselors run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling services for clients in Genoa can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Genoa

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for clients in Genoa is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Genoa EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at the Braden Counseling Center serving Genoa, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Dixon IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our Dixon, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services for our Dixon clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our Dixon counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Dixon Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling services for Dixon clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Dixon Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Substance abuse counselors serving Dixon clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling services can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Dixon Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Dixon clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Dixon EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Creston IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our Creston, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services for our Creston clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our Creston counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Creston, IL Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for our Creston clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Creston Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Our substance abuse counselors serving Creston clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling services can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Creston Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Creston clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Creston EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Carpentersville IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our Carpentersville, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services for our Carpentersville clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our Carpentersville counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Carpentersville, IL Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for Carpentersville clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Carpentersville Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Substance abuse counselors serving Carpentersville clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling services can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Carpentersville Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Carpentersville clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Carpentersville EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Maple Park IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our individual counseling services for clients in Maple Park, IL from the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Maple Park mental health counseling services take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our counseling for depression services for our Maple Park  clients works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Maple Park, Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling services for our Maple Park clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Maple Park Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Maple Park substance abuse counselors run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling team serving our Maple Park clients can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Maple Park

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Maple Park clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Maple Park EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us one of our Braden Counseling Center locations, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      Hoffman Estates IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our Hoffman Estates, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services for our Hoffman Estates clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our Hoffman Estates counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for Hoffman Estates, IL Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for our Hoffman Estates clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      Hoffman Estates Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Our Substance abuse counselors serving Hoffman Estates clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our counseling can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for Hoffman Estates Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for our Hoffman Estates clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      Hoffman Estates EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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

      West Chicago IL Individual Counseling Services

      Sycamore Individual Counseling ServicesSometimes life throws you a curve-ball that can become hard to manage alone. Experiencing a traumatic event or finding yourself suffering from uncontrollable emotions, mental illness, or addiction, can have a significant impact on your life and leave you wondering how to cope.

      Many who need it are afraid to ask for help, fearing that they will not be understood or taken seriously. However, our West Chicago, IL individual counseling services at the Braden Counseling Center will reassure you that when you come to us for help, it will be given in a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment. We will make sure that your journey to recovery is taken at your own pace while receiving all the support and resources you need.

      Depression and Mental Health Counseling

      Many people do not treat their mental health with the same importance as their physical health. Often, it is dismissed, or they are simply told to “cheer up a bit.”

      Mental health counseling services serving our West Chicago clients take each client seriously, and we understand that mental illness runs far deeper than just “not feeling happy.” Our aim through effective counseling is to equip each individual with skills to help them overcome or manage their illness

      Depression can take many forms and affect everyone differently, so there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our West Chicago counseling for depression services works to evaluate clients on a case by case basis to determine the best course of action. Whether that is counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments. You can be assured that we will put in place a tailor-made program that is suitable for your circumstances.

      Bipolar disorder is a form of depression (sometimes known as manic depression) that causes extreme highs and lows. It is a lifelong condition, and therefore, learning to manage the disorder can be difficult. Our bipolar disorder treatment helps clients who have been diagnosed with this illness to cope with it effectively.

      Domestic Violence Counseling for West Chicago, IL Clients

      No one likes or wants to be an abuser, but some people have had events occur throughout their lives that cause them to react abusively or violently towards a loved one.

      Our domestic violence counseling for our West Chicago clients is designed to get the root of why the abuser abuses. The counseling is run via group sessions, where participants learn to recognize their triggers, gain non-violent, effective communication skills to resolve conflict and unlearn abusive patterns.

      We can also provide a safe retreat for victims of abuse and provide counseling to help them overcome their trauma and fear.

      West Chicago Substance Abuse Counseling Service

      Some individuals turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for traumatic or painful life events. Whether it is drugs or alcohol, the user can quickly become dependent, and no longer feel in control of themselves.

      Substance abuse counselors serving West Chicago clients run outpatient SMART group sessions, a four-point recovery program which focuses on:

      • Building and Maintaining Motivation
      • Coping with Urges
      • Managing thoughts, feelings and Behaviors
      • Living a Balanced Life

      This support aids the individual in maintaining sobriety and rebuilding their lives with a significant focus on relapse prevention.

      Driver’s License Reinstatement

      Sometimes we make mistakes, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended due to a DUI is likely a mistake that would preferably be avoided. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious implications.

      Our West Chicago counseling can help clients deal with their DUI and the consequences. We offer DUI evaluations in order to have your case closed, and if your license is revoked, our alcohol license reinstatement service can assist you in getting all the necessary forms together for your hearing. Getting your license reinstated can be a complicated process, we are here to help you through it.

      Trauma Therapy for West Chicago Clients

      Suffering from trauma can give way to a whole host of symptoms, both healthy and unhealthy. While some can be mild, many of them are often debilitating and have a profound effect on a person’s life.

      If you’ve suffered from trauma, it is important to seek help as soon as possible before symptoms start to manifest or get worse.

      Trauma informed counseling and therapy for West Chicago clients is a specialized service run by qualified staff. This counseling introduces a human element of making sure the client is heard, understood, and not judged. By empathizing and being respectful, the counselor will learn and understand the story of what happened to you, in a safe and therapeutic environment.

      Trauma is profoundly complex and so is trying to process it. Trauma-Focused Therapy builds a rapport between the counselor and client and enables the client to learn new skills for overcoming their traumatic experience

      This Trauma treatment works by finding the best methods for the client to heal in their own way.

      West Chicago EMDR Therapy

      Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating PTSD. The client focuses briefly on their traumatic memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is usually rapid eye movements. This treatment reduces the emotion and vividness of the client’s trauma.

      How to Get Started

      By contacting us at Braden Counseling Center, we can book you for an initial 60-90 minute consultation, which will determine the best course of action and therapy for your individual circumstances.

      Our model is strength-based, meaning that we work to build resilience and self-worth. Our clients are taught skills that are vital for individuals dealing with trauma, mental illness or other issues.

      We are able to provide a broad range of counseling services for issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and more.

      Our philosophy is “New Ways for Better Days” so if you feel like your days could be better, then get in touch so we can discuss the skills and tools you need to gain to achieve your goal.

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I would rate as excellent the counselor with whom I've been working. She listens and offers very good suggestions for consideration and action.
      Harry Leffler
      Harry Leffler
      01:18 11 Apr 24
      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