Substance Abuse Counseling in DeKalb, IL

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

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

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

What Our Substance Abuse Treatment Offers You

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

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

Let’s Chat!


    Counseling ServicesEvaluations

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

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

    What is Substance Abuse?

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

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

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

    How Substance Abuse is Handled

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

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

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

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

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

    • Past treatment history
    • Your preferences
    • Medication history
    • Family history
    • Belief systems
    • Physical health
    • Employment history
    • Education
    • Legal difficulties
    counseling

    If there is anything outside of these areas that you think your counselor should know, he or she will want to hear from you.

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

    Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in DeKalb, IL

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

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

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

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

    How We Can Help You

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

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

    What Our Clients are Saying.....

    I 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

    Substance Abuse Counseling for North Aurora, IL

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

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

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

    What Our Substance Abuse Treatment Offers You

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

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

    Let’s Chat!


      Counseling ServicesEvaluations

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

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

      What is Substance Abuse?

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

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

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

      How Substance Abuse is Handled

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

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

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

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

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

      • Past treatment history
      • Your preferences
      • Medication history
      • Family history
      • Belief systems
      • Physical health
      • Employment history
      • Education
      • Legal difficulties
      counseling

      If there is anything outside of these areas that you think your counselor should know, he or she will want to hear from you.

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

      Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in North Aurora, IL

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

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

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

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

      How We Can Help You

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

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

      What Our Clients are Saying.....

      I 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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in West Chicago, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our West Chicago clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our West Chicago, IL clients are trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our West Chicago, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our West Chicago, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our West Chicago, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving West Chicago, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Batavia, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Batavia clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor for our Batavia, IL clients is trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our Batavia, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Batavia, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Batavia, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Batavia, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Carpentersville, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Carpentersville clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our Carpentersville, IL clients branch is trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our Carpentersville, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Carpentersville, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Carpentersville, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Carpentersville, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Byron, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Byron clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our Byron, IL clients are trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor for our Byron, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Byron, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Byron, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Byron, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Creston, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Creston clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our Creston clients is trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our Creston clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Creston, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Creston, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Creston, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling for Genoa, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      At our Braden Counseling Center location serving Genoa,  we offer outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor for our Genoa, IL clients is trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor for our Genoa, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving Genoa, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Genoa, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program serving Genoa, IL. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving the Genoa, IL area focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Dixon, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Dixon clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our Dixon clients is trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our Dixon clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Dixon clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Dixon, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Dixon, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

      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

      Substance Abuse Counseling in Hanover Park, IL

      People turn to substance abuse for many reasons. It could be the result of falling on hard times, or a way of coping with past traumas and experiences. No matter what reason people give, usually substance abuse is the start of losing control of their lives. Once caught up in it, it is very difficult to find a way out without help.

      For our Hanover Park clients, Braden Counseling Center offers outpatient group counseling for those who suffer from substance abuse. This is an essential, ongoing treatment plan, and requires our clients to put effort and energy into an inpatient rehabilitation course.

      Each substance abuse counselor serving our Hanover Park, IL clients are trained to give their clients the help and support they need to prevent them from relapsing in the future.

      How Individuals Are Evaluated

      At a substance abuse evaluation, a certified and trained counselor serving our Hanover Park, IL clients takes each client on a case-by-case basis. Because of this, our treatment options are formulated by the counselor based upon the individual needs of each client. We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and that there cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

      Our assessment is based on information-gathering from the client, and their friends and family, with permission. We will consider your expectations, aspirations, and what your current life situation is when coming up with the best treatment plan for you.

      Substance abuse assessment only works when the client is honest, something that the counselors serving our Hanover Park, IL clients need from everyone we treat. The only way we can assess what our client needs is through the information we gain from them.

      We understand that talking openly about substance abuse is hard, but it is also necessary if we are to ensure success.

      Once we know the situation at hand, we can start creating a treatment plan that gives the client essential life tools to continue with their recovery.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

      The substance abuse programs for our Hanover Park, IL clients are centered around each individual. They teach our clients how to manage their problems with substance abuse, and the challenges that come along with it.

      This program is particularly useful for those that have already completed an inpatient program and require ongoing support to ensure they do not relapse.

      For most people, a complete change of their way of life is the best way to handle treatment for substance abuse. This includes avoiding triggers that could set them down the wrong path once again. We understand that this requires great commitment and strength, and we aim to provide the right environment and support to help.

      Our program helps clients recognize those triggers and learn to avoid or ignore them successfully. It allows our clients to re-assimilate themselves with the outside world in a positive manner.

      For clients that have invested a lot into their recovery, a support system like this is completely necessary. It allows them to continue the amazing work they have already put into their health and well-being.

      Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling

      Our substance abuse counseling services also offers effective treatment for those that do not require an inpatient recovery program. For clients that have completed inpatient treatment, but need ongoing support, this program is ideal.

      All individuals entering this program will undergo a clinical assessment to determine whether or not it is suitable for them, or if a different course of action might be more effective.

      An intake session is a great place to discuss treatment options. We will offer recommendations, including the possibility of professional detox, if we deem it necessary for the immediate situation.

      This intensive outpatient program consists of intimate weekly group therapy sessions. Each week a different topic is introduced, including:

      • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
      • How to prevent relapse
      • Urges and cravings management
      • Learning about the brain chemistry of addiction
      • Addiction disease progression
      • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
      • Spirituality
      • Stages of change
      • Co-occurring disorders and their effects on addiction and recovery
      • Family education program

      DUIs and Substance Abuse Treatment

      Our team serving Hanover Park, IL clients focuses on risk education for substance abuse treatment on all levels of DUI treatment. There are different categories of treatment that can result from an individual’s evaluation:

      Level 1– Risk education is an initial ten-hour course held at the Elgin, and Rochelle centers. Attendees must start on week 1 and attend all four 2.5-hour classes in order to successfully complete it.

      Level IIM– The client must undergo risk education for10 hrs, and early intervention for 12 hrs

      Level IIS– This includes risk education for 10 hrs, substance abuse treatment for 20 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      Level III– You will undergo intensive treatment or 75 hrs, and an After-Care Program.

      How Long-Term Recovery Works

      All our programs are designed to pave the way for long-term recovery. Just as no two treatment options are the same, none of the treatment options we provide can be done with one or two sessions. It is our goal to arm each client with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and enter back into society without the fear of relapsing, or going back to old, harmful habits. This includes enhancing their support network, by re-establishing important family relationships, and building bridges where other relationships have broken down.

      Contact Braden Counseling Center

      If you suffer from substance abuse, or know someone who does, get in touch with us at Braden Counseling Center to see how we can aid the path to recovery.

      We have five centers within Illinois. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the closest location to you and see how we can help you down your path to recovery, or for someone you care about.

      You no longer have to feel that you are alone. At the Braden Counseling Center, we aim to help get our clients back in control of their own lives and look forward to a happy and prosperous future.

      Learn how we can make that happen for you by getting in touch with us for a free initial consultation today.

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