The goal of Braden Counseling Center (BCC) is to teach you the skills to manage your life so you can learn to do it on your own. BCC has an experienced staff that is licensed by the State of Illinois to provide mental health services. We also offers a variety of evaluations, including same-day DUI evaluations, and legal work for attorneys.
Braden Counseling Center uniquely offers you:
- Flexible scheduling that includes weekends (Please call for an appointment).
- Counseling and medication services
- A free initial consultation
- Verifying your insurance benefits (we are a BCBS PPO Provider, among others)
- Cash and credit card payment options
- Same-day DUI evaluations
Schedule an appointment today, and look forward to a better tomorrow!
Dr. Jayne Braden
Jayne A. Braden, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has been working in the court system since 1993. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1999 and was licensed as a psychologist in 2000. Regular training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology helps keep her skills up to date. Evaluations she completes for the court include Child Custody and Psychological, Specific Forensic Psychological, Fitness to Stand Trial, and Criminal Responsibility. FOID reinstatement evaluations as well as those for DCFS are also completed by her. She completes evaluations in several county courts including Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, and Winnebago. Pre-employment, fitness for duty, and promotional examinations are also completed for local police and fire departments. Fitness for duty evaluations are also completed for local companies.
The Braden Counseling Center opened in 2002 and has been providing services to individuals with different challenges with evidence based treatments since that time.
Brenda Butz, Office Manager & SMART Facilitator
After graduating from Kishwaukee College with a degree in Office Systems, Brenda has spent the last three years at Braden Counseling Center. Brenda is now the Office Manager and deals with Patient Account Management at BCC.
As a SMART Facilitator, Brenda is dedicated to helping people gain independence from harmful addictive behaviors through our safe, friendly, mutual support meetings, our science-based and secular SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® and our principles and tools, all of which are proven to help people overcome their addictive behavior.
Brenda is your contact for any of your SMART Recovery, financial issues or general questions. As she greets everyone with a smile you can rest assured you will be her most important client. Brenda is a valuable part of Braden Counseling Center.
Mallory Ludwig CADC
Mallory Ludwig is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Partner Abuse Intervention Provider (PAIP). She has been employed with Braden Counseling Center since August 2007.
She specializes in: DUI Evaluations, Alcohol and Drug Evaluations, Secretary of State Hearing documents, Substance Abuse Treatment, Partner Abuse Intervention (Domestic Violence Offenders)