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The Branch Family Institute, Inc.
was founded by Brenda T. Thompson,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with
more than 40 years of clinical experience.
The practice was established in order to
provide culturally-relevant services to
individuals, families, and communities
impacted by the injustices of poverty and
Our program uses a strength
based approach in order to empower
individuals and communities to
overcome oppression. The center believes
in a systematic approach to address client
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
The Branch Family Institutes clinical services are provided by qualified professionals with a minimum of a master's degree in social work, psychology and other related fields. Counseling services were designed to help individuals and families overcome issues related to parenting, marital stress, family violence, issues related to sexual orientation, grief and loss, and women's issues.
Specific services include:
The Branch Family Institute offers Supervised Visitation and Safe
Exchange services for visiting parents and their children. Visits take place in a home-like environment where there are age-appropriate games, toys, and books for entertainment. Program participants require a court order which may be suggested by their attorney, judge, or the individual interested in services.
Branch provides clinical training to Master's level interns studying in the field of social work, psychologist, marriage and family therapist and counseling. Branch works with following schools: Loyola University Chicago, Denver University, Roosevelt University, North Park University, Capella University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adler University, Chicago State University and Governor's State University.
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