Bonnie accompanies you to discharge planning meetings, post secondary school meetings, employer conferences and social service appointments - assuring that your loved ones needs are always addressed
Creating a plan which may include housing, day programs, residential treatment facilities and post secondary educational opportunities is stressful. Bonnie will work with you to find the best fit in all these areas.
Finding the right service providers is crucial but can be confusing. Bonnie will help guide you to the best resources for your family and your budget.
Your daughter with bipolar disorder has decided to attend college. Hooray! But what is the best school for her? How will she get the accommodations she needs? Bonnie can assist with this selection and ease the transition for both her and you.
Your son has recently been hospitalized and you have been advised that returning home is not the best option. Family Support Services can help you select a supportive living arrangement that promotes his independence while giving you some peace of mind.
Your brother suffers from social anxiety disorder and needs an advocate in the workplace. With his input, Bonnie can help facilitate needed communication.
Your mother has recently developed some cognitive impairment. She's confused and angry. You're frustrated and sad. You need someone that will understand your situation. Bonnie can also assist you in finding a geriatric professional that mom will trust.
Bonnie is a graduate from National Louis University with Master's Degrees, with honors, in both Developmental and Counseling Psychology. She is also a Certified Mediator, and certified in Domestic Violence Counseling.
Ms.Lane served as the Program Director at Youth Services of Glenview and Northbrook for 6 years. Among her responsibilities was facilitating groups for parents of children suffering with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She was also the Executive Director of Project Chesed for the JCCs of Chicagoland and served as the Executive Director of Wilmette Youth Connection. Most recently, Bonnie worked for Thresholds Community Mental Health Agency as the Team Leader for all case managers in the Young Adult Program.
For more than two decades, Bonnie has worked privately with families dealing with mental health issues. She has counseled individuals and families as they successfully navigate the maze of care and resources available for young and older adults. Helping families in times of crisis is her mission and her passion.